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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015

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WEATHER

Damp and murky through the weekend down here, with occasional sun breaks. But: Snow in the mountains! Snow in the mountains! (At least a little.) (Cliff Mass)

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DUDS N' DUDES

Back in the late '90s, I came up with the notion of a "Garanimals for Men," clothes that would help fashion-unconscious males look respectable in public. Now it's happening in real life, sort of, with a local website promising simple apparel basics for tech-bros. (GeekWire)

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FOR THE BOOKS

The Seattle Public Library will remain the Seattle Public Library (singular). However, the library board said it would study whether anything was learned during public comments about the proposed "rebrand," that could help advise future library programs/services. (PI.com)

Paul Constant and Martin McClellan have a scathing, vehement "open letter" to Seattle Public Library management, accusing them of incompetent leadership, lousy employee relations, an addiction to confusing "corporate-speak," and even being actively "anti-book." The management's "rebranding" drive, the authors claim, only served to reveal these faults. (Seattle Review of Books)

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

Triad Partners, would-be developers of the endlessly delayed Civic Square tower at the ex-Public Safety Building block, finally reached a $5.7 million settlement with tenant activists. They'd sued to stop Civic Square because one of Triad's principals, John Goodman, had on his own bought two formerly affordable apartment buildings and made them unaffordable to their then-residents. (In recent weeks, another Triad official had tried to bribe City Council candidate Jon Grant, a former colleague of the activists, to try to get the suit scuttled.) (Slog)  

Mexican immigrant clam harvesters are suing Bellingham's Trans Ocean Seafood for lost wages, going back several years. (KUOW)

IF THEY WERE JUST A LITTLE BIGGER, THEY COULD BE DORM ROOMS

There was a beehive operation on the UW campus, but building-expansion plans have kicked it out. (SeaTimes)

Meanwhile, a few months after the police crackdown on University Way drug dealers, the authorities now want to see The Ave permanently "cleaned up." Can it be done? And if it is, what would be left of the place? (SeaTimes)

GRUB

Many allegedly "wild" salmon served in area restaurants, especially this time of year, are really farm-raised. (KPLU)

ECO

Meet the small, Friday Harbor-based nonprofit that's working to combat "the adverse effects of shipping" in local waters (specifically, all the planned oil and/or coal export terminals). (KPLU)

IN THE ZONE

Erica C. Barnett has a good response to Eric Scigliano's Crosscut piece, that suggested we have to keep single family zoning as-is to protect the trees. 

I.D.S AND EGOS

The Feds want Wash. state to toughen up requirements for driver's licenses and state ID cards. Specifically, they want only legal U.S. residents to be able to use 'em for certain ID purposes; including, eventually, for "boarding aircraft." (AP)

FINANCE

A Federal Reserve interest-rake hike could be good for you. (PS Biz Journal)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

Washington ranks 47th among the states for mental-health care. But UW officials have a plan to change that. (PS Biz Journal)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Home prices in the Seattle area continue to rise faster than in most other places. (PS Biz Journal)

WHY A DUCK? WHY-A NO CHICKEN?

Vancouver's going to tear down a couple of downtown viaducts, without any replacement tunnels (just surface roads). (SeaTimes)

I HAVE THE POWER!

Despite the NW's reputation for "clean" hydro power, Puget Sound Energy gets 30 percent of its electricity from a coal-burning plant in Montana. But that plant may close soon. (KING)

SPORTS

Sounders FC won a wet n' wild "knockout round" match vs. LA Galaxy, 3-2. Next: a two-game conference semifinal round vs. either Vancouver or Dallas, starting at home Sunday.

TONIGHT

"Spookhaus 3," artistic haunted house by the Satori Group. (NW Film Forum, thru Sat.)

"The Best of the VCR That Dripped Blood." (Grand Illusion)

Fall open house. (Henry Art Gallery.)

Waveslave, DJ Toast, Pavone. (Seattle Eagle Tavern)

"Codename: Kansas, Witch Hunter," "experimental" performance piece. (12th Ave. Arts) 

Kristin Hersh, talking with Sean Nelson about the late musician Vic Chesnutt. (Elliott Bay Book Co.)

Historian Margaret O'Mara, discussing pivotal American elections. (MOHAI)

"Sonic Evolution: Under the Influence," concert with Seattle Symphony, Bill Frisell, Derek Bermel, Roosevelt High Jazz Band. (Benaroya Hall) 

S, Gazebos, Seaside Tryst. (Vera Project) 

Opening of "Festen," play by David Eldridge about "the false cheeriness of families." (12th Ave. Arts, thru Nov. 21) 

Seattle Immersive Theatre presents "Listening Glass." (Police Station, 2724 6th Ave. S., thru Nov. 29) 

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