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Anti-Gun Ads Refused on Seattle Buses, Monty Python at Whitman College – Northwest News Roundup May 20

Eric Idle gave commencement address at Whitman College
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Here’s the latest news from the Associated Press and Newstalk 870.

Seattle Buses Won’t Be Carrying Anti-Gun Ads


EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Snohomish County Community Transit is refusing to put ads from a statewide gun control group on public buses. Community Transit did run the same ads from Washington Ceasefire a year ago. But the transit board adopted a new policy May 2 banning political advertisements, saying it wants to avoid creating any controversies.

Monty Python Star Delivers Commencement Speech At Whitman College

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — English entertainer and former Monty Python member Eric Idle delivered the commencement speech yesterday at Whitman College in Walla Walla where his daughter Lily was among the 375 graduates. The college gave Idle an honorary doctorate of humane letters degree. Idle called his speech “There’s no time like the pleasant.”

14-Year Old Oregon Driver Arrested After Wild Chase, Accident

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old boy was early this morning in Wilsonville after leading officers on a chase on Interstate 5 from Woodburn early this morning. KGW reports the incident began with a report of a hit-run accident. The driver fled on the interstate and took an exit at Wilsonville where two tires failed and the car was pinned by a police cruiser. Police used pepper spray on the driver who managed to run off on foot. He was tracked with a dog and arrested. He was treated for a dog bite and locked up in a juvenile facility.

State-Wide Emphasis Patrols Starting in Oregon – Click-It-Or-Ticket

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies across Oregon are taking part in the “click it or ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign through June 2. The Multnomah County sheriff’s office says deputies will be paying extra attention to child passengers to make sure they are properly restrained. They’ll also be checking passengers in pickup trucks. Of the 61 fatalities related to unrestrained passengers last year, 49 were riding in pickups

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