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- This photograph of kids in Mali—where ebola is feared to be spreading next—was at Pioneer Square art walk last night. The show is a series of photographs Aminata Dabo took in Mali in 2012, on her first trip back to her home country after leaving for France as a child. By chance, Dabo met Seattle's Bobby Young, the Hollow Earth Radio DJ, who made sound portraits that are paired with the photos.
Snohomish County Considered Buying Homes on the Deadly Slope in Oso: Ten years ago.
Ebola Is Traveling North: Eighty-six people have died of ebola in Guinea. Mali is steeling itself.
Three Men Convicted of Multiple Rapes Sentenced to Hanging: India sees the first application of tougher sexual assault laws.
AP Photographer and Reporter Shot, One Killed, Reportedly by Afghan Police Officer: On the eve of Saturday's elections, Anja Niedringhaus, 48, died in the attack, and Kathy Gannon was shot twice and is recovering. The officer allegedly yelled "Allahu akbar!," then opened fire with an AK-47.
Afghan police officers and soldiers have shot and killed scores of troops from the coalition in recent years, and at times have turned on civilians working with foreign forces. But the attack on Friday was believed to be the first time an Afghan police officer had intentionally killed a foreign journalist.
South Sudan: Needs help. Horrible famine is on the horizon.
The First Coming of Pot Retail: Washington is doing what no other state has, even Colorado, where pot stores are run by medical peeps. A few of the 21 stores allocated to Seattle will probably open in July. Vetting of applications happens at the end of this month.
"Fort Hood shooter described as introverted, musical": The profiling begins of the man who shot and killed three people and himself, and injured 16 others, at Fort Hood in Texas the week. He was from Puerto Rico, a father of four, and a lifelong percussionist in military, police, and church bands. No mention of brain injury or PTSD.
192,000 Jobs Added to the Economy in March: Unemployment steady at 6.7 percent.
Growing Grassroots Movement Against Obama: Over immigration reform, big protests.
When You See a Plywood Wall As High as the Viaduct at Jackson and Main: You'll know that's the spot where they're trying to work on Bertha. The six-month estimate was "optimistic," Seattle Tunnel Partners said yesterday. You don't say.
Measles Warning in Seattle: If you're not vaccinated, watch out. A Whatcom County woman came to Seattle in March with her measles. Her full tourist schedule is listed for public health reasons, but it also makes a funny study of where a person who goes one place might go next:
The woman visited Seattle for a Kings of Leon rock concert at KeyArena on March 28. That same day she was also at the Best Western Loyal Inn and the Wasabi Bistro, and the next day she went to Beth’s Cafe, Aurora Suzuki, Starbucks at First Avenue and Pike Street, and Pike Place Market. On those same dates she went to several Pierce County locations, including the LeMay Car Museum and Harmon Brewing Co. & Restaurant.
The Bank Robber Fatally Shot Yesterday in Madison Park: A bizarre scene unfolded where, according to the SPD blotter, the alleged bank robber fled the bank dressed as a woman, jumped in a silver sedan and drove off, flipped the car not far away, ran from the car with a rolling silver suitcase—"wearing lots of makeup, a large bandage on his nose"—and was, reportedly, shot by police after refusing to put down a knife. No news in the investigation this morning.
George W. Bush's Portrait Exhibition: In Dallas. W: “I expect I’ll be painting til I drop. And my last stroke, and I’m heading into the grave, I wonder what color it will be?”
Richard Lee, Who Believes Kurt Cobain Was Murdered, Suing the City: He claims the recently discovered photos from the case should have been released sooner. Saturday will be the 20th anniversary of Kurt's death.
Lee—a 50-year-old Seattle man who has run for mayor several times and who hosted the public access show "Kurt Cobain Was Murdered"—is representing himself in the suit.
"The art of falling off a racehorse": Tumbles of a jump jockey.
"He went back to Bulgaria, and we ended up with the monkeys.":