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MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015

It's Indigenous People's Day. Celebrate by, perhaps, not pretending to be a Toltec shaman or Cherokee warrior. 

WEATHER

Mostly cloudy; highs in the mid 60s. A little rain might fall Tuesday.

Heavy rains Saturday caused mudslides and flooding in Tacoma and points south. (KCPQ) They also caused a concrete wall to collapse at Metro's Shoreline bus barn. (KOMO)

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TODAY AT MISCMEDIA.COM

We ponder the costs and dubious benefits of "façadism" (the destruction of historic buildings except for their exteriors).

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O GIVE ME A HOME

The alleged slumlord who wants to double rents at a notoriously rundown Rainier Valley apartment building has already been accused of trying to sneak out of tenant relocation assistance at West Seattle properties. (PubliCola) 

And the same property owner tried to retaliate against a tenant who wrote a scathing Yelp review of one of his places; a judge chastised him over that. (PI.com)

The King County Housing Authority bought two apartment complexes near light rail stations. (PS Biz Journal)

BERTHA, BUT...

WSDOT's suing Washington Tunnel Partners on the deeply boring tunnel project's huge overruns and delays. But the suit won't proceed until after the tunnel's finally done. (Slog)

THE MOST REGRESSIVE STATE

John Burbank of the Economic Opportunity Institute revives the calls for a state income tax, as the only way to meet the state's duty to fully fund education and other needs. (The Stand)

FIRES

Could human-engineered "controlled fires" have made last summer's wildfires less severe? (SeaTimes)

AIR WAR

Alaska Airlines' latest weapon in its battle with Delta for Sea-Tac supremacy: overhead luggage bins big enough to fit a bag for every passenger! (PS Biz Journal)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

The citizen activist group Washington CAN is protesting life-destroying levels of "medical debt" imposed by big hospitals when they're supposed to offer subsidized "charity care" but don't tell that to patients. (Slog) 

The high school football player who died from an on-the-field head injury had had a concussion before. (AP)

West Nile Virus has struck 28 people in the state this year, with one death. (AP)

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

A disability-rights group is suing Seattle in federal court, claiming wheelchair-using citizens are endangered by the city's "cranky curbs." (KCPQ)

A South Lake Union warehouse boss got 95 years for murdering three of his workers. (PI.com)

A couple of white doodz were caught pretending to be authentic Native American artisans. Specifically, Cherokee. (Kitsap Sun)

The Feds have tried three times this past year to cut funding for Western State Hospital. (AP)

TODAY IN CRIME

Stealing thousands of dollars' worth of tools from a Tool Library is worse than criminal. It's low and it's stupid. (KOMO)

WHAT A REACTION!

Soon you'll be able to tour more of Hanford. Much of it's being turned into a National Historic Park. (SeaTimes)

BIZ

The London Stock Exchange is selling Seattle-based Russell Investments, for less than half what it paid to buy the outfit. (PS Biz Journal)

The Store Formerly Known as The Bon Marché is shrinking downtown by almost half. The top four floors are being sold for offices. (AP)

R.I.P.

Chris Legeros, 62, was a KIRO-TV news reporter for 31 years. He also was a regular fixture at the St. Demetrios Greek Festival. (KIRO-TV)

Further thoughts by friend of MISCmedia Sean Michael Hurley about the passing of Dennis P. Eichhorn. (Slog) 

SPORTS

The Seahawks (again without Marshawn Lynch) blew a 17-point lead and fell to Cincinnati in overtime, 27-24. Home vs. Carolina next Sunday.

The WSU Cougars upset the U of Nike (aka Oregon Ducks) in double overtime Saturday, 45-38.

The second shoe drops. The Mariners fired manager Lloyd McClendon, after a going-backwards '15 season. No replacement named yet. (KIRO-AM)

TODAY

Indigenous People's Day event with activist Winona LaDuke. (City Hall, 11:30 am)

TONIGHT

"Remembering the Songs: The Enduring Legacy of the American Indian Flute." (Central Library)

Indigenous People's Day music-dance event. (Daybreak Star Center)

Pianist Andras Schiff. (Benaroya Hall)

The Districts, Sun Club.  (Neumos)

Josh Ritter in-store. (Easy Street Records, free)

The Price Is Right Live. (Paramount)

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QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Alberto Nikas):

“Life is a marshmallow, easy to chew but hard to swallow.”

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