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Anti-Trans Activists Are Harassing People Who Decline to Sign Their Petitions. What Are Your Rights to Counter Them?

by Ana Sofia Knauf Seth Kirby, chair of trans advocacy group Washington Won't Discriminate, addresses a crowd at a rally in February. Washington Won't Discriminate In February, anti-trans activist group Just Want Privacy revamped their...Show More Summary

The Week in Weed: Vermont Governor Vetoes Legislation, Canadians are Replacing Prescription Drugs with Weed, and Washington State University Will Pay You to Get Stoned

The Week in Weed for May 26, 2017 by Amber Cortes Are more people replacing their prescription drugs with weed? Scott Barbour and Justin Sullivan via Getty Images “Marijuana is not medicine!” cried acting DEA Chuck Rosenberg. And yet…it’s...Show More Summary

Over 200 People Gathered Last Night to Talk About Art in Seattle. Here’s What Was Said.

by Emily Pothast This happened last night. Emily Pothast Last night, around 220 people (according to Artist Trust, who handled ticketing) gathered at Greg Kucera Gallery for an event called In Support of Artists: The Evolution of Seattle Exhibition Space. Show More Summary

The Commune: A Movie for Seattle's Housing Crisis?

by Kathy Fennessy Hej, Seattle. Our movie The Commune will give you some ideas on how to live in a fucking expensive city. Danish director Thomas Vinterberg made his rep with 1998's The Celebration, in which a well-heeled family unravels in spectacular fashion. Show More Summary

Inquest Jury: Officers Feared for Lives, Didn't Show Concern for Welfare, Before Fatally Shooting Renee Davis

by Sydney Brownstone Lawyers for the Davis family discuss the results of the inquest with Danielle Bargala, Renee Davis' foster sister. SB A six-person jury deliberated for an hour and a half before determining that the officers whoShow More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Morally Jerking Off to Non-consensual Erotica

by Dan Savage I'm a straight cis-gendered man in my mid-twenties, and happily in a committed relationship. For a long time, I've considered myself a feminist, and I wear the title with pride. I believe women deserve all the equal rights of men, and try to do my part in application as well. Show More Summary

The Montana Election Reflects the Death of White Accountability

by Charles Mudede Don't call it a bodyslam... NYC-based culture critic Jay Smooth expressed how shocking it is for many that a politician attacked a reporter, won the race, and feels that an apology settled the matter. Smooth pointed out that Greg Gianforte, the "Republican and billionaire" did not bodyslam the reporter. Show More Summary

Inbox Jukebox: A Weekly Shortlist of Good New Music. Shabazz Palaces, Martin Rev, Judy Dyble, and More

by Dave Segal Shabazz Palaces reminisce futuristically on their new single. Victoria Kovios Shabazz Palaces, “Since C.A.Y.A.” (Sub Pop). It may seem like we've been over-saturating you with Shabazz Palaces coverage lately, but when you have this monumental a force in your backyard, it's hard to ignore. Show More Summary

Restaurants, Dry Cleaners, and Beauty Salons Are Closing In Seattle Because of the Minimum Wage Spike

by Charles Mudede A revolution began here once. Charles Mudede According to the former McDonald’s CEO Ed Rensi, small businesses in Seattle are collapsing under the burden of the $15 an hour minimum wage. And it's not just restaurants that are closing their doors, but also beauty salons and dry cleaners. Show More Summary

Attorney General Says Stop Mislabeling Sushi (and More Updates)

Another poke chain, Amazon grocery pickup, Tulalip’s new pizza place, and more Another Poke Chain Approaches Ahipoki Bowl, which has seven locations in California and four in Arizona, will open its first Washington outposts in Shoreline (1295 N. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: We Need to Get Real About Affordable Housing

by Teresa Mosqueda City Council candidate Teresa Mosqueda says a 25% set-aside requirement for affordable housing is unrealistic. Courtesy of Teresa Mosqueda On New Year’s Eve, our neighbor emailed to say she and her husband—a 91-year-old World War II veteran recently diagnosed with cancer—had to be out of their apartment by February. Show More Summary

Our Film Critics' Picks For SIFF This Weekend

Band Aid, Vampire Cleanup Department, Endless Poetry, And More Picks For May 26-29 by Stranger Things To Do Staff The Seattle International Film Festival is now bearing down on its second weekend. See our complete SIFF guide online for...Show More Summary

The 28 Best Movies To See At SIFF Over Memorial Day Weekend: May 26-29, 2017

by Stranger Things To Do Staff About Band Aid, playing on Sunday and Monday (and featuring Fred Armisen), Sean Nelson writes, "It’s strange the way movies can make you like people who would annoy you in life." The Seattle International Film Festival is now bearing down on its second weekend. Show More Summary

The 28 Best Movies To See At SIFF Over Memorial Day Weekend: May 26-29, 2017

The Stranger's film critics' picks for the Seattle International Film Festival's second weekend. by Stranger Things To Do Staff The Seattle International Film Festival is now bearing down on its second weekend. See our complete SIFFShow More Summary

Boozy Slushies in Seattle Worth the Brain Freeze, 2017

Where to drink frozen cocktails when it's hot as hell After a long, miserable winter, it appears that summer has finally decided to make an appearance in Seattle. If you're totally ill-equipped to handle even the mildest of hot days,...Show More Summary

Police Reports Illustrated: Man Dances in the Street

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The Morning News: Is It Really Surprising About Jeff Sessions?, and Two Men Were Shot in Gas Works Park

by Leilani Polk Jeff Sessions ate a lemon this week and it tasted like borscht. Alex Wong / Getty Are We Really Surprised About Jeff Sessions?: The Attorney General is yet another person appointed by Trump who had meetings with Russian...Show More Summary

So, What Does Bob Hasegawa—Who Once Compared Light Rail to Dog Poop—Really Think About Transit?

by Heidi Groover State Sen. Bob Hasegawa with a visual aide. State of Washington (Illustration by Mike Force) To Bob Hasegawa, everything is "rigged." Seattleites are "feeling like the system is rigged," the state senator said, channeling Bernie Sanders as he launched his campaign for mayor earlier this month. Show More Summary

A Bad Day for Sound Transit: Budget Hits in Both Washingtons

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Trump's budget in one Washington, cuts to car tab taxes in the other. Sound Transit Bad news for light rail in Washington, D.C. today, via the Seattle Times: Sound Transit and its allies in Congress say they’ll fight...Show More Summary

The Stranger Is Hiring A Social Media Engagement Editor!

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by The Stranger Do you read Slog daily? Do you check Twitter, Facebook, Reddit compulsively? Then you should know: The Stranger is hiring a social-media engagement manager. This is your chance to join a very exciting team and workplace. Hit us up!

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