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D.C. officials prepare for holiday crowds

Just days after a major terror attack killed dozens at an airport in Istanbul, D.C. officials say they are prepared for the onslaught of tourists for the 4th of July weekend.

Need Something to Watch This Weekend? Watch Season One of Mr. Robot

26 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ned Lannamann MR. ROBOT Christian Slater and Rami Malek With luck, you’ll have plenty of time for fun in the sun during the three-day holiday weekend, but you’re probably not going to spend the entire time outside. That’s why on long weekends like this, it’s wise to have a really good TV show to binge on. Show More Summary

22 Free, Cheap, And Easy Things To Do for Fourth of July in Seattle — Plus, Where To See Fireworks

26 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Celebrate Independence Day with Picnics, Live Music, And...Slug Races? by Stranger Things To Do Staff Fourth of July is patriotic and wholesome, but it's also cheap and easy. Most of the events below are completely free to attend—including...Show More Summary

Mississippi Shocked to Learn US Constitution Protects Queers

27 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Matt Baume Robbie Kaplan and Edie Windsor, two of the women who helped get us here. lev radin / Shutterstock.com America! What a great county. Until we wrote that dumb Constitution, then it was all downhill from there. First it protected...Show More Summary

Mayor Gives Another Gift to Police Union, Won't Reappoint Civilian Watchdog

28 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz Mayor Ed Murray: The gift that keeps on giving for SPOG, Seattle's police union. Jaromir Chalabala/Shutterstock After negotiating a "mediocre at best" reform of the city's contract with the Seattle Police Officers Guild...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Man 4 Woman Annoyed @ Men 4 Men

28 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage My wife and I have an open relationship. It works, we're happy — but that's not what my question is about. We're both cool with other people, but we're discreet about it, and we've agreed to a rule of "nobody from our small...Show More Summary

The Documentary Tickled Uncovers Emotional Pain

29 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Kathy Fennessy The title suggests a film about a harmless fetish, but this chilling documentary uncovers more emotional pain than physical pleasure. In the prologue, a television reporter describes David Farrier as "New Zealand'sShow More Summary

Last-Minute Plans: 52 Free, Cheap, And Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend

29 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Wooden Boat Festival, The Free Bike Party, And More (Non-Independence Day) Events That Won't Cost More Than $10 by Stranger Things To Do Staff The long Fourth of July weekend is almost here, and, although there are lots of excellent...Show More Summary

Using "park and pedal" to conquer the last mile

It would help get people out of their cars in the city centers.

Audit: Enforcement of some child-care safeguards lacking in Maryland

A review found that background checks are not always confirmed, among other problems.

Regional digest for July 1, 2016

Former D.C. official charged with filing false tax return; D.C. shooting victim identified.

Using “park and pedal” to conquer the last mile

How do you get more commuters to bicycle into the city? Boston is trying “Park & Pedals,” dedicated parking lots where suburban commuters can drive to the edge of the city, then bicycle the last couple of miles. Bicycling is often the fastest way to travel through dense cities. But most commuters from far-flung suburbs […]

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A happy Fourth to all you revolutionaries

To honor the Fourth of July weekend, I thought of going the full John Phillip Souza brass band route, but decided instead in favor of Steve…

Ex-Stranger Music Editor Everett True Raising Funds for His Book About Grunge, His Life, and Other Tragedies

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal The anti-Greil Marcus. Jay Bevenour Everett True—who helmed this paper's music section for a year in the late '90s—has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for a collection of autobiographical stories from his rancorous and debauched life as a music critic, titled The Electrical Storm. Show More Summary

The Daily Show's Jessica Williams Signs Off, Skewers Bernie Supporters Voting for Trump

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz Jessica Williams' last report for the Daily Show profiles a group of Bernie Sanders supporters who now say they'll vote for Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton. It's downright frightening how stupid they are: Williams...Show More Summary

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