- A citizen-owned drone hovering in Volunteer Park. (Which is not allowed under Seattle Park rules!!!)
About all those citizen-owned drones in America: The Washington Post (owned by the drone-loving Jeff Bezos) is looking at drone downsides in a three-part series. Today: "Close encounters." And oh, look: A Seattle woman reported a close encounter with a drone just the other day. It was allegedly staring in her downtown window.
About that rationale for drone killings: The New York Times calls it too thin.
Rebekah Brooks: Not guilty in the British phone hacking scandal.
Iraq: Fears that ISIS is recruiting Kurdish youth.
More Boko Haram kidnappings? Reports that the Nigerian militant group has seized "60 girls and women, and possibly more than 30 boys."
Seattle has a new police chief: As expected, Kathleen O'Toole was confirmed by the city council yesterday. Council Member Kshama Sawant was the sole vote against her. Here's one look at O'Toole's "to-do list."
Lots of pre-K drama at city hall: Also yesterday, Anna Minard caught us up on the controversies surrounding Council Member Tim Burgess's taxpayer-funded preschool proposal. By the end of the day, two competing measures related to pre-K were headed for the fall ballot, and an ethics complaint had been filed.
Local home prices: Rising.
New push on climate change: Coming soon from The White House.
And another bridge scandal for Chris Christie: "This one focusing on possible securities law violations involving the Pulaski Skyway bridge."