Prince Interviews President: That would be Prince Henry and President Obama on the BBC. Neither mentioned Trump by name, but Obama said this:
One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities. They can be cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases.
President Prefers His Own Properties: That would be President Trump, who spent 100 days this year staying at properties his company owns, including 40 at Mar-a-Lago and 40 at his golf course in New Jersey. Conflict of interest? A spokesperson for a Washington D.C. transparency group told the Wall Street Journal, "George W. Bush went to his ranch in Crawford, Texas, a lot, but it’s not like you could rent the bedroom next to his."
People Are Calling For a Boycott of Vanity Fair: Over this video...
Don't Leave Your Bags Unattended In a Public Place: Not even the fruitcake (happy holiday!) you reluctantly accepted as a gift over the holiday break. Your package may shut down an airplane, a train, or in the case of Seattle the day after Christmas, a ferry at Colman Dock. The fruitcake was placed under a tree in the terminal lobby. Seattle's bomb squad investigated, leading to ferry delays.
We're (Still) Number One! Seattle remained the hottest housing market in the United States for the 14th month in a row, the Seattle Times reports. That's tied for the longest time on top since 2001.
A White Christmas For the Record Books: The back-to-back snow days on Christmas Eve and Christmas marked a first for Seattle.
Charity Scammers: Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing a Leavanworth man for allegedly scamming people out of $1.5 million under the guise of several charities for children.
Shelter Stabbings: The Seattle Police Department reports that three men were stabbed in a homeless shelter by a fourth man after an altercation broke out. The victims were taken to Harborview with life threatening injuries, according to SPD.
KOMO Leaves Out an Important Fact: About the murder of a married couple in Virginia: That the victims warned that the suspect is a Neo-Nazi. Says Mudede:
Why did KOMO exclude them? And would they have done the same if the suspect was, say, a Muslim? Imagine if the mother had discovered that her daughter's boyfriend was posting stuff about the greatness of ISIS, and she and her husband were shot dead by the Islamic fanatic after they forced their daughter to break with him. Holy shit! This country would have gone totally nuts over the story. And certainly KOMO, which has been owned and operated by the right-wing Sinclair Broadcasting Group since 2013, would have not wasted any time coming up with this headline: "Muslim Radical charged with murdering husband and wife inside Virginia house, police say."
Fire in Auburn: An old building south of Seattle went up in flames. Fire officials pointed to a dryer as the cause. One person was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. Up to 40 tenants at the apartment building have been displaced, KING 5 reports.