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Packing heat? Some businesses may not let you shop at their store

Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013 @ 9:09 PM
Published: Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 7:41 PM
By: Jeff Dubois - www.kirotv.com

Mayor Mike McGinn and Washington Ceasefire Board President Ralph Fascitelli launched the Seattle Gun Free Zone program Monday morning at Oddfellows Cafe & Bar on Capitol Hill.

>>> Essex Porter attended the official launch of the Gun Free Zone Program and will be asking McGinn and Fascitelli about the program. Watch KIRO 7 Eyewitness News at 5 p.m. for a full report.

Several businesses have signed up for the voluntary program: 5 Point Café, Barboza, Big Mario's Pizza, Brenthaven, Bus Stop Espresso, Café Paloma, Café Racer, Century Ballroom, Elliott Bay Books, First United Methodist Church, Fish Fry, Freddy's Junior, Havana, Linda's, Lost Lake Café & Lounge, Manhattan Seattle, Moe Bar, all six locations of Molly Moons, Neumo's, Nube Green, Oddfellows, Office Nomads, Platinum Records, Quinn's, Smith, Southern Street Kids, Sweatbox Yoga, The Saint, Totokaelo and Zoe.

Cities in Washington can't pre-empt state gun laws, but businesses can prohibit guns.

Businesses can opt into the program by visiting washingtonceasefire.org, signing the pledge to participate, and placing a "Gun Free Zone" decal in their window.

Fascitelli said that every business that Ceasefire has approached about the program has been positive about it.

The program is designed to address "the culture of violence," said Fascitelli, who likened Ceasefire's "cultural war" to the war MADD has fought against drinking and driving.

"Businesses have a right, as private proprietors," to disallow guns, Fascitelli said.

McGinn said that the program mirrored the values of Seattle residents.

Banning guns from individual businesses is a hot-button topic, especially with a controversial policy at Starbucks that allows customers to openly display their guns.

Gun rights advocates say the program won't reduce gun violence and will only alienate customers.

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Large fire burns several Cambridge buildings

Updated: Sunday, December 04, 2016 @ 7:18 AM
Published: Sunday, December 04, 2016 @ 7:09 AM
By: Fox25Boston.com


            Large fire burns several Cambridge buildings
10 alarm fire burning in Cambridge

Firefighters have contained a 10-alarm fire that raged for several hours Saturday, burning about a dozen buildings in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

There were several minor injuries during the fire, but no one was taken to the hospital. The Cambridge fire chief credits that to the fire starting in the daytime. 

"People were awake and available. We are just very fortunate right now," Chief Gerald R. Reardon said.

The fire started about 2:55 p.m. at a building under construction and then spread to 11 buildings, including mostly apartments. One of them sustained a major collapse.

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"It's the spacing of the buildings and getting the ladders and apparatuses in this area of the city," Reardon said. 

About 140 firefighters from 17 fire departments helped battle the blaze.

Smoke could be seen across the city before the sun set, as high winds stoked the fire. A crowd gathered as the fire destroyed cars and homes in between Kendall and Inman Square.

Officials said most of the apartments affected are low-income housing. The Red Cross is helping and a shelter has been set up at Cambridge High School and War Memorial Center. Anyone who needs help or a place to sleep is welcome to go there.

"I'm in shock. There's no place for these people to go now and I don't know how to help," said one neighbor, Paula Sousa, who has lived in the area for years. 

The Cambridge mayor's office set up a GoFundMe account to help families as well. 

Cambridge police and the Fire Marshal's Office are at the scene investigating the cause. 

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Doctor resigns after Facebook comments about Michelle Obama cause outrage

Updated: Sunday, December 04, 2016 @ 6:43 AM
Published: Sunday, December 04, 2016 @ 6:24 AM
By: Carlin Becker


            Doctor resigns after Facebook comments about Michelle Obama cause outrage
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A Colorado doctor has resigned from her position after calling first lady Michelle Obama “monkey face” in a Facebook post.

>> Trump-supporting bank VP out of a job after Facebook post about Obamas

According to KMGH, Michelle Herren, a pediatric anesthesiologist at Denver Health Medical Center, posted an unflattering photo of Obama in response to a post that described her as eloquent.

“Doesn’t seem to be speaking too eloquently here, thank god we can’t hear her!” Herren wrote along with the picture. “Monkey face and poor ebonic English!!! There! I feel better and am still not racist!!! Just calling it like it is!”

>> Mayor resigns after replying to Facebook post calling Michelle Obama 'ape in heels'

After coming under fire for the comment, Herren argued that her comments were not racist because they were taken out of context.

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Denver Health Medical Center clearly disagreed, issuing a statement that read, “We are offended by the comments made by this individual, who was acting independently in her private capacity. Her views are contrary to the mission and values of Denver Health, and to our staff and patients. Denver Health proudly serves people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and social backgrounds – and our staff and patient population truly reflect our diverse community and nation.”



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Herren, who worked at the hospital for 10 years, has since deleted her Facebook account.

Trump blasts 'Saturday Night Live,' Alec Baldwin on Twitter – again

Updated: Sunday, December 04, 2016 @ 5:14 AM
Published: Sunday, December 04, 2016 @ 4:54 AM
By: Michelle Ewing - Cox Media Group National Content Desk


            Trump blasts 'Saturday Night Live,' Alec Baldwin on Twitter – again
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Donald Trump is at it again.

During this week's episode of "Saturday Night Live," the president-elect took to Twitter to sound off on the show – which skewered him in its opening sketch – and actor Alec Baldwin.

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"Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable!" Trump tweeted shortly after midnight Sunday. "Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad."

Baldwin, who plays Trump, quickly fired back. 

"Release your tax returns and I'll stop," Baldwin wrote. "Ha."

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Baldwin again teamed up with Kate McKinnon in Saturday's sketch, in which a preoccupied Trump ignores his security briefing to retweet his followers.

"I just retweeted the best tweet," Baldwin's Trump says. "I mean, wow, what a great, smart tweet."

After the security team objects, Baldwin's Trump continues, "This could not wait. It was from a young man named Seth. He's 16, he's in high school, and I really did retweet him. Seriously, this is real."

"He really did do this," adds McKinnon, playing Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway.

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After taking shots at other Trump retweets, his rumored remarks about unflattering photos and his recent dinner with Mitt Romney, "SNL" took aim at chief strategist Steve Bannon with a sight gag. Check it out here.

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Alec Baldwin fires back after Trump slams 'SNL' on Twitter

Updated: Sunday, December 04, 2016 @ 4:53 AM
Published: Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 4:37 AM
By: Nicole Moschella


            Alec Baldwin fires back after Trump slams 'SNL' on Twitter
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The real Donald Trump is now feuding with the fake Donald Trump.

Alec Baldwin, who portrays the president-elect on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” sounded off after Trump tweeted yet another negative reaction to the show.

Baldwin didn’t take kindly to the criticism and fired off a round of vicious tweets aimed at the future president.





Baldwin might have made his return to “SNL” over the weekend, but according to Vanity Fair, we may not see much more of him in the coming months.

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"I’m going to do it again this weekend, but not all that often," he said last week. "There was a lot of things online that was said about it — like why didn’t I do it after the election? I was booked that weekend. Not even other jobs; we have things to do. It crashes every weekend."

(h/t UPROXX)

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