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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

Things learned at the first Democratic Presidential debate: 

• Hillary Clinton is a creature of the pre-Internet "old media," of cool on-camera demeanor and a modulated voice. 

• Bernie Sanders is a creature of the "new media," of incessant "self branding" and fiery rhetoric—which often, though not always, sounds like pre-TV soapbox orating.

• Ex-Sen. Jim Webb is apparently NOT the songwriter of "MacArthur Park" and "Wichita Lineman." 

WEATHER

Dry and partly cloudy, perhaps through Friday. Temps could inch close to 70 again.

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ECO

Meet the murrelet, an exotic seabird that's at the heart of the latest logging vs. conservation dispute. (Crosscut)

The State Supreme Court ruled the Dept. of Ecology has to maintain river flows (as best as possible this dry year), despite the demands of farmers. (KING)

Apple orchards. Everybody loves 'em. Everything about 'em. Except for the lead and arsenic pesticide residue in the soil, that is. (EarthFix/KCTS)

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FUELS RUSH IN

Shell's oil rigs will return from the arctic, not to Seattle but to Everett and Port Angeles. (KUOW)

Some folks are trying to make jet fuel out of logging wastes and animal fats. (KPLU) 

The southwest Wash. town of Kalama may soon get a methanol plant (converting natural gas to a liquid, to be exported to Asia). It still won't have a zoo, though. (AP)

Meanwhile, coal exports from B.C. to China have fallen for 15 months straight. Yet plans for new coal-export terminals in the region are still "on." (Sightline Daily)

ED

The UW's current interim president, Ana Mari Cauce, got the Board of Regents' nod to take the job permanently. She's the first woman and first Latina to be the U's permanent prez. (PS Biz Journal)

CITY HALL FOLLIES

Yesterday, we told of City Council candidate Jon Grant's coplaint that a big developer promised to stop bankrolling anti-Grant campaigns if Grant would persuade his housing-advocacy pals to stop fighting the developer's all-office project at the old Public Safety Building site. Now, the developer is "apologizing" for having sent an "inappropriate message." (SeaTimes) 

IN THE ZONE

Yep, Councilmember Mike O'Brien's talking again about letting duplexes into single family zones. (PS Biz Journal)

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

The former treasurer of the Seattle Indian Services Board won't have to go to jail for having diverted some of its funds to pay her personal debts. (PI.com)

TECH TALCH

Amazon's going to tackle "workplace satisfaction" the way it tackles most issues, by starting a data-collection operation about it. (PS Biz Journal)

GeekWire asked random people in NY's Central Park what they knew about Seattle's tech industry. They didn't know much. But, of course, Manhattanites can be quite ignorant about almost anything on the North American mainland.

SIC TRANSIT

Rider are trying to stop Metro from axing some service, including the crucial Route 43, after light rail comes to Capitol Hill and Husky Stadium next spring. (PI.com)

When Ride the Ducks rides again (no restart date's been set), it'll employ separate drivers and tour guides. (KING)

TODAY IN DEAL MAKING

King County bought a defunct golf-course site for $4.5 million. Now it plans to sell the land for $720,000. But the deal would keep the land "rural." (KIRO-TV)

TODAY IN CRIME

Taggers ruined part of a mural of historic imagery along Roosevelt Way. (KIRO-TV)

THE I-MAN

Several local religious leaders made a "God Squad" publicity appearance to denounce Tim Eyman's latest initiative drive, which would take our most-regressive-in-the-nation revenue system and make it even worse. (PI.com) (Seattlish)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

Identical twins in Kirkland could be born four months apart. One of them showed prenatal medical issues, was delivered early, and is in a neonatal clinic. (KOMO)

YOUR FEET'S TOO BIG

Villagers in northern Vancouver Island are hearing strange howls in the woods. Some believe (or want to believe) they're the sounds of sasquatches. (CTV)

SUDS

Get ready for the mainstream-beer monopoly, as AB InBev prepares to take over SABMiller. (Atlantic)

SPORTS

Ex-USC football coach Steve Sarkisian's personal woes had already become known, at least in bits and pieces, while he was at the UW. (KING)

TONIGHT

Climate Justice March. (City Hall, 5 p.m.) 

Nada Mucho 41 for 2015 Festival opens. (Substation, thru Sun)

Chvrches. (Paramount)

Beacon Bards Poetry Series presents Jay Nebel and Michelle Pénazola. (The Station)

Hudson Mohawke, The-Dream. (Crocodile)

Doomtree, Astronautilis, Sister Crayon. (Showbox)

Lil Debbie, Slightly Fragrant, Porky $coop, more. (Neumos)

"Zombie Cheerleaders from Hell!" burlesque revue with the Heavenly Spies. (Can Can)

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Jean-Paul Sartre):

“The worst part about being lied to is knowing you weren’t worth the truth.”

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