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Intern Sick: Slog AM maestro Nathalie Graham fell ill this morning. Bad seafood is the culprit. Wish her well!

Tillerson Out: President Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He replaced Tillerson with CIA director Mike Pompeo. According to the New York Times, Tillerson learned of his ouster shortly after stepping off a plane from Africa. Trump didn't grant the former ExxonMobil executive the courtesy of a call. Experts say Tillerson will be remembered as "one of the worst secretary of states" in modern history. Take it to the chorus:

REPORTER: Did you fire him because he called you a moron?

MR. TRUMP: What?

REPORTER: Did you fire him because he called you a moron?

MR. TRUMP: Say it again.

Haspel In: Gina Haspel is replacing Mike Pompeo as director of the CIA. She is the first woman to hold the position. She also once ran a CIA black site in Thailand where the agency tortured two prisoners. She later ordered the destruction of video of the torture.


Pompeo Scrutinized: Your new Secretary of State hates Muslims and denies climate change.

ST3 Opposed: By Ron Lucas, the mayor of Steilacoom and vice chairman on the Sound Transit board. He wants the Everett line to get done ASAP, but remains skeptical that many people below Federal Way will ride light rail into Seattle. He doesn't support proposals to let Pierce County to secede from ST3, but does support allowing voters to elect Sound Transit board members. Read Lucas' full interview with the Seattle Times.

Walkout Supported: The Seattle City Council voted unanimously to support a student walkout over gun control scheduled for tomorrow at 10 a.m. High schools students all over the city are expected to leave class for 17 minutes, in honor of the 17 people who died during the Parkland, Florida school shooting a month ago.

Seahawks Harassed: Two Seahawks players recorded a woman berating them in the parking lot of their training ground in Renton. The woman tells the two players, neither of whom participated in the national anthem protests, that they “cannot stand up and be a man. On your little fucking knees and not represent the country’s flag that made you what you are.” When asked to name herself, the woman said, “Oh, fuck off. I don’t care who you are. All I care about is that my tax dollars pay for you to play, and go fucking play and get off your fucking knees.” Seahawks players are not public employees.


Few Too: Jeff Few is the guy who tipped news writer Heidi Groover off to the city's use of bike racks to discourage homeless camping in Belltown.


Starbucks Loved In Seattle, but not as much as New Englanders love Dunkin Donuts. Data-guru Gene Balk strikes again.

Avila Dead: Remember Joaquin Avila, a local civil rights attorney who argued voting rights cases before the Supreme Court. He died of cancer on Friday at his home at the age of 69.

Blossoms Blooming: Get over to the UW quad in the next five to ten days for cherry blossoms. Welcome, spring.