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Hannah Krieg

Slog AM: Jayapal Gives Biden 55 Ways to Make Democrats Look Effective, Schwarzenegger Scolds Putin, and This Pandemic OMG

Jayapal desperately trying to distinguish the dems from the republicans PHOTO BY DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGESThe pandemic continues: Experts have an eye on a subvariant of omicron known as BA.2, which appears to be even more transmissible than the original...

The League of Women Voters Has Higher Standards Than Approval Voting

They're holding out for Ranked-choice voting. Courtesy of the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King CountyThe League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County (LWVSKC) does not want you to sign Initiative 134, a ballot measure to bring Approval voting...

Slog PM: U.S. Government May Allow Us to Have More Sunlight, the City Attorney Made a Naughty List, and Texas Lawmakers Talk About...

I tried to take a picture of the sun today. It did not go well, so here is a past sunny day from Charles. Charles Mudede Checking in on the Democrats’ favorite Republican: Today City Attorney Ann Davison announced...

After Rolling Back COVID-19 Provisions, Council Unsure When It Will Roll Back Into Its Own Chambers

Councilmember Tammy Morales said she was nervous to return to the office, especially with mask requirements in govt buildings lifting on April 4. HKMayor Bruce Harrell announced last month that city employees will have their butts back in official...

Slog AM: Last Day Muzzled by Mask Mandates, Daylight Saving Time Approaches, and Check on Your Favorite Neighborhood Tree

The mask stays ON in health care facilities and on transit. ERNESTO RYAN/GETTYMask-off: Today is the last day of Washington state’s indoor mask mandate. You can lose the mask at restaurants, gyms, grocery stores, etc. unless of course the...

Slog PM: An Unsurprising Surprise Sweep at City Hall, State Democrats Agree on $17 Billion Transportation Package, and Seattle Students to Cough on Each...

The city chose cops. HKSweeping Seattle: This morning, after activists defended the site for over two weeks, dozens of cops taped off the encampment across from City Hall as Parks and Recreation workers swept the site and destroyed remaining...

Seattle Goes Unicorn Hunting for a New OPA Director, but Advocates Say It Might Take Two Unicorns to Keep Cops in Line

How could we ever replace him Shitty Screenshot from Seattle ChannelOn Tuesday morning, Deputy Mayor Monisha Harrell paid the Public Safety Committee a visit to brief its members on the City’s ongoing search for a new Office of...

The Mayor’s “Holistic” Approach to Crime Does Not Yet Include Social Services

Though candidate Harrell said he wouldn't take a gun-and-badge approach to everything, he's currently taking a gun-and-badge approach to everything. Screenshot from Seattle Channel As the city scrambles to address ongoing crime and violence, Mayor Bruce Harrell struggles...

The People of 3rd and Pine

It would not be the Seattle process if we did not meet with all stakeholders. HK“Do you work for the cops?” a man asked, shaking a half-full pack of Marlboros at me. “No,” I said, helping myself to a...

Slog AM: Downtown Is Scawwy, Politicians Can't Resist Fucking Over Trans Kids, The State Wants to Make It Harder for Frats to Kill Young...

Cops keep a close eye on 3rd and Pine after two fatal shootings this week. HKCOVID-19 check-in: Fresh off the Omicron surge, officials decided to relax basically every remaining COVID-19 rule in Washington. So, let’s take a look at...

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