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Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles Proposes a New Bill Allowing Home Grows for Everyone

Yesterday, a bill hit Olympia that would allow everyone in the state over the age of 21 to grow a few marijuana plants (and deploy ladybugs to eat marijuana-loving aphids). Kelly O Yesterday was another lively one for medical marijuana. While...Show More Summary

Police Reports Illustrated: Sweaty, Suspicious, and Running to "Catch a Bus"

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Governor Jay Inslee: "I Have Huge Concerns About Drilling in the Arctic"

Governor Inslee made a strong statement about Arctic drilling during his Reddit AMA, but didn't address the climate side of the argument. Governor's Office/Flickr Governor Inslee came out with a pretty strong statement on Arctic drilling in his Reddit AMA this afternoon. Show More Summary

The New Modest Mouse Album Sounds Like Mouthwash

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Mayor Ed Murray Wants to Ban Smoking in Parks, and the City Says There's Nothing Unfair About That

Pretty soon you won't be able to smoke over there. City of Seattle This shit again. Anybody remember five years ago when then parks Superintendent Timothy Gallagher tried to institute a full ban on smoking in city parks? A bunch of people—including...Show More Summary

Savage Love: Loving Couples

I'm a straight guy in my 30s dating a woman in her mid-20s. We've been together for a year, and I'm crazy about her. In love, even. She's gorgeous, sweet, kind, loving, and very sexual. She's perfect. In her late teens and early 20s, she had a wild sex life. Show More Summary

After Watching It Follows, You'll Feel Like You're Being Followed

Even when the script doesn’t add up, David Robert Mitchell’s second feature (after 2010's The Myth of the American Sleepover) is an efficient fear-generating mechanism. Most horror films tap into a variety of fears, and It Follows is no exception. Show More Summary

U.S.E Guitarist Jason Holstrom Just Made an Amazing Ambient Album

serenedream by sunstrom sound Jason Holstrom is perhaps best known as the guitarist and producer for United State of Electronica (U.S.E), the flamboyantly euphoric dance-pop group who looked to be on the verge of stardom in the mid ’00s, when they wowed big crowds in Japan. Show More Summary

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Explains #RACETOGETHER Mess In Leaked Memo

"This whole crazy thing is all a biiiiig misunderstanding." The Stranger has obtained the following internal document, in which Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz explains the misunderstanding that led to the #racetogether controversy, from...Show More Summary

Naturopath Busted by the State for Medical Marijuana Authorizations: "I'm Not Settling—I Didn't Do Anything Wrong"

Today, the Department of Health is holding a disciplinary hearing for a 74-year-old naturopath who gave a marijuana authorization to an undercover agent. Kelly O At this very moment, in a nondescript-looking office building in Kent,Show More Summary

We Are Proud... Spotlights the Uncomfortable, Necessary Discussion of Race, Privilege, and Power in Theater—and Elsewhere

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation… is a squirm-inducing pressure cooker of a play about one multiethnic (and very unhappy) theater ensemble. TANYA IZADORA There is something unnerving, almost neurotic, about watching a play with the house lights up, when the performers can see the audience, and the audience can watch itself. Show More Summary

Male Strippers at El Corazón: Boob Grabbing, Boxer Briefs, and Zero Penis

Last weekend, we went to a male strip show. At El Corazón. Let that sink in for a second. The Ultimate Males "Sex You Down Tour" was advertised as A LADIES NIGHT FOR LADIES—aka the kind of strip show men are not encouraged to attend....Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Occupational Hazard

Originally posted on November 27, 2013. How stupid would it be to sleep with my boss's gorgeous 18-year-old son? My boss has become a mentor to me. He and his wife have welcomed me into their home, which includes their aforementioned son, a high-school senior. Show More Summary

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's New Show StarTalk Looks AH-MAY-ZING

There's a new player in the late night talk show game, y'all! The show stars your favorite brainiac astrophysicist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and its called StarTalk (National Geographic Channel, debuting April 20, 11 pm). It's based on his...Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Know About Seattle's Latest Overindulgent Food Craze—Totchos

Tin Hat’s “World Famous Flatliner” version of totchos is a mountain of deliciousness. Kelly O If you've heard of totchos, it was probably only in the past few months. If you haven't yet run across this modification of the classic nachos, using middle-school favorite tater tots in place of tortilla chips, you likely will soon. Show More Summary

Six Questions Seattleites Should Ask Governor Inslee on Reddit Today (Plus One Question That Will Definitely Get Asked)

Would u rather... Governor's Office/Flickr Governor Jay Inslee will be answering a Reddit AMA at 1 p.m. today. Here are some questions, oh, I don't know, somebody might want to ask him: 1. Are you opposed to Arctic drilling? 2. Will you call on Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to reject all Arctic drilling? 3. Show More Summary

No Other Road: A Reflection on The Book of Nightmares and the Death of Poet Galway Kinnell (1927–2014)

Galway Kinnell, 1927–2014. RICHARD BROWN Everyone in line at the cafe was staring at the screen of a phone. I was scrolling through the Times, trying to kill some time, waiting. That's when I saw it: "Galway Kinnell, Plain-Spoken Poet, Is Dead at 87," the headline said. My eyes welled with tears. Show More Summary

Mayor Murray Announces Members of a New Task Force on LGBTQ Hate Crimes

Ed Murray is Seattle's first out gay mayor. His response to a reported rise in anti-LGBTQ hate crimes on Capitol Hill: a new task force. Alex Garland As Sydney reported Wednesday, in response to recent crimes against LGBTQ people across...Show More Summary

The Morning News: The Backlash Against the Starbucks #RaceTogether Campaign, Income Inequality in King County, and a Gubernatorial AMA

Thinks it's now serving the solution to America's race problem? Rob Wilson / Shutterstock.com The #RaceTogether Backlash: First of all, what is #RaceTogether? Starbucks says it's an attempt at a national conversation on race—particularly between Starbucks baristas and Starbucks customers. Show More Summary

Here's What You Need to Know About Seattle's New Way to Elect City Council Members

Get to know your districts, people. L isten, I get it. It can be really hard to care about local elections. Especially when they're still months away. Especially especially when you don't totally understand what's happening. I'm here to help. Show More Summary

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