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MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015

Thr fourth of October came on a Sunday this year, so I couldn't greet you all with a "10/4, Good Buddy." But you can all listen to "Convoy" on your own whilst reading today's truckin' MISCmedia MAIL.

WEATHER

The Summer That Refuses To Go Away remains with us for another day or two at least. 

HOW DRY WE (STILL) ARE

Eastern Washington wheat farmers need rain to plant; they're not getting it. (via KUOW)

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KEEP THREE FEET OF SPACE

Please say hello to Tripod, the three-legged raccoon who's become a popular resident near Pier 66 on the Waterfront. The Port of Seattle wants to assure you that a new remodel at the Norwegian Cruiselines terminal there will not dislodge Tripod's home. (KOMO)

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OREGON SHOOTING AFTERMATH

The Roseburg, OR campus shooter was originally from England. He was kind of obsessed with the IRA and with past campus shootings. He also claimed to be a conservative Republican. He lived with his mother, but had previously lived with his father in the LA suburbs. (UK Guardian)

The shooter owned 14 weapons, all of them purchased legally by himself or relatives. (Daily Beast)

The local sheriff, a "second amendment defender," once posted a Facebook link to a (thoroughly debunked) "false flag" conspiracy video about the Sandy Hook school shooting. (Joel Connelly)

Gun lovers in Roseburg remain gun lovers. (AP)

"Do white people only search for 'gun control' after shootings in which the victims were mostly white?" (Mother Jones)

Back in June, "Jeopardy!" champ Arthur Chu asserted that the ever-popular "mental illness" explanation is "the big lie that always follows mass shootings by white males." (Salon)

TRAGEDY ON THE BRIDGE AFTERMATH

Emily Parkhurst asks you to consider that the "Duck"/bus crash might really show "just how safe the Aurora Bridge really is." (PS Biz Journal)

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS

Can Seattle stop the minority-targeting "school to prison pipeline?" (Crosscut) (Slate)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Here's a primer on how the "linkage fees" dunning developers for "affordable" housing are supposed to work. (The Urbanist)

VET-TING THE ISSUE

The Seattle office of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs "dumped mail about vets' benefits in a yellow bucket and left it for months." Result: another mailing, "erroneously telling some Puget Sound veterans that they might lose disability benefits." (KUOW)

JUSTICE SERVED?

Prosecutors dropped charges in the assault case against a Spokane trans woman. (BuzzFeed)

LABOR PANES

UW profs are still trying to unionize, over the administration's dead body. (UW Daily)

Trafficking and modern slavery: They're not just connected to sex work. (Nation)

THE "I" MAN

A dead Tim Eyman donor intended for his money to go to political campaigns, not Eyman's personal pockets, say the donor's heirs. (SeaTimes)

TWO WHEELS GOOD

The City's taking over (and expanding) the Pronto bike-share program, previously contracted out to a non-profit. (PubliCola)

TECH TALCH 

The inevitable culture clash when techies and law firms share the same office tower. (PS Biz Journal)

Is there another tech "bubble"? Maybe. Will it financially "burst"? Hard to tell. (PS Biz Journal)

SEATTLE'S SADDEST CRIMINALS

A woman who had just gotten out of jail for bashing two men with nunchucks (while stealing shampoo from a store) is now accused of using a sword to chase a stranger off of a Metro bus. (PI.com)

SPORTS

The Mariners ended yet another sub-mediocre season with a 76-86 record. They won Sunday's finale vs. Oakland 3-2, having dropped the previous two games. On Saturday the Ms again gave up the tying run in the ninth inning, to lose in extra innings (7-5). 

Seahawks (sans the injured Marshawn Lynch) at home tonight vs. the yet-windless Detroit Lions.

Sounders FC ground out a 1-1 draw vs. LA Galaxy. At Houston on Sunday, Oct. 18. 

The day after her team lost the U.S. women's pro-soccer championship, Hope Solo learned she'll again face domestic violence charges. A state appeals court reversed a lower court's decision to dismiss the case against her. (ESPN)

TONIGHT

"We Are All Trayvon," talk by Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton. (SU Campion Ballroom, 901 12th Ave.)

Death Cab for Cutie, Tataldo. (Paramount)

DJ Phenoneous. (Ballard Loft)

"The Queer Detective Returns," discussion of LGBTQ mysteries and suspense novels. (Central Library)

Author Anne-Marie Slaughter on "How Women Can Have It All." (Town Hall)

These Young Fools. (El Corazon)

Duke Dumont. (Showbox)

The Gloaming, NY-based contemporary Irish folk band. (Benaroya Hall)

INSIDE

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WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Magniloquent"

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