Some Suggestions for How You Should Spend Your Day: Explore these secret beaches and parks, then drink/dine on these lovely outdoor patios! Frolic in the sunshine before you have to dust off your happy lamp.
There's Now a Steep Fine for Illegally Passing a School Bus: The Seattle school district has equipped 120 of its 379 buses with camera "to record what has long been illegal but difficult to enforce," the Seattle Times reports. Illegally passing a bus while it's dropping off kids will cost you a whopping $419 starting Monday.
King County Sheriff's Officers Will Give Juveniles Updated Miranda Rights: The new warnings were tailored to their cognitive development after studies discovered that many kids don't understand their rights, Sydney reports. The updated rights use simplified language such as "It's OK if you don't want to talk to me." Thanks, science!
Sea-Tac Jetliners Endangered by Lasers: Investigators say someone shined a green laser at two jetliners at the airport, which were thankfully able to land without issue. Federal officials say that shining lasers at planes is dangerous because "can temporarily blind pilots, damage their eyes and jeopardize the safety of everyone aboard a plane that is struck," KOMO reports.
Pierce County May Give People Experiencing Homelessness Jobs as Day Laborers: The county's proposed 2018 budget includes a $250,000 ask from Republican Pierce County Councilman Bruce Dammeier to establish a program called the Homeless Empowerment Labor Program (HELP). Program participants would be given "work cleaning up litter, performing basic maintenance and other tasks," according to KNKX. Dammeier is also seeking $25,000 to address opioid addiction and $2.9 million in federal grants to divert people with mental illness from the criminal justice system.
Creepy Origami Butterflies Found in Seattle Parks: The rainbow-striped paper butterflies include messages such as "You are not safe... 9-28-17" and illustrations of Kurt Cobain, Russell Wilson, and the Starbucks siren. They're being found in Capitol Hill, University District, South Lake Union, and downtown, KING 5 reports.
Some Theories About the Butterflies: "Some Facebook users thought the messages were some sort of marketing effort for an Insane Clown Posse concert scheduled in Seattle for Thursday," KING 5 continued. "Others said the messages were tied to a band in Michigan. Some tried to look into the website's source code to see who is hosting the site." Seattle Police officials told the news station that they don't believe there is any safety concern with the butterflies' messages, "which they think might be part of an ad campaign of some sort."
Hugh Hefner Is Dead: The Playboy magazine founder was 91.