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Cold case closed: Man sent to prison for 1981 rape, killing

Thirty years after a Whittier woman was found raped and strangled in her apartment, her killer has been sentenced to prison.

Free Will Astrology for the Week of Jan 28

15 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

FESTA/SHUTTERSTOCK ARIES (March 21–April 19): Do you have an entourage or posse that helps you work magic you can't conjure up alone? Is there a group of coconspirators that prods you to be brave and farseeing? If not, try to whip one up. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: She Had Her First Threesome And...

15 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm a 38-year old hetero woman; my best friend is a few years younger and bi. She's been trying to get in my pants for years but no matter how game I am, I just... vaginas don't turn me on. She's been pointing out for a long time that...Show More Summary

Vaccine skeptics are in denial

To the editor: My child is a student at Waldorf School of Orange County, and it's unbelievable that 41% of kindergartners started the school year unvaccinated. Just recently a Waldorf parent told me that no one is talking about the measles epidemic — not one conversation. ("Once easily...

Environmental Groups Say State Law Could Prevent Shell Arctic Drilling Ships in Seattle

15 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

US Coast Guard An image of the Noble Discoverer, a Shell Arctic drilling ship that became the subject of eight felony offenses for dumping wastewater overboard and evading other environmental regulations. This is one of the ships that...Show More Summary

In police-involved shootings, facts are victims

To the editor: Your editorial is balanced and thoughtful. Not every officer-involved shooting is justified, nor is every one unjustified. ("How to ensure impartial investigations of officers' deadly force?," Editorial, Jan. 26)

On civil rights, give religion credit where credit is due

To the editor: Michael Shermer is wrong to say that "the abolitionist movement was primarily inspired by such secular documents as the American Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man." ("The influence of science and reason on moral progress," Op-Ed, Jan. 26)

If judges can't join the Boy Scouts, what about the Mormon Church?

To the editor: California's Supreme Court unanimously decreed that state judges will no longer be allowed to affiliate with the Boy Scouts of America because of the organization's discrimination against gay and lesbian adults in leadership roles. ("State high court's vote affecting Scout...

Seriously, let's not take Super Bowl so seriously

When it comes to Super Bowl week, this column represents failure XLIX. The topic should be ignored, but it's a red flag in front of a bull.

Harold Meyerman, ex-banker who aided Palm Springs museum, dies at 76

Harold Meyerman, a prominent banker who in retirement oversaw a turnaround of the financially troubled Palm Springs Art Museum, died Jan. 21 at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. He was 76.

Transportation Funding Act of 2015 Previewed At Press Conference

House Speaker David Ralston and House Transportation Chairman Jay Roberts held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to provide some details on the Transportation Funding Act of 2015, which will be filed on Thursday. The act will provide...Show More Summary

The High List: Recommended Events for Stoners—Chill Hiphop, Unclaimed Human Bones, and the Super Bowl... of WEED!

15 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Bop-Alloy. Feelin' Good on a Wednesday MUSIC Studio Seven (110 S Horton St), Wed Jan 28 A hot pot tipper sent over an invite (boy am I a sucker for a poster of a cookie wearing a hat) to what he described as "some of Seattle's chillest...Show More Summary

Who Knew Tom Petty Could Be So Litigious?!

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Tom Petty (and co-writer Jeff Lynne!!) just won a lawsuit Monday against pop singer Sam Smith, as Smith's song "Stay With Me" allegedly plagiarizes Petty's 1989 jam, "Won't Back Down." Okay. Um, after a few track back-to-back listens, I didn't really hear it (and y'all, I know how to hear "similarities"). Show More Summary

Superfluous Bowl

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Kitten Bowl. Let me tell you, folks—it's not easy being an "influencer." You know... the person who has a contrary opinion about something but is eventually proven to be ABSOLUTELY RIGHT (even though no one will ever publicly admit it)? Sigh. Show More Summary

California school bans 66 students without measles vaccinations

Almost 70 Palm Desert High School students who haven’t been fully immunized for measles are banned from classes for the next two weeks. Meanwhile, the classmate who may have exposed them to the highly contagious virus is being allowed to return.

Lakers' Kobe Bryant undergoes successful surgery on torn rotator cuff

Kobe Bryant will be sidelined nine months after undergoing a two-hour procedure Wednesday morning to repair a torn rotator cuff, the Lakers announced.

Los Angeles Convention Center reports first profit in years

After years of running at a deficit, the Los Angeles Convention Center is reporting profits of $3.3 million for the first year that the facility has been turned over to a private operator.

Angels' David Freese signs for $6.425 million, avoiding arbitration

The Angels avoided arbitration with David Freese on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with the third baseman on a one-year, $6.425-million deal, a salary that was exactly midway between the $7.6 million Freese sought and the $5.25 million the Angels offered.

Marshawn Lynch and The People Who Punish Him (Who Are Bad At Their Jobs)

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

lev radin / Shutterstock.com I promise this post will be about Marshawn Lynch, but it’s going to take a moment to get there, so bear with me. For a period of time in the mid to late '00s I worked as a marketing coordinator at a mid-sized corporate law firm here in Seattle. Show More Summary

Placebo effect influenced by perceived cost, study finds

How do you convert a simple saline solution into a useful treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease? Tell them it’s a drug that costs $100 per dose. And if you want to make it even more effective, tell them it costs $1,500 inste...

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