• Slog PM: CDC Reshuffles, It's Toasty AF, Board Votes on Pink Elephant Car Wash Landmark Status

    Slog PM: CDC Reshuffles, It's Toasty AF, Board Votes on Pink Elephant Car Wash Landmark Status
    The Stranger's evening news roundup.by Jas KeimigThe fate of the Elephant Car Wash sign will be decided today: The Landmarks Preservation Board is meeting RIGHT NOW, and one important item on the agenda will be whether to give the iconic car wash sign landmark status, reports KING 5. The sign—the smaller one donated to Amazon in 2020—would go on 7th Ave and Blanchard Street, just a few blocks from its original location. People have a lot of feelings about it! If the meeting ends
  • The Monstrous Genius of Mitski

    The Monstrous Genius of Mitski
    Mitski cobbles together a neo-punk machine for the anguished.by Ann GuoWhat is it to express monstrosity as a woman?
    The entirety of Mitski’s repertoire seems to claw at this question. Her closing performance on the first night of the second annual Day in Day Out Festival at Fisher Pavilion over the weekend reckoned with themes of emotional anguish, torture, and wretchedness.
    Onstage, the artist emoted through a tonal range layering decadence over the brutality of her basslines and crushin
  • Seattle Has Lost the Battle Against Air Conditioning

    Seattle Has Lost the Battle Against Air Conditioning
    We can’t accumulate our way out of climate change.by Charles MudedeAfter six 90-degree days in July, four such days in early August, and two more hot and dry days expected this month, the writing is on the wall. Global warming has arrived. We now live not in the anthropocene, but the capitalocene. Compound interest and the warming world are in an embrace that cannot be politically extricated. A big chunk of the US is expected to experience “heat indices above 125 degrees” 
  • Take Your Pick of Scavenger Hunts This Weekend

    Take Your Pick of Scavenger Hunts This Weekend
    The real treasure is the trade we cruised along the way.by Matt BaumeEmbark on your own little treasure hunt this weekend with two different reasons to go exploring for hidden treats. The first event marks the 20th anniversary of geocaching, the practice of reading online clues to track down little easter-egg-y capsules hidden around various cities. It starts at Fisher Pavilion near the Space Needle, with a full day of events for dedicated geocachers: There’ll be workshops, Q&A with ex
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  • Where to Eat Peaches in Seattle: Summer 2022 Edition

    Where to Eat Peaches in Seattle: Summer 2022 Edition
    Fritters, Soft Serve, and Moreby EverOut StaffSweet, juicy, and fragrant, ripe summer peaches are the pinnacle of the season's fresh produce, and since August is National Peach Month, there's no better time to enjoy them. Though you may not be able to get millions of them (cue the Presidents of the United States of America), we've hand-picked this list of restaurants, bakeries, and other spots in Seattle where you can consume as much of the succulent stone fruit as possible in a wide variety of
  • Slog AM: Heat Advisory Issued, Facebook Tries to Kill Campaign Finance Law, and Homegrown Workers Strike

    Slog AM: Heat Advisory Issued, Facebook Tries to Kill Campaign Finance Law, and Homegrown Workers Strike
    The Stranger's morning news roundup.by Will CaseyStay cool out there! The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory that will take effect starting at noon today and last until midnight tomorrow. The wispy clouds and pleasantly warm breezes of yesterday will fade into memory as the entire Pacific Northwest drowns in its own sweat. Fall can't come soon enough.
    Be careful what you wish for: We could be in for a rare third consecutive La Niña winter this year, reports The
  • Slog PM: Bulletproof Vest Ad Downtown, Inflation Reduction Act Now a Law, Seattle Trees Enjoy Legal Win

    Slog PM: Bulletproof Vest Ad Downtown, Inflation Reduction Act Now a Law, Seattle Trees Enjoy Legal Win
    The Stranger's evening news roundup.by Charles MudedeThis weekend was, no matter how you cut it, just plain nuts. Guns. Guns. Guns. People ducking, people crying, people bleeding. Nonstop. Can we expect more of this sort of thing as Seattle and the region combine weak gun laws with global warming (not to mention poverty)? The heat with the heat? And we are now heading into another miserable spell of 90-degree days. More hotheads. More brains fried. More nights when an argument almost immediately
  • Seattle Wants to Look Sexier to Film Productions

    Seattle Wants to Look Sexier to Film Productions
    Getting our own film commission could help.by Jas KeimigLast week, Seattle City Councilmember Sara Nelson announced her plan to introduce a bill next month that would create a Seattle Film Commission. The legislation calls for an 11-member board to advise the City on policies and programs to better develop the film and television industry here in Seattle, so if some big-brained director decides to remake the classic Seattle film, Scorchy, then perhaps they'd find more incentives to actually shoo
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  • Port Townsend Responds to Transphobic Bullying With Trans-Inclusive Proclamation

    Port Townsend Responds to Transphobic Bullying With Trans-Inclusive Proclamation
    TERFs might wanna rethink their day trips to Port Townsend.by Hannah KriegOn Monday night, the Port Townsend City Council and Mayor David Faber delivered a message loud and clear: transphobia is not welcome in Port Townsend.
    After a nasty instance of transphobic bullying at the Port Townsend YMCA made national headlines across conservative media, the quiet town refused to cede an inch to transphobic outrage culture. In a much-appreciated symbolic gesture, the Mayor proclaimed the town a welcomin
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  • Slog AM: Voters Head to Polls in Wyoming and Alaska, Atlas Moth Discovered in Bellevue, Water Main Dramatically Bursts in West Seattle

    Slog AM: Voters Head to Polls in Wyoming and Alaska, Atlas Moth Discovered in Bellevue, Water Main Dramatically Bursts in West Seattle
    The Stranger's morning news roundup.by Jas KeimigAnother Tuesday, another primary: Alaska and Wyoming edition. "Three of the best-known women in Republican politics" compete on primary ballots today, says the New York Times. Rep. Liz Cheney faces voters in Wyoming, where she'll surely be defeated for defying Trump. Meanwhile, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is angling for a House seat in an Alaskan special election. Finally, Sen. Lisa Murkowski is also looking to get re-elected in Alaska. We
  • Slog AM: Voters Head to Polls in Wyoming and Alaska, Atlas Month Discovered in Bellevue, Water Main Dramatically Bursts in West Seattle

    Slog AM: Voters Head to Polls in Wyoming and Alaska, Atlas Month Discovered in Bellevue, Water Main Dramatically Bursts in West Seattle
    The Stranger's morning news roundup.by Jas KeimigAnother Tuesday, another primary: Alaska and Wyoming edition. "Three of the best-known women in Republican politics" compete on primary ballots today, says the New York Times. Rep. Liz Cheney faces voters in Wyoming, where she'll surely be defeated for defying Trump. Meanwhile, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is angling for a House seat in an Alaskan special election. Finally, Sen. Lisa Murkowski is also looking to get re-elected in Alaska. We
  • Slog PM: Harrell Signs Abortion Bills, Starbucks Tries to Play Hardball, and an Unmerry Merriwick

    Slog PM: Harrell Signs Abortion Bills, Starbucks Tries to Play Hardball, and an Unmerry Merriwick
    The Stranger's evening news roundup.by Rich SmithPort Orchard man sentenced for participating in Jan 6: A judge sentenced John Cameron to 36 months probation, a $1,000 fine, and $500 in restitution after "pleading guilty to one count of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building following an agreement with federal prosecutors," KING 5 reports. Two days after the insurrection, the FBI got a tip pointing out Cameron's Facebook page, where he had been posting about his trip to the C
  • Day In Day Out Is Back With a Vengeance

    Day In Day Out Is Back With a Vengeance
    Turnstile Absolutely Annihilated Everyone's Eardrums During Their Set 🎸by JP MartinThis weekend, the second annual Day In Day Out (DIDO) took over Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion. After DIDO’s debut festival filled in for Bumbershoot over Labor Day last year, this iteration saw the festival expand to three days of musical fun in a new August time slot. And boy, was the lineup STACKED with millennial-focused acts like Mac Demarco, Japanese Breakfast, La Luz, Animal Collective
  • Happy 115th Birthday to Pike Place! Here’s a Doughnut.

    Happy 115th Birthday to Pike Place! Here’s a Doughnut.
    Birthday, hooray!by Matt BaumeFolks, I am doing everything in my power to stop myself from griping about how it’s been over a century and we still haven’t managed to stop personal automobiles from ruining Pike Place Market. You know that already! It’s old news! Let’s move on and talk about something positive!
    For example: The Market is celebrating its birthday soon. Birthday, hooray! (It’s 115 years old, just like Gerald Ford.) To mark to occasion, Daily Dozen Dough
  • Skate Like a Girl Brings its Inclusive Ethos to the Waterfront

    Skate Like a Girl Brings its Inclusive Ethos to the Waterfront
    Skate punks!by Matt BaumePier 62 becomes a giant skatepark for two more Thursdays thanks to local nonprofit Skate Like a Girl. They’ll be setting up various skate features and offering a clinic for people aged seven and up from 3 pm to 4 pm, and a free skate from 4 pm to 7 pm. Get there early if you want to secure a spot for the clinic; there are only 20 available, first come first served. The free skate has no such limit. The skate obstacles are from Seattle Skate Features, a local compan
  • New Poll Shows Majority Support in Seattle Area for Speedy Diplomatic Solution in Ukraine

    New Poll Shows Majority Support in Seattle Area for Speedy Diplomatic Solution in Ukraine
    Looks like Rep. Adam Smith's district would support him leading a movement in Congress for peace talks.by Rich SmithA narrow majority of likely voters think the United States should lead negotiations to end the Russian war in Ukraine "as soon as possible," even if that means making compromises with Vladimir Putin, according to a new poll of Washington's 9th Congressional District, an area that covers South Seattle, Bellevue, Mercer Island, and south King County.
    The findings give Rep. Adam Smith
  • The Top 65 Events in Seattle This Week: Aug 15-21, 2022

    The Top 65 Events in Seattle This Week: Aug 15-21, 2022
    Emerald City Comic Con, The Killers, and More Top Picksby EverOut StaffThere's plenty to write home about this week, whether you hit up a show from Amy Schumer or The Killers, or get your freak geek on at Emerald City Comic Con or the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire.
    MONDAY
    COMEDY
    Amy Schumer: Whore Tour
    Aside from her weird reputation for insensitivity, Amy Schumer has certainly made her mark on comedy over the last few years, winning several Emmy awards for Inside Amy Schumer and hostin
  • Slog AM: Weekend Shootings, Idaho's Abortion Ban, and The National's Nod to Nirvana

    Slog AM: Weekend Shootings, Idaho's Abortion Ban, and The National's Nod to Nirvana
    The Stranger's morning news roundup.by Rich SmithSeattle was thirsty last night: Day In Day Out festival, which ran at Fisher Pavilion over the course of this weekend, ruled in numerous ways The Stranger will describe in other posts throughout the day, though in the festival's final hours the VIP section ran out of Red Bull, soda, tonic, and hard cider. A friend also reported a beer shortage in general admission. I overheard a bartender say they had seen attendance numbers and ordered mixers acc
  • Jim Woodring Discovered a Way to Change the Past

    Jim Woodring Discovered a Way to Change the Past
    Legendary Seattle comic Jim Woodring is out with a new, mesmerizing, psychedelic epic called One Beautiful Spring Day.by Corianton HaleThis week Fantagraphics will publish One Beautiful Spring Day, a swirling psychedelic epic from legendary Seattle comic Jim Woodring. The book promises to be a “400-page comics odyssey” linking together three earlier books—Congress of the Animals, Fran, and Poochytown—along with 100 new, mesmerizing pages focusing on the unusual life and t
  • Slog PM: Trump's Top Secret Docs, Inslee's New Monkeypox Directive, RIP Anne Heche

    Slog PM: Trump's Top Secret Docs, Inslee's New Monkeypox Directive, RIP Anne Heche
    The Stranger's evening news roundup.by Hannah KriegWhat the fuck is going on with Trump? Okay, okay, so, basically we elected a reality TV show host and an alleged rapist to be our president—I guess the second quality isn’t so novel. That was our first mistake. Skip ahead six years, and now the FBI has conducted its first search of a current or former U.S. President's home (to be clear, Trump is a former U.S. President) and they found a bunch of classified documents, some reportedly
  • Seattle Sticker Patrol: No Animals on Horses, Please 🐎

    Seattle Sticker Patrol: No Animals on Horses, Please 🐎
    Get ready for a stickie quickie!by Jas KeimigStop Animal CrueltyGet it? / JKSpotted outside Elysian Brewing. This one has a really fun design, I love how the horse is kind of just prancing. From F to KNice. / JKStickerers really hate this guy. One time I spotted Jeff Bezos on Capitol Hill, so I know he potentially sees all this Amazon/Bezos hate. Keep it up. This reminds me of that one scene from SpongeBob. One moment:These Are Getting So IntricateSpotted in the anarchist jurisdiction. / JK
  • Cate Kennan’s Serene Synth Dreams and Gel-Sol’s Oddly Jaunty Library Music

    Cate Kennan’s Serene Synth Dreams and Gel-Sol’s Oddly Jaunty Library Music
    It’s an exceptionally rare pleasure when an unknown artist’s music instantly enraptures you.by Dave SegalCate Kennan, “Sundial” (Post Present Medium)
    It’s an exceptionally rare pleasure when an unknown artist’s music instantly enraptures you. (By “you,” I mean me.) Veteran music critics are used to 90 percent of songs and albums leaving them feeling meh or downright exasperated. So cheers to Cate Kennan, a Los Angeles keyboardist/guitarist/bassist
  • HUMP! One Night Stand on September 10th!

    HUMP! One Night Stand on September 10th!
    Two Encore Screenings at SIFF Uptownby Dan SavageRemember anything about last February? Do you remember where you were or what you were doing? I don’t remember much about last February either—everything is a blur for everyone these days—but there is one thing I remember about last February: HUMP! 2022 premiering at On the Boards! It was so great to have HUMP! back in theaters after two years away.
    If you didn’t get to see HUMP! 2022 in a theater—maybe you weren&rsqu
  • The Joy of Crowd-Sourced Trivia

    The Joy of Crowd-Sourced Trivia
    Annie Rauwerda turns Wikipedia deep cuts into a live show.by Jas KeimigIf you’ve been anywhere on the internet lately, you’ve probably run into Depths of Wikipedia. The gimmick social-media account plunges into the recesses of the community-written online encyclopedia to curate obscure and drily funny articles one might otherwise never run into.
    One post highlights rumpology, a pseudoscience that examines people’s asses to assess their character traits. Another focuses on the s
  • The Best Bang for Your Buck Events in Seattle This Weekend: Aug 12-14, 2022

    The Best Bang for Your Buck Events in Seattle This Weekend: Aug 12-14, 2022
    Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day, Hai! Japantown, and More Cheap & Easy Events Under $15by EverOut StaffThere's plenty of local gems to check out during this shiny Emerald City weekend, from Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day to Hai! Japantown and from the Seattle Urban Book Expo to An Evening with Alice Sandahl and Tomo Nakayama.
    FRIDAY
    FESTIVALS
    Seattle Latinx Pride Festival 2022
    Show 'em you were born this way at this Latinx-centered festival, complete with musical performances, dancing, food vendo
  • How to Win a Primary in Seattle with Only $70,000

    How to Win a Primary in Seattle with Only $70,000
    Maybe it was the door-knocking? Maybe it was her strong ideas? Maybe it was The Stranger's endorsement?by Hannah KriegAt Darya Farivar’s primary night party, her mother said her daughter’s run for an open State House seat in northeast Seattle served as a lesson for local progressives. A young woman with the right ideas can win, even if she doesn’t raise the most money.
    Farivar, who currently enjoys more than a two-point lead in the 46th Legislative District's contest, faced an
  • Slog AM: House Prepares to Pass Climate Bill, Farmworkers Say State Fails to Enforce Heat Safety Rules, and Gas Prices Keep Falling

    Slog AM: House Prepares to Pass Climate Bill, Farmworkers Say State Fails to Enforce Heat Safety Rules, and Gas Prices Keep Falling
    The Stranger's morning news roundup.by Will CaseyBack-to-back weekends of climate optimism: I know, I'm not used to this much good news either, but all signs point to the House passing the Inflation Reduction Act today. Assuming no centrists decide to sabotage the effort at the last minute, President Biden should sign the US's first major climate bill in my adult lifetime in the next few days. Here's a breakdown from the New York Times on how you might benefit from the tax credits and rebates in
  • Slog PM: West Seattle Bridge to Open Sept 18, Harborview Won't See You Unless You're Dying, FBI Searched Trump's Place for Documents About Nukes

    Slog PM: West Seattle Bridge to Open Sept 18, Harborview Won't See You Unless You're Dying, FBI Searched Trump's Place for Documents About Nukes
    The Stranger's evening news roundup.by Charles MudedeThe West Seattle Bridge will open on the day the lord rested after creating the whole universe and everything in it, the seventh day of the week, that is Sunday—and this particular one falls on September 18. The bridge was closed over two years ago (nearly 900 days) when SDOT found cracks on it. The large and 40-year-old chunk of car infrastructure was crumbling like a cookie. Repairing it basically with cellotape [Eds note: steel cables
  • Slog PM: West Seattle Bridge to Open Sept 18, Harborview Diverts Patients Due to Capacity Issues, FBI Searched Trump's Place for Documents About Nukes

    Slog PM: West Seattle Bridge to Open Sept 18, Harborview Diverts Patients Due to Capacity Issues, FBI Searched Trump's Place for Documents About Nukes
    The Stranger's evening news roundup.by Charles MudedeThe West Seattle Bridge will open on the day the lord rested after creating the whole universe and everything in it, the seventh day of the week, that is Sunday—and this particular one falls on September 18. The bridge was closed over two years ago (nearly 900 days) when SDOT found cracks on it. The large and 40-year-old chunk of car infrastructure was crumbling like a cookie. When it reopens, cars will be free to get stuck in traff
  • Local Leaders Announce New Coalition to Address Behavioral Health Crisis

    Local Leaders Announce New Coalition to Address Behavioral Health Crisis
    Local leaders announced a coalition to address King County's behavioral health crisis, but no one is sure exactly how much it will cost or who will foot the bill.by Will CaseyThis morning, King County Executive Dow Constantine convened a coalition of city, county, and state elected officials to announce their intention to address what they called a "crisis" of insufficient behavioral health care in the region. At the press conference, elected officials and service providers spoke about the urgen
  • This Week in Seattle Event News: The 1975, NGHTMRE, and More

    This Week in Seattle Event News: The 1975, NGHTMRE, and More
    Tickets Going On Sale Friday, Aug 12 and More Event Updatesby EverOut StaffManchester dance-rock quartet The 1975 would love it if you made it to the Seattle date of their At Their Very Best tour. Dance floors will be ignited this fall with famed producers NGHTMRE, Peggy Gou, and SLANDER all dropping tour dates. Plus, college rock outfit The Lemonheads will also hit the road in celebration of their beloved 1992 album It’s a Shame About Ray. Read on for details on those and other newly
  • Transphobic Bullying Incident Prompts Port Townsend YMCA to Ban Member

    Transphobic Bullying Incident Prompts Port Townsend YMCA to Ban Member
    Conservative media picked up the story, YMCA employees began receiving threats, and now the entire facility has had to temporarily close due to threatening messages.by Matt Baume“She was just helping,” laments Beau Ohlgren, head of the Jefferson County Transgender Support Group.
    He’s referring to an 18-year-old employee of the YMCA’s Mountain View Pool in Port Townsend, a small town that lies northwest of Seattle across Puget Sound.
    Three weeks ago, that employee was doin
  • A New Agency Seeks to Hold Washington’s Killer Cops Accountable

    A New Agency Seeks to Hold Washington’s Killer Cops Accountable
    Family members who have lost loved ones to police violence hope a new statewide oversight agency will end the practice of police investigating police.by Will CaseyCharleena Lyles. John T. Williams. Manny Ellis. More than two years after thousands flooded streets across Washington to #SayTheirNames, police accountability advocates are finally seeing the state’s response to their demands for impartial investigations of cops who kill on the job.
    Last week, the skeleton crew of employees staff
  • Slog AM: We're Short on Crisis Responders, A Dating App for Pet Owners, and Could Approval Voting Have Saved Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler?

    Slog AM: We're Short on Crisis Responders, A Dating App for Pet Owners, and Could Approval Voting Have Saved Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler?
    The Stranger's morning news roundup.by Hannah KriegMore thunder? Yesterday morning, Mommy Nature struck our region with lightning, presumably to give the weather heads something to tweet about. If you missed the lightning (like Jas did, according to Slog PM) then it looks like you won’t get another chance at catching a summer storm today. The Weather Channel forecasts sunny skies and mid-70 degree weather. I’m sure the Seattle Weather Blog will have some calculated response to this g
  • For Matt Braunger, Everyday Life is “Horrifying and Exhilarating” Comedy Material

    For Matt Braunger, Everyday Life is “Horrifying and Exhilarating” Comedy Material
    Matt Braunger seems like a nice, relatable person. That doesn’t make him less funny.by Dave SegalA masterly storyteller with an expressive face and a voice adept at many impressions, Portland-raised stand-up and actor Matt Braunger is an expert at finding absurdity in mundane situations. Braunger seems like a nice, relatable person, which can be a drawback for a stand-up, but he succeeds through the nuts and bolts of timing, delivery, exceptional descriptive powers, and an unerring knack f
  • Slog PM: Seattle City Light Wants to Raise Rates, Lightning Strikes Tacoma Hard, Let the Chilkat Express Ferry You to Des Moines ⛴️

    Slog PM: Seattle City Light Wants to Raise Rates, Lightning Strikes Tacoma Hard, Let the Chilkat Express Ferry You to Des Moines ⛴️
    The Stranger's evening news roundup.by Jas KeimigDid you hear that thunder? See that lightning? Okay, TBH I did not, but I know at least one of my colleagues did. And I know for sure a lot of Tacomans did, because around 9,500 Tacoma Public Utilities customers were left without power this morning due to lightning strikes. Nature is metal, etc. According to the NWS Seattle, that'll be the most electrostatic discharges we will have for at least the rest of the day.A fun Thunderstorm passing over T
  • Guerrilla Gardening Enters Seattle’s War on the Homeless

    Guerrilla Gardening Enters Seattle’s War on the Homeless
    Neighbors in North Seattle are using community greenspace to discourage homeless camps.by Charles MudedeOn August 8, KOMO news reporter Joel Moreno posted a story that deserves the kind of examination an entomologist applies on a wasp: “Neighbors create guerrilla garden after Seattle sweeps homeless camp.” What’s stated in the headline is indeed what’s found in the story, which concerns an unauthorized “community greenspace” that’s “on N 96th St, j
  • Quick! Celebrate Iced Coffee Season Before It Ends

    Quick! Celebrate Iced Coffee Season Before It Ends
    In which we praise horchata lattés, avocado coffee, and the miracle of cheese foam.by Meg van HuygenI spent most of the pandemic—er, so far, since it’s definitely not over!—hiding out on the south end of Whidbey Island, and do you know what they don’t have out in the forests of Island County? Vietnamese coffee, or cà phê sữa đá. Since I’ve been back in the city, I’ve been sucking them down every day, making up for lost tim
  • Where to Eat Summer Berries in Seattle Before They're Gone

    Where to Eat Summer Berries in Seattle Before They're Gone
    Food & Drink Specials and U-Picks to Check Out This Seasonby EverOut StaffAs sad as it is to say, berry season won't stick around forever. Before you find yourself in the depths of winter and feeling like you'll cry if you have to choke down another root vegetable, take full advantage of the bounty of summer, either by stuffing your face with fruit or filling up a basket at a farm. We're here to help you do just that with a list of local food and drink specials and places offering U-pick. Fo
  • Slog AM: Trump Pleads Fifth, MAGA Dorks Dox Federal Judge, and Horny Teen Causes Districtwide Lockdown

    Slog AM: Trump Pleads Fifth, MAGA Dorks Dox Federal Judge, and Horny Teen Causes Districtwide Lockdown
    The Stranger's morning news roundup.by Will CaseyThe sweet taste of accountability in the morning: Trump's legal troubles didn't end with the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago yesterday, as he pled the Fifth during his testimonytoday in the New York Attorney General's civil suit against his real estate "company." The NY AG claims her investigation has found "significant" evidence of fraud and other financial wrongdoing in how the company valued its assets in applications for loans and in tax filings
  • Slog PM: Facebook Narks on Nebraska Teen for Alleged Abortion, Amazon to Test Robots in Macy's Building, Seattle Gives Cops More Cheese

    Slog PM: Facebook Narks on Nebraska Teen for Alleged Abortion, Amazon to Test Robots in Macy's Building, Seattle Gives Cops More Cheese
    The Stranger's evening news roundup.by Charles MudedeToday in the "raid": Former presidential candidate and one of the minds behind the doomed Forward Party, Andrew Yang, thinks the raid was "political." He also thinks it will "strengthen that case for millions of Americans who will see this as unjust persecution." If you want know what the third way is about, now you know. White House claims it knew jack about the raid. “The president was not briefed, was not aware of it, no. No one at th
  • Seattle Continues Shoring Up Abortion Protections Post-Roe

    Seattle Continues Shoring Up Abortion Protections Post-Roe
    The right is mad at Seattle for closing up potential loopholes before they form.by Hannah KriegIn response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed two additional layers of local protections for people seeking abortion. Though some right-wing commentators characterized the new protections as a desperate attempt from Seattle activists to stay relevant in the post-Roe outrage, the bill’s sponsors, Councilmembers Tammy Mor
  • Bound to Fall in Love

    Bound to Fall in Love
    You're Bound to fall in love with this gay neo-noir mafia thriller.by Jas KeimigThis week and into next, the Seattle International Film Festival is honoring the Wachowskis as part of its Auteur August series. The directing duo's sultry first feature and lesbian masterpiece, Bound, will kick things off.
    The film starts as any good love story would: A hot, ex-con butch named Corky (Gina Gershon) falls for a hot, seductive femme named Violet (Jennifer Tilly) while working on a repair job in an apar
  • With Monkeypox Vaccine Only Trickling In, King County Considers Splitting Doses

    With Monkeypox Vaccine Only Trickling In, King County Considers Splitting Doses
    If there’s any good news, it’s that children appear to be at low risk.by Matt BaumeVaccine access for monkeypox (also known as MPV) continues to be extremely limited, but more doses are on the way, according to Public Health Seattle & King County health chief Dr. Jeff Duchin. 
    At a media briefing today, Duchin provided an update on infections, as well as guidance for avoiding the virus. His advice remains largely unchanged from the start of the outbreak. Be vigilant for new
  • Thank You, Nice Bureaucrat!

    Thank You, Nice Bureaucrat!
    A parent expresses gratitude for a West Seattle DOL employee who gave their kid their first state ID with the correct gender marker.by AnonymousThank you, West Seattle Department of Licensing employee. 
    You helped my kid get his first state ID card early on a Saturday morning. We were excited to get his first official identifying document with the correct gender marker, but we were also nervous that someone would give us a hard time, or at the very least the side eye.
    Not only did you grant
  • What’s Better Than Disco? Disco on a Bike.

    What’s Better Than Disco? Disco on a Bike.
    by Matt BaumeDisco lives, and it’s on a bike! The monthly mobile party gathers at Red Square for a mix of rolling and dancing. From there, they’ll head out on a low-impact tour of the surrounding neighborhoods. The route is still TBD, but organizers will post it a few days before the ride.
    These are always easy, all-riders-welcome, nobody-left-behind affairs, keeping the speed low and the distance a manageable 8 to 15 miles. Though they can last up to 6 hours, there’s no requir
  • Slog AM: Feds Will Give WA State Ferries $38 Million, Puget Sound Arts Sector on Verge of Exodus, Serena Williams to Retire

    Slog AM: Feds Will Give WA State Ferries $38 Million, Puget Sound Arts Sector on Verge of Exodus, Serena Williams to Retire
    The Stranger's morning news roundup.by Jas KeimigWashington State Ferries to receive $38 million from the Federal Highway Administration: The reason? To improve ferry service. According to the Seattle Times, this is the first major money release since Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Washington received the biggest funding allocation for ferries, with the King County Department of Transportation also receiving around $4 million. Hopefully this means fresher tots in the galley.
  • Slog PM: FBI Raids Trump's House, Starbucks Manager Accuses Union Workers of Kidnapping, and I'll See You in Hell (Rhode Island)

    Slog PM: FBI Raids Trump's House, Starbucks Manager Accuses Union Workers of Kidnapping, and I'll See You in Hell (Rhode Island)
    The Stranger’s evening news roundup.by Matt BaumeFarewell, ecoblocks. The illegal concrete blocks on SW Andover are gone, and SDOT crews hint that a bike lane may be taking their place. The blocks were placed there by neighbors who didn’t like seeing the effects of the housing crisis, because if you can’t see poor people, then their problems don’t exist. Meanwhile, The Seattle Times editorial board calls the blocks “an understandable response” to the City
  • Will the Inflation Reduction Act End in Westworld’s Unhappy Post-Fossil Fuel City?

    Will the Inflation Reduction Act End in Westworld’s Unhappy Post-Fossil Fuel City?
    Westworld envisions a city without fossil fuels. Why is it so miserable?by Charles MudedeWhat you will not find in this post is an attempt to make sense of Westworld’s convoluted fourth season. Who is a robot? Who is not? Who is a replicant (a biological duplication)? Is there a difference between robots and replicants? Can a human still be a human if they are clearly a replicant? And what happened after the destruction of the Laplacian super-computer in the third season? Why did the revol

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