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We Saw You Trying to Land a Skate Trick, Dissing Steely Dan, and Pressing Up Against Us on Light Rail

13 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The John McGraw Statue currently has a sticker on his forehead, but we couldn’t see what it says. SKATE PRACTICE ON STATUE ON STEWART STREETOn a Monday at about 3 p.m. in downtown Seattle, we saw you, a skater in a black baseball cap...Show More Summary

Oh My God, Did You Read About the Pastor Charged with Murdering a Teen Because He Wanted to Leave the Church?

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This story is absolutely chilling. Look at pastor Tiffanie Irwin. Look at her face! Imagine if that face, filled with Biblical rage, were the last face you ever saw. As the Guardian reports: Tiffanie Irwin asked the Leonard family and some others to stay behind for a meeting after an eight-hour Sunday service. Show More Summary

Morning News: New City Council Member Lorena González Says She'll Fight for the Poor, King County Welcomes Syrian Refugees

15 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"We will stand up for the poor, we will stand up for the underrepresented, and we will change the face of the table that represents power." Dan Nolte, City of Seattle Today is Lorena González' First Day at City Council: "We can agree that growth and prosperity are good, but the market alone will not create prosperity for everyone. Show More Summary

The Final Election Results Are In, and the Race for Seattle City Council District 1 Is Headed for a Recount

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Shannon Braddock (left) is trailing Lisa Herbold by just 39 votes. Photos courtesy of campaigns The King County Elections office certified the final results of all the local races yesterday afternoon. Most of the outcomes have been clear—if not since election night, at least for the last week or so. Show More Summary

Why Black Lives Matter Activists Are Calling for Another Protest on Black Friday

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Last Year’s Black Friday Protests: Seattle police used pepper spray and blast balls that emitted tear gas. ALEX GARLAND Last year, the day after Thanksgiving in downtown Seattle was either a powerful moment for the Black Lives Matter movement or a disruptive shitshow, depending on your vantage point. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Thanksgiving Turkey

I've been dating my boyfriend for almost a year. He's 25, I'm 27. I asked him to have Thanksgiving dinner with me and my mother at my house. He said no. I also invited him to have dinner with my father, my brother, my stepmom and me the day after Thanksgiving. Show More Summary

The Seattle Police Department Hasn't Fired the Cops Who Beat Up a Family in 2010

Officers David Bauer and Brandon Eggers beat up Rufino Ocampo Estrada, one of four family members injured during their run-in with the SPD, whose motto is "Service, Pride, Dedication." SPD Today, now that the federal prosecutors have...Show More Summary

Chicago Police Release Video Showing Killing of Black Teenager

Here it is: The officer who shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was charged with first-degree murder today. But cops in Chicago upheld a blue wall of silence—which I wrote about in the Seattle context here—around this incident, which occurred on October 20, 2014. Show More Summary

Announcing This Year's Winning Films—And a Call for Submissions for HUMP! 2016!

Watching porn the way your grandparents used to. KELLY O The Pacific Northwest's biggest, best, and only amateur porn festival wrapped up its 11th annual run last weekend. And it was our biggest HUMP! yet: More than 20,000 people poured...Show More Summary

What If the City Allowed Homeless Encampments in Residential Neighborhoods?

Imagine if homeless encampments were allowed in residential areas—you know, where the rest of us are allowed to live. Kelly O Earlier this year, as the Seattle City Council found itself suddenly unanimously in favor of new city-sanctioned...Show More Summary

Gits Reunion Show Added to Benefit for James Atkins

HOLY WOW! Just announced today: The Gits will perform first show in 20+ years with Visqueen singer Rachel Flotard. We’re excited to announce that Joe Spleen, Matt Dresdner and Steve Moriarty will reunite with longtime friend Rachel Flotard to perform a short set of Gits classics on 12/4/15 at Seattle’s Chop Suey. Show More Summary

TMR: A Couple of Neighborhood Notes

Some lovely leaded glass uncovered on Pike Street, a reminder of a long-forgotten business. Note to the all the Laptop Hobos at Little Oddfellows: Start doubling up and sharing tables or you're gonna get laptops banned. Three times recently...Show More Summary

What It's Like to Be a Woman in the Writing Industry

Author Claire Vaye Watkins says she's lived a life of pandering to old white dudes. The editors over at Tin House's generally excellent blog, Open Bar, have published a compelling, long-ish braided essay by Claire Vaye Watkins on her experience of being a woman in the writing industry. Show More Summary

KPLU's Advisory Board Will Ask Pacific Lutheran University Not to Sell the Station

All these people came out in the middle of the afternoon to protest the sale of KPLU, including one man who drove up from Tacoma. Ansel Herz In the middle of a Monday afternoon at the Westin Hotel, KPLU's community advisory board held...Show More Summary

Lorena González, the First Latina Ever Elected to the Seattle City Council, Will Be Sworn In Today

Lorena González: Officially a city council member as of today at 5 p.m. Courtesy of Lorena González Lorena González, the civil rights attorney who won a landslide victory for citywide Position 9 on the Seattle City Council, will officially...Show More Summary

Sludge-Rock Heavies godheadSilo Reschedule Comeback Show for Jan. 29 at Chop Suey

Olympia via North Dakota power duo godheadSilo have rescheduled their Seattle comeback gig at Chop Suey for January 29. Bassist Mike Kunka and drummer Dan Hough originally were slated to return to the live arena November 20 for their first local show since the late '90s, but they had to postpone due to a serious illness suffered by Hough's young son. Show More Summary

Wait, Turkey and Gravy Potato Chips?

Live better with these authentic foods? I stood in Safeway for waaaaay too long staring at these last night. Should I have bought them? Would YOU eat turkey and gravy potato chips? photo kelly o [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Sources Say Paul Allen's Brand-New Art Venture Will Close in March

This is Benedict Heywood, director of Pivot Art + Culture, gregariously opening the door to the new space just a few weeks ago. JG Pivot Art + Culture, Paul Allen's new nonprofit arts institution opening in 11 days in South Lake Union,...Show More Summary

CDC: Marriage Rates Up in 2014, Divorce Rates Down

Remember how religious conservatives insisted that allowing same-sex couples to marry would destroy the institution of marriage? Yeah, no: The CDC says more Americans married in the last year and fewer married couples got divorced. The...Show More Summary

In Pot News: Grower or a Shower? Liquor and Cannabis Board Gets a Tongue Lashing, and More

I stumbled upon this image of a grower in Sequim while looking through the WSLCB's records for this week's feature on pot and pesticides. Courtesy of WSLCB Of all the alarming things that inspectors of Washington State Liquor and Cannabis...Show More Summary

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