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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2015

(The introduction that should have been on yesterday's newsletter but somehow got cut off due to a software error:)

Like the Toronto Blue Jays in Wednesday's baseball playoff game, any of us can be the victim of unusual situations in the fine print of the rule book of life; only to create a stunning comeback at the next opportunity. So be good to one another; expect the unexpected; and stay on top of things with MISCmedia MAIL. 

WEATHER

Cloudy with sun breaks, and perhaps even 70 degree temps, for one more day. Showers and cooler temps are due to return Saturday.

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NEWS ON THE MARCH

Wednesday evening's People's Climate March brought about 1,000 people downtown to promote, among many other things, the link between climate justice and racial justice. (Seattlish) (image: Alex Garland)

"Why was race a central theme at Wednesday's climate march?" Because of some very good reasons. (Weekly)

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ANGER IS AN ENERGY (AND SO IS DEPRESSION)

It's been a busy news week, but can't let it end without mentioning the long and stunning Real Change interview with the women who disrupted one of Bernie Sanders' events several weeks back.

Weeks before she became an instant Internet celeb, Amelia Bonow (of #ShoutYourAbortion) expressed her general, to-hell-with-it-let's-live-for-today worldview. (CityArts)

FOLLOWING THE MONEY

What if the developers who'd tried to "shake down" City Council candidate Jon Grant (in exchange for not spending money to campaign against him) had never intended to spend money to campaign against him? (HorsesAss)

Meanwhile, developer Triad Partners insists the long-delayed Civic Square office tower (the project at issue in Grant's allegations) will still be built and will be "great." (PS Biz Journal)

The Freedom Foundation, a conservative group that's filed campaign-finance complaints against Wash. state labor interests, is itself being sued over similar accusations by the state Attorney General's office. (SeaTimes)

THE RACE IS ON

Dori Monson at the increasingly pathetic KIRO-FM held a whining "reverse racism" tantrum over a little class in the south end called "Yoga for People of Color." The attacks led to death threats, and the whole yoga studio is currently closed. Reagan Jackson at the Seattle Globalist asserts that the vitriol shows exactly why the class is needed. 

Can establishing a Central Area "arts district" help preserve what's left of the city's African American legacy in this age of hyper-gentrification? (Crosscut)

O GIVE ME A HOME

The Seattle Housing Authority warns that a 500-unit residential development near the Othello light rail station is "likely dead." It was one of the projects caught up in the financial/legal squabbles of developer Lobsand Dargey. (PS Biz Journal)

The City's threatening legal action against the current owner of the ex-Seattle Times building, still squatter-filled. (KIRO-TV)

PUNISHING THE ALREADY PUNISHED

Everett may join Seattle in criminalizing "aggressive panhandling." (KOMO)

SIC TRANSIT

The County Council's getting a revised scheme for Metro bus changes relating to next year's light-rail expansion. Among other things, the crucial 43 route will still exist. (Seattle Transit Blog)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

It's a "heart in a box." It's a device, being tested at the UW, to keep potential donor hearts active and un-decayed hours longer before transplant procedures. (KING)

ON THE TOWN, ER, SUBURBS

Eric Lacitis has a surprisingly sensitive feature profile of Asian container- and cruise-ship crew members, who spend their Seattle shore leaves shopping at big-box stores for stuff that's costlier back home.

TWO WHEELS GOOD

It'd take the filling-in of just a few missing links to complete "a comprehensive regional bike trail network" across western and central Washington. (Seattle Transit Blog)

ROLIE POLIE OLY

A (male) employee at the state's Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises claims its (female) director engaged in "sexual harassment" and ran "a hostile workplace." (KING)

Washington's among several states legally probing Volkswagen over its not-so-clean "Clean Diesel" cars. (KOMO)

SPORTS

Seahawks at home vs. the yet-unbeaten Carolina Panthers Sunday. 

Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman (the NFL's only legally-deaf player) was arrested Thursday on an alleged hit-and-run incident in Bellevue. The team's suspended Coleman indefinitely. (KING)

Sounders FC resumes play after a CONCACAF-tournament related bye week, at Houston Sunday.

The quickly improving UW Huskies are home Saturday evening vs. the suddenly-vulnerable U of Nike (aka Oregon Ducks).

More sad tales of ex-UW/USC football coach Steve Sarkisian's public drinking troubles in Seattle keep bubbling up. (Weekly)

SOMEWHERE OVER THE WEEKEND

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

"SHORE in Didelaľi/Dkhw’Duw’Absh (Seattle)," performance-art piece by choreographer Emily Johnson. (On the Boards, Fri-Sat)

Chamber Dance Company annual performance. (UW Meany Hall, Fri-Sat)

Mix/Worry, performance with Chris Jeffries and Sarah Rudinoff. (Frye Art Museum, Fri-Sat)

Brandi Carlile and the Secret SIsters. (Paramount, Fri-Sat)

"Smut Without Smut," fundraiser for Something Weird Video film-preservation campaign featuring non-sex scenes from vintage porn films. (Grand Illusion, Fri)

Documentary "Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation." (Central Library, Fri)

Death, Guantamano Baywatch, Young Evils. (El Corazon, Fri)

Universe People (final show), Deep Creep, Urinals. (Funhouse, Fri)

NW Sinfonietta season opener. (Benaroya Hall, Fri)

TurkFest, celebrating Turkish food, arts, and culture. (Seattle Center Armory, Sat-Sun)

Seattle Opera's "The Pearl Fishers." (McCaw Hall, opening Sat thru Oct. 31)

Podunk Poets, Purty Mouth. (Slim's Last Chance, Sat)

Tacoma Art Studio Tour. (Various spots around Tacoma, Sat-Sun)

Washington Snowmobile Expo. (Puyallup Fairgrounds, Sat-Sun)

Jazz legend Charles Lloyd and band. (Town Hall, Sat)

Brazil Samba Night. (Royal Room, Sat)

Ben Gibbard and Lynn Shelton, talking about scoring Shelton's film Laggies. (NW Film Forum, Sat)

Poet Eileen Myles, "the kickass lesbian bard of the Lower East Side." (Elliott Bay Book Co., Sat)

Holocaust Center for Humanity museum-exhibit opening. (2045 2nd Ave., Sun)

Kurt Vile, Cass McCombs, Heron Oblivion. (Showbox, Sun)

Seattle Restaurant Week begins. (Various spots, Sun thru Oct. 29)

Alt-J. (KeyArena, Sun)

AlunaGeorge, Rome Fortune. (Crocodile, Sun)

Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Knothead, Neema. (Showbox Sodo, Sun)

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