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Grant County fire is burning thousands of acres: It's been dubbed the Powerline Fire, which is misleading since officials are still investigating the cause of the fire that has burned around 5,000 acres so far. Officials are telling nearby residents to be ready to evacuate. No structures have burned yet.

Protesters gathered at Northwest Detention Center: To protest the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids happening nationwide. The protest happened Sunday, the day the raids were planned to start. Some Washington 3 Percenters showed up to show the "other side" of the issue, too. The event was initially planned for Saturday but was rescheduled because Tacoma police shot and killed a man outside the facility who was armed and throwing incendiary devices.

It's a little wet this morning: The air is all fresh and moist. Hopefully it burns off into another perfect day like Sunday.

25-year-old woman fatally stabbed in Cal Anderson Park: Police are still searching for a suspect in the 2:45 a.m. stabbing of a young woman on Sunday. An Uber driver who said he witnessed the stabbing while driving by said that it originated from an altercation between a man and two women. There was a crowd of about 10 people at the scene, according to the driver.

Happy Amazon Prime Day: While you enjoy the hottest Amazon deals, its warehouse workers are striking.

Has the cat killer struck again? It seems like it. Last year, Thurston County was plagued by depraved cat murders. Thirteen cats were found brutally mutilated and, despite a $53,000 reward, the case went unsolved. The murders seemed to have stopped. But, nearly one year later, another cat was found murdered and brutalized. There was a piece of the reward flyer attached to its dismembered body.

Council members don't trust mayor's approach to SPD reforms: The Seattle Police Department was found out of compliance with federally mandated police reforms by a US District Court judge earlier this year. Mayor Jenny Durkan is forming a five-person team of consultants to respond to that ruling. Critics, namely Council Members Lorena Gonzalez, Teresa Mosqueda, and Lisa Herbold, fear that this is a means to convince the judge that no changes are needed instead of asking the Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) to fix its contract—the source of SPD's accountability deficiencies, according to the judge.

Megan Rapinoe is our governor now: Governor Jay Inslee made her Washingtonian of the Day, but what he probably really meant to do was crown her as governor. That's how that works, right?

Trump is being textbook racist again: In some tweets, Trump chastized the four young Congress members, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts, who are currently engaged in debate with Nancy Pelosi. He sent the hateful tweets containing the most common of racist sentiments on Sunday, the day the nationwide ICE raids were scheduled to start. Only one of the congresswomen he targeted (Omar) was born outside of the United States.


Representative Pramila Jayapal from Washington came to their defense:

Trump clamps down on asylum protections for Central Americans: The Trump administration is trying to making it nearly impossible for people to emigrate from Central America. A new rule will make it so asylum seekers who passed through another country on their way to the US's southern border are ineligible for asylum protections. While there are some exceptions and the rule will definitely be challenged, Trump is still actively trying to end asylum protections.

Louisiana is still flooded but escapes the storm: Tropical Storm Barry, the storm formerly known as Hurricane Barry, thankfully did not live up to the worst rainfall predictions that were made. Though it started as a hurricane, once Barry made landfall, it was downgraded to a tropical storm and then to a tropical depression. Louisiana is still waterlogged but not catastrophically so.

Wimbledon men's final decided by five sets: Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in a historic five-set final. My mom said it lasted five hours. I don't know anything about tennis and I won't pretend to. What I do know is that Woody Harrelson was at the game and, according to the internet, he stole the show.

New James Bond will be black and female: All those white male fans are quaking. Lashana Lynch, who you will recognize from Captain Marvel, was announced as the next 007 on Sunday. She will be the next to helm the franchise after what's-his-name's Daniel Craig's Bond steps down. The new film will be written by Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

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Just in case you forgot how terrifying the ocean is: And by terrifying, I mean wondrous.

ICYMI, there was a blackout in New York: Around 72,000 New Yorkers were out of power for five hours on Saturday during a blackout that has yet to be explained. Carnegie Hall shut down, Broadway plays were stalled, J-Lo had to cancel her show, and citizens were directing traffic. It was a whole thing. The blackout was labeled as a "significant electrical transmission disturbance." This feels like one of those things in a Marvel movie that fucks with New York and all the citizens see is the blackout but really it's some Into the Spiderverse multidimensional shit going on. That's my theory, at least.

Tonight's best Seattle entertainment options include: Bon Appétit! The Julia Child Operetta (which comes complete with chocolate cake), a new take on the emergence of tech culture from Margaret O'Mara, and your last chance to see Trimpin: Hear & Now.