It’s Last Call at Re-Bar

Last Call is one of Re-bar’s final events livestreamed from their Howell Street space. Kelly O Earlier this month, I spoke to Dane Wilson, co-owner of Re-bar, who confirmed that the beloved performance venue and nightclub will permanently close their Denny Triangle location due to costs stemming from the pandemic shutdown. Although Wilson said he […]

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Slog PM: 100,000 Dead, Churches Rush to Pray Together, Cinerama Closed for the “Foreseeable Future”

The historic SpaceX launch couldn’t happen today: It was rescheduled for Saturday due to bad weather in Florida. A dozen inmates have tested positive for coronavirus at an Eastern Washington prison: “The Spokesman-Review reports Wednesday that all the prison’s inmates will be quarantined in their units for 10 days. All classes and other programming will […]

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A Message to the City from Elizabeth Aquino

Elizabeth Aquino is a writer, a caregiver, and an advocate for children with special needs. Courtesy of Elizabeth Aquino Good morning. It’s Thursday, May 28, and today’s message comes from Elizabeth Aquino, who lives in California, but has spent time working on her art in the Pacific Northwest. “I landed a Hedgebrook residency some years […]

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Slog AM: Minneapolis Burns, Unemployment Climbs to 40 Million, Trump to Curb Social Media Legal Protections

South Minneapolis engulfed in flames after protests surrounding George Floyds murder grow violent. Stephen Maturen/Getty 2.1 million more Americans filed for unemployment last week: Bringing the total number of unemployment claims to over 40 million since mid-March, reports Politico. The number of continuing claims, however, declined 3.86 million from last week suggesting that businesses in […]

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Property manager will pay tenants nearly $300K in Washington state’s first coronavirus eviction moratorium lawsuit

A Nevada-based property management company that issued eviction notices to tenants in Tacoma has agreed to pay nearly $350,000, including almost $300,000 directly to tenants in the form of refunds, payments and rent forgiveness, to resolve a lawsuit filed by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. It was the first lawsuit to enforce one of Gov. […]

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New UW center bankrolled by Microsoft aims to make technology more accessible to disabled people

University of Washington professor Jacob Wobbrock figures the best way to make technology more accessible to disabled people is to anticipate their needs from the very beginning. The co-director of a new UW center for adaptive technology, announced Thursday along with an inaugural $2.5 million investment from Microsoft, once suffered through a two-year period when debilitating back […]

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