The Truth About Starbucks: They fired a hungry worker on food stamps for pulling a sandwich out of the trash. Then Starbucks decided to air their issues about that employee's record when the press got a hold of the story, which reads a lot like shit-talking to me.
The Strike: Fast-food workers around the country called for a low wage worker strike. The strike spread to at least 50 cities. Not everybody cared. In fact, conservatives really showed off their contempt for low-wage workers. But it was mostly a day of victories, from the worker who refused to be a scab to the vivacious protesters who braved the rain to make their point.
These People Work Hard: Slog commenter Delishuss wins Gold Star Comment of the Week.
Thursday Was a Good Day, Part 1: The federal government announced that they would allow Washington and Colorado to continue with their legalized pot industries. Dominic Holden explains why this is a bigger deal than you think.
Thursday Was a Good Day, Part 2: The IRS announced that they would recognize same-sex marriage for tax purposes, no matter where those same-sex married couples live. This is big news, too.
Good Jobs in Peril: A judge tosses out 61 signatures on a SeaTac initiative.
Don't Stand So Close to Me: Did Pete Holmes really cancel a press conference because he didn't want to be in the same place as Mayor McGinn? That's what KIRO said.
Smart Take: Dan Savage on why everyone doesn't need to have a take on everything.
Cienna Madrid Has a Turd in Her Freezer: And she needs your help.
Don't Hide Your Shame: Enter The Stranger's Ugliest Tattoo Contest and win a free tattoo removal!
And Don't Forget to Protest Russia:
Powerful thunderstorms lashed inland areas of Southern California on Thursday, dropping heavy rain that led to mudslides, downed power lines and the closure of a community college.
The National Weather Service said as much as 2 1/2 inches of rain fell within an hour in Riverside.
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