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Washington State Supreme Court Strikes Down Charter Schools Law

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Washington State Supreme Court says the state's charter schools law is unconstitutional. Washington State Supreme Court According to the AP: Pre-holiday news dump: APNewsAlert: OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ Washington Supreme Court rules...Show More Summary

Black Lives Matter activist charged in connection with police confrontation

A local Black Lives Matter activist who is among the Los Angeles and Pasadena police departments' most vocal critics was charged with a felony Friday in connection with a confrontation at a Pasadena park.

Going Against the Flow: Ian Seigel, CEO of ZipRecruiter

Ian Siegel is co-founder and CEO of ZipRecruiter, the job platform for small and midsized businesses, where he drives the company vision, product roadmap, and internal and customer growth. He has played executive product and technology roles at several growing startups, including CitySearch, Stamps.com, Rent.com and Pictage. Show More Summary

Ex-Amazon Executive Greg Russell Is Leaving the Seattle Police Department

8 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Gregory Russell was hired away from Amazon. Now, after five months as the Seattle Police Department's technology chief, he's leaving. SPD I received a tip on Wednesday that Greg Russell, the former top Amazon executive who joined the SPD in March, is resigning. Show More Summary

I Would Like to Say a Few Words About the Mouse I Killed

8 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

In memoriam. CreativeNature R.Zwerver / shutterstock.com When I slid out the trap from beneath Jen's desk, I noticed that the cow'rin,' tim'rous beastie stuck to the glue was far less furry than the mice who nibble hunks of cheese in storybooks. Show More Summary

Friday news and notes: End-of-week desk clearing

Media moves, crime politics, fires, LA bike gangs observed and much more.

Pier 14 Shooting Suspect Will Stand Jury Trial On Murder, Weapons Charges, Judge Rules

A judge has heard enough preliminary evidence for the case to move forward. [ more › ]

Entangled blue whale spotted off San Pedro, officials say; rescuers en route

A blue whale has been spotted off Point Fermin in San Pedro and appears to have become entangled in fishing line, marine animal rescue officials said.

Ben Kingsley Meets the Ultimate WASP in Learning to Drive

8 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It’s a frequent lament among filmgoers older than 50: “Hollywood doesn’t make movies for adults anymore,” except it isn’t true. The movies get made, but studios direct the bulk of their distribution and marketing funds elsewhere. This year alone saw the release of I’ll See You in My Dreams, Ricki and the Flash, and Grandma. Show More Summary

Salvadoran gang member suspected in assassination caught at O.C. car dealership

A member of the violent street gang MS-13, wanted in his native El Salvador for allegedly assassinating a government prosecutor, was captured working at a Santa Ana car dealership.

Video Drives Home How Scary The 110 Freeway Ramps Are

'We know now very clearly that parkway is not standard. We have no shoulder, the lane widths are too narrow.' [ more › ]

Judge denies transgender student’s request to use boys’ bathroom

The teenager wanted to use the boys’ restroom rather than a private bathroom that he finds “humiliating.”

Lawmaker who commuted to Capitol from jail suspends campaign for now

Va. Senate hopeful Joe Morrissey has a paralyzed diaphragm — but he has bounced back from worse.

If Seattle Teachers Strike on the First Day of School, You Can Send Your Kid to Camp Instead

8 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

If teachers strike, Parks and Rec is expanding their after-school program for elementary school kids into day camps. SB Parents, fear not! If the Seattle Education Assocation—a 5,000-member union made up of Seattle's teachers, instructional...Show More Summary

Last-Minute Weekend Plans: 9 Cheap and Easy Things To Do This Long Weekend

8 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is a burger from Li'l Woody's. You can get one of your own for free on Labor Day. Kelly O Believe it or not, there are things happening in Seattle this weekend that aren't Bumbershoot. If you did shell out the big bucks for it, you should go look at our complete guide to Bumbershoot, but, if you'd rather pay $15 than $150, we've got you covered. Show More Summary

Apartment Sadness: A Box With A View For $3300 (And It's A Share)

It's in One Rincon Hill, and you'd probably be helping pay someone's mortgage. [ more › ]

SF's 32nd Homicide For 2015: Stabbing Near SFPD Substation

A 61-year-old San Francisco man was killed Thursday night, when a fight on a notorious SoMa street turned deadly. [ more › ]

Soulless Workers in a Corporate Office Become Vampires in the Comedy Bloodsucking Bastards

9 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Bloody good. "What's up, dildos?" This and a gazillion more teenage-boy-style insults are thrown around freely in the miserable, windowless, cubicle-ridden corporate sales office (where they are hawking "male-enhancement" pills, among...Show More Summary

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