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Advocacy Groups Push For Expanded GW Bridge Bike & Pedestrian Paths

Another treacherous bike and pedestrian path may be headed for a needed expansion. Cycling advocacy groups are urging Port Authority to double the size of the George Washington Bridge's shared path as part of a pre-planned $1.03 billion project to replace its suspension cables. [ more › ]

7 New Illinois Laws You're Going to Want to Know in the New Year

Not knowing a law is not considered a legal defense for not following it. So don't get caught unawares -- new laws will take effect in Illinois in 2015 that could affect the daily life of average Illinoisans. Get up to speed on what new rules you'll be expected to follow in the new year. Here are seven of the new laws: 1. Show More Summary

Holiday travel hits new high: More than 6 million to drive in SoCal

More than 12 million Californians will hit the road or head to the airport for the holidays this year, part of a nationwide holiday travel surge not seen since at least 2001, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Reed appoints allies to board overseeing $30-million redevelopment effort in stadium neighborhoods

A new fund pledging to pump more than $30 million into the neighborhoods directly surrounding the new Atlanta Falcons stadium has come one step closer to fruition. That investment comes on the heels of $30 million already committed to...Show More Summary

Feds announce first regulations for toxic coal ash

Six years after a catastrophic coal ash spill in Tennessee washed away homes and polluted rivers, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced the first federal regulations for the toxic wastes created by coal burned to produce electricity.

Holiday travel hits new high: More than 6 million to drive in SoCal

More than 12 million Californians will hit the road or head to the airport for the holidays this year, part of a nationwide holiday travel surge not seen since at least 2001, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

D.C. Musicians Show Us Their Favorite Moments of 2014

                    We asked several local musicians to go back through their Instagram feeds and share their favorite snapshots from the past year. [ more › ]

Artists Who Are Moms Get A Few Dollars

23 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy of the artist Gala Bent's Stable Form in Green, Two in Green, I Still Get a Thrill, and Wings. Phyllis Hatfield's premise for her new project, Fell From the Sky, is simple: She's giving seven King County artists $2,000 per year...Show More Summary

Three To See: This Week's Theater Recommendations

Skip the more traditional Christmas shows this week and check out a couple of updated musical classics and a live version of everyone's favorite holiday movie. [ more › ]

Our Critics' Top Picks Today

23 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

DANCER AND PRANCER BRING THE HOLIDAY CHEER, PART DEUX Dancer & Prancer's Xmas Extravaganza @ Chop SueyDidn’t make it out to Chop Suey yesterday? Don’t you worry; you can still catch the vintage, glitter-coated licks of Shannon and the...Show More Summary

Friday Afternoon Diversion: Banjo Of Death

Have you ever wondered what a cover of Slayer's "Angel of Death" would sound like on a banjo? Wonder no more. [ more › ]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

23 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER … once … more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching breakfast dishes fly past me and I am faced with the amazing, freshly baked, pastry cabinet every morning. So you can [...]

Never Heard of Em: The Magnetic Fields

23 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This extra-special double-wide edition of Never Heard of 'Em is brought to you by Stranger music editor Emily Nokes and Stranger editor in chief Christopher Frizzelle dancing around the office together laughing and singing as much of "Absolutely Cuckoo" as they could get through, right into each other's faces. Show More Summary

Al Pacino at Height of Powers in "The Humbling!"

all photos from Millenium Last night at a screening room in Beverly HiIls I attended a preview showing of Al Pacino's new film, THE HUMBLING, from Millennium Pictures, which is getting a limited Oscar release prior to its general showing in the new year. Show More Summary

City Leaders Will Consider Whether We Need a New Seattle Police Intelligence Auditor

23 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ansel Herz On December 8, a senior photographer for the Seattle Police Department snapped pictures of a small crowd of peaceful protesters. The previous week, protest organizers at U-Village said they felt unsettled by men who they believed were undercover police taking their photographs. Show More Summary

Super Visions: Wild guesses and rank speculation

I learned from the Internet which characters Kyle MacLachlan and Chloe Bennet, his onscreen daughter, are supposedly playing on “Agents of SHIELD.” Fret not! In case you don’t know already, I won’t repeat the names I saw online.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

NYC Cracks Down On Sketchy Senior Centers

The New York City Council is cracking down on fraudulent social adult day care centers that take advantage of the elderly. Some of the senior centers, which are meant to help those with chronic conditions requiring constant care, such as dementia and Alzheimer's, have been abusing Medicaid funding and leaving senior citizens vulnerable. [ more › ]

Illinois Woman Trying To Trademark "I Can't Breathe" For Hoodies, T-Shirts

An Illinois woman has registered to trademark "I Can't Breathe," the last words of Eric Garner, the man who was placed into a fatal chokehold by an NYPD officer last summer. According to The Smoking Gun, 57-year-old Catherine Crump has...Show More Summary

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