Holy Shit, Kshama Sawant Could Be On the Cusp of Victory: As of the last ballot drop at 8:30 p.m. last night, she's within 1,237 votes of unseating incumbent city council member Richard Conlin. The proposition raising the minimum wage in Sea-Tac to $15 per hour, meanwhile, is still too close to call.

City Council Cozies Up to Ed Murray: Mike McGinn's numbers have ticked up recently, making it less of a blowout than initially thought, but Ed Murray is still on track to be the next mayor. The City Council yesterday restored $750,000 for mayoral staffing, no strings attached. Four years ago this week, it cut $500,000 from McGinn's budget. The message is clear.

Typhoon Haiyan Slams Into the Philippines: Over 1,000 are feared dead. If you want to support relief efforts, avoid the Red Cross.

Boeing's Race to the Bottom: The machinist's union calls Boeing's offer to build the 777 in Washington (or else the company makes a beeline for South Carolina) "a piece of crap."

Man Kills Unarmed Black Teenager in Detroit Who Was Looking for Help: And prosecutors haven't yet filed charges.

Fearmongering About Seattle's "Aggressive" Cyclists: Courtesy of KIRO. Because journalism.

Lara Logan and CBS Are Wrong Again: Because journalism.

Undocumented Farmworker Shares Her Story: "We’re not taking their jobs. In the 14 years I’ve been here, I’ve never seen an American working in the fields."

Al Jazeera America continues to do excellent reporting on farmworkers in America: