Duke Moscrip, the owner of Duke's Chowder House, just donated $40,000 to "keep the unlimited hydroplanes racing on Lake Washington at this summer's Seafair." (Thanks, Duke.) That's on top of the half-million dollars raised earlier this month by Vulcan, Microsoft, and other businesses to save the fireworks.

Meanwhile, we spent this April fighting about which social services to cut and whether to legislate away panhandling.

Just wanted to point that out.