Friday, July 1, 2022

Rich Smith

Seattle Firefighter Finds Noose Inside Bitter Lake Fire Station

SFD Fire Chief Harold Scoggins launched an investigation in response to the find. 400tmax / GETTY In an email sent to all members of the fire department last week, Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins...

Washington Is Leaving Its Large Arts Institutions on the Hook for Eye-Popping COVID Mitigation Costs

Guess how much it cost the 5th Ave Theatre to keep these two from getting COVID-19? Tracy Martin, Courtesy 5th AveWashington's larger arts, culture, and science institutions have long provided spaces to laugh, cry, and occasionally practice hiding boredom....

Slog PM: Biden “Believes” Russia Plans to Attack Kyiv, SPD Clears 12th & Jackson, the Choco Taco Returns

The face of belief. Alex Wong / GETTY Washington state Senate kills two bills to help warehouse workers: One bill would have merely forced Amazon and other companies who own giant warehouses to "share personnel files with workers when...

Washington's Indoor Mask Mandate Will End on March 21

Starting next month, the state won't require masks in businesses and schools, but that doesn't mean it's not smart to wear one. Lester Black Washington will go mask-off most places starting March 21, and vaccine verification for large events...

Over 100 Washington Legislative Workers Call Out Sick in Protest of Working Conditions

The ostensibly pro-union Democrats who run both chambers in here yet again tanked a bill to allow their staff to unionize. YINYANG / GETTYOn Wednesday morning organizers say 105 legislative workers — including legislative aides, communications staffers, and others...

A Big List of Bills That Are Dying, Dead, Alive, or Hacked to Bits

A graveyard, a garden bed. Lester Black Today lawmakers in Olympia run up against another deadline in this short, 60-day legislative session in Washington state: All policy bills must pass out of their chamber of origin (i.e. the...

Boy I Sure Hope Lawmakers Don't Weaken Another Bill to Protect Renters

The place where landlord groups weaken good legislation for renters. YINYANG / GETTYLandlords are hiking rents all over Washington state, and the primary proposal lawmakers in Olympia mustered to help mitigate the pain faces enormous opposition from landlord groups,...

Slog AM: Harrell's Decision on Eviction Moratorium to Come Today, Amazon Ditches Mask Requirement for Vaccinated Workers, I Want to Taste This Man's Syrup

Thanks to a decision from a federal judge, some gray wolves can roam a little freer today. I have no idea if this is a gray wolf. Joe McDonald / GETTY IMAGES Seattle man pleads guilty to Jan. 6...

WA Lawmakers Aren't Just “Tweaking” Police Accountability Bills, They're Poised to Roll Back Protections

SB 5919 & HB 2037 do much more than iron out the wrinkles in two of the police accountability laws passed last year. They give cops more authority to use force on people, and victims of police violence know...

PNB's Roméo et Juliette Is Better Than Ever

Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancers Noelani Pantastico and James Yoichi Moore pine symmetrically in Maillot's take on Shakespeare's tale of woe. Angela SterlingIf you want something funny and beautiful and tragic to happen in your life later this...

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