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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

FBI returns Guatemala ancient Mayan artifacts that were in a private U.S. collection

Seven ancient Mayan artifacts that were in the possession of a California collector were returned to Guatemala Friday, decades after the “priceless” hieroglyph carvings were looted from the Central American country.   The pre-Columbian artifacts are four large tablets and three small limestone...

Apartment Sadness: Anyone Need An $8000 Four-Bedroom?

Four-bedrooms that aren't old railroad, rent-controlled units with super cheap rent and a master tenant who's been there since the mid-80's aren't so common in San Francisco, and this one might be a deal, sort of, with a whole lot of drawbacks. [ more › ]

Go Home Already: With Open Wings

Sales tax holidays, and other end-of-day news. [ more › ]

Virginia court invalidates Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring felon voting rights

Supreme Court says Democratic governor overstepped powers in restoring rights to 206,000 ex-offenders.

Trump's America Is Different Than Mine

I tried to watch Donald Trump's speech last night, but every time I switched over I heard language that evoked darkness, distrust and despair. One of the channels was carrying the horror movie Pumpkinhead, which is at least fiction. This...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

Mayor Eric Garcetti Will Speak At The Democratic National Convention Next Week

Councilman Bob Blumenfield has attended every Democratic National Convention since 1980. [ more › ]

Theater review: If/Then

Unless you’ve been stubbornly clinging to some medieval idea of predestination, you’ve probably realized that the unfolding of your life, like human history, is simply one actuality plucked from an infinite number of possibilities. There...Show More Summary

Five arrested in slaying of man found in San Juan Capistrano creek bed

Five people were arrested Friday in connection with the death of a 38-year-old man whose body was dumped in a creek bed in San Juan Capistrano, authorities said. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrests Friday afternoon after a weeklong investigation into Alvaro Rios’ death....

Hillary Clinton Visits Pulse Nightclub In Orlando, Meets With Victims' Families

One day following the Republicans' scary shoutfest in Cleveland, Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton made an unannounced visit to Orlando for a private meeting with community leaders and the families of victims of the June 12 shooting there. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: RIP, Pokemon Go

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