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The Morning News: Today's Teacher Protests, Drones, and the City's Enforcement Action Against Shell

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Garfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian was pepper-sprayed by Seattle police after speaking at MLK Day earlier this year. Today, Garfield High School teachers will be striking over lack of public education funding from the state legislature. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Don't Let Senate Republicans Pass a Budget That Undermines Our System of Justice

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Justices on the Washington State Supreme Court. Republicans in the state senate want to reduce funding for our high court—and the rest of our already underfunded court system—by $9.5 million over the next two years. Don't let them. Washington State Supreme Court For everyday citizens to have justice, we need courts that work. Show More Summary

Many Claiming Bias in the Coverage of the Biker Shootout that Left Nine Dead in Waco

We are not thugs! We are bikers! Get that straight. CREATISTA/Shutterstock Yesterday, in Waco, Texas, nearly 200 people were involved in a fight and shootout that erupted in a Hooters-style restaurant, Twin Peaks, spilled into a parking lot of a shopping plaza, and, at the end, left nine people dead and 18 wounded. Show More Summary

B.B. King's '80s Take on Jimmy Reed's Takes on "Billie Jean"

Last week, after learning B.B. King died, I spent some time picking through King's deep discography searching for anything straying from his classic urban blues style. I reckoned, as he'd been making records for SEVENTY years, you know,...Show More Summary

Yes, We Protest Shell Oil With Products Made From Oil. Duh. Now Join Us.

Alex Garland Hey kids. Let's dispense with this pernicious meme, which we've all been seeing across the social medias, real quick. It goes like this: BUT THEY'RE PROTESTING OIL DRILLING USING KAYAKS MADE FROM PLASTICS HURR DURR. Someone even made a meme-image and tweeted it at me. @Ansel— Mo L. Show More Summary

In Music News:Taylor Swift and Kanye's Billboard Debacles, Nicki Minaj's TIDAL Exclusive, and Janet Jackson's New Album

"Oops, did I promote this video too much?" / • Who watched the Billboard Music Awards last night? (Yeah, me neither.) Apparently, Taylor Swift's budding relationship with Calvin Highest Paid DJ in the...Show More Summary

Boring Report: They've Taken the Tarp Off the Future Capitol Hill Light Rail Station

Looking good, guys. No more blue tarp covering the building. Now we just need a sidewalk and we should be good to go. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Jessica Hopper to Read, Discuss The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic at Elliott Bay Book Co. Today

Chicago-based feminist music critic Jessica Hopper will appear at Elliott Bay Book Company today at 7 pm to read from her new, cheekily titled book, The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic, and to field questions from The Stranger's arts editor, Sean Nelson—and maybe you, if you're assertive enough. Show More Summary

I, Anonymous: Dear Food-Court Mom, There Are Worse Things Than People Not Helping Clean Up Your Son's Vomit

STEVEN WEISSMAN Dear Food-Court Vomitorium Mom: While I can appreciate the yuckiness of your experience at whatever consumer garbage disposal you were at with your son, I felt the urge to mention that your whines were published adjacent...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Squirt Toys Incorporated

Originally posted on July 20, 2011. You probably get this question every day. I'm a man who loves it when my girlfriend fucks me with a strap-on. Another great thing: My girlfriend ejaculates frequently and plentifully when we have sex, and she has done so when she's pegging me. Show More Summary

Seattle Police Say Three Fourths of May Day Arrestees Were From Out of Town

Seattle police take aim at protesters with less-than-lethal crowd control devices on May Day 2015. Alex Garland Last week, I fact checked Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle Police Department on some of what they'd said about what went down on May Day. Show More Summary

State Says Dewatering At Least Partially Caused Ground Settlement Near Bertha's Rescue Pit; Drilling Restart Delayed

Who? What? Me? I did that? Washington State Department of Transportation After months of trying to determine whether dewatering Bertha's rescue pit caused ground settlement in Pioneer Square last year, the Washington State Department of Transportation finally has an answer: Yes. Show More Summary

The 2015 Stranger Genius Award Nominees Were All Invited to a Secret Rooftop Taco Party Last Week

If you weren't in this taco line, you probably weren't nominated for a Stranger Genius Award this year. It was raining last Wednesday, but the rooftop of Mezcaleria Oaxaca has shelter and heaters, and the Sparkle Donkey tequila and Hilliard's tallboys were flowing. Show More Summary

Artbnb—Xenia Turns Condo Rental into an Installation

At this one-bedroom condo in Eastlake, you don’t just live with art, you live in art. COURTESY ROB RHEE Checking into the condo I'd rented on Airbnb for the night of Friday, April 17, I noticed immediately that its big, beautiful living room had no couches or chairs. Show More Summary

City Council Challengers Get a Lift as Local Democratic Groups Roll Out Endorsements

Citywide candidates met at a forum last week hosted by district Democratic groups—including the 37th District Democrats, who will vote on their endorsements tonight. HG Now that the Seattle City Council will be elected using districts—and,...Show More Summary

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Speaking Hard Truths to the Biker Community

Ya know how pundits get all worked up about the Woes of All the Black Folks when there's a shooting? Ta-Nehisi Coates has been flipping the script to hilarious effect on Twitter. Why won't America's biker gangs be more like Dr. Martin...Show More Summary

SIFF 2015 Weekend in Review: There's More to Australia than Mad Max

Cobie Smulders and Guy Pearce as Austin fitness trainers in Results. Magnolia Pictures I try not to pay too much attention to the non-festival films opening during SIFF, because it's hard to find time and money, but no one's been able to shut up about Mad Max: Fury Road, so I took a break on Saturday to get caught up, and I'm glad I did. Show More Summary

The Morning News: McGinn Endorses Sawant, Mayor Murray Takes Some Heat, and Ongoing #YouShellNotPass Coverage

Protesters, cops, and cameras on the Spokane Street Bridge earlier this morning. That's Shell's oil rig the Polar Pioneer in the distance. Alex Garland The #YouShellNotPass Day of Mass Nonviolent Direct Action Is Underway: And The Stranger...Show More Summary

Live Coverage of Today's Direct Action Against Shell Oil at the Port of Seattle

Protesters began arriving at a Port of Seattle entrance on Harbor Island around 7 a.m. this morning. Kelly O Activists promise that today will bring direct action to "shut down Shell" at the Port of Seattle. The oil company's mammoth...Show More Summary

Former Mayor Mike McGinn Endorses Kshama Sawant's Reelection Bid

"I like her better than the avowed Democrats in the race and... I say that as a Democrat," says former mayor Mike McGinn about socialist city council member Kshama Sawant. Kelly O Former mayor (and current kayaktivist/podcast mogul)Show More Summary

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