Thursday, July 29, 2021

Nathalie Graham

The Seattle Twitter Account Realizing the Dream of the Perfect Writing Spot

This will be my Walden Pond. Tyler DupuisThe small, squat chess table nestled in the bushes alongside the Burke Gilman Trail caught Tyler Dupuis's eye. He grabbed a sandwich from the Fremont neighborhood just blocks away from the table,...

Sawant and Her Team Can Keep Gathering Signatures to Support the Recall Campaign Against Her

"Put up or shut up," Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant told the recall campaign when she signed the petition recalling her from office. Shitty Screenshot of Facebook LivestreamBoth the Recall Sawant and Kshama Solidarity campaigns have accused each other...

Would Pressure from Labor Stop Lorena González from Signing Bold Climate Policies if She Becomes Mayor?

The Urbanist seems concerned about González on climate. Courtesy of Lorena Gonzalez for Seattle Mayor campaignThough most candidates in the mayoral race stress the need to address climate change as one of their main priorities, last month the...

Slog AM: The Amazon Is Dying, Floods in Western Europe Kill 40, Wobbly Moon to Cause More Problems

A wobbly moon sucks for coastal cities and—I assume—astrological charts Jose A. Bernat Bacete/Getty ImagesFinding the Red Apple fire culprit: The three-alarm fire has gobbled up thousands of acres of land between Wenatchee and Cashmere. The Chelan County...

Sawant's Campaign Will Help Gather Signatures to Put Her Own Recall on the November Ballot

The newest signature on the Recall Sawant petition is from Kshama Sawant herself. Screenshot of Kshama Solidarity Facebook LivestreamAt a press conference on Friday, Councilmember Kshama Sawant signed a petition to recall herself from office. That's because the...

Slog AM: Assassins Kill Haiti President, SPOG Opposed Insurrection Investigation, Fish Hooked on Meth

Drugs in the water can create some fishy dependencies... Jess McGlothlin/Getty ImagesHaiti's president assassinated: A group of attackers assassinated President Jovenel Moïse in his home in Port-au-Prince last night. His wife was also shot, but her condition...

Wait, Did Dan Strauss Actually Save a Drowning Person's Life in Ballard?

Genevieve Sawyer, 25, said she wasn't in need of any saving. Dan StraussLast week, I wrote a story about how Seattle City Councilmember Dan Strauss saved a drowning swimmer's life off the coast of a pocket beach in...

A Thoughtful Discussion on Defunding the Police with (Some) Seattle City Council Position 9 Candidates

Sara Nelson was technically also there when this discussion happened. Courtesy of the campaignsOn Wednesday Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat argued that the movement to defund the police "has lost its steam." But the defund movement hasn't gone anywhere,...

Echohawk's Evolving Stance on Compassion Seattle

Echohawk did a little flip-flop on the bad charter amendment. Courtesy of Echohawk for Seattle Mayor campaign.All the candidates vying for mayor except for Colleen Echohawk have remained consistent in their positions on the shady Compassion Seattle charter amendment....

Slog AM: Washington Lawmaker Wears Star of David, Decries Vaccines; Washington Reopens Today; Cooler Temps Ahead

A sign of the Holocaust according to some right-wing nut jobs. skaman306/Getty ImagesAnother record (possibly) broken: Chelan County may have just shattered Washington's all-time heat record. Yesterday, two weather stations in the cities of Peshastin and Ardenvoir...

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