Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Rich Smith

Slog PM: Seattle Starbucks Roastery Votes to Unionize, City Sweeps 13 People Ahead of Biden's Visit, WA's County Councils Are 99% White

The eagle has landed: Air Force One touched down at SeaTac International Airport shortly after 5 pm, carrying Mr. President Joseph Robinette Biden and several government types aboard. pic.twitter.com/51Z9dDdXw4— Amanda Zhou (@AmondoZhou) April 22, 2022 In preparation for...

Sen. Patty Murray Sees a Path to Finally Letting Pot Shops Use Banks

(L-R) Lux pot shop co-founder Shea Hynes, Sen. Patty Murray, and like 1/16 of WA State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti, all stumping to let pot shops use the banks. Courtesy of U.S. Senator Patty Murray's Office Thanks to recalcitrant Republicans...

Who’s Afraid of Ingrid Anderson?

When Ingrid Anderson looked at the map of Washington's new political boundaries, she realized the commissioners made it much more difficult for her to mount another primary challenge against a conservative Democrat she almost beat in 2020. "This feels...

The Campaign to Repeal the Capital Gains Tax Is Off to a Bumpy Start

Washington's capital gains tax would only hit people who've reaped millions by putting their money into Wall Street, venture capital firms, and hedge funds. BO ZAUNDERS/GETTY IMAGESShortly after Tim Eyman failed his quest to block "personal income taxes" and...

Pacific Northwest Ballet's Plot Points Was Fun As Hell

Elle Macy defying the laws of gravity thanks to a strobe light and otherworldly hustle. Angela SterlingA couple times each season, Pacific Northwest Ballet's art director Peter Boal sets aside the canonical material that audiences typically associate with the...

Former KOMO Reporter Says He Didn't Intend to Blast Out Proud Boys Propaganda, Issues Non-apology

Jonathan Choe's former employer offered no comment on his narrative. WILLIAM THOMAS CAIN/GETTYNow that the ink has dried on his separation contract with KOMO, the Sinclair station’s former poverty porn reporter, Jonathan Choe, has issued a non-apology full of...

Slog PM: Harrell Closes Bus Stop on 3rd Ave, Bombshell Texts from Ginni Thomas, and Reporters Need to Quit Goading Biden into Starting WWIII

Ginni Thomas claims she doesn't talk about her "activism" with her husband, one of nine people making judgements on cases about overturning the 2020 election. LOL. Drew Angerer / GETTY Harrell temporarily closes the northbound bus stop on 3rd...

Washington State Democrats Expect Their Majorities to Shrink This Year, but by How Much?

State Dems are playing defense against Republicans in five legislative districts around the state, and potentially ten depending on how crazy stuff gets. Screenshot from the Redistricting CommissionWashington state Democrats currently enjoy a 16-seat majority in the House and...

Beautiful Anonymous Breakfast Angel Drops $50,000 on a New Spot for Glo's

Probably my favorite bit of neon in the city. XOSome time after Capitol Hill's beloved little ("little" as in 830 sq. ft little) brunch spot announced its "Glow Up" campaign to fund construction of a much bigger spot elsewhere...

KOMO Journalist Blasts Out Proud Boys Propaganda — UPDATE: He's Out

Not that it needed much help swallowing, but Sinclair red-pilled KOMO when it bought the station in 2017. WILLIAM THOMAS CAIN/GETTYOriginally published at 10:50 AM. On Saturday afternoon KOMO poverty porn reporter Jonathan Choe tweeted out a soft-focus montage...

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