Giffords Aide Survives Special Election: Longtime Rep. Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber, who was wounded in her shooting, pulled out a six point win in yesterday's special election to fill the remainder of her US House term. Democrats hold this southern Arizona district despite outnumbered by Republicans among registered voters.
Inslee Survives First Debate: Eli an I give the edge to Jay Inslee over Rob McKenna in their first gubernatorial debate; the Washington press corps' resident curmudgeon agrees.
Amber Alert: The State Patrol issued an amber alert for three Marysville children whose parents took them to avoid Child Protective Services.
This Is What Democracy Looks Like: In the deadliest day since US troops withdrew from Iraq, a series of 16 car bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims have left more than 70 dead and at least 260 wounded.
Fuck the Thunder: The Oklahoma Thunder cruised to 105-94 victory over the Miami Heat in the first game of the NBA finals, thanks in large part to draft picks earned while totally sucking in Seattle.
How Bad Is Sodo Traffic? Wannabe Sonics owner Chris Hansen wants you to see for yourself, embedding the feed for SDOT traffic cameras on his Sodo arena-promoting website.
Economic Statistics Are Weird: US retails sales fell in May, and producer prices plummeted, largely due to a steep drop in gasoline prices (you know, everywhere but here).
Worse than Fukushima: The rate at which US patients receive CT scans (and the high doses of radiation that comes with them) has increased 10 percent a year since 2004, according to a new study. Let's hear it for America's best in the world health care system!
Suck It Up, Georgetown: As if we didn't already know it, the World Health Organization has officially concluded that diesel exhaust causes cancer.
Great News for Fatty Fish: If you've been stupidly taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements to improve your brain function, perhaps it is because your brain isn't made any less stupid by consuming omega- 3 fatty acid supplements.