We're not the worst: In fact, we're the 8th best—at living! Washington has the 8th-highest life expectancy in the United States, according to a new study based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports.
🎵Bad boys bad boys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when...: Deutsche Bank comes for you?!?!?🎵 Deutsche Bank has acknowledged in court that it has some of
the president's maybe the president's tax returns. It's getting spicy.
So @DeutscheBank just informed court that it has at least some of @realDonaldTrump tax returns. My understanding from sources inside the bank is that the bank has at least the first few pages of several years worth of the returns. pic.twitter.com/LEtXAyxlxD
— David Enrich (@davidenrich) August 27, 2019
Deutsche Bank and Capital One Financial have until Tuesday by 4 p.m. to tell the court if they are in possession of any of President Trump's tax returns. If they won't answer they need to explain in detail why. Here's today's court order 👉 pic.twitter.com/emc4xETzQL
— Susanne Craig (@susannecraig) August 26, 2019
Funds moved from FEMA to ICE: Even though Puerto Rico is still recovering from Maria, the Trump administration is planning on shifting at least $155 million from the FEMA disaster relief fund to ICE. Related: Tropical Storm Dorian is nearing Puerto Rico. Hopefully they don't need more than a few paper towels to clean up.
🎵Let it burn, let it burn, we don't need to breathe anymo-O-oooore🎵: Learning nothing from the raging fires of Brazil, Trump is pushing to allow new logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest, reports the Washington Post. "The move would affect more than half of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, opening it up to potential logging, energy and mining projects," writes the Post.
Speaking of fires: What happened to that epic fire season Washington was supposed to have this year? Crosscut's Hannah Weinberger has a great piece up today about how Washington Wildfire Season 2019 has been calmer than the previous four seasons. (That said, there's still time for this season to get wicked. Don't jinx it!!)
More SNL news: Leslie Jones will be leaving Saturday Night Live, reports The Hollywood Reporter. She will be focusing on her "upcoming feature film projects and Netflix comedy special," report sources close to Jones, a.k.a. probably Jones. Kate McKinnon, however, will return for the upcoming season.
The teens will save us: Unless climate prevents it, Greta’s due to land in New York tomorrow, completing her two-week passage over the Atlantic. She’ll speak at the UN Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23. That is, unless the rough seas or some kind of climate kraken gets to her.
Parish the thot Perish the thought.
Home Sweet Home since 14 days. Soon last evening onboard Malizia ll. Tomorrow we reach New York. pic.twitter.com/f83Q3Km5hB
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 28, 2019
Imagine light rail up and down Aurora Avenue: Having a hard time picturing it? Here, Seattle Subway has this map for you:
They also made a bunch of new graphics: Check them out here and here. As Seattle Subway's Aurora activist Ryan DiRaimo writes, "Rather than a stretch dedicated to carbon output, Aurora would feature the city’s best response to combat climate change using proven tools." Having lived just off Aurora and endured the insufferably packed E line (the busiest bus line in the state!!), a light rail up Aurora is my new wet dream. Are you also feeling hot about ST4? Urge your reps to approve funding for it here.
Millennials look at proposed transit maps like porn. That's how fucked up this country is. "Is this map NSFW? Will my boss replace me with a robot just for looking at it?" https://t.co/YQn6HLyZR8
— Rich Smith 🥀 (@richsssmith) August 27, 2019
Man dead after Pioneer Square fight: A fight occurred near Pioneer Square earlier this month and resulted in a man, 58, receiving a brain injury. He was pronounced dead on August 24, but the news was released this morning. The death has been ruled a homicide.
The Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day is BACK ON: Writes Capitol Hill Seattle Blog. It'll happen on Sunday, September 8 in Cal Anderson from 10 AM to 3 PM. You can register and get more info here.
Some local updates from the Slog: Carmelo's Tacos now serves burritos and quesadillas, the Beacon Cinema released a bunch of new programming today (including anime!!), and the Seattle Public Library has some unusually stern words for a publisher's new e-book policy.
Attorney General Barr is booking Trump an expensive holiday party: And it's set at Trump's D.C. hotel. The party is expected to bring the president more than $30,000 in revenue. Remember yesterday when Trump said he isn't using the presidency to make money? (“I don’t want to make money. I don’t care about making money.”) Lol.
Did you get that Amber Alert today?: The kid was found, FYI.
Update: The Amber Alert was canceled at about 2:38 p.m. Tuesday. Police said the child had been found.
— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) August 27, 2019
Let's get nerdy about healthcare: Ady Barkan, a Medicare for All activist with ALS, is partnering with NowThis and Crooked Media to film interviews with 2020 candidates on health care. Joe Biden is the only big shot who hasn’t sat for an interview yet. He’ll release the interviews starting next Tuesday, Sept. 3, and I bet they’ll be good.
Our sister paper's recent reporting continues to make national headlines: Read Alex Zielinski's reporting on Andy Ngo here.
Ngo framed the incident as an “antifa brawl” and did not mention that he was with members of Patriot Prayer as they donned body armor, helmets, and weapons before launching their alleged attack. https://t.co/29rq5sxoYg
— VICE News (@vicenews) August 27, 2019