Pit bull, 9 puppies found dead in trash bag; 2 pups survive

TACOMA, Wash. — Police in Tacoma say someone left a young female pit bull and her litter of newborn pups tied in trash bags in an alley. The adult dog and nine of the 11 puppies were dead. Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said the two surviving puppies are being cared for by the Humane Society […]

Baskin Robbins worker serves robber a triple scoop beatdown

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — A robber got more than he bargained for this week at a Lynnwood Baskin Robbins when a worker pummeled him and chased him out of the store. Police say a man wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses walked into the Baskin Robbins Wednesday afternoon. He approached the employee, Rachael Bishop, and demanded […]

Sexual abuse of nursing home dementia patients went unreported

CASHMERE, Wash. — “Are you OK?” Lynda Freeman asked loudly. She has to raise her voice when speaking with her sister. It’s difficult because she can barely hear, speak or even move. The sister is a bed-bound patient at the Cashmere Convalescent Center in Cashmere. And she is the victim of sexual abuse.   The […]

Yes, the Rent Is Too Damn High. But What’s the Solution?

Before you go to Seattle city council members Nick Licata and Kshama Sawant’s “Rent Is Out of Control!!” town hall at city hall tomorrow at 6pm, be sure you read this month’s Seattle Met feature by Matt Halverson, titled, appropriately enough, “The Rent Really Is Too Damn High.” Matt goes through a lot of nerdy […]

Council Applicant Game Theory and the Honorable Mentions

1. Yesterday, after a bit of wrangling, I published the behind-the-scenes tally of which council members supported which applicants to serve out Sally Clark’s vacant seat. (To make it to the final round, applicants needed at least three votes of confidence; Clark resigned this month to take a job as community relations director at the […]

PubliCalendar: Following Oregon’s Lead in the ‘Backyard Cottage Renaissance’

For Today Lunch and Learn: Mother-in-Law Apartments and Backyard Cottages Mother-in-law apartments (or Detached Accessory Dwelling Units) are more common than you think; in fact, our neighbor Oregon is currently experiencing a DADU renaissance.”  Seattle is now looking to Oregon’s model codes for inspiration—and you can get in on the conversation at this special installment of Lunch […]

Avengers Stars Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner: Black Widow Is a "Slut"

It might take a superhero to save the Avengers: Age of Ultronpress tour. Less than 24 hours after footage surfaced of Robert Downey Jr. walking out of an interview in which a reporter asked about his “dark periods,” another, even more cringe-worthy video has surfaced. This one features a Digital Spy chat with Chris Evans […]