Slog PM: Trump could announce his 2024 presidential campaign this month, the Supreme Court still won’t block student loan forgiveness and your warning to prepare for darkness


Happy Friday: It’s the weekend, so I’m going to the best site to find out how to make the most of the next 48 hours: EverOut. Check out this week’s list of the coolest (and cheapest) things to do in Seattle this weekend. Highlights include a “Mama Mia” themed dance party, El Centro de la Raza’s Día de los Muertos celebration, and DSA’s Labor Movie Night.

Provide: It’s time to get out the raincoat (I know you insufferable motherfuckers wouldn’t be taken to death with an umbrella) because the weekend is going to be rainy! According to, you can expect rain in Seattle tonight. It could clear up tomorrow, but wet weather will likely return Saturday night through Sunday.

I am not joking : The wind and rain are so bad that, according to KIRO 7, more than 10,000 customers, mostly in South Seattle, lost power today. Be safe there!

Good for them! According to Seattle Times, protesters blocked northbound traffic on I-5 and blocked traffic for four miles for about half an hour. Protesters commemorate the second anniversary of the start of Ethiopia’s genocidal war in Tigray. Earlier this week, the Ethiopian government and Tigray reached a peace agreement.

A very bad day ahead: On Sunday, daylight saving time ends and we have to set our clocks back one hour, which means it will get dark even earlier. If this is your first winter in Seattle, welcome to hell! Hope you have your fancy lamps and extras ready.

But wait, didn’t congress…? No. Congress did not make DST permanent. Earlier this year, the people (minus a few losers/haters) rejoiced when the US Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act, which would end the ritual of turning back the clock every fall. But the bill didn’t gain momentum in the other chamber, so it never made it to the president’s desk to become law. Tragic. Write to your state representative!

A TAXI: A chilling WSU cop has quit after an investigation found he ‘engaged in predatory grooming behavior in a supervisory role, made sexually explicit comments to co-workers, subjected co-workers to non-consensual physical contact and had engaged in sexual activity while on duty and on college property.” This is the fourth cop the department has lost in this same case because three of the top cops quit in August to avoid getting in trouble for mishandling claims involving the predatory cop, KOMO reported.

ShotSpotter: Capitol Hill Seattle Blawg covered a meeting of the African American Advisory Council, which advises the Seattle Police Department. This week, the good folks at ShotSpotter tried to argue that their gunshot detection software didn’t suck. Some members seemed to believe that this detection software would prevent the shots. Unfortunately, the tool is completely reactive in nature and will in no way address the causes of gun violence.

Sorry! Democratic State House candidate Clyde Shavers issued a half-apology on his website late last night after his father accused him of lying about his military service. Shavers used to say he served as a nuclear submarine officer, but removed those claims from his website. But he apologized “to any supporter who felt misled by a statement I made regarding my record of service”, which sounds like a shitty boyfriend saying, “I’m sorry you feel that.” The Everett Herald has the whole story.

Some potential 3D failures of the Democrats:

Also, go vote! Fans of democracy, your ballot must be returned on Tuesday! Here’s where to find the nearest ballot box.

But Hannah, I don’t know who to vote for: Well, you’re in luck! We have thought for you. Check out our recommendations here, and if you need clarification, we have this helpful video for the most confusing voting prompt:

MAGA 2024: Insiders tell ABC News that former President Donald Trump could announce his 2024 presidential bid as early as Nov. 14. According to Will’s story earlier today, many candidates in this election would call this his third term if he wins…and probably even if he doesn’t. Logistical details remain “extremely fluid” for the official announcement, but hopefully they hold off on Four Seasons Total Landscaping’s presser for old times sake.

Nice try, Amy Coney Barrett: The Supreme Court has rejected a new attempt by Judge Amy Coney Barrett to block the presidential plan to cancel student loans. According to CNBC, that really doesn’t change anything because the program is still on hold due to challenges from the right. The Biden administration is still encouraging borrowers to apply.

Pelosi Attack: David DePape, the man accused of attacking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, waived his court appearance today. So far, DePape has pleaded not guilty to his six counts, including attempted murder, burglary, assault, forcible confinement and threatening a family member of a public official, according to CNN. . Watch for the status hearing on November 28 and a preliminary hearing on December 14.

I just need to tell someone: Last night the Seattle Commission on Human Rights discussed a bill condemning the city’s relentless sweeps and giving the self-help group, Stop the Sweeps, thousands of dollars the city council donated to the commission to organize a celebration of Human Rights Day. Disagreement over procedure, and whether the commission even has the power to change how that money is spent, extended the meeting beyond its intended end point. This angered some commissioners and forced them to sign off before the commission could vote. The bill’s sponsor said he wanted to respect the commissioners’ time, but reminded other members that people living outside don’t have time to wait. He called for a vote, but the committee did not have enough members present to reach a quorum. I’ll let you know when they finally get to that vote.

Some new music to discover. NSFP (not pandemic safe):


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