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New Anti-Jon-Grant PAC Launches to Buy Ads Ahead of General Election

23 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Council President Tim Burgess is running for reelection against tenant advocate Jon Grant. Burgess photo by City of Seattle; Grant photo courtesy of campaign Today, a new political action committee registered with the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission under this very political and totally unspecific name: Seattle Needs Ethical Leaders. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Taking It Easy on Sherman Alexie's Birthday

23 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dear Readers: It’s Sherman Alexie's birthday—happy birthday, Sherman!—and by some strange coincidence... it's my birthday too. And while I’m taking it easy today (just three flights), I don't want to deprive you of your daily dose of Savage Love. Show More Summary

In Pot News: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Fight Crackdown, Oregon's Pot Market Goes Live, and More

23 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

DAVID LASKY As part of Mayor Ed Murray's plan to crack down on Seattle's misbehaving medical marijuana dispensaries, the city has been conducting raids and surprise inspections at dispensaries that are considered "bad actors"—those that...Show More Summary

Eat This Now: Koong Ob Woon Sen at Capitol Hill's Soi

23 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Koong ob woon sen: Delicious prawns and glass noodles baked in a clay pot. Dollapoom Phantuvadee/Shutterstock A few months ago, while writing a review of Capitol Hill’s Nue, I interviewed owner (and avid traveler) Chris Cvetkovich about his vision for the restaurant. Show More Summary

Are You Following Hillary Clinton on Snapchat? Because You Should Be.

This is the level of—if you'll excuse the phrase—adorbs that Clinton is dispensing on the daily. Hillary Clinton's Snapchat Hillary Clinton recently copped to the fact that she's not the most exciting candidate. In her interview with...Show More Summary

The Reviews Are In, American Horror Story: Hotel Debuts Tonight!

So I thought the first season of American Horror Story was brilliant—while the subsequent seasons were either ho-hum or unwatchable. But will the series turn itself around with its newest incarnation, American Horror Story: Hotel? Let's...Show More Summary

Oh, It's On: The Seattle Art Fair Just Announced the Dates of the 2016 Fair

Opening night of Seattle Art Fair 2015 was July 30. That motorcycle, made out of Bounty paper towels and resin, is by the artist Will Ryman. Photo by Tori Dickson, Courtesy Seattle Art Fair Remember Seattle Art Fair? It feels like so...Show More Summary

Two Bull Moose Filled with Testosterone Take Their Beef With Each Other Out in a Suburban Driveway

This is the ideal setting for a bull moose fight to happen: the wild. Not someone's driveway. TheGreenMan/ In the age of the planet of the human ape (also known as the anthropocene), the line between us and the wild becomes less and less visible. Show More Summary

Richard Dawkins Talks About His New Memoir (While I Keep Asking Him About Atheism)

Richard Dawkins is the author of the decidedly not-controversial memoir Brief Candle in the Dark. Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary biologist and atheist, has just published the second volume of his memoirs, Brief Candle in the Dark....Show More Summary

The Complete Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Schedule

The LGFF opens with Freeheld tomorrow night. Coming soon to theaters near you: the 20th anniversary Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. The complete schedule for the festival (which runs from Oct 8-18) is now on our Things To Do calendar:...Show More Summary

The Silent-Reading Party Is Tonight! With Live Music from 6 pm to 8 pm

It's going to rain all day. But it has never rained inside the Fireside Room. Courtesy of Sorrento Hotel It's the first Wednesday of the month, which means the reading party is tonight!! You can't see it in that photo above, but there's...Show More Summary

Accused "Slumlord" Carl Haglund Promises to Improve Building Where Tenants Are Living with Roaches and Rats

A Seattle landlord is increasing rents at a building where tenants say they're living with mold, rats, and roaches. He's also donating to city council candidates. Courtesy of Clay Showalter Last week, Seattle City Council members Nick...Show More Summary

Wounded By Police, the Roseburg Shooter Retreated into a Classroom to Die

A bad picture of Roseburg Police Chief Jim Burge, speaking with reporters this morning Roseburg Police detectives Sgt. Joe Kaney and Todd Spingath heard gunshots from the direction of Snyder Hall as soon as they emerged from their car on the morning of October 1. Show More Summary

Look, Mom, I Shouted My Abortion

My cool mom: Always one step ahead, even in the 1960s. COURTESY OF KELLY O In my second year of college, I had to make a difficult phone call. I'd stared at the phone for almost two hours before I actually picked it up and dialed. IShow More Summary

Ben Carson Prefers Dead Bodies to Gun Control

Ben Carson: Come at me, bro. Christopher Halloran / I'm not opposed to dialogue. By all means, talk about difficult issues! But oh God, Ben Carson, please stop talking about the shooting in Oregon, or maybe just don't...Show More Summary

Morning News: Ethics Complaint Against Council Member Bruce Harrell, Charter Schools Still Getting State Funding

“People don’t pay attention to some of the stuff Bruce Harrell has done," Bruce Harrell told Heidi about Bruce Harrell back in July. Kelly O What the Fuck, Bruce Harrell? "Bruce Harrell’s campaign may be in some hot water following allegations...Show More Summary

The University of Washington Is Taking the CIA to Court

Dina Cabrera pictured shortly after the massacre she survived in El Salvador in the 1980s. PHILIPPE BOURGOIS Dina Cabrera, a mother and small farmer, believes there is blood on the hands of the Central Intelligence Agency—her own blood and the blood of hundreds of her neighbors from the rural community of Santa Marta, El Salvador. Show More Summary

The World Will End Today

So say these Christians... We should probably take this seriously because, you know, all previous prophecies concerning the end of the world turned out to be true. (Via Joe My God.) In other October 7 news: Happy birthday to Tim Minchin, Vladimir Putin, Sherman Alexie, Annie Wagner, and East Germany (RIP DDR). [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Giant GOP Asshole Assigns Blame to One of the Parents of the Oregon Shooter. Can You Guess Which?

Meet the Oregon community college shooter's mom... Ms. Harper, who divorced her husband a decade ago, appears to have been by far the most significant figure in her son’s troubled life; neighbors say he rarely left their apartment. [Ms. Show More Summary

We Saw You Smuggling a Dog, Heavy-Metal Dancing, and Stumbling Drunkenly Into the Night

Welcome To Tweaker’s Junction: (sic) burn. BALLARD CULTURE JAMMER GRAMMAR You are a green sign hung surreptitiously sometime between October 5 and 6 at the intersection of 11th Avenue Northwest and 45th Street, near one of many makeshift tent encampments frequented by people getting priced out of life. Show More Summary

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