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Richest Man Alive Still Winning War on Poor People  Richest Man Alive Still Winning War on Poor People 

It seems that Amazon, a company valued at $768 billion and owned by the richest man alive, has succeeded in pressuring the Seattle City Council to take up a repeal of a business tax meant to fund relief for the city’s growing homelessness and housing crisis. A crisis caused, in no small part, by Amazon.

Amazon Extremely Mad That Seattle Wants It to Pay Taxes to Help Fund Affordable Housing  Amazon Extremely Mad That Seattle Wants It to Pay Taxes to Help Fund Affordable Housing 

If you’re a resident of Seattle or have traveled to the Pacific Northwest metropolis recently, you probably noticed two unavoidable things: Amazon has made its massive presence felt, and there’s an ongoing homelessness crisis that shows no signs of slowing. A new tax might change that.

Seattle Is Looking to Drop Old Marijuana Convictions  Seattle Is Looking to Drop Old Marijuana Convictions 

Six years after marijuana became legal in Washington state, the city of Seattle will finally move to dismiss misdemeanor marijuana-possession convictions previously prosecuted by the city.

A Conversation With Nikkita Oliver, the Seattle Mayoral Candidate Whose Activism Spawned a Movement A Conversation With Nikkita Oliver, the Seattle Mayoral Candidate Whose Activism Spawned a Movement

On August 1, the city of Seattle will hold a primary election to decide the top two candidates advancing to the city’s mayoral race in November. With nearly two dozen candidates declared, the field is rather crowded—though it was made slightly less in May, so when incumbent mayor Ed Murray announced he would not be…

Women In Major Cities Across the U.S. Protest Trump and Pussy-Grabbing at #GOPHandsOffMe Rallies Women In Major Cities Across the U.S. Protest Trump and Pussy-Grabbing at #GOPHandsOffMe Rallies

At rallies across the United States today, women will call for GOP leaders to un-endorse Donald Trump and reject his racist, xenophobic, pussy-grabbing rhetoric. In New York, protesters dressed in black amassed outside Trump Tower early this morning, shouting, “GOP, hands off me!” and “Donald thinks he runs this town,…

Six Women Claim a Seattle Man Posed as a Female Porn Recruiter in Order to Have Sex With Them Six Women Claim a Seattle Man Posed as a Female Porn Recruiter in Order to Have Sex With Them

A number of young women in Seattle are saying they’ve been approached on Facebook by someone named “Deja Stwalley,” a woman claiming to be a porn scout trying to shepherd girls safely into the industry. Stwalley, the women say, told them that there’s potential to make a lot of money—but a private and un-filmed…

University of Washington Student Dies After Being Beaten and Choked By Boyfriend High on LSD  University of Washington Student Dies After Being Beaten and Choked By Boyfriend High on LSD 

A 22-year-old student at the University of Washington has died of her injuries following an attack by her boyfriend, also a UW student. Casey S. Henderson, 21, is being held on $1 million bail; police say he beat and choked Katy Straalsund while high on LSD.

Malfunctioning Can of Axe Body Spray Spurs Evacuation  Malfunctioning Can of Axe Body Spray Spurs Evacuation 

The Seattle Fire Department recently evacuated a church and a daycare due to “cough inducing fumes” coming from a backpack in a bathroom. Fortunately, it was nothing more than a busted can of Axe body spray.

Shamed Megachurch Pastor Mark Driscoll to Launch New Church on Easter Sunday Shamed Megachurch Pastor Mark Driscoll to Launch New Church on Easter Sunday

Former Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll—who left the church amid allegations of bullying, verbal abuse and financial impropriety, and who is currently being sued by former church members—is launching a new church on Easter Sunday. Nothing more Christlike than a good comeback.

Shamed Megachurch Pastor Mark Driscoll Accused of Fraud and Racketeering in New Lawsuit  Shamed Megachurch Pastor Mark Driscoll Accused of Fraud and Racketeering in New Lawsuit 

Extra-manly megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll, who championed a brand of Christianity that focused a whole lot on being incredibly sexist and anti-gay, is being sued by former members of Mars Hill, the church he founded. The suit accuses Driscoll of fraud and racketeering, claiming he misappropriated church funds to try…

Celebrity Visitors of Seattle Children's Hospital on December 23, 2015, RANKED

Today, Chris Pratt, Russell Wilson, and Ciara visited Seattle Children’s Hospital, where they met “great kids and parents” who, for reasons beyond their control, will have to spend the holidays away from home. It’s a kind gesture, taking time away from the more glamorous elements of celebrity to bring a unexpected…

Former Teen Mom Bristol Palin Is Very Upset That Washington Teens Can Get IUDs Former Teen Mom Bristol Palin Is Very Upset That Washington Teens Can Get IUDs

Bristol Palin, scion of Sarah Palin, seven months pregnant in an “I got ahead of myself” situation, is mad about birth control. Specifically, she is mad about Washington teenagers having access to low-cost, long-acting, reversible birth control like IUDs. OK, Bristol. Let’s do this. You really want to do this?

8 Cities Have Cancelled Columbus Day in Favor Of Indigenous Peoples' Day 8 Cities Have Cancelled Columbus Day in Favor Of Indigenous Peoples' Day

For most of America, Columbus Day is coming up this Monday October 12, except in a handful of cities where the celebration of Christopher Columbus has been replaced by Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Because, you know, one can’t exactly discover a new place if nations of people were already living there for centuries.

Woman to Sue Clinic for Surprising Her With Baby Instead of Birth Control Woman to Sue Clinic for Surprising Her With Baby Instead of Birth Control

Yesenia Pacheco has three children. Unfortunately, she’d only planned for two. In fact, her third child was a complete and utter surprise brought to her by NeighborCare Health, which accidentally gave her a flu shot instead of the birth control that she’d asked for. Now she’s suing. At least she doesn’t have the flu?

Boy Falls From Balcony at Taylor Swift's Seattle Concert Boy Falls From Balcony at Taylor Swift's Seattle Concert

Taylor Swift’s Saturday night concert in Seattle was marred when a young man sitting in the third-floor balcony fell over the railing and down into the seats of the second floor, putting his foot right through an armrest.

Child Vaccination Rate for Polio Is Lower In Seattle Than In Sudan Child Vaccination Rate for Polio Is Lower In Seattle Than In Sudan

By 1979, through widespread vaccination, the United States was able to totally eradicate polio, a crippling disease that has paralyzed thousands of children around the world. This allowed American parents to forget polio’s horrific toll, and subsequently stop vaccinating their kids against it.

Sleater-Kinney Returned to the Pacific Northwest & I Cried (A Review) Sleater-Kinney Returned to the Pacific Northwest & I Cried (A Review)

“There are more books at this show than any other one I’ve worked,” the door guy at the Showbox remarked immediately after checking both mine and my friend Sonya’s bags. We looked at each other and laughed. That pretty much summed up the crowd for the second of three sold-out Sleater-Kinney shows in Seattle—the very…

New City, New Ink: My Tattooed Travels New City, New Ink: My Tattooed Travels

I like traveling. I like being in new places. If it weren’t so hard for me to approach people I would probably like it a lot more. So when I started getting tattooed while traveling, I found a portal to a wealth of information. Here was a captive audience who absolutely knew where to get the best sandwiches in the…

Seattle Mayor Pardons 2 Tofurky Packages Because Hippies Love Tofu Seattle Mayor Pardons 2 Tofurky Packages Because Hippies Love Tofu

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray decided to pardon two packages of Tofurky for Thanksgiving because SEATTLE. Turkeys everywhere raised their beaks and wings in protest, shouting 'Who's gonna pardon us?!'

Megachurch Prick Mark Driscoll: Women Are Homes for Penises Megachurch Prick Mark Driscoll: Women Are Homes for Penises

Things aren't going so great for Mark Driscoll and his Mars Hill empire. The latest: Church attendance has dropped like a rock, and now they're planning to consolidate branches and cut as much as 40 percent of paid staff.

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