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Two Unarmed Black Men Suspected of Stealing Beer Shot by Police Officer in Olympia

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Olympian reports that last night, around 1 a.m., two black men alleged to have attempted to steal beer from an Olympia Safeway, were spotted, confronted, and then shot by a police officer. The men are in their 20s and reportedly are brothers. Show More Summary

The Rules Regulating Restaurant Service Charges Are Confusing and Seattle Is Ill-Equipped to Enforce Them

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Since Seattle's new minimum-wage law took effect on April 1, restaurant owners have looked at various ways to accommodate higher compensation for their employees—for example, Ivar's Salmon House raised prices and eliminated tips. A month later, Renee Erickson eliminated tips at her three restaurants in favor of an 18.5 percent service charge. Show More Summary

Foo Fighters Were the Final Guest on David Letterman’s Farewell to TV. Does This Sound Right to Anyone?

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A farewell from one Dave to another. s_bukley / Shutterstock.com Last night saw longtime late-night host David Letterman saying farewell to the airwaves and preparing to settle down into well-deserved retirement. For reasons that baffle...Show More Summary

SIFF Notes 2015: All the Films You Must, Should, and Might Want to See Today, Thursday, May 21

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

If you see one film at this year's SIFF, see Bodyslam: Revenge of the Banana, a documentary about Seattle's changing nature (and wrestling) tonight at 9:30 at the Egyptian We certainly hope you've been enjoying week two of the 41st annual Seattle International Film Festival. Show More Summary

The Time I Had a Sexting Three-Way Thanks to My Friend Who Was Holding My Phone as I Drove

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I was driving down the Oregon Coast when she sexted me a beautiful photo of her backside. JEFF SHERIDAN I've been having a lot of sex on my phone lately. Earlier this year, I moved from Seattle to a Monsanto bean field called Warrensburg, Missouri, for a college teaching job. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Is It Safe to Call This Man a Rocker? Plus, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Bill Is on the Move.

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

John Roderick: "Don't call me a rocker!" Jim Bennett Was It "Gamesmanship" for the Seattle Times to Call John Roderick a Rocker? No, says Romenesko. "John Roderick of the indie rock band The Long Winters," Romenesko writes, "is running...Show More Summary

Kshama Sawant—"She Who Shall Not Be Named"—Argues Against New Campaign Ethics Rule

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Organizers say 500 people showed up at City Hall for a housing affordability town hall last month. Some believe council member Kshama Sawant violated city ethics rules at the event, and want new campaign rules to keep her from doing it again. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Can the Central District Become a Model for More Inclusive Development in Seattle?

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Architect Donald King and UW architecture professor Sharon Sutton (center), and Sutton's students visited 23rd and Union in the Central District to help imagine a mixed-use development using Afrocentric design principles. Courtesy of Sharon Sutton The vast majority of our city planning and architecture is based on the dominant Eurocentric culture. Show More Summary

More From The Vaults: A New Sweet Madness Album

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A couple years back Spokane's most un-famous punk/power pop band, Sweet Madness, released their first album Made In Spokane 1978-1981! It turned out not only to be a solid collection of decades old recordings, but also, FINALLY, told their story—filling a BIG gap in late '70s PacNW music history. Show More Summary

Free Will Astrology for the Week of May 20

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

FESTA/Shutterstock GEMINI (May 21–June 20): "Aha!" is your mantra for the coming weeks, Gemini. Keep it on the tip of your tongue, ready to unleash. This always-ready-to-be-surprised-by-inspiration attitude will train you to expect the arrival of wonders and marvels. Show More Summary

Tim Burgess and Rocking Chair Have Raised More Money for City Council Than Anyone Else

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

That's my best attempt to decipher the Seattle Times headline "Burgess, rocker top fundraisers so far in bid for council position." Seattle City Council / Thinkstock Oh wait hold on I think they might mean this guy. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

For the First Time in History, a Dinosaur Fossil Has Been Discovered in Washington State

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Washington's new pride and joy: a portion of a dinosaur's femur. mpt Washington State has its first dinosaur fossil, you guys!!! Today Burke Museum Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Dr. Christian Sidor and University of Washington Department...Show More Summary

Washington State Rules for Local Distilleries Just Got So Much Better, Plus Boom Noodle Reopens

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The patio (and the beer-making) at Standard Brewing is about to get a lot bigger. Standard Brewing Governor Inslee Signs Bill Benefitting Washington DistilleriesGovernor Jay Inslee just signed state bill 5353, thereby greatly expanding the marketing opportunities of local distilleries. Show More Summary

Thank Dave

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Small town newsman retires. When I was but a wee laddie, I witnessed something on television that would change my life forever. The year was 1980. That particular summer day was rainy and miserable, and none of my friends were anywhere to be found. Show More Summary

Dave Goodbye: Five Notable Performances by Seattle Musicians on Letterman's Show

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Michele Paccione / Shutterstock People are still buzzing about Bob Dylan's beautifully somber interpretation of the jazz standard "The Night We Called It a Day," which he performed last night on Late Show with David Letterman, whichShow More Summary

10 Frames: Cathedral's 1 Year Anniversary

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A selection of shots from Cathedral, a performance space for queer artists, in celebration of the event's one year anniversary at Kremwerk. The always incredible Amoania, one of Cathedral's fearless leaders and curators, relaxes for a moment before the madness. Show More Summary

São Paulo Prepares for Water Riots with US SWAT Training

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

How São Paulo handles its water lockout could be a harbinger of future climate-change impacts. Rich Lonardo/Shutterstock While we're all on the subject of climate change—have you been following the drought in São Paulo? Scroll.in has...Show More Summary

As His Renter-Focused Opponent Gains Traction, Tim Burgess Suddenly Cares About Renter Protections

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

One of council president Tim Burgess's main opponents, Jon Grant, has been calling for a slate of renter protections. Now Burgess is pushing for them, too. City of Seattle Tim Burgess looks scared. In his fight for reelection to a citywide...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Queer Goggles

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Originally posted on February 27, 2013. I am writing about a friend. By all appearances, he is straight. However, on more than one occasion, he has gotten drunk and tried to hook up with a transvestite or a person who could have been one. Show More Summary

Rand Paul Thinks He's Filibustering the Patriot Act, but He's Actually Just Babbling

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"Hey, look at me! I'm running for president!" Andrew Cline / Shutterstock.com Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, the guy that you spend every party trying to find excuses to get away from, has launched into a filibuster(ish) intended to stop...Show More Summary

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