Ready for this rain? Here’s a fun stat: In three hours on Sunday, we got five times as much of the wet stuff as we did July, August, and the first half of this month combined, according to the National Weather Service. If you aren’t ready to say goodbye to our sunny, warm summer, check out reader Lee LeFever’s beautiful love letter to Seattle rain, which, to him, “provides a sense of relief, a return to normalcy, a time to get back to real life and get things done.” (Medium)
Is Amazon hurting Seattle, or is Seattle hurting Amazon? Ever since Amazon said it wants to put a second headquarters in another city, locals have been putting themselves into two camps. One blames the company for making the city too tough to live in, and the other blames the city for making an economic goldmine feel like the enemy. Hear out both sides in 10 minutes: Read Jason Schmidt’s takedown of Amazon in Crosscut, and Jon Talton’s plea for business trust in The Seattle Times. It’s smart stuff.
…Either way, we’re going to bid to be Amazon’s second headquarters. Bruce Harrell signed an executive order (on one of his six days in office) to make sure we throw our hat in the ring. (GeekWire)
‘I have nothing to talk about with you.’ That’s what one man said yesterday right after he punched another man – a man wearing a Nazi flag armband – in the face, knocking him to the ground. (The Stranger)
Think you had a bad week? Picture this: Your spouse leaves you, your house gets robbed, but then somehow, you kick off the research that identifies the gene for breast cancer. This gutsy essay by University of Washington professor Mary-Claire King should motivate you to kick ass today, no matter what. (The Huffington Post)