Last year, Bumbershoot teamed up with Decibel Festival to launch Bumbershoot After Dark, an electronic after-party for Seattle's biggest music festival. But what should have been a proper rave was, at least by my highly subjective experience, kind of a flop. The Exhibition Hall was too brightly lit, ... More >>
Image SourceThe ballot initiative to legalize, tax, and sell marijuana for recreational use in Washington was the subject of a hearing before state lawmakers yesterday in Olympia, but, intriguingly, much of the debate about I-502 focused on the impact that allowing retail sales of pot might h ... More >>
Is coffee at the center of a motorcycle gang rivalry?
Top of the morning, folks! Today's COTD wins not only for the question it throws at you, but for the answer it stomps your face with.
Image SourceBy all accounts, the Hells Angels and Vagos motorcycle clubs are at war. In a clash between the two gangs last month at a casino in Nevada, the president of the Hells Angels' San Jose Chapter was shot and killed and a Vagos member wounded. A retaliatory drive-by felled a Vagos mem ... More >>
The alleged rape of an Aurora Avenue prostitute exposes a unique sci-fi sexual subculture.
Image sourceFederal agents say 39-year-old Kirkland resident Jacob Stuart is the head honcho of his own "international drug trafficking organization." The feds tapped Stuart's cell phone and listened in as he and his henchmen plotted deliveries of cocaine and marijuana across the U.S. and Can ... More >>
Valient Thorr's denim, beards and metal will be in town tonightValient Thorr's crazy science-fiction mythology includes time travel, Walt Disney and oh yeah, they're from Venus. They're definitely a band you shouldn't take seriously, that is until you hear their music. The group's backstory ... More >>
SommerOne was a Canadian bank robber prosecuted in Tacoma, the other a Canadian drug dealer prosecuted in Seattle. Both were profiled in Seattle Weekly cover stories. Now new court documents say that former Fort Lewis holdup man Luke Sommer and onetime British Columbia narcotics kingpin Clayt ... More >>
While walking to work this morning I ran into a group of guys that were dressed like a cross between Hells Angels and zombies sporting silver and black jerseys. Instantly, I recognized them as members of Raider Nation and remembered that the Seahawks are playing the Oakland Raiders tonight at ... More >>
With the 10-year sentence handed down the other day to Nathan Dunmall, a 20-year-old Canadian, the curtain fell on the Soldiers of Fortune bank heist. Three Fort Lewis Army Rangers and two Canadian nationals who pulled off the military-style takeover of a south Tacoma bank in August, 2006 wearing sk ... More >>
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In the typically futile annals of the War on Drugs, the takedown of a Canadian scrap dealers son was a major score.
Im with the band which is why Im likely not hooking up with my female fans.
Maybe theyll screen it in the pen.
Judge explains how and why jurors were protected during a trial involving Hells Angels.
Biking Bravado and a Talk by PNB's Swans
An elite Army Ranger, back from Iraq, led his cohorts in a precision hold-up, cops say. If money wasn't the motive, what was?
"Uptight and self-righteous, your NPR tote-ing, organic-drinking ghost-columnist is a perfect rendition."
Getting run off the road is nothing unusual, say moped and scooter riders.
Neocons can't claim Scoop Jackson, says his son; and bikers will be bikers, especially when there are guns involved.
Bandidos, Angels, Nomads, Mongols: a roundup of recent motorcycle mayhem.
A Bellingham biker thought he could clean up a notorious motorcycle gang, but his reform efforts crashed and he's pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
In his best film since GoodFellas, Scorsese picks a tragic hero who couldn't master his life on the ground.
Iraq might be ground zero for Bushs terror war, but at home, one front line is our 5,000-mile border with Canada. Since 9/11, the U.S. has poured resources and manpower into Mexicanizing one of the worlds most peacefuland porousborders. But critics suggest that strategy wont work, and it could even ... More >>
Where the men are men and the burgers are cheap.
Let's catch terrorists but maintain some border sanity.
Can't get away? Words can take you instead
Being a Seafair Pirate isn't as easy as it looks.
Out of joint
The Mounties think the bikers are at the center of British Columbia's billion-dollar drug trade. So how come they can't bust them?