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Mayor Proposes Doubling the Housing Levy, Including More Money to Help Renters on the Verge of Homelessness

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Today Mayor Ed Murray introduced plans to double the Seattle Housing Levy, calling it a "key to how we create an affordable city." BILDAGENTUR ZOONAR GMBH/Shutterstock When the nonprofit Compass Housing Alliance opened its newest subsidized housing project in South Lake Union during the fall of 2014, 1,500 people applied to live there. Show More Summary

Transparency Activist Tim Clemans Cancels Most of His Public Disclosure Requests, Volunteers with Seattle Police

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Tim Clemans, the talented programmer once hired by the Seattle police department, is trying to figure out how best to make a difference. Ansel Herz Award-winning programmer Tim Clemans is still searching for a way to make a difference in the fight for government transparency. Show More Summary

GOP Candidates Back Anti-Gay Bill That Also Punishes Straight Sex

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"Here's another fine mess you've gotten us into, Stanley." Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com Okay, so you already know that the Republican candidates don't care for homosexuals. Obviously. Their conservative base has been gunning...Show More Summary

Santorum Dribbles Out of Presidential Race

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Oh, right. This happened: Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is ending his presidential bid, two Republican sources told CNN. He is expected to make the announcement Wednesday night and will endorse a candidate. Santorum won the 2012 Iowa caucuses and ended that race with the second-most number of delegates to eventually GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Show More Summary

14 Lunar New Year Celebrations in Seattle

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

One of the city's biggest celebrations is the Chinatown-International District festival on February 13. Kelly O The Lunar New Year begins on Monday, February 8. As Angela Garbes wrote in her food feature this week, "even though it doesn't...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Attempts to Force His Daughter to Hug and Kiss Him

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ugh. I felt dirty watching this video and I honestly feel pretty squicky about posting it. And I wouldn't be posting it... if it weren't for the glance Ted Cruz shoots at the camera. It's an unnerving glimpse into what passes for that man's soul. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Multiversal Appeal of Constellations

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Constellations: “Psst, I am both kissing and not kissing you.” ALAN ALABASTRO Scenic designer L.B. Morse sets Constellations in what looks like a blue Rothko painting. With the exception of one gorgeous, hyper-real moment in the play...Show More Summary

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

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Hotel Sorrento, under construction in 1909. The silent-reading party takes place in its lobby. Courtesy of Sorrento Hotel There are a lot of things to do tonight. Eli Sanders is talking about his book While the City Slept (excerpt here)—which grew out of his Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting in The Stranger—at Town Hall at 7. Show More Summary

Vote Yes on the School Levies

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

SEATTLE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1Propositions No. 1 and 2Yes The ballot now in your mailbox is asking you to renew two existing Seattle Public School levies that do very important things: (1) cover the day-to-day costs of teaching our kids, like books and part of teachers’ salaries, and (2) fund school construction. Show More Summary

An Excerpt from While the City Slept, the New Book About the South Park Murder Case and Its Lessons

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

On old maps, the Duwamish River bends like discarded ribbon as it passes through a valley on the southern end of this city, winding across land that was once marshes and tribal fishing villages and then emptying into the salt water of Elliott Bay. Show More Summary

Tell Us What to Do with a Sad Misogynist Who Wants Us to Pay Attention to His Misogyny and Homophobia

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This woman is drinking misogynist tears. wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock Daryush "Roosh" Valizadeh is a homophobe and a misogynist. He runs a group called "Return of Kings" (ROK), which, if you've ever had the misfortune of clicking a link to the site, endorses a theory of "neomasculinity" that embraces the idea of legalized rape on private property. Show More Summary

We Saw You Tied to a Bondage Table, Rollerblading at Green Lake, and Dancing Like a Hippie in West Seattle

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Tied to a table: In the studio where the NoSafeWord podcast is recorded. BOY IN BONDAGEYou were tied to a table in the studio where the NoSafeWord podcast is recorded. Apparently that's a thing with the locally produced and wildly popular gay BDSM/kink podcast: There's always a boy tied to the table in the recording studio during recording sessions. Show More Summary

Today In Presidential Hopefuling

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Donald Trump: Trolling. Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Ted Cruz of committing fraud, and called for a new election in Iowa. Ratcheting up his rhetoric after his loss in the Iowa caucuses on Monday, Trump first tweeted an accusation that the Texas senator had "illegally" stolen the election, before tweaking the message. Show More Summary

A Man Died Inside Club Z Last Night

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

An archival photo of the building Club Z now occupies, back before someone obscured its windows. Washington State Archives According to Capitol Hill Seattle: A man died of an apparent drug overdose inside a room of Capitol Hill sex club...Show More Summary

The Morning News: State Representative Resigns After Questions About His Military Record

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Graham Hunt: No longer a state representative. Washington state legislature Last Month, the Seattle Times' Jim Brunner Reported on How State Rep. Graham Hunt May Have Exaggerated His Military Service: "Until recently," Brunner reported...Show More Summary

Three Things Seattle Is Doing About Homelessness

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Some cleanups and sweeps are necessary, but it matters how the city goes about them. KELLY O Seattle is in the midst of a homelessness crisis. That's not news. The number of people living unsheltered in the city has been climbing for years. Show More Summary

You Need to Read The Bravest Woman In Seattle, the Story that Led to Eli Sander's New Book While the City Slept

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

While the City Slept is available today. Eli won a Pulitzer Prize for writing The Bravest Woman in Seattle. Click on that link, then read the story, then do whatever you have to do to recover from a piece of writing like that, from a...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Wife Has Issues (And a Boyfriend)

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I could benefit from your sage wisdom regarding the unique situation I find myself in. Wife and I got married super young, very religious families, yada yada. We’ve had a great marriage, but the last couple years she has struggled with depression and has acted out by being unfaithful, first via text and then physically with a couple of people. Show More Summary

Podcast Recommendation: The Black Tapes

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

For those of you who are into creepy stuff, you might want to check out The Black Tapes—a binge-worthy podcast docudrama that's a cross between NPR and The X-Files. Now I'm not a binge kind of guy, but I spent the entirety of last week...Show More Summary

Check Out the Weird-Ass Video for Gazebos' Fab "Just Get High"

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Gazebos: Fostering just another high. Kelly O Seattle quartet Gazebos have released the video to "Just Get High," the lead track off their flamboyantly enrapturing debut album Die Alone (produced by Kurt Bloch and released February 19 by Hardly Art). Show More Summary

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