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Hannah Krieg

Slog PM: People Are Still Wearing Masks on the Bus, an Activist Glued Herself to a Counter at Starbucks in the Name of Veganism,...

Thinking about protecting pot shop workers, probably CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES4/20 BLAZE IT: Today is one of those magical fake holidays like Pi Day (March 14), except for weed! Weed! Our friends at EverOut already compiled a big ole list...

Slog PM: Kids Won’t Need a COVID Shot for School, Bob Ferguson Is the Father We Needed When We Vaped at 14, and Capitol...

Kids should play chess. Not vape. PHOTO COURTESY BOB FERGUSONAre you sitting down? Because this is life-changing. H Mart (actually M2M, which is like a travel-sized H Mart, I guess; they call it their "urban convenience format") will...

Gig Economy Giants Worry Paying Minimum Wage Will Hurt Business

The council wants to make sure app-based workers don't get paid negative money. HKAfter months of conversations, Councilmembers Lisa Herbold and Andrew Lewis finally unveiled the first bill in their PayUp Policy package, which covers minimum compensation standards, transparency...

Nelson Continues to Piss Off People with Her Push for SPD Hiring Bonuses

A report on whether hiring bonuses attract more cops proved inconclusive, but Nelson wants to plow ahead anyway. ScreenshotDuring Sara Nelson’s campaign for her at-large seat on City Council, she said she was not afraid to take an unpopular...

The Seattle Human Rights Commission Wants to Step In for an Underperforming Community Police Commission

“There’s no representation for people who have experienced police brutality, who have lost a family member, or for the protesters who the cops tear-gassed,” said Howard Gale, a regular public attendee of the commission meetings. RSOn Thursday, the...

What's the Deal with City Hall Park?

I mean, who wouldn't want this park? HKOn Wednesday, the Seattle City Council heard a presentation on swapping land ownership of City Hall Park to the county in exchange for 13 county-owned properties, many of them small pieces of...

Slog PM: Local Agencies Struggle to Find Housing for Ukrainian Refugees, Corporations Can Buy Tree Tithes, Cops Get Away with Murder

Mudede has taken a surprising amount of tree pics for this publication. Charles Mudede News from Minneapolis: Minnesota prosecutors declined to file charges Wednesday against a Minneapolis police SWAT team officer who killed 22-year-old Amir Locke during an early...

Protesters Remind Seattle That the Ethiopian Government Is Still Starving Tigray

As all eyes watch Russia continue bomb Ukrainian, the Seattle Tigray Network noted a more energized response from local govts to the conflict there than they ever saw for Tigray. Seattle Tigray NetworkOn Saturday, hundreds of protestors marched from...

Slog AM: Spring Has Sprung, New COVID-19 Preventative Drug Just Dropped, and the Mayor Is Not Very #OneSeattle

Me and who when it hits 70 degrees? JOHNNYHETFIELD / GETTY IMAGESYes, the most important news is the possible weather in two days: After a long, dreary winter, Seattle is slowly heating up. Pretty soon, the girlies will not...

Councilmember Nelson Wants Signing Bonuses for Cops, Even Though We Don’t Know If They Work

Councilmember Sara Nelson outsmarts the Seattle Department of Human Services. Very sigma. Seattle Channel screenshotWhile others waited for the city to issue a report on the effectiveness of hiring incentives, Councilmember Sara Nelson put forward a resolution declaring the...

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