What happens right now, and over the next few weeks, feels like it will determine the fate of our entire fucking democracy. That’s heavy stuff. But try not to stress. We’ll get through it together.
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Skyway Wins Big in the Proposed County Budget, For Once by Rich Smith A Quiet Seattle Street War Waged by Two Stickers by Jasmyne Keimig Winter Is Coming to Canon by Jordan Michelman The Seattle Times Is Asking the Wrong Question About Lime’s Electric Scooters by Matt Baume North Seattle and the Foghorns from Nowhere by Nathalie Graham Get Ready for Mainstream Seattle to Blame Progressives for Boeing’s Departure by Charles Mudede The Strange and Magical Pleasure of The Taste of Tea by Chase Burns You’ll Never Guess Who’s Backing the Recall Sawant Campaign by Nathalie Graham Museums Are Open, Baby! by Jasmyne Keimig Police Rush Protesters Outside SPOG HQ While Blasting Country Music, 22 Arrested by Rich Smith PCU Is Unstreamable by Jasmyne Keimig and Chase Burns The Death of Rahwa Habte Is a Blow to Seattle Culture by Charles Mudede A Dispatch from the Set of the New Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme Holiday Special by Matt Baume
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Speaking of voting, if you live in King County, your ballots get mailed out next Wednesday, October 14. (No, they didn’t get dumped in some creek like our belligerent president just claimed, unchecked, on a national debate stage.)
On the same day ballots get mailed out, The Stranger will drop its endorsements. That great big feature will help you make sense of all the boring-ass races you probably haven’t thought about. (Like the superintendent of public schools! Have you thought about that race? It’s really fucking important!!)
As a bonus this year, we’re hosting a series of Stranger debates over Zoom with some of the nerds running to represent you in Olympia. Our first debate, coming THIS MONDAY, is especially crucial to anyone who lives in Georgetown, South Park, Renton, Tukwila, parts of Kent, or anyone who cares about those places—which you should, we do! More info on those debates here.
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