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On Other Blogs Today: Escorts, Environmentalism, NASCAR, and More

On Other Blogs Today: Escorts, environmentalism, NASCAR, and black boxes for bikers.

07/20/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Dozens of Mayors Ask Backpage to Check Escort IDs

More than 40 US mayors, including Seattle Mayor McGinn, urge Jim Larkin, head of Village Voice Media and Backpage.com, to require escorts to prove, in person, that they're 18 or older.

05/07/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Mayor to Seattle Weekly Owner: Policies to End Child Sex Trafficking Aren't Working

In a letter to the CEO of Village Voice Media, Mayor Mike McGinn argues that the policies the company, which owns Seattle Weekly, have put in place to prevent pimps from peddling underage girls on VVM's classified site aren't working.

05/03/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Sen. Kohl-Welles: "I Think We Came Up With the Best Language We Could" On Backpage Law

State Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles says that although a bill to prevent child sex trafficking on web sites like Backpage isn't perfect, it's "the best language we could" have agreed to.

04/04/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

New Poll: Inslee Ahead. A Couple of Asterisks, Though.

Monday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

04/02/2012 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Kline Says Backpage Bill Needs To Be "Bomb Proof"

Kline Says Backpage Bill Needs To Be "Bomb Proof"

01/27/2012 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


State Legislators Pushing Bill to Crack Down On Underage Sex Ads

Legislators pushing crackdown on underage sex ads.

01/16/2012 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Couple Beaten In Ravenna Park, Cab Driver Robbed

Couple attacked in Ravenna Park, cab driver robbed at gunpoint.

01/12/2012 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

Morning Fizz

The New Definition

Thursday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip featuring: A new transportation package for Seattle; killing the Growth Management Act; redistricting the11th; a transportation crossword puzzle; and lots more in a packed Fizz.

01/11/2012 By Morning Fizz

On Other Blogs

Detroit Free Press: Killer Targeting Women On Backpage

Detroit police say killer may be targeting women on Backpage.com.

12/27/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


"Anti-Trafficking Experts" Ask Backpage to Take Down Escort Ads

More calls for Backpage to take down escort ads.

12/02/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Man Charged For Pimping Disabled Woman On Thanksgiving In Backpage Sting

Man charged with pimping mentally disabled woman on Backpage.com.

12/01/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Man Says He Was Stabbed in Library Bathroom; Burglaries on the Rise

More on the Danny Vega case; man stabbed in downtown library, an SPD Backpage.com sting,burglaries up, and more.

11/30/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Mariner Fatally Stabbed; Plus Escorts, Broken Jaws, and Shootings

Man tells police Backpage.com escorts set him up in shooting and burglary case; man beaten after trash-talking Occupy Seattle, LA gang member charged in Seattle shooting, and Seattle Mariner fatally stabbed in the Netherlands.

11/21/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

This Washington

Kohl-Welles, McGinn Crafting Legislation to Force Escort Ad ID Checks

Sen. Kohl-Welles, McGinn working on legislation to require ID checks for escort ads.

11/18/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Charges: Backpage Pimp Forced Woman On Cross-Country Prostitution Trip

Backpage pimp facing human trafficking charges.

11/17/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Teenage Rampage

Teens smash cars in the Central District, police say motorcycle club involved in drug dealing in Seattle, and a Backpage protest.

11/04/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


God Vs. Backpage

God goes after Backpage.com, Backpage rejects existence of God, and three charged for stealing $250,000 from Seattle schools.

10/25/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee