Kshama Sawant Debates Richard Conlin Tonight! "Come hear Kshama Sawant debate Richard Conlin for a second time on the issues of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, affordable housing and rent control, and taxing the super rich and big business to fund metro transit and education," says a press release we just got from the Sawant campaign. The Stranger has endorsed Sawant for city council in her run against Conlin. The debate's at 5:30 pm this evening at Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St.
Man Dies Trying to Swim from South Korea to North Korea: But not because of ocean acidification or anything. He was killed by "a rain of bullets fired at him by South Korean soldiers." South Korean officials said he was "fleeing police who wanted him for an assault incident." As CNN puts it, "While tens of thousands of people have managed to flee to South Korea from the authoritarian regime in the North — mostly through China — defections in the other direction are very rare."