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After Two Record-Breaking Wildfires, Residents of One of Washington's Poorest Counties Consider What a Climate-Changed Future Holds

As of August 31, the Okanogan Complex has burned more than 300,000 acres. ALEX GARLAND "I could show you what it looked like before the fire." Shane Horton pulls out his tablet in the smoke-filled parking lot of Hank's supermarket, where two Humvees full of tired-looking National Guardsmen are keeping watch for looters. Show More Summary

Last Days: This Just In, Mel Gibson Is a Butthole

Bad blood. MONDAY, AUGUST 24 In news that shook the earth to its very core, British boy band One Direction announced today that they are, according to Us Weekly, "taking a hiatus to focus on solo projects." Wait! Stop... stop screaming!...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Arms and the Man (Who Treated You Like Shit)

So here's a relationshipish question about remaining friends with your ex following a break up. My ex dumped me about six months ago. We ended in a long distance scenario and remain that way now, and will remain that way for the foreseeable future. Show More Summary

While Obama's in the Arctic, Let's Remember How the Polar Pioneer Screwed Its Coast Guard Inspection in Seattle

The Coast Guard found that the Polar Pioneer's deficiencies "included a disconnected fire hose, open doors, and improper protective gear." Alex Garland President Obama is in the Alaskan Arctic talking about climate change. Yippee. Many...Show More Summary

Did Uber Shut a Seattle Driver Out of Its System Because He Spoke In Favor of Unionizing?

Uber driver Takele Gobena says he was deactivated because he spoke in support of allowing app-based drivers to unionize. Uber claims it was a paperwork issue. Yesterday, Uber driver Takele Gobena stood with other drivers to support Seattle...Show More Summary

Who Remembers the Seattle Artists in These Photos?

Both photographs are part of an excellent visual art show that will premiere at Bumbershoot this weekend—an art show that I'll post a special sneak preview of tomorrow on SLOG! Photo by Chuck Kuhn Photo courtesy of curator Larry Reid [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Mayor Murray Picks Up What's Left of His Spine, Trundles Forward With Housing Affordability "Grand Bargain"

This press conference was as glamorous as it looks. Michael Scott, a healthcare worker at Swedish hospital, said what many others are saying: he can't afford to live near where he works. Ansel Herz Midway through the summer, Mayor Ed Murray lost his spine and caved to NIMBY horde necromancer/Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat. Show More Summary

Kim Davis Is Defending the Sacred Sanctity of Marriage From the Gays—But Who Will Defend the Sacred Sanctity of Marriage from Kim Davis?

So when I wrote this in my post about Kim Davis earlier today... The opinions of Kim Davis's imaginary friends matter very much when you want to get married... but not so much when Kim Davis wants to get married and divorced and married again and divorced again and married for a third time and divorced for a third time and married for a fourth time. Show More Summary

Another One Bites the Dust: RIP Shorty's Pinball

Condo-condo-condo…blah-blah, blaaaaaah. Fill the comments with "you asked for density!" cracks. I AM STILL SO FUCKING SAD. Almighty apartment developers says, "Kelly—who care$ what you think, anyway." RIP, SHORTY'S [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Obama's Trip to Alaska Puts Him on Thin Ice with Environmental Activists

Have a nice trip, Mr. President! Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com Obama's off to Alaska! He will be the first sitting president to visit Arctic Alaska and therefore the first president probably to use melting glaciers, ocean-swallowed islands, and (fingers crossed, sort of?) sad polar bears as photo opps. Show More Summary

Cafe Flora Manager Killed While Hiking in Alaska's Denali National Park

KC Doehly Cafe Flora The Seattle Times reports the heartbreaking news that KC Boehly, a manager at Madison Valley's Cafe Flora, died last week while hiking in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve. According to the Times, Boehly...Show More Summary

DIY Venue the Josephine Surpasses Its Fundraising Goal, Hopes to Open Record Store in December

Success! PS You can still chip in. Ballard DIY venue the Josephine surpassed its fundraising goal of $9,000 yesterday. As of September 1, lease-holders/talent-bookers Malaki Stahl and Olivia Mendez's music/arts performance space had garnered $9,165 in 13 days. Show More Summary

Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do This Week

The Center for Sex Positive Culture will present a class on "Honored Objects" on Friday. Amy Red "Brogrammers," Bertha, bush fires... Not to mention the artistic exodus brought about by rising rents. Does it seem like the funky, free-wheeling...Show More Summary

I Suppose I Should Say Something About Kim Davis

I've pretty much ignored Kim Davis—save the odd tweet or RT—since she first made the news for refusing to issue a marriage license to a gay couple. Davis is the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, an elected position, and everyone from the governor to the U.S. Show More Summary

Traveling Through Eastern Washington with Big John

Eastern Washington: Dry, beautiful, hazy, and, at times, harrowingly smoky. AG Last week, my husband and I took a road trip to Montana, which included a couple of days in the dry, beautiful—and, at times, harrowingly smoky—landscape of eastern Washington. Show More Summary

Rentboy and myRedBook Made Sex Work Safer

An anonymous gay male sex worker—a man who started doing sex work after he was thrown out of the house as a teenager by his evangelical parents—explains how sites like Rentboy and myRedBook made sex work safer: The federal prosecution...Show More Summary

Tickets for Pop-Up Magazine Go on Sale Today

This is gonna be good. What started as an intimate event in San Francisco's Mission District in 2009 has turned into a sells-out-in-seconds affair at the 2,600-seat Davies Symphony Hall. Now, Pop-Up Magazine is going on a national tour...Show More Summary

The Morning News: How Seattle Could Unionize Lyft and Uber, How Chehalis Is Criminalizing Poverty

Could pairing drivers with non-profits allow them to collectively bargain in Seattle? City of Seattle Council Member Mike O'Brien Has a Plan to Help Lyft and Uber Drivers Unionize: Uber and Lyft drivers are independent contractors, which means that they're unprotected by federal and local labor laws. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Say the Right Thing

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Background: an early-twenty-something cousin of mine came out to me over a meal a few months ago. The discomfort around the uncharted territory of coming out was apparent in both our behaviours. I think his exact words were, “Oh, so…...Show More Summary

Seattle City Council Member Mike O'Brien Wants to Give Uber and Lyft Drivers the Right to Unionize

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"There's nothing innovative about creating a whole new industry that is fueled on the backs of low-wage workers," said Seattle City Council member Mike O'Brien, who's introducing legislation allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to bargain over pay and working conditions. Show More Summary

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