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$21 million in upaid fines: Seattle City Council closing parking scofflaw loophole

With some parking scofflaws owing the city of Seattle about $21 million in unpaid fines, the City Council is scheduled to vote Monday to close a loophole that's allowed many of them to get away with it.

Rantz: Crack dealer's photos with Seattle officials shouldn't get him less time

A man convicted of selling crack is apparently trying to get shorter time by showing he has friends in high places.

Goofy camaraderie in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is infectious

Not content with its present film-world domination, Marvel on Friday launches yet another comic book franchise, with five more superheroes.

Public pot smoking around kids sparking growing blowback

With so many more people smoking pot in public - even though it's still illegal to do so - there's growing blowback from those who say even though they support legalization, they don't want their kids to have to breathe it.

Should mass transit be free? It's time to stop thinking about dollars and cents

It's near and dear to my heart and my bus riding beliefs: It's a radical argument that says, listen up America it's time to start making mass transit free.

Even visionaries have given up on Seattle monorail, but it's on the ballot in November

For even a typical, idealistic Seattle visionary, voting on yet another monorail proposal is maddening.

Tom Tangney: Pierce County Council resolution to display 'In God We Trust' irrelevant and political

A member of the Pierce County Council is proposing a permanent and prominent display of the national motto "In God We Trust" in the council chambers.

Interview: Richard Linklater on his groundbreaking film 'Boyhood'

Tom Tangney interviews the director of "Dazed and Confused," the "Before Sunset" trilogy about his latest film (12 years in the making,) "Boyhood."

Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' is lumberingly earnest

There are no epiphanies to be had in "Wish I Was Here," unless you count the epiphany that this movie doesn't have anything interesting to say.

Can Socialist lightning strike twice in Seattle?

Can the Socialist lightning strike twice in Seattle politics? That's the big question as the woman who helped lead Kshama Sawant's stunning upset election to the Seattle City Council seeks to topple Washington state's Speaker of the House.

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