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"Near-Consensus" Among DOJ and Reformers That Contract Negotiations With Police Union Should be Public

by Ansel Herz Key actors in the police reform process believe Seattle should stop negotiating with its police unions in secret. City of Seattle In today's paper, we walk you through some of proposed changes to the Seattle Police Officers' Guild (SPOG) contract with the city. Show More Summary

Report: The Concern About Big Marijuana May Have Inadvertently Encouraged Cronyism

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue By trying to protect Washington's small local producers from Big Marijuana, regulators may have created a system that favors a handful of locally powerful incumbent players. VallaV/Shutterstock.com VenerableShow More Summary

NYTimes Prints Clueless Op-Ed By Stupid LGBT Gun-Fondler

by Dan Savage Nicki Stallard, a spokeswoman for Pink Pistols, an LGBT gun group, has an oped in today's NYT. Since the attack in Orlando, Fla., many L.G.B.T. groups have been calling loudly for laws restricting gun ownership. But if anyone should be concerned about protecting the individual right to bear arms, it’s L.G.B.T. Show More Summary

Inmates with Disabilities Are Struggling in Washington Prisons

by Ana Sofia Knauf Of nearly 1,600,000 people imprisoned in the United States, about 31 percent of inmates have at least one disability, the Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Prison Project reports. Officials with...Show More Summary

Trump's Latest Speech is the World's Worst All-Company Meeting

by Matt Baume Donald Trump's penis addresses a crowd in Sacramento. Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com Donald Trump talks about running the country like a businessman as if that's a good thing, but this morning he summoned the country to listen to him talk like a nationwide all-company meeting. Show More Summary

House Democrats are Holding a Sit-In About Gun Violence

by Heidi Groover My colleagues & I have had enough. We are sitting-in on the House Floor until we get a vote to address gun violence. https://t.co/rTqrPifuUz — John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) June 22, 2016 "We are calling on the leadership...Show More Summary

Now This Is How to Write a Museum Label

by Jen Graves Edward Curtis's 1898 photograph A Desert Queen is on display at the Northwest African American Museum. University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW 147 What would you say? Museums are almost always noncommittal. Not this time.

The Morning News: City Council Gets an Earful on Proposed Housing Affordability Program, Three Dead in Lacey Shooting

by Heidi Groover Sixty-five major building projects are underway downtown. steve estvanik/Shutterstock The Seattle City Council Is Considering New Housing Affordability Rules: The program sounds bureaucratic and boring—"Mandatory Housing Affordability Residential" or MHAR—but it's a huge deal. Show More Summary

Inside the City's Negotiations with the Police Union

An Inside Look at the New Proposed Contract for the Seattle Police Union by Ansel Herz C oncerned about police conduct? Want federally mandated reforms addressing excessive force and racially biased policing in Seattle to work? ThenShow More Summary

Governor Inslee’s Administration Is Appealing the Climate Kids’ Court Win

by Sydney Brownstone This is 10-year-old Adonis Piper showing off his notes from a court hearing in his case against the Department of Ecology. Ecology is now appealing that case's ruling. SB In April, a King County judge ruled in favor of eight youths who sued the state over its failure to use current science in greenhouse gas reduction goals. Show More Summary

Queer Issue: God Made Me Gay, Books Made Me Queer

God Made Me Gay, Books Made Me Queer by Dave Wheeler T he book that beckoned me from the closet was a bittersweet memoir by J.R. Ackerley, My Father and Myself. Books have been my retreat, my instructors, since I was a good churchgoing boy at my public library, nervously flipping through What's Happening to My Body books for the dick illustrations. Show More Summary

Queer Issue: The Risks for Gamers Who Don't Fit Neatly into Gendered Boxes

The Risks for Gamers Who Don't Fit Neatly into Gendered Boxes by Katie Allison I n a culture obsessed with dragons, magic, and time travel, it might be hard to imagine how real-world gender issues could possibly come into play, but once you look closely, they're as present as ever—just wearing different costumes. Show More Summary

The Bachelorette Recap: Episode 5 - Batman v. Superman Soundtrack Edition

by Campy Draper Girl, it's a nice tissue, but I think it's too matchy-matchy with your dress. Hey there Bachelorette fans! It’s been a long-time-no-see. There was no new episode last week so if you’re anything like me, you used that time to meditate, reflect, and center yourself. Show More Summary

Touki Bouki Is a Mind-Blowing Afro-Funk Experiment

Touki Bouki Is a Mind-Blowing Afro-Funk Experiment by Charles Mudede H ere are two things that cannot be contested: The greatest film made by a black American is Charles Burnett's To Sleep with Anger, and the greatest film made by a black African is Djibril Diop Mambéty's Hyenas. These films have a lot in common. Show More Summary

De Palma Looks Into the Controversial Filmmaker's Soul and Finds—What Else?—Stories

De Palma Looks Into the Controversial Filmmaker's Soul and Finds—What Else?—Stories by Sean Nelson I don't know which clever wag first coined the expression "style over substance," but whoever it was did a great job of defining a kind...Show More Summary

Music Journalist Issues Apology/Clarification for Sexist Profile of Sky Ferreira in LA Weekly

The Stranger Obtains Music Journalist's Apology/Clarification for Sexist Profile of Sky Ferreira in LA Weekly by Stranger Staff The LA Weekly article "Sky Ferreira's Sex Appeal Is What Pop Music Needs Right Now" generated widespread outrage when it was published on June 17. Show More Summary

Queer Issue: Coming Out of the Woods

Coming Out of the Woods by Sydney Brownstone I n Williamsburg, Brooklyn, there's a bar called the Metropolitan. I don't know how long it's been around—but for as long as I've been around, it's been gay. In 2012, the editors at a now-defunct alternative magazine assigned me, a very green 21-year-old, to write a piece about the Metropolitan. Show More Summary

After Being Displaced by the Greenwood Explosion, One Resident Is Now Facing Homelessness

After Being Displaced by the Greenwood Explosion, One Resident Is Now Facing Homelessness by Ana Sofia Knauf A n explosion caused by a natural-gas leak leveled three businesses and shattered storefront windows around Greenwood Avenue North and 85th Street early on the morning of March 9. Show More Summary

We Saw You Primping Your Undercarriage, Oozing Out of Your Shoes, and Commanding a Dog to Chase an Invisible Squirrel

We Saw You Primping Your Undercarriage, Oozing Out of Your Shoes, and Commanding a Dog to Chase an Invisible Squirrel by Stranger Staff HOT BALLS AT THE GYM We saw you drying your nut sack and taint with the hair dryer at the gym. What...Show More Summary

Free Will Astrology

For the Week of June 22 by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): "The past lives on in art and memory," writes author Margaret Drabble, "but it is not static: It shifts and changes as the present throws its shadow backward." That's a fertile thought for you to meditate on during the coming weeks, Aries. Show More Summary

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