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Category: Peace movement


Navy gets a green light to build $700 million project for Kitsap submarines

The Army Corps of Engineers today issued a permit for the Navy’s $700 million project to improve the explosives handling wharf at Naval Base Kitsap.

The Navy expects to begin construction next month, a spokeswoman said.

The Defense Department’s 2012 budget included $280 million to begin the work. It’s the biggest defense-related project in Washington State, and it’s intended to improve the wharf for the base’s eight Trident ballistic-missile submarines.

“I have determined, based on all the data and analysis available to the Corps, that the proposal is the least environmentally damaging practicable alternative available to the applicant and is

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Ranger’s widow ejected from Rumsfeld book signing

Reporter Jordan Schrader, working on The News Tribune’s local news desk Saturday, reports:

Two people were removed from Friday’s Donald Rumsfeld book signing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, including the Yelm widow of an Army Ranger who blames the military for her husband’s suicide.

Security officers for the former secretary of defense escorted Ashley Joppa-Hagemann out by the arm, she said this evening. She and Jorge Gonzalez, the executive director of Coffee Strong, a Lakewood-based anti-war group that links soldiers with benefits and counseling, confronted Rumsfeld as he promoted his memoir, “Known and Unknown.”

According to an account posted today

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