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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015

A new month, a First Thursday, and a new MISCmedia MAIL. What more could one want? (Yea, maybe peace and understanding and a winning baseball team....)

WEATHER

One more sunny and warm day, before more autumnal conditions (read: rain) return mid-Friday.

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I'VE GOT MY YOU-KNOW-WHAT ON YOU

It's not just Lady Gaga, but now also Ikea's home-decor division that's ripping off the Residents' iconic eyeball motif. (via Brit + Co.) 

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TODAY IN 'PRO LIFE' HYPOCRISY OF THE LOWEST SORT

The local founder of the "Shout Your Abortion" social-media campaign had to go into hiding, after receiving online death threats. (LA Times)

MOVING STORIES

The city's planned First Avenue streetcar line would connect to both the First Hill and Lake Union lines, and would have its own dedicated lanes, leaving cars on First to just one lane in each direction. (KING)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Remember "apodments"? Thanks to new regulations, there aren't plans for any more new ones. (Weekly)

Georgetown: so affordable because it's so polluted? (Weekly)

"Please stop saying that living with a roommate makes housing affordable." (Seattlish)

TRAGEDY ON THE BRIDGE AFTERMATH

Scott Bonjukian at the Urbanist lists some potential safety-related fixes to the Aurora Bridge.

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"How the Seattle teachers' union got tough and got popular." (Weekly) 

Restoring lunch and recess time could be the next local school-reform issue. (KUOW)

Ex-MS boss Steve Ballmer and wife Connie donated $20 million to the UW School of Social Work. (PS Biz Journal)

OIL'S NOT WELL

Ex-Mayor McGinn is among the Seattleites who want the Gates Foundation to divest its fossil-fuel stock holdings. (UK Guardian)

Shell may not be returning to Terminal 5 at the Port of Seattle. But a hearing examiner said it could if it wanted to. (West Seattle Blog)

LABOR PANES

Here's the page for "Our Time Counts," the campaign to get Starbucks and other employers to give workers steady and predictable schedules.

Our pal Goldy calls out the ill-researched pundit pieces claiming Seattle's rising minimum wage is costing jobs. (Civic Skunk Works)

The City's giving $1 million to help various community and ethnic-outreach groups spread the word about minimum-wage and related laws. (SeaTimes)

UNHAPPY TRAILS

Two state legislators snuck in some fine print in the state budget package, allowing 130 miles of the cross-state John Wayne Nature Trail to be given away to private landholders. They would've gotten away with it, except a typographical error in the legislation made it null n' void. (Seattle Bike Blog)

RAWK THE VOTE

Maybe King County voter turnouts would stop dropping if we had more ballot dropoff spots. (Joel Connelly) 

SQUATTING 'FAIRVIEW FANNY'

The ex-Seattle Times building, now vacant and sold to a developer, is regularly inhabited by up to 200 people. Some are homeless; others are said to be professional thieves. (KOMO)

POLICING THE POLICE

"Why it's nearly impossible to convict a killer cop in Washington state." (Rick Anderson)

TODAY IN TOTAL ICK

Snohomish County is apparently a regional locus for slave-controlling pimps. (KIRO-FM) 

TODAY IN GRUESOME SPECTACLES

James Dean died in a car crash 60 years ago last month. The remains of the Porsche were toured to paying audiences for several years, then disappeared. A guy now says the hunk of smash-up steel's hidden somewhere in Whatcom County. (ABC Chicago)

SPORTS

Seattle Reign FC plays for the NWSL championship tonight vs. FC Kansas City in Portland, led by Laura Harvey (would you believe, the women's league's only female head coach?). (ESPN)

The Mariners threw away their series ender vs. Houston, 7-6. Oakland shows up Friday for the last series of the season. Felix Hernandez will not pitch in any of those games; his season's already done.

TONIGHT

First Thursday art openings, including: Ego and Grady Gordon at Flatcolor (77 S. Main); Ray Schutte and Mary Kay Tipton at Gallery 110 (110 3rd Ave. S.); Jonathan Wakuda Fischer and Louie Gong at ArtXchange; Terry Leness's "sun-drenched" lonesome landscapes at Linga Hodges Gallery; Brad Winchester's "For These Reasons" at Punch Gallery; Clyde Peterson's "Balls Deep: My Year in Florida" at Martyr Sauce; Jeff Jaconson and Casey Weldon at Roq La Rue; rock-tour photos by Rachel Demy and Tyler Kalberg at the Piranha Shop (1022 1st Ave. S.); Late 19th century  Mexican caricaturist Jose Guadalupe Posada at Davidson Galleries; Joyce Gehl's mixed-media encaustics at Patricia Rovzar Gallery; "My Favorite Things" exhibit tour with local artist Mary Anne Carter at SAM.

"Conductive Garboil Grant" award ceremony/party. (TK Building)

Grand opening of Common Area Maintenance Studios. (2125 2nd Ave.)

Opening of "Intimate Impressionism" exhibit. (SAM)

Stay Happy Central October ZAHB Crew Takeover, with art, DJs, and live hiphop. (Central Saloon)

Premiere of "Girl Gods" by local choreographer Pat Graney. (On the Boards)

Creed Bratton. (Sunset)

Jelly Improv Jam. (Pocket Theater, 8312 Greenwood Ave. N.)

Alejandro Escovedo, Christy McWilson. (Tractor)

Sheepdogs, Radio Moscow. (Crocodile)

"She-Ra: Stripper of Power," burlesque play. (Annex Theatre, thru Fri)

George Thorogood. (Snoqualmie Casino)

Sankai Juku. (UW Meany Hall)

"Beautify the Block" community block party, with local music acts and business vendors. (Rainier Vista Central Park)

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Funambulist"

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