Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Rich Smith

Twenty-Seven Days for Stealing a Souvenir Penny: What It Would Look Like to Get Tough on Misdemeanors in Seattle

People have sat in here on some dumb shit. RSTo prosecute, or not to prosecute, that is the substantive question at the heart of the Seattle City Attorney race. Based on her experience defending 600 cases in the...

Slog PM: New Seattle Times Ed Board Guy Needs Some Pepto, SCOTUS Keeps Abortion Bounty Alive in Texas, Staffers Accused Dembowski of Verbal Abuse

Not great, Rod! King County Council King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski was investigated and admonished after staffers complained of verbal abuse, according to the Seattle Times. One King County staffer resigned from her post and won a $33,000 settlement...

Slog PM: Cops Lead Nationwide Anti-Vax Movement, Ferguson Successfully Defends Vaccine Mandate, FDA Panel Recommends J&J Booster

Nearly 140 officers at the Seattle Police Department have refused to turn in their vax cards. The deadline for them to do so is Monday. The StrangerCouncilmember Tammy Morales stumped for Nicole Thomas-Kennedy downtown this morning: After a...

Slog AM: Facebook Whistleblower Goes to Congress, Big Holes for Afghan Refugees in WA Safety Net, González Focuses on Housing in Arts Forum

Of course Bruce Harrell loves Malcolm Gladwell. Shitty Screenshot from Town Hall EventSeven passengers sue over recent Amtrak derailment: The passengers were injured when the Seattle-bound train derailed in Montana last month, killing three people. They're suing Amtrak...

Slog PM: UW Study Finds Police Killed 55% More People Than We Thought, Workers Settle with Amazon, Jayapal Stands Strong in Budget Showdown Shitshow

Jayapal and the Congressional progressive she leads say they ain't budgin' on the budget strategy. COURTESY CONGRESSWOMAN PRAMILA JAYAPAL'S OFFICEIt's official: King County Elections certified the necessary number of Sawant Recall signatures and set the election date for Dec....

GOP Draws Sloppy-Ass Map Proposals, Attempts to Grab More Power in Washington

Seattle through the eyes of the Republican who wants to bring Bainbridge Island into the conversation happening in Seattle. Screengrab from House Rep. Paul Graves's MapA handful of political operatives are redrawing the state's voter boundaries right now, and...

Slog PM: SPOG Drags Feet on Vax Mandate Negotiations, Centrist Dems Continue Tanking Biden's Agenda, the Haitian Asylum-Seekers Are Gone

He's back. And he's not coming for your tabs this time. HEIDI GROOVERA bunch of unions reached a deal with Seattle on the vaccine mandate: The Seattle Police Officers Guild, however, remains a holdout. Paul Kiefer at Publicola...

Lorena González Announces Plan for Action on Homelessness in Her First 100 Days

González and frenz huddled in the (too short) shadow of the newly constructed affordable units across from Cal Anderson. RSOn Thursday afternoon City Council President Lorena González and a group of supporters stood in the Station House plaza...

Congressman Smith Takes Important Step to Effectively End US Support for War in Yemen

As chair of the House Armed Services Committee, Seattle Congressman Adam Smith holds major sway in negotiations over the upcoming defense spending authorization bill. KAREN DUCEY / GETTY IMAGESThough Biden finally pulled the U.S. out of one country's civil...

Poll Shows Harrell's GOP Donors, Response to Murray Rape Accusations Could Drive Voters to González

It's election season again, baby! by Rich Smith The first wave of general election polling is upon us. Lester Black It's officially summer until Wednesday, but the bone-cold chill in my apartment and the publication of the umpteenth...

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