1. Four people have been shot, one fatally, at Seattle Pacific University. The SPD has the suspect in custody. 

KIRO 7 has live coverage of the story.

2. With a workforce that's 75 percent male, the Puget Sound Business Journal reports, the prospects for most straight Amazon employees to meet a person of the opposite sex are "bleak." One possible "solution"?As the PSBJ notes helpfully in its lede, "Everyone knows a guy with a dog can be a chick magnet."net."
No, silly, not more equitable hiring and recruitment practices or programs to encourage women to enter tech fields in college or policies to combat the misogynistic dude culture that still pervades tech companies. An on-campus dog park! Because, as the PSBJ notes helpfully in its lede, "Everyone knows a guy with a dog can be a chick magnet."

3. File this one under Jolt: KING 5 reports that a Washington state company plans to market a Frankenstein's monster of a stimulant: Pot-laced coffee, which the founder of the company, Mirth Provisions, says will give the consumer "more of a head high, more energizing" than other pot edibles. 

Each serving will contain 20 mg of THC. Just keep it away from Maureen Dowd; apparently, she doesn't know how to follow instructions

4. Seattlish has what has to be the definitive piece on the sorry saga behind the Great Hempfest Doritos Incident, in which one media relations officer, Jeff Kappel, filed a hostile work environment complaint against media relations chief Sean Whitcomb and a civilian employee, Jonah Spangenthal-Lee, apparently because Kappel objected to their efforts to spread the word about the legalization of recreational pot via stickers on Doritos bags during Hempfest. (Full disclosure: Jonah and I were longtime colleagues.) Whitcomb was temporarily removed from his position.

In the complaint, Kappel alleged that Whitcomb had expressed views that were "attacks on Christians and Homosexuals." However, Seattlish writes, "the investigation found that while testimony “paint[s] a picture of spirited political conversation as a matter of course,” that “no parties have witnessed negative name calling” and “this conversation [about handing out the Doritos] does not appear to be unwelcome conduct.”

Ultimately, both Whitcomb and Spangenthal-Lee kept their jobs (Whitcomb was reinstated last month), but stoners will probably have to do without city-funded snacks this year.
5. The Seattle Times reported yesterday on a story we broke back in April: Former city council member Peter Steinbrueck (who ran for mayor, lost in the primary, and then endorsed the eventual victor, Ed Murray), got a contract with Murray's Department of Planning and Development to evaluate the city's progress on the comprehensive plan, now known as Seattle 2035.

Times reporter Jim Brunner added the news that the contract, which lasts six months, is for $98,000. 

6. Tech consultant Jeff Reifman reports that while Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gives a lot of money to political causes (including $2.5 million for marriage equality; the $100,000 against an income tax on the rich; and $100,000 in support of charter schools), he rarely bothers to vote—casting ballots in just four out of the last 27 elections, according to King County records.

"Amazon’s PR team is known for rarely responding on the record but I’m guessing it might say –like every other Fortune 100 CEO, Jeff knows that voting’s for the little people," Reifman writes. "Writing checks may be easier for Bezos than Washington State’s vote by mail ballots.

7. City Council member Sally Clark has an op/ed on CNN.com about Seattle's historic $15 minimum wage vote. Headlined "Why Seattle raised our minimum wage, and why America should too," the piece argues that "We just can't expect the people who prepare our food, care for our elders and children, and clean our homes and offices to earn wages that keep them trapped in poverty."
Clark continues, "A higher minimum wage might mean presenting a truer cost to consumers. If you think it's odd that a burger, fries and a shake can cost just $4, that's because that price is subsidized in part by the low wages paid to the people who cook, serve, and clean up after your meal."
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