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The Morning News: Trash-Munching Goats Return, Microsoft Layoffs Continue

13 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Rissy Story/Shutterstock GOATS! They get work breaks, too. Seattle's brush-clearing goats are back: "The Seattle Department of Transportation has again invited a herd of goats to a feast of wild growth on some of our steep hillsides," says the announcement. Show More Summary

Tammy Morales Announces Run for Southeast Seattle City Council Seat in 2015

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy of Tammy Morales TAMMY MORALES Will run for city council's District 2 seat against Council Member Bruce Harrell. Southeast Seattle resident Tammy Morales is not a big fan of Bruce Harrell, the Seattle City Council member currently filed to run for the council seat in her district, District 2, next year. Show More Summary

Loving Obamacare, Backing Assholes Who Want to Destroy It

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

NYT: The Affordable Care Act allowed Robin Evans, an eBay warehouse packer earning $9 an hour, to sign up for Medicaid this year. She is being treated for high blood pressure and Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder, after years of going uninsured and rarely seeing doctors. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: I'm Fighting the Seattle Housing Authority Rent Hikes. You Should, Too.

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Natalie Dupile When I learned about the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) plans to more than quadruple my family’s rent I was devastated. According to SHA, they plan on raising all rents on “work-able” tenants over six years, to a point where eventually you would have to earn nearly $20/hour at fulltime to live in “low-income” housing. Show More Summary

Murray Spurns Council for Attempting to Drive Up Cost of Small, Afforable Apartments

Photo by Kelly O This is the big threat? A microhousing building on Capitol Hill built under existing rules. Mayor Ed Murray deserves recognition from supporters of affordable housing for sending a stern letter to the Seattle City Council today, warning them that efforts to amend a bill on small, inexpensive apartments could drive up costs. Show More Summary

Philadelphia Police Release Video of Drunken Mob That Allegedly Attacked a Gay Couple

Do you recognize any one of these 15 fucking douchebags? This "clean-cut" mob allegedly attacked a gay couple in Philadelphia on September 11. They could be locals, they could be tourists. NBC Philadelphia via JoeMyGod: A violent attack on two gay men in Center City Thursday night left one of those men in the hospital with multiple fractures. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Stump the Chump

My friend and I just learned about a certain sexual practice when we went down a GoogleHole and we absolutely must know if you've ever heard of it before. I will bet you $10 (or a very nice bottle of local Australian wine, your choice) that you've never heard of this. Show More Summary

In Culture News: We Love Hari Kondabolu, We Hate iHeartMedia

Hari Kondabolu's Homecoming: One week from tonight, the terrific, formerly Seattle-based comic will start a two-night run of all new material at the Comedy Underground. In the meantime, here's a clip from Kondabolu's show earlier this...Show More Summary

An Incredibly Intimate, Deep Love Story

Ira Sachs’s Love Is Strange is a love story of incredible intimacy and depth, told through an accumulation of scenes that are both lyrical and adamantly life-size. John Lithgow and Alfred Molina star as a longstanding couple whose... KEEP READING > >

Bike Traffic Triples Thanks to New Protected Bike Lane

DH Although new traffic signals on Second Avenue instruct drivers not to turn left when cyclists have right-of-way, many drivers have failed to obey the rules. The first three days after a protected bicycle lane opened on Second Avenue...Show More Summary

Tonight in Music: Interpol, Caetano Veloso, and More!

INTERPOL'S PLACE IN THE INDIE ROCK PANTHEON (Paramount) Here is one way of looking at indie rock in the ’00s: The lead singer of Vampire Weekend, Ezra Koenig, recalls Paul Simon (of the ’80s, that is), the lead singer of Clap Your Hands...Show More Summary

A Hedge Fund Wants to Cut Jobs at Olive Garden, but Everyone Is More Worried About Losing Breadsticks

ljh images/Shutterstock Once, I dated a woman who loved Olive Garden. (She was from Florida; the relationship didn't end well.) Even though she lived on Capitol Hill, within walking distance of literally dozens of better restaurants,...Show More Summary

Yanni Speaks Again

Doing anything just to get you off of my mind. I miss Yanni, (and his bodyguard.) I miss his Yanni ways. He has come and gone, like a hailstorm of greek decorum and magnetism (playing Benaroya this past Sunday.) I will miss Yanni’s sonic falconry. Show More Summary

Osuch a Feeling: Seattle Producer DJAO to Release Debut Album Oct. 28

Dropping Gems DJAO, beatific beatmaker. Seattle producer/vocalist DJAO (Alex Osuch) will release his self-titled debut album Oct. 28 on Portland’s Dropping Gems label. We’ve been following his development over the last four years and...Show More Summary

Hey Internet, Urban Outfitters is Really "Sorry" About That Bloody Sweatshirt

Urban Outfitters has, uh, "apologized" for trying to sell a bloody-looking "Vintage Kent State" sweatshirt for $129: Urban Outfitters sincerely apologizes for any offense our Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt may have caused. It was never...Show More Summary

Slog Poll: Should Scotland Be an Independent Country?

On Thursday, voters in Scotland will decide whether or not they should become an independent nation. Even though the wording of the referendum is simple—“Should Scotland be an independent country?”—the issue is almost impossibly complex, with consequences for nearly every aspect of life in Great Britain. Show More Summary

Democratic Candidate Says "Abortion" In Front of a Camera

Hey look, Mark Udall said the word "abortion" twice in a TV ad. (Not "women's health." https://t.co/bOejDt4mb1 — Irin Carmon (@irin) September 16, 2014 Nice to see. More Dems like that, please. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Again With This Leviticus Shit

When we bring up God's holy ban on eating shellfish or His loving command to kill your daughter if she isn't a virgin on her wedding night—passages in the bible that Christians ignore—we're told that those passages are in the Old Testament, silly, so they neither apply nor matter to Christians because Jesus. Show More Summary

Perfume Genius Is Described as a "Sea Witch with Penis Tentacles" in The New Yorker

That's not the magazine's description, that's the musician's description of how he thinks some straight people see him. God, I love Perfume Genius; it's exciting to see him getting some love in The New Yorker. We've been giving him love in The Stranger for years. Show More Summary

Disabled. Differently Abled. Differently Adorable.

Spotted by my brother—Chicago Fan—on the south side of Chicago. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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