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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015

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WE COVER THE WATERFRONT(S)

As the Seattle Waterfront Project inches slowly toward remaking the central shore of Elliott Bay, some Burke Museum historians look at how Seattle's shorelines have been deliberately altered in the past, and how climate change could erase all that (along with most of the city) in the future.

But, as you learn how the city's topography was so massively changed, remember that some of these changes devastated the way of life of this place's original residents. (Bus Chick)

Meanwhile, residents of industrial South Park, on the banks of the still-polluted Duwamish, have an expected lifespan 13 years shorter than that of Laurelhurst residents. (KUOW)

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L'AFFAIRE TRIAD

Mayor Murray has withdrawn the city's support for Triad Capital Partners' Civic Square project. That's the plan, recently revived after lying dormant for eight years, to put up an office tower where the Public Safety Building had been. Earlier this week, City Council candidate Jon Grant claimed Triad had promised to stop funding an anti-Grant campaign group, if Grant would persuade his affordable-housing-advocate pals (Grant used to run the Seattle Tenants Union) to stop actively opposing Civic Square. (Darn, that's a lot of "back story.") (KIRO-TV) 

The executive who'd made the "offer" to Grant no longer works at Triad. (SeaTimes)

"The inept shakedown of Jon Grant shows how scared developers are of the left." (Weekly)

As you might expect, PubliCola has more of the complicated details of the issue.

DEVELOPING STORIES

Daniel Demay takes a big-big-big picture look at a Seattle that's "bursting at the seams," a victim of its own "success." (PI.com)

Forbes named Martin Selig a "new billionaire." He may have gotten his start by buying up land for offices in the Denny regrade when it was still a land of warehouses and car lots; but he's gone on to much more ambitious works since then, including Columbia Center. (PS Biz Journal)

WORLD/CITY

Landsea, a Seattle nonprofit that helps agricultural workers (especially women) in developing countries to buy their own farmland, won a $2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, one of the most prestigious honors of its type in the world. Started by ex-UW law prof Roy Prosterman, it's worked in more than 50 countries and helped more than 115 million families. (PI.com)

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS

At the heart of the protests and fundraisers to keep beloved teachers at their local schools: the state's education-funding crisis. Of course. (SeaTimes)

FUELS RUSH IN

Shell wants to bring six oil trains a week from North Dakota to its Anacortes refinery. Yep, the idea has its opponents, fearing rail explosions and more minor inconveniences. Hundreds of them protested in Mount Vernon. (KIRO-TV) (KCPQ)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Councilmembers Licata and Sawant will introduce legislation to protect tenants from astronomical rent hikes devised to drive them out. (KIRO-TV)

If offering rental discounts to tech workers is wrong, how about rental discounts to vegetarians? (KING)

HOW LOW THE LOCAL REPUBLICANS HAVE GONE

The 34th District Republicans endorsed "perennial candidate" Goodspaceguy (his legal name), in his current Quixotic quest for a Port Commission seat. (Joel Connelly)

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

The City donated about half what it'll cost to re-stock the robbery-stricken Northeast Seattle Tool Library. They're accepting donations to fill the gap. (Seattlish)

TODAY IN RECKLESSNESS

Go to sleep in a DumpsterĀ®, wake up getting dumped into a garbage truck. (Olympian)

TONIGHT

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

Third Thursday Spectacle, with Earl Brooks, Jeremiah Craig, and Dustin Saksek. (Cafe Racer)

"The Nation Live," panel with Katrina vanden Heuvel, Naomi Klein, Sherman Alexie, and more. (Town Hall)

Ben Bernanke, ex-Federal Reserve chief, in talk with ex-Gov. Gary Locke. (SU Campion Hall) 

Comedian Dana Gould. (Laughs Comedy Spot, Kirkland, thru Sat)

"Sylvia O'Stayformore's Night with Jacqueline," in which the local drag superstar discusses the novels and films of Jacqueline Susann. (NW Film Forum) 

NW Loopfest, electronic music revue. (Rendezvous, thru Fri) 

1940s films "Cat People" and "Curse of the Cat People." (Scarecrow Video)

Interactive play "Listening Glass" by Seattle Immersive Theatre. (2724 6th Ave. S., thru Oct. 30)

SKA: A Tribute to The Skatalites, Early Ska, and Rock Steady. (Royal Room)

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