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Mayor Jenny Durkan rethinks safe lot for car campers: Durkan is pulling a permit for a safe lot around Genesee Park that would have allowed people living in their cars to have a spot to park and sleep at night. Plans for the project have been put on pause. Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of angry neighbors involved.

Careful, Chrome users: Google is advising all people using its Google Chrome browser to update the browser immediately. An update to the browser on March 1 had a security flaw—just a small one that let web apps read files saved to a user's computer. It's supposedly fixed now in the newest version, so update.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson has sent some strongly worded letters: To firearms dealers across the state that they must comply with I-1639, the newly-instated gun control laws. Specifically, Ferguson has contacted firearms dealers in counties where sheriffs have outwardly said that they will not enforce the laws. That's not okay, according to Ferguson. He reminded them, through the strength of the written word, that they have to follow the rules.

There might be more snow on the way: Depending on where you live.


Tim Eyman has pleaded not guilty for misdemeanor (chair) theft: Last month, you'll recall, Eyman allegedly stole a chair from Office Depot. He claimed he "forgot to pay for it" because he was "on the phone" during the transaction. Oh, right. The order of operations as they appear on the video: Eyman apparently nabbed the chair, took it from the store and put it in his car then went back into the store to buy nearly $300 worth of printers. During that transaction it apparently slipped his mind to pay for the chair. Anyway, he was charged with misdemeanor theft. He's pleading not guilty. There's a trial set for April 16. It's going to be the trial of the century. I can feel it in my bones.

Finally, a new kind of killer whale: Scientists have been hunting—no wait, that's the wrong word. Let's start over. Scientists have been searching for it for about 14 years. They suspected the whale existed after a stranding 60 years ago in New Zealand. The whale is categorized as a "Type D" whale. What's incredible, and now confirmed by the valiant scientists who found the whales off the coast of Chile, is that a whole species of whale can exist and we don't know about them! I guess it's kind of presumptuous to assume we should know about every species of whale but still. The ocean is so big. The other good news is that we have another killer whale for when our selfish asses kill the kind we have now.

Something you might appreciate: Someone animated Port Townsend's police reports. This reminds me of Callan Berry's work. I love Callan.

Martin Shkreli, notorious 'Pharma Bro,' is serving a 7-year sentence in prison: For securities fraud. The Wall Street Journal, a paper I don't have a subscription to, caught up with him. According to the free news sources who spread the WSJ's reporting, Shkreli, who ran the company that jacked up AIDs medication from $13.50 to $750 per pill, is still running his company from behind bars. Additionally, he was persuaded not to join the prison band. Also, this detail:


Tax and bank fraud will get you a whopping…: 47 months in prison. If you need help doing that math, that's just under four years. That's the sentence Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chair, received today. Sentencing guidelines suggested by Mueller's team suggested he should get around 20 years in prison. Noooope. Three years and some change.


The Trump administration compiled a database of journalists and activists: To figure out who was behind bringing migrant caravans to the border. The activists and journalists listed received extra scrutiny when entering the United States. They had traveled with the caravan. Many are concerned about how this is a violation of rights.

Big news for Utah: Currently, there's a law simply against "fornication." That law states that it's a misdemeanor to have sex outside of marriage. But! That could change. The Utah State Legislature passed a bill this week that repealed the misdemeanor crime.