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Morning News: Washington's Income Gains Have All Gone to the Top 1 Percent

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

GaudiLab/Shutterstock No wonder this guy looks so delighted. Yes, You Read That Correctly: "All the income growth between 2009 and 2012 went to the top 1 percent," according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute. What about...Show More Summary

The French Economist Thomas Piketty Made Inequality an Issue Even the GOP Can't Avoid

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

NOTE: @SpeakerBoehner is all for fixing income #inequality—except for the part abt fixing income inequality. pic.twitter.com/Gq78e75kgQ— SEIU (@SEIU) January 27, 2015 GOP has accepted a fact made popular by Thomas Piketty's bestseller Capital in the 21st Century: The US has a serious and worsening inequality problem. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: We Need to Become a State Where Everyone Pays Their Fair Share

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Office of Governor Jay Inslee Governor Jay Inslee delivering his State of the State address on January 13. He argues that state legislators must act this session to reform our unfair tax system. On so many fronts, Washington leads the nation. Show More Summary

Save the Date: This Year's Short Run Small Press Festival Happens at Fisher Pavilion on October 31st, 2015

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Alex Stonehill This Halloween, Fisher Pavilion will probably be home to the largest amount of glue sticks in the greater Seattle area. Short Run, Seattle's beloved small-press comics and literature festival, has been based out of Washington Hall for the past two years. Show More Summary

KEXP Reveals Its Spacious New Seattle Center Digs

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

SKB ARCHITECTS Seattle radio station KEXP offered media a guided tour through its current and future homes on January 14. It started in the current Dexter Avenue North spot (8,500 square feet), which vividly revealed why the popular station is moving to a much larger space (27,000 square feet) in the Seattle Center later this year. Show More Summary

L7 Announce Plans to Reunite, Launch Documentary Kickstarter (with Séance Opportunity!)

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

LA's influential '90s grunge badasses L7 have announced plans to reunite for an upcoming tour! They've also launched a Kickstarter to help fund a documentary made from interviews and footage spanning their entire career from 1985 to 2001. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Noise Makers

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Originally posted on September 18, 2013. My question is one of etiquette. My lesbian wife and I live in an apartment. The noise pollution between flats can be pretty bad. Anyone who lives in the building is aware of this, and keeping noise down after certain hours is a common courtesy. Show More Summary

Another Person Has Died Falling Onto the Freeway from a Homeless Encampment

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

HG A man police believe was staying in a homeless encampment fell from this retaining wall to his death early this morning. As Sydney mentioned in Morning News, a man died early this morning after falling from a retaining wall on the...Show More Summary

Hugely Popular Greek Singer, Aphrodite's Child Member Demis Roussos, RIP

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

If you'd ever heard Euro-pop singer and former Aphrodite's Child vocalist, Demis Roussos sing, you'd know his beautiful voice WAS aural sunlight; it figures then, I learned of his death during yesterday's unrepentant, dead of winter sunshine. Show More Summary

Republican Senator Kills the "Kill-Bertha" Bill

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Washington State Legislature Senator Curtis King (R-Yakima), Kill-Bertha-bill-killer. Rawr! To recap: On Monday, two Republican state senators, Doug Ericksen (R-Ferndale) and Michael Baumgartner (R-Spokane) floated a bill that would mandate the Bertha tunnel's demise. Show More Summary

Last Night's Episode of The Bachelor: Chris is Boring, Ashley I. is a Virgin, Ashley S. is on Another Planet (and Possibly Drugs)

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

In my wildest dreams, The Bachelor is the longest con, and no one—not the bachelors, not the bachelorettes, not the contestants, not the limo drivers—is an actual person. Ha! We were tricked! The “I love yous” and marriages have all been fake and humanity is still intact. Show More Summary

What to Wear This Super Bowl Sunday: Here's 12 DIY Ideas

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Only five more days till the biggest pep rally Seattle's ever known! But what are you gonna wear? Kelly O 1. Find some yarn Kelly O 2. Sew yourself a cape and some new underwear x Kelly O 3. Paint those nails! Kelly O 4. Or paint some jewelry you that already own Kelly O 5. Show More Summary

Elysian Brewing CEO on Anheuser-Busch Sale: "They Want Us to Create More Cool Shit."

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Elysian Brewing Elysian Cofounders Dick Cantwell, Dave Buhler, and Joe Bisacca. Last Friday, news broke that local microbrewery Elysian Brewing was being acquired by global corporation Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer. Show More Summary

Disney Reportedly Considering Chris Pratt for Indiana Jones Reboot: What Do You Think?

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com I could have used any number of glamorous pictures of Chris Pratt standing on a red carpet to illustrate this post, but I like this 2013 photo of Pratt and Adam Scott eating whipped cream straight fromShow More Summary

French Prog-Rock Giants Magma to Play the Crocodile April 3

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Remember back in December 2014 when rumors were circulating about a Seattle date for French prog legends Magma's 45th anniversary tour? Well, the rumor's come to pass: The Crocodile will host Christian Vander and company April 3 (all...Show More Summary

I Think I Think You Are Totally Wrong Is Totally Wrong, or, How David Shields and Caleb Powell's "Quarrel" Takes Up All the Air in the Room

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

David Shields: Look at this guy, just taking up space. David Shields takes up too much goddamned space. It's not that he's a bad writer, although he has written some very bad books (about which more soon). It's just that he's everywhere. Show More Summary

Licata Staffer Lisa Herbold Considering Council Run

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy of Lisa Herbold Lisa Herbold: The next Nick Licata? With veteran progressive council member Nick Licata out of this year's council games, will one of his staffers step up to fill his shoes? Maybe! There's been speculation that Lisa Herbold, a longtime Licata aide, is considering a run. Show More Summary

False Prophet Scores a True Coup, Booking UK Techno Giant Regis, Feb. 8 at Kremwerk

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The False Prophet monthly at Kremwerk just landed its biggest booking to date: Regis, aka British techno dark magus Karl O'Connor. The producer/DJ—famous in underground-electronic circles for his intensely high-speed, heady, and banging techno-noir productions—will be playing Sunday February 8. Show More Summary

A Street-Level View of Ukraine's Renewed Warfare

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Chris Collison Training exercise for Ukraine’s first volunteer medical battalion. As you may have heard over the weekend, Russia's "little green men"—Russian troops in unmarked uniforms—and Russian-backed insurgents resumed open warfare in eastern Ukraine, shelling cities and killing civilians. Show More Summary

Governor Inslee Opposes Kill-Bertha Bill

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Washington State Department of Transportation Governor Inslee used to be all-smiles about the deep-bore tunnel project. Now he's facing flack from Senate Republicans. On Monday, we caught wind that Senate Republicans Doug Ericksen (R-Ferndale)...Show More Summary

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