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Charities and county form plan for doling out donations to Silver Spring fire victims

Community members donated more than $500,000. Now the displaced families, piecing their lives back together, await their share of the money.

Syrian Government and ISIS Are Both Responsible For Chemical Attacks, U.N. Says

There have been more than 130 new allegations surrounding the use of chemical weapons in Syria

Homeless Advocates Propose Major Reforms to the Way the City Handles Homeless Encampments

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Washington State Department of Transportation crews regularly clear encampments along highways, including this one in June. Ansel Herz Late last week, Mayor Ed Murray did something he loves to do: announced a task force to figure out what to do about a problem facing his administration. Show More Summary

EOD: Don't Worry, Hillary's Team Is Right On Top of This "Vagenda of Manocide" Thing

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jennifer Campbell Ahem. Everyone? EVERYONE! "Vagenda of Manocide." [dead silence for 30 seconds followed by wild cheers] — Matthew Foster (@OhWettestFarm) August 24, 2016 The talented pun-maker behind Gulf...Show More Summary

ICYMI: Trump Said That Only Non-Hot Celebrities Support Clinton

Grad students can unionize, Lifetime's Britney Spears biopic, and more! [ more › ]

City releases long-awaited plan to spur office development in midtown east

The city published Monday its plan to allow bigger and more modern office towers in midtown east—the first step in the formal rezoning of the neighborhood. The long-awaited midtown east... To view the full story, click the title lin...

Tigerair $59 CBR-MEL sale from 11am, refund for first 200 booked

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Tigerair customers will from 11am today pay just $59 for a one way flight between Canberra and Melbourne during the airline’s opening sale to mark its return to the route on December 8. The first 200 customers to make a booking direct through will receive an automatic refund of the base cost of their […]

Neighbors Put Parking Over Housing In Fight Against 6-Story Mission Development

The 24-unit development would have 12 off-street parking spaces — not enough in the eyes of neighbors worried about the impact more housing will have on their parking. [ more › ]

Eat Shit, Hope Solo

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz Here's the Swedish team with their silver medals. Stefan Holm / Hometown hero Hope Solo, while a talented soccer goalkeeper, behaves like a garbage human. Or, as Slate puts it, she has a "tendency to make...Show More Summary

South El Monte city manager resigns after bribery scandal involving mayor

South El Monte’s city manager has abruptly quit just weeks after the mayor pleaded guilty to a federal bribery count and in the wake of an audit critical of how the city was run. Anthony Ybarra, who had been with the city for more than a decade, announced his resignation late Tuesday at the end...

Lawsuit alleging excessive force by LAPD at black USC student party settled for $450,000

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $450,000 settlement of a lawsuit by USC students who alleged that LAPD officers in riot gear used excessive force and falsely arrested attendees at a predominantly black off-campus student party. The six students who sued over the raid during...

Sen. Steve Glazer to vote ‘no’ on BART measure

State Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, who has relentlessly railed against BART, its labor contracts and financial mismanagement, told The Chronicle Wednesday that he will vote against Measure RR, the $3.5 billion property tax proposal on the Nov. Show More Summary

Walter Scheel, influential West German president and foreign minister, dies at 97

In the 1970s, Mr. Scheel helped steer West Germany toward greater openness with the Soviet bloc.

No I can’t! The pressure of independent politics

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

‘You’ve got no chance.’, is the advice that politics experts gave me when I told them that I wanted to run for the ACT Legislative Assembly. ‘Don’t do it. You’ll look weak.’, is what my campaign manager and friend said when I proposed writing about exactly how it felt to enter politics as an independent. […]

No, You Can't Sue Starbucks For Putting Too Much Ice In Your Drink, Judge Rules

The customer who filed the lawsuit told LAist that he intends to appeal. [ more › ]

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