News The Morning News
posted by January 9 at 8:05 AMon
New Hampshire: Clinton makes a comeback; Obama comes in second, lands two key union endorsements in Nevada; McCain also makes a comeback; Romney loses again. Full results here. Scroll down for Stranger coverage.
Pundits & Blowhards: Proving they don’t know jack shit once again.
Lame Duck: President Bush travels to the Middle East. The world cringes in anticipation.
Drums of War: On Monday it was reported that
Iranian Revolutionary Guard gunboats harassed three U.S. Navy warships in the Strait of Hormuz Sunday, in what the U.S. military considers a “significant provocative act.”
Military officials told NBC News that two U.S. Navy destroyers and one frigate were heading into the Persian Gulf through the international waters of the Strait of Hormuz when five armed “fast boats” of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard approached a high speed, darting in and out of the formation.
The Pentagon released a video of the incident, and today an “anonymous Iranian official” in the Revolutionary Guard stated that
“The footage released by the U.S. Navy was compiled using file pictures and the audio has been fabricated.”
Here’s the video:
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Discharge: Over 500 gays are serving openly in the military.
Mean Mother Nature: At least six dead after storms punished the Midwest.
Graduation Day: Gary E. Cherry of Shelton, convicted three times of rape and labeled a “sexually violent predator,” could become the first man to graduate from Washington State’s Special Commitment Center for sex offenders.
It’s Not the Assisted-Suicide Act: It’s the Death with Dignity Act.
Troubled Port: The Port of Seattle received catcalls, the threat of an initiative from Tim Eyman, during yesterday’s public hearing.
Still No Leads: Mayor Nickels and the SPD met last night with Capitol Hill residents about the murder of Shannon Harps.
Oklahoma City Seattle Storm: Four local women now own the last Seattle sports franchise to win a championship.
Jock Itch: There’s a flasher running amok around Green Lake.
Too-Tall Jones: Despite Children Hospital’s reducing the heights of its proposed expansion by 80 feet, Laurelhurst residents still aren’t happy.
Compare & Contrast: Obama’s New Hampshire speech vs. Clinton’s.