All quiet on the Red Planet.
All quiet on the Red Planet. gremlin/Getty Images

Suspects arrested in 24-year-old White Center murder: King County detectives in the sheriff's Major Crimes Unit have been re-examining evidence and revisiting their investigation of a murder of a 26-year-old man in White Center in 1995. The man was shot dead in a vehicle after a robbery. DNA evidence was matched to a man and woman who have since been arrested. It only took over two decades.

He's not running: Mike O'Brien, City Council member for District 6, is throwing in the towel. O'Brien is now the fourth sitting council member to not run for re-election. O'Brien, a prolific champion of transit and homelessness, is calling it quits after 10 years in office. Polling showed that his path to re-election would be very difficult.

RIP Safeco Field: The transition from Safeco Field to T-Mobile park is underway. Goodbye, Safeco. I don't have much emotional attachment to you, but I'm glad you didn't make the stadium have stupid pink lights when the team that plays there isn't pink. A fun exercise:


No more snow! Maybe. The weekend forecast is looking dry. But, before we get there, we've got some hurdles. Namely, some rain and freezing temperatures that could make for icy conditions. The mountains, which are currently inundated with snow, will likely get more snow.


North Bend is buried: Residents are requesting that the National Guard please dig them out of all this gosh darn snow. The city received somewhere around 15 to 24 inches on Monday night. Yikes. There are about 100 homes still trapped. Oh, also I-90 through the Snoqualmie Pass is still closed, stranding drivers. Save North Bend!

Send these guys instead of the National Guard: Maybe send the National Guard, too.


The Viaduct demolition is happening this week: Well, part of the expected-to-be six month process of removing the concrete behemoth will start this week. The stages are as follows: get the Viaduct out of here, fill and seal the Battery Street Tunnel (sorry, no mushroom garden just a concrete cemetery), and build the north surface street connections. You can watch the process here:


So long, Opportunity: The Mars probe, Opportunity, which looked for life and roved Mars's surface for 15 years, is dead. Opportunity successfully transmitted its findings back to Earth, NASA watched and learned from its progress, but, this summer Oppy (a pet name) went quiet. A dust storm had hit Mars and Opportunity went to sleep. It never woke up. NASA tried to contact it 1,000 times. Today, after one last attempt, NASA declared the Opportunity mission over and also a success. Goodbye Opportunity, rest easy.

Seattle-bound flight makes emergency landing in Reno: The flight originated in Orange County, California and experienced some bad turbulence. A passenger, Joe Justice (who wants journalists to include that's he works for Scrum Inc when including his footage), said that the plane nose-dived twice. Two passengers and a flight attended were hospitalized.


Tomorrow marks one year since 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: The Parkland shooting rocked the country last year. Here's a very sobering article about where we, and the Parkland survivors, are a year after the incident. It's sad.

Please take a second to admire this Canadian hero: This man, this Assman, is bending the rules.


Ryan Adams, a prolific singer-songwriter, has an alleged history of harassing women: Many female musicians including singer and actress Mandy Moore have come forward about their experiences with Adams. Many say that he dangled success in front of them and snatched it away if they didn't have sex with him. There's a textual record of his online relationship with a teenage bass player he promised a successful career. Most of the women featured in this New York Times story say they quit music after their experiences with Adams.

Some belated Valentine's Day gift ideas: They're affordable!

Judge agrees that Manafort lied, does not recommend lighter sentence: Oh, Paul, you big, dumb, lying, idiot. Manafort, Trump's former campaign chief, "lied to the FBI, the Special Counsel’s Office, and the Mueller grand jury" about payments made to a law firm in a matter that was central to the investigation. He also lied about "interactions and communications with Konstantin Kilimnik, a Ukrainian-Russian associate," according to NBC News.