Monroe http://www.kplu.org en Red light camera opponents file initiatives in Monroe, Longview http://www.kplu.org/post/red-light-camera-opponents-file-initiatives-monroe-longview <p>Red light camera opponents in Longview and Monroe submitted initiatives Monday against the automatic traffic ticketing system. If approved, the Monroe initiative would require the city to remove its cameras and ask for voter approval before installing more. Tue, 24 May 2011 18:30:50 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1665 at http://www.kplu.org Red light camera opponents file initiatives in Monroe, Longview Services for Monroe guard Jayme Biendl today http://www.kplu.org/post/services-monroe-guard-jayme-biendl-today <p>A public memorial procession and service for Officer Jayme Biendl, the Monroe Correctional Center guard killed two weeks ago at the prison, is expected to attract thousands of mourners in Snohomish County today.&nbsp;</p><p>A motorcade will carry Biendl's body through Monroe beginning at 10:30 a.m., then along Highway 2 into Everett, culminating at the Comcast Center downtown around noon. The public memorial service is set to start at 1 p.m,&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 Feb 2011 09:14:57 +0000 KPLU News Staff 735 at http://www.kplu.org Services for Monroe guard Jayme Biendl today Gregoire orders investigation into murder of prison guard http://www.kplu.org/post/gregoire-orders-investigation-murder-prison-guard <p>Washington's governor has ordered an independent investigation into the killing of a prison guard at the Monroe Correctional Center on Saturday night.&nbsp; Veteran officer Jayme Biendl was strangled at her post in the prison chapel. Her body was discovered after she failed to turn in her keys at the close of her shift.</p><p>An inmate who was missing during a routine count earlier Saturday evening, Byron Scherf, is <a href="http://www.seattlepi.com/local/434473_gregoire.html">considered the 'prime suspect' </a>of Monroe Police, according to Seattlepi.com's Chris Grygiel: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 22:40:12 +0000 KPLU News Staff 675 at http://www.kplu.org Red light camera ballot challenges spread across state http://www.kplu.org/post/red-light-camera-ballot-challenges-spread-across-state <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-948719.mp3</span></p><p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">Irate</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; "> drivers in four Washington cities are filing ballot initiative paperwork this week to unplug automated traffic enforcement cameras.</span></p><p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">So far, driver rebellions have ignited in Longview, Bellingham, Monroe and Wenatchee. Signature drives have started in those cities to unplug their red light cameras.&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 21px; font-size: 14px; ">Professional initiative promoter Tim&nbsp;Eyman&nbsp;is involved in all four of the nascent municipal campaigns.</span></span></p><p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 23:12:55 +0000 Tom Banse 659 at http://www.kplu.org Red light camera ballot challenges spread across state