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Flaky Amazon, Seattle Weekly, and...President Inslee?

Your weekly dose of city news in short.

03/01/2019 By Anne Dennon

Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: The Reproductive Parity Act and the Weekly

The day's winners and losers.

01/16/2013 By Afternoon Jolt


Little Nickel Publisher Buys Seattle Weekly

Little Nickel, community newspaper publisher Sound Publishing buys Seattle Weekly from Village Voice Media.

01/09/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

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Kristof: Goldman Sachs Gets Out of Underage Sex-Trafficking Biz

NYT columnist Nicholas Kristof's questioning prompts Goldman Sachs to dissociate itself from Village Voice Media's child-prostitution business.

04/02/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Kristof: "A Bit Surprised" Village Voice Media Denies Role in Sex Trafficking

NYT columnist Nick Kristof says he's disappointed and surprised at Village Voice Media's response to his op/ed on child sex trafficking.

03/26/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Today In Ludicrous Public Disclosure Requests

Seattle Weekly's juvenile war on McGinn continues.

10/31/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Underage Prostitutes Aren't the Only Ones Being Exploited

Mayor Mike McGinn and AG Rob McKenna's righteous crusade against juvenile prostitution doesn't go far enough.

08/31/2011 By Josh Feit

On Other Blogs McKenna, 44 Other AGs Demand Records from Backpage AG Rob McKenna demands that the Seattle Weekly-affiliated (the paper and the classified site are both owned by Village Voice Media) prove that they're working to prevent sex trafficking of children on the site.

08/31/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs AG McKenna Investigating Weekly's Escort Site AG Rob McKenna prepares to jump in to the fight against, the Seattle Weekly-affiliated classified site, which has been linked to promoting child prostitution.

08/29/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


McGinn, Mayors to Weekly Owner: Do More to Stop Child Trafficking on

Mayor Mike McGinn, along with seven other mayors from across the state, wrote a letter today to the CEO of Village Voice Media CEO urging him to start requiring escorts who advertise on VVM's classified service,, to prove that they're 18 or o

08/22/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs Fake Cop Raped Two Child Prostitutes Hired From Weekly's Escort Site A Seattle man is charged with raping two teenage prostitutes he found through the Seattle Weekly's lucrative escort site,

08/10/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Afternoon Jolt: Mayor McGinn Vs. the Weekly

The day's winners and losers.

08/09/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

Morning Fizz

Aggressive Tactics

Tuesday Edition: KC Council puts off car license vote; Tom Rasmussen goes after the other aggressive solicitors; Seattle Times reports on tunnel tolling, but misses key point; pro and con tunnel camps send out dueling press releases on latest contribution

07/26/2011 By Morning Fizz

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The Weekly Mess

Another mess at Seattle's troubled alt-weekly.

07/22/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs NOW Joins McGinn's Anti-Trafficking Crusade The Hollywood chapter of NOW praises Mayor Mike McGinn's crusade against child sex trafficking through ads on the Seattle Weekly's

07/22/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Afternoon Jolt: McGinn, The Weekly, and Child Prostitution

The day's winners and losers.

07/21/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

On Other Blogs Backpage Only Site Linked to Juvenile Prostitution

Mayor McGinn condemns Seattle Weekly in op/ed at

07/15/2011 By Josh Feit

On Other Blogs

Tim Burgess: There's Evidence that Seattle Weekly is a Vehicle for Child Prostitution

City Council member Tim Burgess joins heated critique of Seattle Weekly's supposed ties to child prostitution.

07/15/2011 By Josh Feit

News Seattle Weekly Ads Linked to Juvenile Prostitution Charges links the Weekly's escort ads to charges of juvenile prostitution.

07/11/2011 By Erica C. Barnett