Sunday, February 07, 2016

Marshawn Has Retired

Marshawn Lynch will hang up his cleats according to a tweet sent out during  the Super Bowl.

Police Officer Killed In Seaside Oregon

In Seaside,Oregon, where strangers greet each other on a long wide sidewalk known as the Prom, the only danger seems to be the raging Pacific Ocean.  But in what seems to be a peaceful coastal tourist town, a police officer lost his life.
Jason Gooding, a 39 year old, 13 year veteran of the force was shot and killed last Friday outside the popular restaurant Pig N Pancake, Gooding was attempting to serve a warrant on 55 year old Phillip Ferry.  Ferry apparently shot Gooding, when the officer attempted to subdue him.  Another officer, on the scene, returned fire fatally wounding the assailant.  Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis said it was the first killing of an officer in the line of duty in about 30 years.
Seaside has been a favorite vacation destination for residents of the Pacific Northwest.  It has been a summer destination for my family for generations, a tradition that I have passed on to my wife's family.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Local Caucuses Set For March 26th

Washington's Democratic precinct presidential caucuses for the 2016 presidential are set for Saturday, March 26th. This will be Washington voters  chance to have a say in the presidential selection process.  It will be good for voters to arrange to spend the bulk of their day at the events which will be held in schools and churches in neighborhoods around the state.  Locations for the precinct caucuses in the 5th Legislative District will be announced soon. 

Coca-Cola Classic ad: Mean Joe Green [Full Version] (1979)

This commercial featuring Pittsburgh Steeler Mean Joe Greene is considered by many to be the greatest of all time.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Earth Wind And Fire Founder Maurice White Dies

In an era jammed with hit makers and difference makers in the world of pop music, Earth, Wind, And Fire commanded a great deal of  radio airtime, and virtually ruled the Rhythm and Blues scene in the late 70s.  Band founder Maurice White, died in Los Angeles yesterday, after suffering for years from Parkinson's.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

KING KONG Preempts Newscasts

SeaTac Media blog revealed the reason why you may have gotten the Today Show this week when looking for the local news on KONG.   The station is in middle of a move from it's long time home on Dexter to it's plush new studios across from Safeco Field.  The local morning news on KING 5 from 4:30-7am has continued as scheduled however, after 7, the Today show airs on KONG 6 as well as KING 5 at 7.  The KING 5 news at noon is also not airing until February 13th. 
The Sea Tac Media blog is a great read for broadcast developments in the area.  It also covers broadcasting's deep history.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Inslee Touts Transportation And Job Growth

In a speech at a luncheon before Washington State Democrats, Governor Jay Inslee, who is seeking a second term spoke of improvements in the state's economy,  the governor said that the state added 250,000 new jobs.  He said that unemployment is down to single digits in every county of the state.  In addition, Inslee praised a bi-partisan transportation bill. 
Democrats were gathered for the quarterly meeting of the state central committee.  Also at the meeting were Washington State Chief Justice Barbara Madsen and State Senator Cyrus Habib.  Habib is running for the open seat for Lt. Governor.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Walla Walla Democrat Elected To DNC

Nancy Monacelli, from Conservative leaning Walla Walla, has be chosen by her peers to help represent the State Of Washington on the Democratic National Committee. Monacelli had earlier won a Maggie Award for being State Committee Woman Of The Year.  Monacelli takes the place of Lona Wilbur, who had chosen not to run in this cycle.  3 remaining DNC reps were reelected to their positions.  They were Sharon Mast, Dave McDonald, and Ed Cote.   The meeting was held at the Convention Center in Lynnwood.