Slog PM: Free Masks Coming “Soon” to a Pharmacy Near You, Bus Goes Down With Collapsed Bridge, Your Darkest Thoughts Are Being “Shared” and Then Sold for Profit

Still waiting on these free masks. NARUECHA JENTHAISONG/GETTY As Jas wrote on Wednesday, free N95 masks at pharmacies and community centers were supposed to come this week. Now they’re coming “in the coming days,” KING 5 reports, thanks to Biden’s press secretary feeling bad about mocking the reporter who floated the idea. I guess his … Read more

This Week in Seattle Food News: Bagels and Beer Come to Third Place Books, A Scandinavian Cafe Opens, and Cafe Pettirosso Says Goodbye – EverOut Seattle

NEW OPENINGS AND RETURNS Chuck’s Hop ShopMuriel’s All Day EatsChuck’s Hop Shop has at last opened its long-awaited inside Seward Park’s Third Place BooksZylberschtein’sFreya Cafe and BakeryCafe Hagen, which operates locations in South Lake Union and Queen Anne and partners with the Nordic MuseumFreyaopened a new location called Freya in Pike Place Market, serving freshly … Read more

The Week in Review: Criminal Justice Leaders on Same Page This Week

Mayor Lori Lightfoot appears with Kim Foxx and Supt David Brown finding “unity” at a press conference.  And even Chief Judge Tim Evans agrees that it’s time for criminal justice leaders to work together to reduce Chicago’s persistent violence. Jonathan Jackson filed papers to run for Congressman Bobby Rush’s seat.  Illinois’ wealthiest residents are giving big … Read more

Bay Area Projects to Benefit From U.S. Infrastructure Funding

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Just as President Biden was speaking about his infrastructure plans in Pennsylvania Friday at the site of a bridge collapse in Pittsburgh, Bay Area congressional leaders were talking about what that infrastructure spending will mean here. The region has a long wish list of transportation projects, many of which seem … Read more

Chicago Public Schools Cuts COVID-19 Isolation And Quarantine Period For Students, Staff From 10 Days To 5

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Public Schools on Friday announced that it will change its isolation policies for those who test positive for COVID-19, and quarantine policies for close contacts, from 10 days to five. CPS said it made the decision based on guidance from the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention and the … Read more

14 Year Old Tex Hammond Returns to L.A. Art Show—And He’s Still Its Youngest Exhibitor

January marked the return of the Los Angeles Art Show, with Jan. 19 opening night festivities produced and directed by Kassandra Voyagis. This was Voyagis’ second time at the helm, following the success of her first L.A. Art Show in July 2021. In the furthest corner of the show’s sprawling, maze-like arrangement, Tex Hammond, age … Read more

Minneapolis Police Policy And Training Under Scrutiny At Federal Civil Rights Trial For George Floyd’s Death

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Katie Blackwell, a Minneapolis police inspector, continued her testimony on Friday defending the policies of the Minneapolis Police Department and saying the three former officers charged with depriving George Floyd of his civil rights did not follow those standards. Blackwell, who used to lead training at the department, took the … Read more

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas ‘so-called alternate electors’

The chairman of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and surrounding circumstances announced on Friday that it had issued subpoenas to “14 individuals who participated as ‘alternate electors’ for former President Trump.” Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said the committee is seeking information from individuals “who met and submitted … Read more