From left to right, Megan Rapinoe, DeAunté Damper, Miska, Avril Lavigne, and Jacob Hendrickson.

Image: Jane Sherman

Megan Rapinoe

The Women’s World Cup champ, who vetoed a White House invite, takes on Portland September 29 in Reign FC’s last home game of the season.

DeAunté Damper

The Seattle NAACP’s recently appointed—and first-ever—gay, black LGBTQ chairperson isn’t taking injustice lying down, but standing tall and proud.

Miska

The claws come out: After this 10-year-old cat’s 30 citations—attacking rabbits, for one—and animal jail time, its owners sued the city of Bellevue for unjust persecution.

Avril Lavigne

The early-aughts pop singer-slash-rocker isn’t making things so complicated. Rather, she’s performing at the Paramount Theatre on September 14.

Jacob Hendrickson

Think those simulation machines at the gym are hard? This Air Force fighter pilot rowed 7,000 miles from Washington to Australia.

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