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Is Todd Starnes of FOX News a parody of a religious fanatic?

Before his appearance on Hannity, Starnes posted a video commentary filled with over-the-top outrage against the debauchery of Spring Break ("you name it, they're doing it" he said of the college students). He screeched, almost knowing he's devolving into parody, "Sweet Mercy, America..." before pulling out the "Sodom and Gomorrah" comparison.

University District needle, meth pipe distributor defends drugs as legitimate choice

Everyone has an image of the kind of people who use needle exchange programs: People who are sick. Who've hit bottom. Who are perhaps ashamed of how desperate they've become.

Raising smoking age about money as much as health

Should we raise the legal smoking age to 21 in Washington state? It's an idea that doesn't just have your health in mind.

University Place mayor pro tem asks residents to complain to city, not media

Following a media report saying University Place residents are upset about not being able to charge for parking on their lawns during the U.S. Open, the mayor pro tem is saying "Where are they?"

City of Seattle continues assault on drivers

When a well-intentioned project fails, most of us go back to the drawing board to come up with a different solution to a problem. If you're the Seattle Department of Transportation, you double down on the bad idea, pushing through an additional bad idea knowing it'll fail. And by the way: I told you so.

SDOT director says Seattle is not anti-driver

The City of Seattle is not trying to force people from driving cars, but it is encouraging alternative methods of transportation.

You won't believe who is on Mayor Ed Murray's latest task force

Fueled in part by the perception that hate crimes against LGBTQ Seattlites is on the rise, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced a 30 member task force on the issue. But you won't believe at least one extremist who finds herself on the task force.

Seems like Seattleites prefer parking spaces to parklets

Who wants a parklet? Apparently not enough people as the Seattle Department of Transportation decided to extend the deadline for the parklet and streatery application period.

Businesses in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood worried about crime, want help from city leaders

Businesses in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood want a bigger police presence and are worried crime levels are about to reach those of last summer.

Seattle transportation study is a ruse

Despite South Lake Union being near impossible to navigate in any reasonable amount of time if you're in a car at many times of the day (including on weekends), the city of Seattle and Seattle Department of Transportation are trying to make it even worse for drivers.

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