Child Vaccination Rate for Polio Is Lower In Seattle Than In Sudan

By 1979, through widespread vaccination, the United States was able to totally eradicate polio, a crippling disease that has paralyzed thousands of children around the world. This allowed American parents to forget polio’s horrific toll, and subsequently stop vaccinating their kids against it. » 7/21/15 11:20am 7/21/15 11:20am

Sleater-Kinney Returned to the Pacific Northwest & I Cried (A Review)

“There are more books at this show than any other one I’ve worked,” the door guy at the Showbox remarked immediately after checking both mine and my friend Sonya’s bags. We looked at each other and laughed. That pretty much summed up the crowd for the second of three sold-out Sleater-Kinney shows in Seattle—the very… » 5/15/15 12:10pm 5/15/15 12:10pm

New City, New Ink: My Tattooed Travels

I like traveling. I like being in new places. If it weren’t so hard for me to approach people I would probably like it a lot more. So when I started getting tattooed while traveling, I found a portal to a wealth of information. Here was a captive audience who absolutely knew where to get the best sandwiches in the… » 4/23/15 5:00pm 4/23/15 5:00pm

Woman Who Was Married to a Warehouse Now Engaged to a Neighborhood

A heartbroken woman wearing a wedding dress and clutching a brick stormed a Seattle City Council meeting on Monday to protest the redevelopment of a historical neighborhood. But don't worry; it's not what it looks like. She was wearing a wedding dress because she was about to get married, yes, but not to a human, to… » 7/03/12 4:20pm 7/03/12 4:20pm

Coffee from the Pacific Northwest Is Better than All Other Coffee

Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our recommendation… » 6/08/12 7:15pm 6/08/12 7:15pm

Terrible Cops Tase a Pregnant Woman Three Times for Speeding

Have you ever thought about how many times it would be acceptable for a police officer to use a taser on a pregnant woman? Probably not, because doing it even once sounds totally insane! And yet the Supreme Court is currently deciding whether to hear a case that involves a very pregnant woman who was tased not once… » 5/16/12 11:55pm 5/16/12 11:55pm

Here's That Terrifying Home Invasion Story You Didn't Ask For

Robert D. Hitt, a 35-year-old convicted rapist who was released from prison in January, has been arrested after breaking into a home in the University District of Seattle, WA and holding its six female residents hostage at knife point. Hitt then forced the women to remove their clothes and lie face down on the floor… » 3/15/12 12:00pm 3/15/12 12:00pm

A Third-Grader Brings a Gun to School. You Sadly Know What Happens Next.

Sadly, shootings at high schools and colleges have come to seem all too common, but in a disturbing development, yesterday there was one at an elementary school near Seattle. A boy apparently brought a gun in his backpack to his third grade class, and it accidentally went off and wounded an 8-year-old girl. The… » 2/23/12 10:00am 2/23/12 10:00am

Two Deadly Avalanches Hit Ski Resorts Near Seattle

For our sanity's sake, we prefer to think that deadly avalanches only happen on remote mountains on the other side of the world. But really they can happen anywhere, as people in Washington state sadly learned today. Earlier this afternoon, an avalanche occurred in the Cascade Mountains northeast of Seattle and killed… » 2/19/12 8:00pm 2/19/12 8:00pm

Female Park Ranger Killed In Cold Blood While Working On Mount Rainier…

For the family of Margaret Anderson, the new year got off to a tragic and violent start. Anderson, a 34-year-old park ranger working at Mount Rainer National Park, was murdered on Sunday. The violence began at around 10:30 a.m. after a ranger attempted to make a routine traffic stop. When the driver of the vehicle… » 1/02/12 12:30pm 1/02/12 12:30pm

Machete-Bearing Man Sued For Barging Into Abortion Clinic

Last year, a man named John Kroack burst into a Seattle-area reproductive healthcare clinic, intimidated its workers, and tried to enter the exam room. Now federal prosecutors are suing him for violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act — and the text of their suit offers chilling details about his… » 3/14/11 4:35pm 3/14/11 4:35pm