Was that gunfire you heard last night on Queen Anne? Yes, it was.

Man Fired Shotgun in the Streets of Queen Anne Last Night: Seattle police "received a report around 9:30 PM that an argument between neighbors... had spilled out onto the street," according to SPD's blotter. "When they arrived, police say they found a man carrying a shotgun. The man then fired off at least one round from the gun, though it's unclear if he was shooting at police," KOMO reports. "The gunman, a 26-year-old man, soon surrendered and was taken into custody."

A Blood-Soaked Mystery Down in Auburn, Wash.: "Police are asking for the public's help in solving a bizarre mystery that began Wednesday afternoon when an officer spotted a man burning blood-soaked carpeting, towels and flooring along the roadside." KOMO reports that when the man saw the officer, "he jumped in the SUV and fled the scene. The officer attempted to follow the man but he got away."

The Crab Pot is one of many businesses that will have to close awhile.
An Estimated 900 Seattle Workers Are Preparing for Layoffs: So that seawall construction along the downtown waterfront can take place. "A $15 million fund from the city" will help some of them by allowing companies to "keep certain skilled employees, like general managers, chefs, or sea captains, on the payrolls." Construction's expected to last until at least next summer.

Meanwhile, in Ferguson, Mo.—Tear Gas, Flash Grenades, and a Militarized Police Presence Last Night: "What transpired in the streets appeared to be a kind of municipal version of shock and awe," Jelani Cobb writes. "The first wave of flash grenades and tear gas had played as a prelude to the appearance of an unusually large armored vehicle, carrying a military-style rifle mounted on a tripod. The message of all of this was something beyond the mere maintenance of law and order: it’s difficult to imagine how armored officers with what looked like a mobile military sniper’s nest could quell the anxieties of a community outraged by allegations regarding the excessive use of force."

They Still Haven't Released the Name of the Officer Who Killed Mike Brown: "Although many departments around the country do release officers' names and details of use-of-force investigations, there is no consensus. And it has been far from routine in the St. Louis area, where the subject has sparked controversy for years," says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Washington Post Reporter Wesley Lowery Was Arrested Last Night: In a McDonald's, along with a Huffington Post reporter. "As they took me into custody, the officers slammed me into a soda machine, at one point setting off the Coke dispenser," Lowery writes.

A St. Louis Politician Was Pulled Out of His Car and Arrested, Too: "Inside that jail is nothing but peacekeepers," he said this morning after he spent the night on a jail cot. "They rounded up the wrong people ... reverends, young people organizing the peace effort." He also said, "We have a right to protest 24 hours a day. Our constitutional rights don't expire at 9 p.m." The jail offered him a honey bun for breakfast today, "which he declined."

Washington State has bought more than $4 million worth of this stuff already.
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  • Washington State has bought more than $4 million worth of this stuff already.
Washington State Has Purchased $4,349,623 in Legal Weed So Far: Which should add up to $1,087,406 in taxes, SeattlePI.com reports. "That’s more total sales than the first month in Colorado." And it's pretty impressive, as the PI points out, considering all the shortages in supply and considering you can hardly find legal weed in Seattle yet.

The Largest Marijuana Festival in America: Happens in Seattle and starts tomorrow.

Marshawn Lynch Cleared: Bellevue police say assault allegations against the Seahawk "are bogus."

Kurt Cobain's Daughter Tells Robin Williams's Daughter: "Wherever, whenever u need me I'll be there."