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SL Letter of the Day: Send the Flowers

Originally posted on October 16, 2013. I'm a gay man in a happy and open marriage. I routinely seek the services of an erotic masseur, a man with whom I have a great client/service-provider relationship. I found out when booking my next massage with him that he was recently in a car accident with his long-term partner, who died in the hospital. Show More Summary

Seattle Police Chief Balks at Call for Federal Intervention on Protest Policing

Chief O'Toole says she is all about building community trust in the police department. But she's not embracing a call for a federally-mediated dialogue between the police and #BlackLivesMatter protesters. SPD Police chief Kathleen O'Toole...Show More Summary

Protest Barge Gets 72-Hour Warning From Harbor Patrol, Damage to Dive Park Is Assessed

The Solar Pioneer protest barge, which is protesting Shell Oil's Polar Pioneer in Elliott Bay. It turns out the barge moored over a popular local diving park without clearing it with the divers first. Courtesy of Kelly Mears On Wednesday,...Show More Summary

Listen Here: New Destroyer Album and Single "Dream Lover"

Destroyer's back after a four year absence. Dan Bejar is back! And he's got horns, horns, horns. This morning, Destroyer announced their new album Poison Season will be released on August 28 via Merge. The follow-up to 2011's critically...Show More Summary

Leaked E-mail: What a King County Superior Court Judge Really Thinks About Raising the Cost of Traffic Ticket Fines

Shutterstock has lots of images of a white lady in a convertible receiving a traffic ticket, but that's not what this story is about. bikeriderlondon/Shutterstock Earlier this week, the Washington state Supreme Court ordered a $12 increase in the maximum fine for most traffic violations. Show More Summary

Vanessa Place Is in a Fight Over Gone with the Wind's Racism, But It’s Not the Fight She Says She Wants: An Interview

For years, literary provocateur Vanessa Place has been tweeting language and images related to Gone with the Wind. Earlier this week, she was fired from a committee selecting authors for a 2016 writing conference. Patrick Greaney IsShow More Summary

Two Unarmed Black Men Suspected of Stealing Beer Shot by Police Officer in Olympia

The Olympian reports that last night, around 1 a.m., two black men alleged to have attempted to steal beer from an Olympia Safeway, were spotted, confronted, and then shot by a police officer. The men are in their 20s and reportedly are brothers. Show More Summary

The Rules Regulating Restaurant Service Charges Are Confusing and Seattle Is Ill-Equipped to Enforce Them

Since Seattle's new minimum-wage law took effect on April 1, restaurant owners have looked at various ways to accommodate higher compensation for their employees—for example, Ivar's Salmon House raised prices and eliminated tips. A month later, Renee Erickson eliminated tips at her three restaurants in favor of an 18.5 percent service charge. Show More Summary

Foo Fighters Were the Final Guest on David Letterman’s Farewell to TV. Does This Sound Right to Anyone?

A farewell from one Dave to another. s_bukley / Shutterstock.com Last night saw longtime late-night host David Letterman saying farewell to the airwaves and preparing to settle down into well-deserved retirement. For reasons that baffle...Show More Summary

SIFF Notes 2015: All the Films You Must, Should, and Might Want to See Today, Thursday, May 21

If you see one film at this year's SIFF, see Bodyslam: Revenge of the Banana, a documentary about Seattle's changing nature (and wrestling) tonight at 9:30 at the Egyptian We certainly hope you've been enjoying week two of the 41st annual Seattle International Film Festival. Show More Summary

The Time I Had a Sexting Three-Way Thanks to My Friend Who Was Holding My Phone as I Drove

I was driving down the Oregon Coast when she sexted me a beautiful photo of her backside. JEFF SHERIDAN I've been having a lot of sex on my phone lately. Earlier this year, I moved from Seattle to a Monsanto bean field called Warrensburg, Missouri, for a college teaching job. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Is It Safe to Call This Man a Rocker? Plus, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Bill Is on the Move.

John Roderick: "Don't call me a rocker!" Jim Bennett Was It "Gamesmanship" for the Seattle Times to Call John Roderick a Rocker? No, says Romenesko. "John Roderick of the indie rock band The Long Winters," Romenesko writes, "is running...Show More Summary

Kshama Sawant—"She Who Shall Not Be Named"—Argues Against New Campaign Ethics Rule

Organizers say 500 people showed up at City Hall for a housing affordability town hall last month. Some believe council member Kshama Sawant violated city ethics rules at the event, and want new campaign rules to keep her from doing it again. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Can the Central District Become a Model for More Inclusive Development in Seattle?

Architect Donald King and UW architecture professor Sharon Sutton (center), and Sutton's students visited 23rd and Union in the Central District to help imagine a mixed-use development using Afrocentric design principles. Courtesy of Sharon Sutton The vast majority of our city planning and architecture is based on the dominant Eurocentric culture. Show More Summary

More From The Vaults: A New Sweet Madness Album

A couple years back Spokane's most un-famous punk/power pop band, Sweet Madness, released their first album Made In Spokane 1978-1981! It turned out not only to be a solid collection of decades old recordings, but also, FINALLY, told their story—filling a BIG gap in late '70s PacNW music history. Show More Summary

Free Will Astrology for the Week of May 20

FESTA/Shutterstock GEMINI (May 21–June 20): "Aha!" is your mantra for the coming weeks, Gemini. Keep it on the tip of your tongue, ready to unleash. This always-ready-to-be-surprised-by-inspiration attitude will train you to expect the arrival of wonders and marvels. Show More Summary

Tim Burgess and Rocking Chair Have Raised More Money for City Council Than Anyone Else

That's my best attempt to decipher the Seattle Times headline "Burgess, rocker top fundraisers so far in bid for council position." Seattle City Council / Thinkstock Oh wait hold on I think they might mean this guy. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

For the First Time in History, a Dinosaur Fossil Has Been Discovered in Washington State

Washington's new pride and joy: a portion of a dinosaur's femur. mpt Washington State has its first dinosaur fossil, you guys!!! Today Burke Museum Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Dr. Christian Sidor and University of Washington Department...Show More Summary

Washington State Rules for Local Distilleries Just Got So Much Better, Plus Boom Noodle Reopens

The patio (and the beer-making) at Standard Brewing is about to get a lot bigger. Standard Brewing Governor Inslee Signs Bill Benefitting Washington DistilleriesGovernor Jay Inslee just signed state bill 5353, thereby greatly expanding the marketing opportunities of local distilleries. Show More Summary

Thank Dave

Small town newsman retires. When I was but a wee laddie, I witnessed something on television that would change my life forever. The year was 1980. That particular summer day was rainy and miserable, and none of my friends were anywhere to be found. Show More Summary

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