Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Rich Smith

The Recall Campaign Wants to Boot Sawant Because She Doesn’t Like Democrats

Same old shit. RSIf you’re looking for evidence of the Recall Sawant campaign operating in bad faith, look no further than their opening salvo: about 38,000 big, double-sided mailers full of the same bullshit Sawant haters have been...

Big Money for Bruce Harrell Has Entered the Seattle Mayoral Race

The game is afoot. Lester Black Many of Seattle's mayoral campaign representatives have praised the city's unique public campaign financing program for limiting the influence of big donors and creating time and space for candidates to run on...

Houston and Echohawk Lead in Fundraising, But They Took Very Different Paths to Get There

Andrew Grant Houston and Colleen Echohawk say their campaigns were first to reach the $400,000 fundraising cap, but both used different strategies to get there. Courtesy of the Campaigns Seattle's unique Democracy Voucher program was supposed to limit...

All Washington Counties Will Remain in Current Phase for Two Weeks, Inslee Announces

Inslee's putting a pause on the reopening plan. LESTER BLACKAt a press conference Tuesday morning, Governor Jay Inslee and state health officials announced a two-week "pause" to our ever-evolving "Healthy Washington reopening plan," which means all counties will...

Slog PM: Seattle Road Signs Hacked, Women Lead Men in Vaccination Rates, Biden Bans Travel from India

We did this. And on Monday we will face the consequences. Unless Inslee does something weird.It's shaping up to be a lovely evening! But you cannot celebrate the afternoon burst of sun with a little dip in the waters...

The Stranger’s Big-Ass Round-Up of What Just Went Down in Olympia

Weaknesses can be strengthened next year, though, so as long as Democrats maintain their majority then stuff should be fine. YINYANG / GETTYAt a press conference over the weekend Democrats hailed the 2021 Legislative session as "historic," declaring an...

Slog AM: Justice for Andrew Brown, New Outdoor Mask Guidance Coming Today, Dumbos Beef with Epicurious

Biden will likely relax outdoor mask mandates today. MLADENBALINOVAC/GETTYIMAGES.COMSeattle is dying: For an entire year Seattle's hot-hot housing market took second place only to Phoenix! But now, tragically, this month Seattle's home prices have only grown at the...

Joe Nguyen Is Running for King County Executive

It's gonna be Joe v Dow. Courtesy of the Campaign Today at 11:30 a.m. Washington state Senator Joe Nguyen will stand before a physically distant, masked-up crowd at Hing Hay Park and announce his plan to run for King...

Washington Resumes Its War on Drugs, at Least for the Next Two Years

For a couple months all drugs were decriminalized in Washington. But after the Governor signs this bill? Not so much. Rather than embrace a recent state Supreme Court decision and fully adopt a public health approach to drug addiction...

Slog PM: US Brings Back J&J With a Warning, Cap and Trade Passes WA House, Caitlyn Jenner Is Running for Governor of California

Washington state has been thinking about standing up a cap and trade system since 2003. Today they basically got it. Environmental justice advocates, however, are none too pleased. Screengrab from TVW Washington House passes cap and trade: Governor Jay...

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