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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Blacks disproportionately fined for public pot use in Seattle

Seattle police officers wrote 82 tickets for public pot use in Seattle within the first half of the year, with  37 percent of those tickets written to black people.

SEATTLE TIMES

Why we brag about being busy

Are you stuck in "The More Bubble?" Before the bubble pops, try the essentialist approach. 

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

Gentle giant: the life of the world's tallest woman

Sandy Allen, a 7'7" woman from Indiana, did much more during her lifetime than set a Guinness World Record. 

BUZZ FEED

European court upholds full-face veil ban in France

France has about 5 million Muslims, the largest Muslim minority in Western Europe, but women are barred from wearing the niqab, a full-face veil, in public. Many Muslim women believe this ban violates their freedom of religion and expression. The case was recently brought to the European Court of Human Rights, which upheld the ban. 

BBC

WA high school with Redskins mascot just wants to be left alone

The small Eastern Washington town of Wellpinit, a home for the Spokane Tribe of Indians, has a high school with a Redskins mascot. Many Wellpinit residents feel that the Redskins mascot is not offensive, and wish to be left out of the Redskins name controversy. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Should Murray take a hint from NY mayor, paint-up for Solstice Parade?

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York and his family dressed up and painted themselves for the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade over the weekend. New York Times columnist Vanessa Friedman thinks this bold move has more than comedic value — it was a political strategy to make the mayor appear more relatable. Would Murray benefit from a similar move, when the Fremont Fair comes around next year? 

NEW YORK TIMES

Seattle, going solo?

Fifty-one percent of Seattle apartments are occupied by a person living alone. Among large U.S. cities, only Atlanta has a higher percentage. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Harlem teen opens world's first pawn shop for expensive kicks

A 16-year-old is taking advantage of the high-end sneaker trend. He opened a New York pawn shop with some pairs priced at over $1,000. 

NEW YORK POST
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