A Beautiful Day for a Protest: Immigration reform advocates learn from past mistakes, block downtown traffic during rush hour until SPD is forced to arrest them.

Boeing Hearts Immigration Reform: The company joins NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rupert Murdoch (!!!), and others to form a coalition calling for a clear path to legal status for all undocumented immigrants currently in the United States.

Go Pay to See the Kurt Cobain Exhibit at SAM: The Seattle Art Museum can't afford to stay open full time or keep its full staff. The Pacific Northwest Ballet is taking pay cuts and Seattle Repertory Theatre is cutting hours just to stay alive. Where are our wealthy arts patrons with their generous hearts and open wallets? (If you're a poor art lover, like myself, do your part by enrolling in the "Buy an Artist a Beer" program. Individual artists are struggling, too.)

Seattle Needs More Chowder Barons: Duke's Chowderhouse owner steps up to raise $6,000 for the Seafair Pirates after donating $40,000 to save Seafair's hydroplane races.

They Broke the Scoreboard: Epic Wimbledon match, currently at 59-all in the fifth set, enters its third day of play.

Five Americans Convicted of Terrorism: A Pakistan court ruled today that the five young Muslim men used the Internet to plot terrorist attacks in Pakistan and other nations, sentenced each to 10 years in prison.

Not Fit for the Rock-and-Roll Lifestyle War: Obama gives loud mouth Afghanistan war leader General Stanley A. McChrystal the boot; replaces him with General David H. Petraeus, who is noted for quelling violence in Iraq during the Iraq war.

Violence Against Women: On the rise in Haiti since the earthquake.

Lady in the House: Australia gets its first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. (Confidential to Gillard: Stay out of Haiti.)

"Oil Companies do Everything to That State Legislature Except Refine It": NPR.org examines the history of big oil in Louisiana—how the Gulf spill isn't the first economic disaster caused by oil companies, and how its now an intractable part of their local culture (and economic survival).