Partial snapshot of the SECB process, behind the scenes. To zoom out to see the Stranger writers interviewing him, scroll down.
Partial snapshot of the SECB process. To zoom out a little and see the Stranger writers interviewing the governor, scroll down.

The Stranger Election Control Board has made its rulings: And you will vote like we tell you to under punishment of death!! Do you know how many fucking boring meetings with politicans we sat through, for YOU? Do you?!

By the way, do you ever stop and think... how cool it is The Stranger provides you this electoral service FOR FREE? Do you ever think to yourself: Where the fuck would I be without them? I could never research all these issues. I could never sort this all out. How do they do all this even with a massively reduced staff? I could kick in $5 once a month as a recurring donation to help them keep being able to do this shit...

It's true, you really could! I do. DO IT.

"One by one, like dominoes falling..." How a "small birthday luncheon" in Tacoma became a coronavirus cluster.

If youre wondering who that one person is, thats Blade.
If you're wondering who that one person is, that's Blade. Cf

In hospital news... Seattle's Virginia Mason and Tacoma’s CHI Franciscan are thinking about shacking up.

Pedestrian killed in Kent hit-and-run: The driver is still at large. KIRO reports, "It happened on South 272nd Street near 42nd Avenue South around midnight Thursday."

"Police stop van after seeing baby wasn’t in car seat, find 24 pounds of meth." That's quite a headline.

Bobcat kitten rescued from a garage in Snohomish: Awwwwwww, you're adorable.

Edmonds high school graduate is a racist jackass: Unfortunately this particular Black Lives Matter denier was also the student representative to the Edmonds City Council. Bye, Felicia!

Meanwhile in Portland: "Federal officers have been snatching up Portland protesters and taking them away in unmarked cars." Um, WHAT?? As the New York Times puts it: "Purportedly in town to help tamp down the unrest, the federal officers in camouflage and tactical gear have so far instead served to escalate tensions."

$380,000: That's how much the Trump campaign has pumped into the private Trump family business in the last two days alone.

What the fuck is wrong with cops? "A former Honolulu police officer was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday for forcing a homeless man to lick a public urinal."

What is happening on Ellen Degeneres's set? According to Buzzfeed, "behind the scenes, current and former employees on her leading daytime show say they faced racism, fear, and intimidation."

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Dying in Florida: Some people go from diagnosis to death in days.

Shark attack in Tasmania, Australia: "A 10-year-old boy is in hospital with injuries to the head and chest after a shark grabbed him from a boat and attacked him."

Whatcha reading this summer?
Joan Didion is the next selection in the Quarantine Book Club. Illustration by Kathryn Rathke

The Stranger's Joan Didion book club starts August 1. Over six weeks this summer, we're reading her creative nonfiction. Sign up here.