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Jungle Sweep Stymied by Council, Advocates

The ACLU threatens to sue, Murray doesn’t like the word ‘sweeps,’ and a camper says clearing the Jungle ‘sounds right.’

 

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Coal Terminal Hearing Pits Labor Against Environment — Again

Blue shirts versus red shirts in the final battle.

 

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Selections for the Second Week of the Seattle International Film Festival

Our critic selects the best of the fest.

 

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Pabst Brewing’s John Wilhelm Is Putting Rainier in its Place

The iconic brand hasn’t been locally owned for decades. But that doesn’t mean we don’t still love it as our own.

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A Hilarious Spoof, ‘To Savor Tomorrow’ Takes a Knowing Look at Our Naive Past

Cafe Nordo adds another week to the run of its popular new play.

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Levitas Takes Yoga to New Heights

Instructor Sam Witala learned aerial yoga from the best. Now she’s passing it on.

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Jarr Bar Brings Seattle a Taste of Europe, Sealed in a Tin

Bryan Jarr’s eponymous downtown spot is the first of its kind in Seattle.

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Oliver’s Lounge Marks 40 Years of Cocktails and Culture

For four decades, the downtown bar has had a window to a city in flux.

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Stash Box: The Controversial Cannabis Cures of Oil Man Rick Simpson

The mild-mannered Canadian is a medicinal-marijuana legend and the target of controversy and copycats.

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Lindy West, Seattleite by Birth and by Choice

The author of Shrill could live wherever she wants. Why choose here?

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Car Seat Headrest’s Post-Teen Punk

Will Toledo Delivers the Rage of Youth With Years of Wisdom

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‘The Lobster’ Is the Perfect Picture of Peculiarity

Colin Farrell comes out of his shell in Yorgos Lanthimos’s dark, odd English-language debut.

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Beer Hunting: A Drinking Dictionary

So you can have the best bar interactions possible, we’ve put together a glossary.

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The Top Five Northwest Acts You Need to Check Out This Festival Season

DoNormaal, JusMoni, Chanti Darling, The Dip, and Jo Passed.

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Measuring the Homogenization of the Music Festival

Are music festivals truly all the same now? We crunched the data for 21 NW fests to find out.

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The Complete Cascadian Summer Music Festival Guide

All the music your sunburnt face can handle.

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The Top 20 Things to Do This Week

Revisist Almost Live, see majestic, dark folk from Boise, or, maybe, just hang with Paul Simon.

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The Best Local Records We Heard This May

Despite the onslaught of sad news this month, the local scene kept pumping out gold nuggets.

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Home(Less)

Amid Seattle’s homelessness crisis, it’s easy to forget its victims’ humanity.

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Macklemore Follies

Poor Ben, he just can’t catch a break!

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Assphalt: Do Pedicab Drivers Make ANY Money?

A reader is perplexed: There are so many pedicab drivers, and so few people taking pedicabs.

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Why the Jungle Sweeps are Bound to Fail

The city’s plan for clearing homeless encampments ignores the fundamental reasons people are there to begin with.

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Jungle Residents Protest Impending Sweep

Some councilmembers agree with them.

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Bite, Sip, Repeat: Uncomplicating Wine with Purple’s Chef Harry Mills

Whether you’re a white or a rosé, wining is never optional with Chef Mills

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City Hall Playbook: Pneumatic Parking and Renter Protections

Coming this week at City Hall.

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King Coal’s Final Fight in Washington

The backers of Millennium Bulk Terminals, a proposed coal-export terminal in Longview, are scrambling to get on the last boat to Asia.

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The UW Trump Movement Is a Perfect Microcosm of the Donald’s Ridiculous Campaign

The “All publicity is good publicity” axiom is alive and well in the burgeoning campus Trump movement.

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Beloved Teacher Belatedly Returns to Garfield Choir

After nearly a year of legal wrangling, Carol Burton is back with her students.

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Housekeepers Launch Ballot Initiative Against Creepy Guests (and Unreasonable Workloads)

The initiative would require hotel housekeepers be provided with panic buttons and create a standard response procedure for hotel management to address acts of harassment or assault by guests.

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Seattle Cleared “The Jungle” In 1994, 1998, and 2003. It Worked So Well We’re Doing It Again.

“This is a friggin’ waste of time and resource. You would have to build a Berlin Wall …to keep people out of there. And an army to patrol it.”

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