Half a mil to protect this motherfucker.
Half a mil to protect this motherfucker. CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES

$500,000: That's how much the University of Florida has invested to provide security for white nationalist Richard Spencer as he speaks on campus this morning. Also, the university is granting Spencer full control over media access to the event.

Tech Lobby Resists Congressional Push to Make Them Reveal Their Advertisers: After revelations that Russia purchased ads on Facebook to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, senior senators and congressman are attempting to make big tech companies provide information on advertisers to federal election officials. Hell no, tech companies say.

Hate Crime Charges For Man Who Allegedly Pepper Sprayed Three People After Anti-Muslim Tirade: "Go back to where you came from." "Dangerous terrorist." This happened at a Bitter Lake convenience store. One of Jon Nereim's three alleged victims was wearing hijab.

How Long Do Seattle Teachers Need to Save to Make a House Down Payment: 15 to 19 years.

Real ID Extension: You now have until October 2018 to upgrade your ID.

Seahawks' Michael Bennett Won't Cede to NFL Commissioner on Police Violence Protests: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has made it a goal to get the number of players sitting during the national anthem to zero. But outspoken defensive end Michael Bennett said that's not going to happen and he plans to sit for the rest of the season.

City Scales Back on Punishment For Company That Failed to Pay Minimum Wage: Seattle officials last year found that Sky Chefs, which assembles meals for Alaska Airlines and 7-11, stiffed workers and ordered the company to pay $335,000. Most of that went to back wages. But that sum was reduced to $190,500, Heidi Groover reports.

Jenny Durkan Picks Up Endorsement From Eric Holder: The former U.S. Attorney General joins WA state attorney general Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee in supporting Durkan.

Here Comes the Rain: This is just the beginning.

Windstorm Leaves Thousands Without Power: All throughout the Puget Sound Region.

Homes in Edmonds Evacuated After Gas Line Rupture: The rain was so heavy that it caused a mudslide-related gas leak in Edmonds that forced 30 people out of their homes. The rupture that caused the evacuation was fixed this morning. No one was reported injured.