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This Weekend's Traffic Headaches Begin Tomorrow

by Ana Sofia Knauf Thanks, Obama. Frederic Legrand - COMEO / Shutterstock.com Tomorrow isn't onlyTrans Pride parade on Capitol Hill. Downtown Seattle will also likely be a traffic clusterfuck. President Barack Obama will be in town for two private fundraising events – one for Gov. Show More Summary

Obama Program to Stop Deportations Blocked by Deadlocked Supreme Court

by Ansel Herz It's been ten years since huge crowds marched for immigration reform. Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com Mother Jones: On Thursday, the Supreme Court dealt a major blow to President Barack Obama's effort to shield some undocumented immigrants from deportation. Show More Summary

Reading So Real—Former Techno Icon Moby Drops a Moving Memoir

by Dave Segal Is this book vegan? Penguin Random House You know you’re important when Eminem disses you. The verbose, venomous Detroit rapper hurled a homophobic slur at Moby in his 2002 song “Without Me” and added salt to the woundShow More Summary

Attorney General Warns I-1515 Signature Gatherers That Following People Into Bathrooms Is Obviously Not Okay

by Sydney Brownstone NO ON I-1515: If a signature gatherer tells you that I-1515 protects trans people, they're lying. Washington Won't Discriminate Last week, KIRO 7 interpreted Just Want Privacy chairman Joseph Backholm's commentsShow More Summary

Are Democrats Taking a Bold Stand on the Wrong Gun Control Bill?

by Heidi Groover .@repjohnlewis on sit-in: "It had to be dramatic. It had to be out of the ordinary. We acted." #holdthefloorhttps://t.co/rePqlbvOFE — CSPAN (@cspan) June 22, 2016 Like last week's Senate filibuster, news of House Democrats' dramatic sit-in for gun control has some progressives questioning the exact policies Dems are calling for. Show More Summary

'Where Love Is Illegal' at Seattle Art Museum

by Jen Graves Look. See. The curtain is being opened in Where Love Is Illegal, by Robin Hammond, at Seattle Art Museum. JG Each photograph in Where Love Is Illegal features a person or a pair of people (a couple, or a mother and child)...Show More Summary

Morning News: Apartments Going Up and Rents Not Coming Down, GOP Adjourns House

by Charles Mudede We are building a luxury city. vewfinder/shutterstock.com Buildings Are Going Up but Prices Are Not Coming Down: Puget Sound Business Journal reports: "Apartment rents are climbing in the greater Seattle area despite...Show More Summary

Chuck Klosterman Hasn't Seen the Future, But He's Thought About It A LOT

The Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs author on the disappearance of everything. by Megan Burbank C huck Klosterman thinks everything is wrong: I'm wrong, you're wrong, and the future will prove this. Probably. Maybe. Or we could be right?...Show More Summary

10 Queer Clubs in Seattle Where You Can Spend Pride Weekend

Dance, Party with Drag Stars, Listen to Live Music, And Otherwise Take in the Pride Vibes by Stranger Things To Do Staff Pride Weekend is almost here, and we have your complete guide to all things queer on our Things To Do calendar.Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Good Priests, Shitty Bishops

by Dan Savage In wake of the terrible tragedy in Orlando, I wanted to share with you a positive experience I had on the weekend at church. Like many Liberal-minded progressive Catholics, I struggle with many of the church's teachings. Show More Summary

Where to Get All Your Pot for Pride Weekend

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue SPOT is making donations to charity on sales of its pride-themed edibles and making these awesome stickers. TCB If you're planning to celebrate Pride with a little legal cannabis—and why wouldn't you be?—I have some good news for you. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Joins House Reps at Sit-In for Gun Violence

by Rich Smith Back at it. Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com Last week I was all like WHERE IS SITTING SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS DURING SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY OF CONNECTICUT'S FILIBUSTER? The Washington Post said the campaign thought about sending...Show More Summary

Just Want Privacy Just Received $50,000 from a Single Donor

by Sydney Brownstone Was it her? Alex Garland Who gave them $50,000? We don’t know. Yet. Here’s what Just Want Privacy, the group behind proposed anti-trans bathroom measure I-1515, had to say about it in a campaign e-mail (bolds mine): This morning, Just Want Privacy received a $50,000.00 gift towards the signature gathering process. Show More Summary

"Near-Consensus" Among DOJ and Reformers That Contract Negotiations With Police Union Should be Public

by Ansel Herz Key actors in the police reform process believe Seattle should stop negotiating with its police unions in secret. City of Seattle In today's paper, we walk you through some of proposed changes to the Seattle Police Officers' Guild (SPOG) contract with the city. Show More Summary

Report: The Concern About Big Marijuana May Have Inadvertently Encouraged Cronyism

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue By trying to protect Washington's small local producers from Big Marijuana, regulators may have created a system that favors a handful of locally powerful incumbent players. VallaV/Shutterstock.com VenerableShow More Summary

NYTimes Prints Clueless Op-Ed By Stupid LGBT Gun-Fondler

by Dan Savage Nicki Stallard, a spokeswoman for Pink Pistols, an LGBT gun group, has an oped in today's NYT. Since the attack in Orlando, Fla., many L.G.B.T. groups have been calling loudly for laws restricting gun ownership. But if anyone should be concerned about protecting the individual right to bear arms, it’s L.G.B.T. Show More Summary

Inmates with Disabilities Are Struggling in Washington Prisons

by Ana Sofia Knauf Of nearly 1,600,000 people imprisoned in the United States, about 31 percent of inmates have at least one disability, the Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Prison Project reports. Officials with...Show More Summary

Trump's Latest Speech is the World's Worst All-Company Meeting

by Matt Baume Donald Trump's penis addresses a crowd in Sacramento. Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com Donald Trump talks about running the country like a businessman as if that's a good thing, but this morning he summoned the country to listen to him talk like a nationwide all-company meeting. Show More Summary

House Democrats are Holding a Sit-In About Gun Violence

by Heidi Groover My colleagues & I have had enough. We are sitting-in on the House Floor until we get a vote to address gun violence. https://t.co/rTqrPifuUz — John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) June 22, 2016 "We are calling on the leadership...Show More Summary

Now This Is How to Write a Museum Label

by Jen Graves Edward Curtis's 1898 photograph A Desert Queen is on display at the Northwest African American Museum. University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW 147 What would you say? Museums are almost always noncommittal. Not this time.

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