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Highline hanging on as state’s lone varsity college wrestling program


Highline Community College is the last of its kind in Washington. It’s the only college that still ...
moving from its past locations at Bethel and Orting high schools. The sole reason was to make one of the camp’s objective more clear — raising ...

Chiefs: Wash. Wildfires Are Taxing Local Resources


At least three of the Pierce County units had been fighting brush fires in Eastern Washington, and were put back in service ...
Graham Fire & Rescue, Orting Valley Fire & Rescue and East Pierce Fire & Rescue. It took all that help to contain the blaze ...

Number of state lawmakers reoorting gifts drops after McDonnell scandal


Del. Jimmie Massie, R-Henrico, reported receiving 10 gifts with a total value of more than $2,300, including $1,318.10 the Foundation for Excellence in Education spent for him to attend the National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, D.C., about 100 ...

Popular section of Orting’s Foothills Trail to close for levee maintenance


Pierce County parks announced the trail will be closed between Orting and Crocker, but could reopen on weekends ...
according to the county’s statement. Tacoma’s Washington State History Museum will host an exhibit featuring state parks Aug. 1-Oct ...

State earmarks $250,000 for Orting veterans cemetery update


The News Tribune of Tacoma reports (http://bit.ly/1NHsoht) that the money will go to the Department of Veterans Affairs, which manages the Washington Soldiers Home and the cemetery on its grounds. Orting Rep. Graham Hunt wrote the budget provision.

State earmarks $250,000 for renovation of veterans cemetery in Orting


ORTING, Washington — A veterans cemetery in Orting for soldiers who served in the Civil War and beyond can expect renovations after the state budget earmarked $250,000 for the property. The News Tribune of Tacoma reports (http://bit.ly/1NHsoht ...

Only Black Officer On Force Says He Was Discriminated Against, Then Wrongfully Fired


Gerry Pickens was the first black officer on the 11-member police force in the 7,000-person town of Orting, Washington, before he was fired last year. Two months ago, Pickens demanded $5 million in damages from the city, and has threatened to file a ...

Cop who became first black officer in tiny Washington town is fired after suffering a 'year of racist abuse' - and then has n-word sprayed on his SUV


Gerry Pickens, 28, was fired by the chief of police in Orting, Washington, after just under a year on the town's police force - an act he claims is motivated by racism. Pickens was more used to drugs busts and violent robberies at his previous posting in ...

Former Orting, Washington police officer files racism suit


The small, quiet town of Orting, Washington, at the foot of Mount Rainier, has been rocked by some ugliness. Just this week, it was learned that a former Orting police officer has filed suit against the town for alleged racism. Gerry Pickens, who had been ...

Orting becomes a town divided but the leader of Compton's Crew won't back down


Four months after the shocking murder of Mike Compton, the town of Orting, Washington is divided. Immediately after the killing, his friend Chris Hopfauf started a citizen's patrol group. They call it "Compton's Crew," and they patrol the streets of Orting ...

Nice Leather Chair (Orting)


Brown Leather Chair, great shape no tears or rips. We bought it at the Cannery in Sumner We are moving and don’t have room at our new house. The Chair has to be gone today first come first serve.Give …

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, and So It Goes – A 6-minute Nostalgic Look Back In Time


This morning, a friend here in Orting who is an active member of the local historical society and just happens to be running for reelection to the city council, sent me an email with a link sending me…
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Domestic violence in ORTING WASHINGTON

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

http://www.thehotline.org/

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Domestic violence in ORTING WASHINGTON

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

http://www.thehotline.org/

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What do you think about "clemency" being aplied to criminals in ORTING WASHINGTON?

Based on its commitment to address issues of injustice in judgment, President Obama awarded 22 commutations today people serving time in a federal prison. If they had been condemned by the current laws and policies, many of these people would have already served his time and paid his debt to society.Because many were convicted under a regime of obsolete sentence served years - in some cases more than a decade - more than individuals convicted today for the same offense.

In total, 22 commutations granted today underscore the President´s commitment to use all the tools at their disposal to achieve greater justice and fairness in our justice system. We further demonstrate how the exercise of this important Instituition can remedy imbalances and correct errors in judgment. Added to its previous 21 commutations, the President has granted 43 switches in total. To put the actions of President Obama in context, President George W. Bush commuted 11 convictions in his eight years in office.

To further this progress, the President has established a leniency to encourage people who were convicted under laws and policies obsolete switch request initiative. In his address, major reforms have followed, including the enactment of new criteria for potential candidates switching to satisfy even those who pose no danger to public safety, have a clean record in prison, and have been convicted in out of date laws. The Department of Justice has raised awareness about applying switching to ensure that each federal prisoner who believe are worthy of this second invaluable opportunity have the opportunity to ask for it.

Emphasizing the responsibility that brings a switchover, the President wrote a letter to each of the 22 people who received clemency today, recognizing its potential to overcome the mistakes they made and encourage them to make good decisions moving forward.

While today´s announcement represents a major advance, there is more work to delante.La Administration will continue to work to thoroughly review all requests for clemencia.Y while switching is an important tool for those seeking justice and equity in our criminal justice system, it is almost always an option of last resort, which comes after a long trial and years behind bars. That is why President Obama is committed to working with Democrats and Republicans in sensible to our criminal justice system aimed give judges greater discretion over mandatory minimum sentencing reforms. As the Department of Justice has pointed out, sometimes mandatory minimum sentences have resulted in more severe penalties for nonviolent drug offenders that many violent offenders and are not necessary for processing at this level.

Now, a major reform became law. In 2010, the President signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced the disparity in the amounts of powder cocaine and crack need for the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences. The President is encouraged by the bipartisan support for improving our criminal justice system, including the promise of legislation to implement front-end changes in sentencing.It also supports bipartisan efforts to provide back-end support through education and work better training for those currently incarcerated and reforming our juvenile justice system to build on the significant reductions in the number Youth held in secure facilities.

Ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system will require ongoing efforts to invest in the types of programs that help prevent individuals turning to crime, such as education and employment, as well as changes in our sentencing laws to ensure that the punishment really fit the crime. As we work to make those improvements, the President will continue to use its authority leniency in certain cases where justice, fairness and proportionality so require, and give eligible and worthy people who have paid their debt to society the opportunity contribute in the sense ways. [7]










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