Council Backs Conlin: "The City Council passed an ordinance Monday giving President Richard Conlin retroactive authority to sign a document on behalf of Seattle with the state concerning the viaduct tunnel replacement - a move Mayor Mike McGinn had decried as a "sham" to move the controversial project forward," reports

That Was Easy: U.S. military orders less dependence on fossil fuels.

$476,000: How much Sound Transit is forking over to the Beacon Hill woman whose home was damaged by tunnel construction.

There Was a Farmer Had a Dog and Now They're Being Indicted: 11 arrests in Alabama Bingo investigation.

Delayed: Seattle phone book opt-out vote.

Following the Return of a Truck Stolen from a Cancer-Stricken Family at Seattle's Ronald McDonald House: Some creep in Lynnwood has stolen a truck containing a wheelchair for the family's special-needs son.

There's Always a Silver Lining: Budget cuts could mean reduction In drug possession prosecutions.

Turn Your Boobies Inside Out: The solution to a Northwest high school's breast cancer awareness battle.

Today in Forthcoming Sex Tapes I Will Pay Money Not to See: 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler are dating.

And finally, happy birthday to Mrs. Elva Miller, the American songstress/performance artist born on this day in 1907. For those unfamiliar with the recording artist known as Mrs. Miller, some Wikipedia info:

Mrs. Miller's success was due to the perceived amateurishness of her singing. Capitol Records seemed eager to emphasize it—in a 1967 interview with Life magazine, Miller herself claimed that during recording sessions she was deliberately conducted a half beat ahead or behind time, and claimed the worst of several different recordings of a song would be chosen for the finished album.

Here's Mrs. Miller's hit cover of "Downtown," which actually made the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966.