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Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate

by Dan Savage I'm thrilled to announce my running mate, @TimKaine, a man who's devoted his life to fighting for others. -H pic.twitter.com/lTVyfztE5Z— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 23, 2016 NYT: Hillary Clinton named Senator...Show More Summary

What Nonsense Has Mike Pence Been Getting Into This Time?

by Matt Baume "Hey guys, it's me, Mike Pence! I know, weird, right?" lev radin / Shutterstock.com As the American experiment in democracy drew to an unsatisfying close in Cleveland, it's tempting to focus on the nuts and weirdos who busied themselves onstage at the Republican National Convention. Show More Summary

Watch The Live Stream of Capitol Hill Block Party Here

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Not attending Capitol Hill Block Party this weekend, but still want to know what's happening? You can now watch what's happening at the festival from the comfort of your home, courtesy of a live stream from Capitol Hill Block Party. Find the link below.

New Study: "No Compelling Evidence" That Increased Minimum Wage Has Led to Seattle Businesses Shutting Down

by Ansel Herz All those predictions that small businesses would collapse? Bullshit. Dan Holm / Shutterstock.com Another UW study has turned up no evidence to back up that oft-repeated claim that businesses small and large can't survive...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Not Another DTMFA?!? Yes! Another DTMFA!

by Dan Savage Thirty-two-year old, married straight male. I have a problem that I don't know how to deal with. I'm an alcoholic, and my wife is too. We met 5 years ago at the beach. I had never drank more than three or four drinks in a day, and never before 5 o'clock, but I was crazy about her and had a blast day-drinking. Show More Summary

Why We Need Barbara Earl Thomas Now

by Jen Graves The story of the storm, by Barbara Earl Thomas. Images JG "Is it me or is there a Black arts explosion in the midst of this death cycle?" C. Davida Ingram sent me that question recently. If you are exhausted and numb from...Show More Summary

That Seattle University Humanities Dean Who Students Wanted Out? She's Resigning.

by Ansel Herz Direct action gets the goods. Ansel Herz Two months after the university placed her on leave for "issues associated with her leadership and management," in response to a three-week-long protest campaign by students demanding her resignation, former dean Jodi Kelly is stepping down for good. Show More Summary

Hate Crowds but Love Music? Now You Can Live Stream the Capitol Hill Block Party

by Dave Segal Do not miss Steal Shit Do Drugs, Saturday in the Cha Cha Lounge at 6:45 pm.. Marianne Spellman For the first time ever, Capitol Hill Block Party will be live streaming, so you can experience it from the comfort of your overpriced apartment. Show More Summary

Trump Opens the Door to Putin Reforming Soviet Union

by Matt Baume Vladimir Putin, seen here with Donald Trump grinning in the background. Tidarat Tiemjai / Shutterstock.com Searching for dumb things that Donald Trump has done is a bit like catching bugs by sticking your head out of aShow More Summary

Massive Fire in Downtown Bothell Under Control

by Tricia Romano courtesy City of Bothell A fire that broke out on Main Street and 102nd Avenue NE in Bothell early this morning has been tamed, but is not yet out. According to the Bothell Fire Department the fire affected the Mercantile Building, which is under construction, and the Bothell Mall. Show More Summary

How To Make The Atlantic's "Portland Is America's Whitest City" Article About Trump

by Sean Nelson A long read worth your time. White Seattle loosens tie, looks around nervously, dabs sweat from brow, exhales deeply. Kidding aside, Alana Semuels' long, well-researched, and well-argued study goes deep into the historic intention of segregation, and its long-term effects. Show More Summary

Tired Zombie Genre Given New Energy in Train to Busan

by Andrew Wright Few monsters are more in need of a good lie-down than the zombie, a once-terrifyingly loaded cultural metaphor exhausted by repetition. Sometimes, though, you get lucky. The Korean horror film Train to Busan may not wholly reinvent the genre, but it does what it does with such exuberant, head-down momentum that it's tough not to get swept up and grossed out…

Last-Minute Plans: 75, Free, Cheap, & Easy Things To Do In Seattle This Weekend

Markets, Pokémon Comedy, Parades, And More $10-And-Under Options For July 22-24 by Stranger Things To Do Staff Panicking because you haven't planned what you're doing this weekend yet? We've got you covered, with cheap (under $10!) and...Show More Summary

New Fremont Shop Daybreak Records Promises to Be a Collector's Haven

by Mike Nipper Photo crud: Nipsh As an obsessive record nerd I’m always EXTREMELY stoked for MORE local record stores, and the newest shop in town, Daybreak Records, run by former longtime Jive Time staffer RJ, has a lot of us record collectors excited. Show More Summary

How Green Is Her Bullshit: An Uncharacteristically Brief Response to the Green Party Spokesperson's Dishonest Response to My Podcast Rant

by Dan Savage The Green Party's Jill Stein is polling at 5 percent nationally. Bart.gov So a non-pasty-faced Green Party spokesperson/hack had this to say yesterday in response to something pasty-faced me said on my podcast months ago: First, the Green Party actually does run candidates from dog catcher on up. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Returns, Courtesy of Stephen Colbert, To Help Reasonable Humans Shake Off Trump Terror (and Bash Fox News)

by Sean Nelson It's nice to see you again, Mr. Stewart. The echo chamber has been lonely in your absence. Of the many, many horrible things we learned last night during the speech that refused to end, perhaps the most poignant was the proof that no one will ever invent a time machine. Show More Summary

Vote Marko Liias for State Treasurer

by Stranger Election Control Board Marko Liias Senator Marko Liias made headlines—in this here paper—when he came out as the prime sponsor of a bill aiming to jack up the already insanely high interest rates on payday loans. Liias, who'd...Show More Summary

Science News: Exactly What's Wrong With Cliff Mass' Approach to Global Warming, Rare Fin Whale Sighting in Puget Sound

by Ethan Linck The melting continent of Antarctica. NASA One Small Part of Antarctica Stayed Cool While the Rest Warmed: Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of climate change denialism is the willful idiocy of using local exceptions to a widely supported trend as evidence that trend is false. Show More Summary

Police Reports Illustrated: Two Men Were Standing in the U-District Playing Pokémon GO at 3 AM

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The Morning News: Black Lives Matter Takes to Seattle Streets, Local Janitors Say Working Conditions Worsening

by Ansel Herz Marchers chanted, "No justice, no peace!" and occupied intersections. Courtesy of Jerry Savage Another Big Black Lives Matter March Through Seattle: "A large protest marched through downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill Thursday,"...Show More Summary

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