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The Morning News: Rich White People Dominate Election Contributions in Seattle, Questions Raised About Edits to Sandra Bland Dashcam Video

People who have homes with views like this one dominate election contributions in the city, according to a new study. Edmund Lowe Photography/Shutterstock The Biggest Funders of Seattle Politicians Are......rich, white people with homes that have views of the water, according to a new report from Sightline. Show More Summary

Is John Okamoto Trying to Kill a Seattle Rent Control Resolution?

JOHN OKAMOTO: Killing it softly? CITY OF SEATTLE It's been six weeks since Seattle City Council members Nick Licata and Kshama Sawant introduced a resolution that would call on the state legislature to lift its ban on rent control. The...Show More Summary

Well-Armed Lunatics, Suspect Suicide, and Presidential Denunciations of Bill Cosby

Easy Pickings. MONDAY, JULY 13 This week of well-armed lunatics, suspect suicide, and presidential denunciations of Bill Cosby kicked off in the great Northwest, where this morning three men entered a busy Fred Meyer store in Marysville, Washington, and stole a fully loaded ATM. Show More Summary

The Newly Released Sandra Bland Dashcam Video Is Chilling

From the New York Times: A dashboard camera video taken by law officers released Tuesday showed in excruciating detail how a routine traffic stop led to a woman being dragged from her car and arrested, three days before she was found...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Why Couldn't He Follow the Rule?

My last relationship was monogamish, at points. I always told my ex-boyfriend how far things would go with a third BEFORE I had a date. When I said "nothing will happen," nothing but flirting happened—no kissing, no groping, nada. I wanted my boyfriend to do the same when he went on a date with a third, i.e. Show More Summary

Have You Seen the Video of the Sousaphone Player Trolling the Racists?

This is why we need to fund music in the schools. Without band, no one is going to have the talent or the inclination to pick up a sousaphone and gracefully make a mockery of a bunch of marching racists by playing a goofy rendition of "Flight of the Valkyries." I see you did there, expert troller. Show More Summary

Disappointed by the Rent Control Debate? Here's What a Six-Year-Old, 400 Page Study on Rent Stabilization Says

A capacity crowd filled Town Hall for last night's rent control debate. Too bad the debate itself wasn't chock full of, you know, facts. Ansel Herz I don't know about you, but I came away from last night's debate on rent control at Town Hall feeling rather disappointed. Show More Summary

Electronic Music Innovator Dieter Moebius Died Yesterday. You Probably Never Heard of Him, But You Should Mourn the Loss

The late Dieter Moebius: His impact on underground music was profound. German electronic-music producer Dieter Moebius, who played on many crucial, innovative records, but was largely unknown by the general public, died July 20 at age 71. Show More Summary

Headline of the Day: "My Wedding Was Perfect—and I Was Fat as Hell the Whole Time"

Lindy West looking gorgeous on her wedding day. Christopher Frizzelle Lindy has a piece in The Guardian today about what her wedding was like—specifically, what it's like to get married in a world that is constantly telling you yourShow More Summary

Look At This Street Art: What Does It Mean?

What do you suppose they were really trying to say? Kelly O [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Benaroya Hall Is Obeying Morrissey's "Meat Is Murder" Edict

Viva Ate: Davids & Co's special Morrissey menu. Dave Segal Former Smiths frontman Morrissey is playing Benaroya Hall tonight, and it will ease your mind to know that no meat products will be served on the premises, per one of the world's most notorious vegan's request. Show More Summary

A Few Weird, Wonderful, and Grotesque Memories from the Old Spaghetti Factory

Arrivederci, Old Spaghetti Factory. Kelly O Last week, the Seattle Times' Sanjay Bhatt reported that the Old Spaghetti Factory building was sold to developers for $9 million. The restaurant will likely close soon, though it "will remain...Show More Summary

HIV+ People On Drug Cocktails Can't Pass the Virus to Their Sex Partners

News Observer: Groundbreaking research conducted at UNC-Chapel Hill has demonstrated that potent drug cocktails can disable HIV to the point that the deadly virus can’t be transmitted to other people through sexual activity. The findings...Show More Summary

So. Lame. The Art That Convinced Someone There Was a Submarine in the Duwamish River Has Been Vandalized, Artist Says

REALLY? Really???!!! Images JG Under Pier Pressure, the eight-channel sound installation that haunts the pier at Jack Block Park during this summer's Duwamish Revealed exhibition, has been vandalized to the point that it no longer works,...Show More Summary

Next Weekend's Other Big Party: A Few Important Facts About Cascadia NW Arts & Music Festival

Though Capitol Hill Block Party may be getting the lion's share of attention, it's not the only festival on the near horizon. The weekend ahead brings the debut of Cascadia NW Arts and Music Festival at Masonic Family Park in Granite Falls. Show More Summary

Artist Says His Chief Seattle Murals Were Vandalized by Native American Man, Calls It an 'Inner Hate' Crime

These guys have seen worse. Images courtesy of Andrew Morrison Where the murals were, today there are only holes in the walls. But it's a good thing—well, relatively speaking. The murals in question were 25-foot-tall portraits of Chief Seattle, Geronimo, Chief Joseph, and Sitting Bull. Show More Summary

It's Time to Submit Events for the Fall Issue of Seattle Art and Performance!

Autumn is approaching, and with it the fall issue of Seattle Art and Performance! You know what that means: if you're an artist, performer, or arts venue and you're putting on an event between September 9 and December 8, we need you to submit your events for the fall issue of Seattle Art and Performance. Show More Summary

Trump Is King Shit of Primary Campaign Mountain

Lindsay Graham just had his cell phone number read on live TV by Donald Trump. Lindsay Graham, Donald Trump / Shutterstock Confidence is America's favorite perfume, and Donald Trump wears buckets of the stuff. If Trump survived a plane...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Wants You To Call Lindsey Graham To Tell Him He's a Loser

TPM: Republican presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump gave out his rival candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) cell phone number on Tuesday during a speech in Bluffton, South Carolina. Trump told the crowd that Graham...Show More Summary

#BlackLivesMatter Activitsts Who "Don't Care About Big Banks" Are Wrong

Black lives should worry about big banks. They do matter. Northfoto/Shutterstock.com The tweet that sparked Sunday's massive hashtag #BernieSoBlack was by Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady), a #BlackLivesMatter activist who clearly has been hardened to the core by a relentless sea of trolls nipping at every of her comments. Show More Summary

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