Guess Who Else Is Struggling to Pay Their Mortgage: "The owner of the Northwest's tallest building, the 76-story Columbia Center, missed a mortgage payment this month"—of $1.65 million. Nearly 40 percent of the building is vacant.

Shooting in Tacoma: "A man was shot to death early Thursday in a south Tacoma alley."

McGinn Refuses to Take a Position on the So-Called Civility Bill: Dominic Holden calls out the mayor's "wimpy non-stance."

Attorney General McKenna Debates Health Insurance Reform: On TV.

Meanwhile, the Backlash Against McKenna Is Just Starting: Goldy of HorsesAss sets up a political action committee, explaining, "If McKenna insists on abusing his office to pander to the big insurance companies and the fringe Teabaggers instead of representing the citizens of Washington state, then we’ll make sure he won’t have an office to abuse."

He's Baaaaaaack: "Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden threatened in a new audio recording released Thursday to kill any captured Americans if the U.S. executes the self-professed mastermind of the Sept.11 attacks or any other al-Qaida suspects."

I Wanna Get Hiiiiiiigh, So Hiiiiiiigh: California may be the first state to legalize pot.

Wisconsin Priest Molested 200 Deaf Boys: And the future pope knew about it.

Your Boobs Are Exploding: "Breast-implants packed with explosives could be used by terrorists to blow up an airliner, experts have reportedly warned."

Sounders Game Tonight! "Seattle kicks off the 15th season of MLS in front of a sold-out crowd and a national television audience at 6:30 p.m."

And now, please enjoy video footage of the volcano in Iceland that erupted last weekend: