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WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson Makes TIME's 100 Most Influential People List

by Ana Sofia Knauf Bob Ferguson may have made TIME's "Most Influential People List," but did they give him a Tiger Beat-style makeover? Did they?? The Stranger Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has been recognized as one...Show More Summary

Walking into a Weed Store with a Bunch of Senior Citizens

by Amber Cortes Grannies and Grams: “I didn’t even know this existed.” Amber Cortes "What did you get?" The newest customers of Vela, a cannabis shop in Sodo, stand in a circle in the corner of the store, eagerly poring over their purchases. "I got the cream," says one. "I got the weed!" says another giddily. It's a special day. Show More Summary

Quick Poll: Who Would You Vote For Mayor If You Could Vote Right Now?

by Stranger Staff We're taking a preliminary poll to gauge how Seattle is feeling about the candidates in this year's mayoral race. Here's a primer on who's running: • Mayor Ed Murray is running for re-election. He has doubled down on...Show More Summary

The Credit Unions and Small Banks That Solved the Cannabis Cash Crisis

by Lester Black DIJAY/GETTY IMAGES Since weed was legalized here in 2012, much has been written about the industry's banking problem. Headlines described retail pot shops as sitting targets because they were supposedly filled with millions of dollars in cash, and owners having nowhere to stash it. Show More Summary

The Booming World of $100,000 Bongs

by Lester Black This gold-plated water pipe sold for $100,000. Jamie Zill The Fab Egg is an intricate bong that sends clouds of weed vapor through a dizzying array of percolators all contained in one egg-shaped chamber. In 2012, Scott Deppe and Jake Colito made their first one and sold it for $1,200. Show More Summary

Safe Streets Advocate Andres Salomon Drops Out of Mayor's Race

by Heidi Groover Bike/ped advocate Andres Salomon says he doesn't want to split the vote with other challengers like Mike McGinn. courtesy of campaign Andres Salomon, one of the first candidates to challenge Mayor Ed Murray's re-election,...Show More Summary

The Morning News: 4/20!!! And the Silence Around Ed Murray's Rape Allegations!

by Sydney Brownstone ???????????? Yarygin/Getty The Silence Is Deafening: KUOW's Isolde Raftery set out to tell a story about "how far we’ve come in talking about victims of sexual abuse." Instead, she found that Democrats, directors of sexual assault organizations, and the Seattle City Council were waving off her requests for comment. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Don’t Let Statewide Funding for Homelessness Expire

by Rep. Nicole Marci Rep. Nicole Macri Washington House of Representatives We're days away from the end of the 2017 legislative session, and the state legislature has yet to intervene in our statewide homelessness crisis with the positive solutions right there in front of them. Show More Summary

Fremont Brewing Owner Sara Nelson Launches Bid for City Council On a Platform That Doesn't Stand For Anything

by Heidi Groover Sara Nelson owns Fremont Brewing Company and is now running for Seattle City Council. courtesy of campaign Sara Nelson, the co-owner of Fremont Brewing who once worked for former Seattle City Council member Richard Conlin,...Show More Summary

Behind the Curtain of Theatre Puget Sound's Board Coup

by Rich Smith It's not every day you get a real live board coup. Theatre Puget Sound Monday night, Theatre Puget Sound interim director Zhenya Lavy and all but one member of TPS's staff wrote a letter demanding the resignation of the company's entire board. Show More Summary

Why We Need to Take Sociobiology from the Racists

by Charles Mudede This book was attacked by a racist sociobioligist. Sociobiology is the study of the sociality of social animals. It began in 1976 with a book, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, by the famous myrmecologist E.O. Wilson. Show More Summary

SPD Remove Anti-Gentrification Activists Occupying MidTown Center Building

by Ana Sofia Knauf Activists occupying a former business space on 23rd Avenue and Union Street were removed from the property by Seattle Police officers this morning. Rebeca Muniz Around 7 a.m. on Wednesday, community organizers woke...Show More Summary

24 Weed Events On 4/20 2017 In Seattle

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Andrew Nilsen Since Seattle is the unofficial capital of all-demographic-encompassing stoners, of course we have a stacked calendar of events for the most illustrious botanical birthday to smoke out them all, 4/20. Show More Summary

Row House Cafe Owner Erin Maher Wants to Set the Record Straight

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Erin Maher at her Row House Cafe Courtesy Erin Maher The Row House Cafe has been in the headlines quite a bit recently. The funky little conjoined cottages it operates out of was nominated by various community...Show More Summary

Seattle Art Fair Announces 2017 Exhibitor List

by Jessica Fu James Clar, Awake In Your Sleep, 2016 The third annual Seattle Art Fair will feature a huge (and growing) number of galleries, representing 25 cities, from as close as Pioneer Square to as far as Seoul, Korea, a new press...Show More Summary

24 Weed Events On 4/20 2017 In Seattle

Comedy shows, food specials, pot shop parties, and other stoner events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Since Seattle is the unofficial capital of all-demographic-encompassing stoners, of course we have a stacked calendar of events for the most illustrious botanical birthday to smoke out them all, 4/20. Show More Summary

Thursday Night Is Your First Chance to Watch Seattle's Mayoral Candidates Debate

by Heidi Groover Urban planner Cary Moon is the latest addition to a newly competitive mayor's race. nate gowdy Incumbent Ed Murray and six other candidates for mayor will answer questions at a panel in North Seattle Thursday night,Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Open Relationships Can Work (But This One Doesn't)

by Dan Savage I am a 28-year-old homoflexible woman. My girlfriend/partner of eight years (who I co-own a house with) has dumped me after falling for her fuck buddy. I am such a wreck. We decided to open up our relationship about six months ago. Show More Summary

After Accuser's Name is Revealed, Mayor Ed Murray Claims He Doesn't Know Him

by Heidi Groover Three men accuse Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing them as teenagers. The mayor denies the allegations. City of Seattle The morning after local media first reported the full name of the man suing Mayor Ed Murray for...Show More Summary

Old, Schooled: Fox News Fires Bill O'Reilly

by Dan Savage And that's it for Papa Bear. #BillOReilly — Kevin Necessary (@knecessary) April 19, 2017 NYT: Bill O’Reilly has been forced out of his position as a prime-time host on Fox News, the company said on Wednesday, after the disclosure of multiple settlements involving sexual harassment allegations against him. Show More Summary

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