FORTY STATES DESIRE TO SECEDE FROM THE UNION: TREASON OR ACT OF LIBERTY?
By Fahim A. Knight-El
I am advocate of legal and peaceful dissent because our United States Constitution affords us that right and it would be hypocritical, if I did not acknowledge that these individuals and States who filed petitions to secede from the United States Government have the right to express dissent and present their grievances in a lawful [...]
Sen. Cantwell says debris from Japanese tsunami a threat to Northwest U.S. coasts
by Jake Ellison
3 November 2011
Calling it an “emerging threat,” Sen. Maria Cantwell testified in congress yesterday that a floating debris field five-times the size of the state of Washington is heading for the West Coast and could disrupt the state’s economy when it lands in 2014.
“After the tragic tsunami that struck Japan, whole communities were swept out to [...]
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington Governor Chris Gregoire says it’s time to look for new sources of funding for the state budget. That’s a major shift from her position a year ago. The Democrat’s comments Thursday came after she proposed another $2 billion in cuts.
About a year ago, Governor Gregoire went before the cameras and proposed $4 billion in spending reductions. This was right after Washington voters had gone to the [...]
In a move rare in the United States and perhaps unprecedented in Idaho, Boise County is filing for federal protection against a multimillion dollar judgment.
â€œThis was not our first option. This was our last option,â€ said Jamie Anderson, chairwoman of the three-member Boise County Board of Commissioners. â€œThis protects us so we can continue to operate.â€
Chapter 9 protection, from a section of federal code [...]