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PSBJ: Sen. Cantwell Calls for Federal Investigation into NOAA Move

On Wednesday, United States Senator Marie weighed in on NOAA’s now epic attempts to move to Oregon. The Puget Sound Business Journal reported that Sen. Cantwell is demanding a federal investigation into the NOAA’s attempted move. Specifically, Sen. Cantwell is seeking review from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Inspector General in evaluating the move, which will ultimately result in a loss of Washington jobs.

In addition, Sen. Cantwell volleyed several claims directed at the NOAA’s operations—stating that the investigation should include an analysis of NOAA’s business practices and whether the move is a result of the organization’s lack of due diligence. Sen. Cantwell decried the NOAA’s move, saying that “Taxpayers deserve better.”

The full Puget Sound Business Journal Article can be found here.

SeattlePI.com: Good Samaritan robbed at gunpoint in Eastlake

SeattlePI.com‘s Casey McNerthney is reporting on an Eastlake case of a good Samaritan who ended up being robbed at gunpoint.

In the early morning of Feb. 20, a victim exited Eastlake’s own Zoo Tavern to find a man requesting change to make a phone call.  The victim gave the man a dollar and eventually gave him a ride to a University District gas station.  Thereafter, upon being driven back to Eastlake, the man told the victim that he had a gun and instructed him to drive to an ATM and withdraw $200.  The man not only took the $200 from the victim, but also pirated the victim’s cell phone and made the victim drive him to the Central District.  The man got out of the car, never revealing the gun to the victim.

The man was described as an African-American male, approximately 5-foot-8 with black hair in a buzz cut and a slim build. He was wearing a white and black coat with gray and white sweat pants.  He has allegedly been seen around the neighborhood before, so ensure that you are being safe and aware of your surroundings.
You can read the rest of the P-I story here.