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The Family Policy Institute's Joseph Backholm Is Back by Heidi Groover Meet Joseph Backholm. That's him in the photo up there: lawyer, son of a pastor, a man who had his ass handed to him by voters in 2012—more on that in a moment—and currently Washington...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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by Heidi Groover Never gonna happen. JOSHUA BOULET Here's an update on that half-baked plan to build a new viaduct-park in downtown Seattle: It's going terribly. Martin Selig—the billionaire real estate developer who helped bankroll the early stages...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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We Saw You Carrying Awesome Signs in the Pride Parade and Getting into a Drunken Brawl at Tacos Guaymas by Stranger Staff PUTTING THE B IN LGBT We couldn't quite see your face in the herd of people marching down the center of Fourth Avenue during Sunday's...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Staff | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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I-1515 Signature Gatherers Are Out in Force, and They're Being Told to Give People Few Details About Their Anti-Trans Ballot Initiative by Sydney Brownstone According to the online resource guide for Just Want Privacy signature gatherers, it's prudent...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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A Century-Old Law Prevents Ride the Ducks Crash Victims from Recovering Damages by Ansel Herz Ride the Ducks, the tour company fined $308,000 by state regulators after one of its vehicles caused a fatal crash on Highway 99 last fall, is citing a century-old...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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by Dan Savage MSNBC: The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to take up a challenge to a Washington state law that makes it illegal for pharmacies to refuse to dispense medications for religious reasons. The court's action, bypassing an invitation to...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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by Ned Lannamann Cersei's stint as a cup bearer was surprisingly unsuccessful. HBOGame of Thrones’ sixth season ended with a big bang. And then a bunch of other, littler, more metaphorical bangs. Despite a slow and plodding start to Episode 10,...
From: The Stranger | By: Ned Lannamann | Monday, June 27, 2016
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by Matt Baume Can you believe this guy failed to convince them? Ryan Rodrick Beiler / Shutterstock.com Holy Toledo, how about this Supreme Court ruling on the Texas abortion ban? The law was a super-thinly veiled attempt to prevent women from obtaining...
From: The Stranger | By: Matt Baume | Monday, June 27, 2016
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by Charles Mudede This issue is actually a novella called Bones in the Garden.Once upon a time (August, 2000), our whole paper became a novella (Bones in the Garden) written by Monica Drake, the author of Clown Girl and The Stud Book. She reads tonight...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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by Dan Savage I am a long time listener of the podcast. I am from Europe, hence the email rather than the phone call. My boyfriend and I (we are a male same-sex couple) have been abroad for a while and are back home for a few weeks before heading abroad...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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by Stranger Things To Do Staff Kelly O Capitol Hill Block Party is just a few weeks away, and it's bringing with it sticky wristbands, expansive public joy, and three straight days of live music at five different stages in the center of Capitol Hill....
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Things To Do Staff | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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by Christopher Frizzelle Paul Moore—the Moore in this poster—is the guy who lulls the Fireside Room at the Sorrento into a state of bliss beyond words once a month. He's been the resident musician at the silent-reading party for a while now, and...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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by Dan Savage From ye olde email inbox... Dan, You are terribly mistaken and misguided. There are more Bernie or Bust supporters than you realize. Most of us will never support The Corporate Whore Hillary. She is anathema to all we believe in and stand...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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by Anonymous STEVEN WEISSMAN Your trio of bros approached me and my girlfriend on Friday night and asked where you could find a strip club. You assumed the two women standing in front of you were fair game for your junior-high sophistication. We answered...
From: The Stranger | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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by Charles Mudede Homes near this bike shelter at the Beacon Hill Station have, when compared to other homes in the area, seen an increase of over $60,000 this year alone. Charles Mudede The values of real estate near light link stops are, according...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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by Angela Garbes Grilled meats, flat breads, and vegetables at Georgetown's Ciudad. Jordan Nicholson Ciudad, a collaboration between two well-known Seattle entrepreneurs, Marcus Lalario (95 Slide, Alive & Well, Fat’s Chicken and Waffles) and...
From: The Stranger | By: Angela Garbes | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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by Jen Graves In the last week, I've been sitting on my couch at night, seeding my nightmares by compulsively rewatching art that could pass for a mad scientist's promotional video in some far, cultish reach of the internet. Delusional Mandala is by...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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by Christopher Frizzelle When it comes to pregnancy loss, there's so much we don't talk about or understand. LILY PADULA The conversation on KUOW begins with a discussion of the word "miscarriage" itself—a misnomer, Angela says. The segment aired yesterday,...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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by Matt Baume "Oh, brother." Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com Okay, so I posted this video on Monday about how Donald Trump has a pretty lousy record when it comes to LGBTs. And inevitably, the comment section developed some cesspools about how Hillary...
From: The Stranger | By: Matt Baume | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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by Dan Savage Some of you spineless fuckers are gonna spend the entire summer and fall worrying about a Bern or Bust crowd that doesn't exist.— Diable Noir (@eclecticbrotha) June 29, 2016 By reading Jamelle Bouie: Two weeks ago, after the Democratic...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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by Ana Sofia Knauf DON'T DO IT. PAWS It's that time of year again. As newborn seal pups venture out on their own after being weaned from their mothers, they are appearing on Pacific Northwest Beaches. If you beach-goers happen to see pups on the shores—pay...
From: The Stranger | By: Ana Sofia Knauf | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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by Sydney Brownstone A complaint filed with the state Public Disclosure Commission claims that Washington's anti-trans activists are getting outside help. Alex Garland LGBTQ advocacy group Equal Rights Washington (ERW) has filed a complaint with the...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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by Heidi Groover Gary, who has been homeless since 2001, lived at the Dearborn Nickelsville encampment until its residents were evicted in March. At the time, he said he was "done with encampments" and not sure where to go. HG #SeaHomeless: Seattle Media...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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And When I Die, I Won't Stay Dead Makes Beat Poet Bob Kaufman's Mysterious Life Even More Mysterious by Rich Smith Speaking to a crowd at the Festival of California Poets in 2007, poet and scholar Harryette Mullen introduced Bob Kaufman's woefully under-celebrated...
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Book Review: Capitalism and Privilege Can't Thwart Romantic Desire in Maged Zaher's The Consequences of My Body by Rich Smith People who haven't actually read a poem in a while often conflate the art with soft-focus romantic gushery. I blame Hallmark...
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Electronic Music Stars Get Old, Too. But DJ Shadow, Moby, and Aphex Twin Are Still Working Hard on New Records. by Dave Segal Theory: Electronic-music luminaries typically age with more dignity than do rock stars. This could be down to rock's longer...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Record Review: Amy Blaschke's Melodic, Melancholy Breaking the Blues Is a Perfect Hybrid of Seattle and LA by Sean Nelson AMY BLASCHKE Breaking the Blues (Bird on a Lyre Records) The idea that the internet killed regionalism is a popular myth, but music...
From: The Stranger | By: Sean Nelson | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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My Philosophy: Rap Fashion Scumbag Ian Connor Finally Gets Ostracized, and Gucci Mane Is Not a Clone by Larry Mizell Jr. Last week, I went to bed thinking about my favorite story in hiphop (possibly ever): the apparently widespread internet rumor that...
From: The Stranger | By: Larry Mizell Jr. | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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You're Wrong About That—Fireworks Edition!RELATED EVENTS: Star-Spangled Spectacular | 14th Annual Capitol Hill Independence Day Picnic | Seafair Summer FourthRELATED CONTENT: Returning Column: You're Wrong About That | Music Journalist Issues Apology/Clarification...
From: The Stranger | By: Francine Colman-Gutierrez | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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by Dan Savage The Guardian: At least 28 people have been killed and 60 injured in an attack by three suicide bombers on Turkey’s largest airport, Istanbul Atatürk, according to senior officials. Vasip Şahin, the governor of Istanbul province...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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by Dan Savage Summing up: The guys he wants to fuck don't wanna fuck him because he's too big, he won't fuck the guys who wanna fuck him because they're too big, and the entire "gay community" is to blame for his loneliness and attending Pride only makes...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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by Ansel Herz THEY. DID. IT! 👏👏👏 Justin Steyer/KPLU KPLU:The non-profit Friends of 88.5 FM has reached a deal with Pacific Lutheran University to purchase KPLU. After 50 years of serving Western Washington under PLU, 88.5 is set to become an...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Veteran and cannabis advocate Patrick Siefert speaks at a Twenty22Many rally in Washington, D.C. Twenty22Many.org People who were elected to at least ostensibly act in the best interest of society are willing to delay something...
From: The Stranger | By: Tobias Coughlin-Bogue | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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by Dave Segal Bernie Worrell, one of the greatest and most infuential musicians of the 20th century. Lauren RodRiguez On Saturday June 25, Bernie Worrell was trending on Facebook, but for the worst possible reason. The keyboard innovator with Parliament-Funkadelic,...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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by Stranger Things To Do Staff Everything you need to know (including where you can participate in a 4k with your dog) is on our Fourth of July calendar. Leigh Prather / Shutterstock The Fourth of July is just five days away, which means it's time to...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Things To Do Staff | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue The cannabis industry is, apparently, not eligible for this. Life Insurance Policy / Shutterstock Derek Peterson, the CEO of TerraTech, a publicly traded cannabis company with operations in California and Nevada, recently took...
From: The Stranger | By: Tobias Coughlin-Bogue | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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by Matt Baume This could easily be a shot from the end of The Shining. Gino Santa Maria / Shutterstock.com If you have your finger anywhere near the pulse of animated GIF culture lately, you've probably scrolled through at least a few responses to Donald...
From: The Stranger | By: Matt Baume | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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by Christopher Frizzelle It makes me deliriously happy to see this: Our July Silent Reading Party will take place Mon 18th July @BrewDogDundee! More info to follow... pic.twitter.com/d2Gd5ienxv— Silent Dundee (@silent_dundee) June 28, 2016 The reading...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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by Ana Sofia Knauf Buh bye, terrible rubber turf pebbles. From Monday, June 27. ASK Chainlink fences went up around Cal Anderson Park's Bobby Morris Playfield hours before Pride festivities kicked off in Capitol Hill last Friday. If you overlooked the...
From: The Stranger | By: Ana Sofia Knauf | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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by Ansel Herz The full list of endorsers is here. Zoran Karapancev / Shutterstock.com A statewide initiative to make it less impossible to prosecute police officers for the use of deadly force has picked up a series of endorsements from elected officials...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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by Sydney Brownstone Striking farmworkers fight for their rights in Burlington. AH Washington Is Becoming Less White: "Since the start of the decade, non-Hispanic whites have declined as a percentage of the population in all 39 counties in Washington,"...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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by Dan Savage I don't expect a reply, as I'm sure you get a zillion emails a day. But, I figured it's worth a shot. My wife and I have been together for going on four years now. We started off as an open couple, and gradually became more exclusive as...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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by Stranger Things To Do Staff Drag burlesque duo Kitten 'n' Lou bring a new (wet, hot, American) summer theater treat to Seattle with Camptacular! Our music critics have already recommended the 23 best concerts in Seattle this week, but now it's our...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Things To Do Staff | Monday, June 27, 2016
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by Eli Sanders A fascinating profile of Garfield High School's principal shows one man trying—and painfully failing—to do something about the school-to-prison pipeline. Seattle Municipal Archives If you've been paying attention, you've probably heard...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Monday, June 27, 2016
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by Lauren Hoffman Sloane Crosley will read from The Clasp tomorrow, Tuesday June 28 at 7pm at Elliott Bay Book Co. Caitlin Mitchell Essayist Sloane Crosley's debut novel The Clasp is based on, or inspired by, or oriented toward Guy de Maupassant's "The...
From: The Stranger | By: Lauren Hoffman | Monday, June 27, 2016
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by Dan Savage ok in this LA Metro PSA, not only does a guy get dismembered but another guy LOOKS DOWN THEN JUST BOARDS THE TRAIN. pic.twitter.com/H0rVfjRTao— Sam Escobar (@myhairisblue) June 27, 2016 Commuting by car makes you depressed and anxious...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Picks from Our Music Critics For June 27-July 3 by Stranger Things To Do Staff It's the last week of June, and the jam-packed music show litany that is summer is fully here. Shake your sunburn at these 24 concerts this week picked by our music critics—from...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Things To Do Staff | Monday, June 27, 2016
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by Dan Savage The woman who posted this to Facebook... “It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself or my family were to be taken away,” she wrote in March, “but that’s exactly what Democrats are determined to do by banning semi-automatic...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Monday, June 27, 2016
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by Charles Mudede Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias is something like Spain's Bernie Sanders. Eric Crama /Shutterstock.com A general election was held in Spain yesterday to end a six-month deadlock between the traditional parties, and it appears the big...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Monday, June 27, 2016
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by Sydney Brownstone Luckily no one was hurt. Studio C / Shutterstock.com The Amtrak Cascades train, carrying passengers from Portland to Seattle, was running on the same route BNSF uses to transport crude oil shipments to Puget Sound refineries. The...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Monday, June 27, 2016
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