Bernie Sanders is your Democratic front-runner: Sanders won New Hampshire last night. The Democratic National Convention is shaking as moderates make up the back of the pack. Well, except for Mayor Pete, who is still hanging in there. Sanders won 26 percent of the vote, Buttigieg won 24 percent, Amy Klobuchar had 20 percent in a surprise third-place victory, and Warren and Biden rounded out the bunch with 9 and 8 percent respectively.
The youth vote is propelling Bernie: "Sanders won more of New Hampshire’s young Democratic primary voters than the rest of the field combined," Vox writes.
King County Metro will pick you up at the ferry terminal: It's been seven years (!!!) since there's been bus service to Seattle's Colman Dock. Now seven routes will be picking up and dropping off at the corner of Columbia Street and Western Avenue. Huge news for multimodal travel!
Roaches! In the Renton IHOP! A Facebook video showed cockroaches crawling around and having a ball in an industrial kitchen. The caption said it was the IHOP in Renton. But a health inspection that took place the day after the video was posted came back clean. Either Facebook is filled with lies and deceit or this is a Ratatouille situation but with cockroaches. In which case, I will detest these talented roaches until one makes me think of my childhood and warms my cold little heart by spoon-feeding me a Cinnastack.
King County Housing Authority opens its lottery: The Housing Choice lottery hasn't been open since April 2017. It opened Wednesday and will remain that way for two weeks. Entrants are vying for a Section 8 Housing Choice voucher. The goal is to give people getting priced out of the city some leverage and help them secure housing wherever they want.
Joe Biden, for some reason, still thinks he has a shot: Love this stat.
Coronavirus gets a new name: Or, well, an official name. Meet COVID-19. It stands for "coronavirus 2019." Kinda snappy. Anyway, the death toll is still rising (it's at about 1,113 now), but China says that the infection rate has slowed. The total number of infected people on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan has reached 175. A Japanese official who surveyed passengers on the ship has contracted the virus. Officials in China are investigating whether the virus can spread through pipes.
There's a mysterious radio signal beaming from space every 16 days: It's coming from half a billion light-years from Earth. Researchers don't know what it is, but the pattern has been repeating itself for at least a year.
The Roger Stone case is fucking weird: Chase mentioned last night that Stone, Trump's longtime friend and former adviser, received an "unspecified term of incarceration" after Trump tweeted his thoughts on a sentencing recommendation for Stone. After the unprecedented Justice Department intervention, four prosecutors withdrew from the case. One resigned from the department entirely. Trump tweeted thanks to Attorney General William Barr:
Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought. Evidence now clearly shows that the Mueller Scam was improperly brought & tainted. Even Bob Mueller lied to Congress!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2020
Jussie Smollett indicted: The former Empire star's case has been revived by a grand jury. Smollett has been indicted on charges that he lied to police in an alleged hate-crime hoax he has been accused of staging last year. A judge ruled that prosecutors had not properly handled the case last year when charges against Smollett were dropped.
Van Jones is calling it like he sees it: Bernie Sanders is a phenomenon, Jones said. Yet, for some reason, people aren't talking about him. The headlines last night were more about Buttigieg's and Klobuchar's performance than Bernie's win.
"Bernie Sanders is a phenomenon...he's doing stuff we don't talk about, he appeals to young people, people of color, he's got an army of donors. If anybody else had all that we'd say this guy is our guy. But for whatever reason we talk about everybody but Bernie." -@VanJones68 pic.twitter.com/t7vQ4BfTh9
— jordan (@JordanUhl) February 12, 2020
With great power comes great responsibility: Mac Pro with 1.5 TB of Ram Can Open 6,000 Chrome Tabs.
Utah representatives vote to decriminalize polygamy: Polygamists, including the high-profile polygamist Kody Brown from the show Sister Wives, were there marching in support of the bill. It moves on to the state senate now.
The trailer for Wes Anderson's new movie is here: The film is called The French Dispatch and it's about a weekly newspaper.
Today's best entertainment options are: A talk and sound piece premiere with Renee Gladman at the Olympic Sculpture Park, a show with indie alt-rock band Luna, and the first day of the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater. See more on our EverOut Things To Do calendar.