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  • Love and basketball (and soccer!) in Seattle. Seattle Storm’s beloved badass Sue Bird announced that she’s dating Seattle Reign midfielder Megan Rapinoe last week in a lengthy ESPN profile. Then, Sue went and set a WNBA All-Star Game record for assists at KeyArena. Go, Sue, go! 🏀 ❤️ ⚽️
  • Are Seattle schools exploiting homeless athletes? There’s a law that supports homeless students in our schools, but it might not be working the way we wanted. The Seattle Times found evidence that some schools are helping kids use the law so they can play sports when other students can’t — like when they have a low GPA — then are leaving them adrift when the season’s over. (The Seattle Times)
  • Surprise! Somebody sued over the Seattle income tax. A man named Michael Kunath and his attorney filed the first, but probably not the last, lawsuit against the tax on wealthy Seattleites. There’s a state law that bars the city from taxing net income, so… yeah. (KUOW)
  • OMG, so many cute baby animals. The Woodland Park Zoo officially named their newest giraffe Lulu, which means “pearl” in Swahili. And they just welcomed a tiny new snow leopard that weighs — wait for it — 2.6 pounds, and still has one eyelid closed. Yup, it’s as cute as it sounds. 😍
  • There was a fire at Agua Verde. The summer hotspot for kayak rentals, tacos, and margs in the University District was damaged in a fire Saturday. Want to show your support and help them fund repairs? Go take one of their kayaks for a spin on Lake Union or stop in for a meal. (KING 5)
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Things to do

Check out this event from our advertiser, Bartell Drugs.

😮 The rumors are true Green Lake is getting a Bartell Drugs(!) Come by this Saturday’s grand opening to win a bike, get a caricature sketch and sample PNW treats.


Have you used your Democracy Vouchers yet? Those are the $100 in donatable campaign coupons the city mailed all you Seattle registered voters back in January. (Really? Yup. We break down the how and the why here.)

You’ve got four $25 vouchers you can contribute to the campaigns of any of these qualifying city council or city attorney candidates through November. Just pick the candidates you like and return the filled-out vouchers to their campaigns or our election office. Lost your vouchers? Get new ones here.

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