Rattlesnake ridge still sliding but slowing down: The slide has moved about 30 feet since January when everyone was on slide watch. Back then, it seemed like death was imminent and authorities and residents were doing all they could to avoid another Oso. But, the slide has mellowed out. Scientists don’t think a slide will happen at all now. It may take another year for it to stop completely, but activity has steadily petered out and will continue to do so. Anticlimactic. At least there is no tragedy. We can always use less tragedy these days.
Candy for a cause: It’s not a good cause. It’s a bad cause. Really pretty despicable. Anti-immigrant and racist leaflets were scattered across Bellevue. They said in big red letters: “Keep America American.” The number for the Department of Homeland Security tip line was listed and the leaflets urged people to report any and all illegal immigrants. There was a piece of candy along each racist pamphlet.
We continue to see white supremacists blanket neighborhoods & schools w/ hateful fliers in PNW. From Bellevue to Clyde Hill to Tacoma to Portland, these groups target our communities & values. Be sure to report incidents to @ADL_National https://t.co/iMdfGlJACJ #NoPlaceforHate pic.twitter.com/v42I5tNFU7— ADL Pacific NW (@ADLSeattle) June 10, 2018
The North Korea and US summit is upon us: Singapore’s foreign minister kicked it off with a selfie with Kim Jong Un.
The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. PST today: It will be one-on-one with translators. If it's a success, the meeting will go down in history with the likes of Nixon meeting Mao Zedong of China. Maybe even Reagan and Gorbachev. Alternatively, an unsuccessful meeting could be cataclysmic. Though Kim says he's ready to talk denuclearization, no one expects him to give up his nuclear weapons. This is the first ever meeting between two leaders of the US and North Korea.
On the bright side: At least we got to see Kim Jong Un's running bodyguards one more time.
Well well, Kim Jong Un’s running bodyguards are here too pic.twitter.com/ZsgvaaSS7W— Anna Fifield (@annafifield) June 10, 2018
Husky baseball headed to College World Series: There’s a first time for everything. After a rousing game against Cal State Fullerton, the UW Huskies, who clinched the lead in the ninth and tenth innings for a 6-5 victory, are Omaha-bound. There they’ll face Mississippi State.
Old steam plant to be used for cancer research: The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is expanding into the former Seattle City Light Lake Union Steam Plant. The historic building will provide extra laboratory space for the The Hutch.
Seattle is transplant central: From 2012 to 2016 Seattle saw 45,000 newcomers, reports the Seattle Times. In just 2016, 2,600 of them worked in tech. Still, many of these people aren’t just staffing the Amazon skyscrapers. About 55 percent of them are millennials and an average of 7,900 of them are Californian. I am one of the 7,900. It feels good to belong.
South Park rebounds amidst string of shootings: The Seattle Police Department has stepped up patrols and the local government has provided necessary infrastructure like streetlights. Still, there is more work to be done to prevent more shootings in a neighborhood where 30 percent of the population is under 18 and is susceptible to being corrupted by rampant gang violence. Programs that support children from an early age are key. One program, the Youth Corps, incentivizes young people to help clean up their neighborhood and provides them a stipend for their work. Still, other programs lack funding, it’s difficult for South Park children to afford programs, and access is hard with only two bus routes.
Exploding Brinnon, WA cabin kills five: The rental cabin exploded and caught fire in the early hours of Sunday morning. The investigation is ongoing but five people are confirmed dead.
You can barely see what is left of the cabin that caught on fire in Brinnon this weekend that killed 5 people pic.twitter.com/DP8uT1biXA— KRISTA (@king5unit34) June 11, 2018
I can’t tell if this is a terrible photo or if the explosion completely leveled the cabin to the point where I can barely tell if it’s in the picture.
Seven day forecast: Here’s what’s in store for you this week.
The coming week for #Seattle & Western Washington not looking tooo bad. Monday & Tuesday will be dry. A chance for showers on Wednesday & Thursday. Dry weather returns for Friday & Saturday. It's not on here, but Pa's Day is looking sunny with highs near 80°! #WAwx pic.twitter.com/wRzwXzSk7z— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) June 11, 2018
IHOP pivots from pancakes to burgers, naturally: Instead of flipping pancakes, The International House of
Pancakes Burgers will be flipping patties. The move appears to be an attempt to improve IHOP’s number of guests throughout the day. Most people come into IHOP for breakfast. No surprise there. Then, the guest numbers sharply decline as the day goes on. IHOP will no longer be a place that sanctifies breakfast.
Donald Trump protects us from the wrath of… Canada: The G-7 meeting went great. Or, as great as it could have gone with Trump at the helm. Trump, like a petulant child forced to do something he didn’t want to do, showed up to the summit late and left early. The seven countries all agreed to sign a final communiqué at the end of the meeting. Even a begrudging America agreed. Then, after the fact, Trump emerged on Twitter with some choice words for Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He claimed Trudeau had made “false statements” and called him “dishonest & weak.” No one knows what Trudeau even said about Trump. He ignored the comments and said that Canada would respond to American tariffs on steel and aluminum.
Trump threatens to dissolve trade with India: He accused New Delhi of implementing a 100 percent tariff on certain US goods. He’s threatening the countries he believes are “robbing” the US with a trade embargo. File this one under “things that will not end well.”
World Cup trafficking plan foiled: Nine girls and one boy who were being trafficked to Moscow from Lagos, Nigeria were rescued by authorities. They were attempting to be board a flight to Moscow under the guise of being World Cup fans in route to the tournament. However, they were stopped when authorities noticed their suspicious one-way tickets.
Grandmother puts kids in kennels: Who needs a booster seat when you can just slap two dog kennels in the back of your SUV? A Tennessee grandma has been charged with two counts of Child Endangerment for putting her grandkids, ages 8 and 9, in two dog kennels in the back of her car. She claims there was no other room in her car. There was no air conditioning and the temperature was around 95 degrees.
WATCH: Two children were seen being let out of cages in the back of an SUV. Their grandmother took a 35-minute drive with the kids in the dog kennels https://t.co/KPuMWvROgr pic.twitter.com/7G6hqN4nTe— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 11, 2018
I should watch track highlights more: Watch this incredible video of the 4x400m championship. Pay attention to USC. Also, the USC uniform is black not red. That confused me on my first watch.
Mole hunt: The White House is apparently feeding false stories to its staffers to see who is leaking information to the press.
Net neutrality expires today: We’re okay here in Washington because our boy Gov. Jay Inslee fought for our internet and net neutrality. Sorry to the rest of you schmucks.
Still thinking about Anthony Bourdain? Me too. We didn’t deserve him.
I’m doing a Kickstarter to buy Ted Cruz a Fleshlight— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) September 12, 2017
Tonight's best Seattle entertainment options include: Jody Kuehner and Cherdonna Shinatra's Kissing Like Babies, a pop punk show with New Found Glory, Bayside, the Movielife, and William Ryan Key, and an evening with trans human rights activist Chloe Schwenke.