by Ansel Herz
on Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 9:05 AM
Obama: Declares America won't be "dragged into another war" with Iraq. "Our initial goal is not only to make sure Americans are protected, but also to deal with this humanitarian situation in Sinjar," he says. "We feel confident that we can prevent [Isis] from going up a mountain and slaughtering the people who are there." Okay.
Pronto Bike Share: Can't install a station near Pike Place Market due to restrictions on corporate advertising at the historic location.
About Three Weeks: That's how long Governor Jay Inslee has given health officials across Washington state to comply with a new state supreme court ruling outlawing "psychiatric boarding" of the mentally ill—the practice of housing them in hospital rooms without providing mental healthcare.
Goddammit: African-Americans make up 12 percent of the American population, but are 40 percent of the prison population. "But informing the white public of this disproportionate incarceration rate may actually bolster support for the very policies that perpetuate the inequality, according to a study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science."