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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2015

It's November! It's Standard Time! But tomorrow's the big day, municipally. Get that ballot into the mail, or drop it off at an official drop-it-off-at place. (I prefer the "console color TV building" downtown.)

WEATHER

Probable drying-out today after the season's first massively wet weekend, with partial clearing. Highs in the low 50s.

Forecasters expect less snow in the mountains than "normal" (whatever the heck THAT means any more), but at least more than last winter. (KOMO) 

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PRINT LIVES, AND IT KNOWS HOW TO PARTY

Making the scene at the Short Run comix and zine fest in Seattle Center Saturday.

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HE'S JUST SORE 'CUZ HE DIDN'T GET A PART IN THE NEW 'TWIN PEAKS'

An "angry owl" is "dive bombing unsuspecting pedestrians" at Discovery Park. (KOMO) 

CITY HALL FOLLIES

Kshama Sawant, along with three left-O-center Council candidates, wants a municipal income tax on people making more than $1 million a year. The idea is that this would circumvent the state's ban on "progressive" income taxation, by being a semi-flat tax. (Weekly)

The next City Council will vote on a proposed city-owned broadband network (just for Beacon Hill, at least for now). (Slog)

KILLER GUAC (OR LETTUCE OR SALSA OR CARNITAS…_)?

Here we were, thinking the perfect last minute Halloween costume idea would be that of a Bremerton high-school football Satanist. When on Halloween day came something truly scary! Who would have known the most temptingly dangerous thing to be would have been a Chipotle burrito? (KING)

STUFF YOU PROBABLY KNEW

Restaurant grunt workers have low pay, lousy (if any) benefits, erratic schedules (preventing, among other things, higher-ed enrollment), and little or no sick leave. And all these tend to be worse if you're not a white male. (Slog)

THE RACE IS ON

Local writer Nikkita Oliver explains just "Why Black Lives Matter." (KCTS)

TECH TALCH

The official Quietest Place On Earth is an acoustic testing lab at Microsoft. The second quietest, of course, is a women's restroom at most any tech company's exec offices. (USAT)

ROLIE POLIE OLY

The initiative drive to create a "revenue neutral carbon tax" in Washington has turned in its signatures. (KPLU)

The state's sexual predator "rehab" center, one of the last correctional institutions left on McNeil Island, is under fire. Investigators claim the place largely just "warehouses" its inmates, with far too little rehab or mental-health treatment going on. (AP)

THE PLANE TRUTH

A new interview book describes the good old days of life at Boeing. Before the Dark Time. Before the Empire. Before McDonnell Douglas. (SeaTimes)

MOVING STORIES

How to get a real sense of the state of Seattle's bike lanes and trails? With a special bike, equipped not just with cams but all sorts of sensory instruments. (KIRO-TV)

The Mercer Mess was even messier during Friday morning's commute, with a baby born (prematurely) in a vehicle stuck in traffic on the I-5 Mercer off ramp. (KING)

WHERE (SOME) PROPERTY VALUES AREN'T SKYROCKETING

The SeaTac Office Center (the three-building complex where the airport branch of the 13 Coins restaurant is) just sold, for 40 percent less than what its last owner paid for it eight years back. (PS Biz Journal)

NEWS FROM COMPANIES THAT FIRED ME

The Stranger will stay at 11th and Pine for the next four years and change. The building, once slated for "facading" redevelopment, was saved by historic-landmark designation. (PS Biz Journal)

A REASON (ALMOST) TO GO TO BELLEVUE

Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo is moving into the ex-JC Penney space in Bellevue Square. (PI.com)

SPORTS

The Seahawks overcame a scary hit on WR Ricardo Lockette near halftime, to beat Dallas 13-12 in a dogged defensive battle. The Hawks are back to .500. A bye this week; at home vs. the Arizona Cardinals on Nov. 15.

Sounders FC beat FC Dallas 2-1. The home-and-away playoff series concludes there on Sunday.

The UW Huskies trounced the U of Arizona on a gloriously miserable Halloween night, 49-3. They're now 4-4 on the season, far better than many observers expected. At home vs. Utah Saturday.

TONIGHT

Leon Bridges. (Neptune)

Dir En Grey. (Showbox)

Brad Linde's straightHORN, Brockman & Halberstadt Duo. (Chapel Performance Space)

Seattle Cello Experiment. (Triple Door)

"National Geographic Live: Measuring a Mighty WInderness." (Benaroya Hall) 

Author Michael Marmot discussing "The Health Gap." (Town Hall)

Daniel Byman discussing Al Qaeda, the Jihadist Movement, and the Islamic State. (City University)

Seattle 48 Hour Horror Film Project screening. (SIFF Uptown)

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Paramnesia"

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