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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015

The day after the day after an election. It's like being in Times Square on Jan. 2! Except for the pundits' post-mortems. They're a proverbial "gift that keeps on giving."

WEATHER

Cool/cold, with intermittent showers, for the foreseeable future.

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BYE, GUM, BY GUM!

Is the Pike Place Market's infamous (and soon to be at least temporarily gone) Gum Wall a symbol of white privilege? (Charles Mudede)

In a related story: "Secrets of the gum wall: drunk people eat it!" (KUOW)

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POST-POLL PONDERINGS

Wednesday afternoon's "ballot dump" by King County Elections showed no significant change from Tuesday night's numbers. Every candidate leading then is still leading now. (Slog)

Yep, Tim Eyman's latest state-government-stifling "supermajority" initiative will be challenged in court. (KOMO)

There are a lot of Latinos in the Yakima area, and they've been almost completely shut out from local politics. Until now. (Yakima Herald-Republic)

Knute Berger describes Seattle as an island of blue, "happily out of step" with bad ol' Right Wing America. 

Jon Talton believes it's a "progressive paradox" that some of the nation's most liberal cities also have some of its strongest economies. No, the two go together symbiotically. Which trend is the cause and which is the effect, doesn't really matter.

Josh Feit parses each council race on a Murray vs. Sawant storyline.

My ol' pal Sean Nelson wants to know why so many Seattleites didn't vote this time around. (Slog)

SMELLS LIKE, YOU KNOW

Aberdeen's next mayor is "a 23-year-old engineer." (AP) 

JUST IN TIME

WSDOT crews celebrated the passage of Move Seattle by working during Wednesday's morning commute, on an emergency repair to an "expansion joint" on I-5 near the West Seattle Bridge. Two freeway lanes were closed; the backup stretched 17 miles at one point. (KING)

VANISHING SEATTLE

Next to be considered for landmark preservation: the rustic and beautiful Maritime Building on Western Avenue. (Daily Journal of Commerce)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE 

Washington lags "decades behind" some other states in services for the developmentally disabled. (KING)

Western State Hospital will hold off on expanding services that a court mandate ordered it to expand, until it can get more staff. (SeaTimes)

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS

The Seattle School Board formally voted to cut ties with the Alliance for Education, a quasi-indie fundraising group. (SeaTimes) 

POLICING THE POLICE

A Seattle cop who broke a woman's eye socket during a 2014 arrest won't face federal charges. (KOMO)

UPDATE

There are now 29 Chipotle e.coli cases in Washington alone. (KCPQ)

OIL'S NOT WELL

Bernie Sanders and two other senators are sponsoring a bill to ban any further mining or oil/gas drilling on federal lands. (KUOW) 

DEVELOPING STORIES

Troubled developer Lobsang Dargy is out as a partner with the Seattle Housing Authority's Othello Station project. (Daily Journal of Commerce)

Hong Kong investors are buying downtown's historic Dexter Horton Building. (SeaTimes)

O CANADA!

Justin Trudeau's new cabinet will be exactly half women, half men. (Guardian)

TEL AVIV

Showtime's officially pushed back its "Twin Peaks" sequel series to 2017. The news confirms rumors, that with David Lynch making more episodes than originally ordered AND filming the whole thing in one long "shoot" instead of one episode at a time. it wouldn't be ready in '16. (GeekWire)

PAY-TRIOTISM

Those "Support Our Troops" hype events at sports events? A lot of them are paid for by the Pentagon and the Army National Guard. The Seahawks got almost half a mil for one of them. (KING) 

TONIGHT

"Celebrate Ivar with Aaiiee!!," concert accompanying closing night of "Keep Clam and Carry On: The Ivar Haglund Story." (Nordic Heritage Museum)

First Thursday art openings, including: Tina Randolph's encaustics at Artifact (313 1st Ave. S.); Laura Schiff Bean's paintings of dresses at Patricia Rovzar; Robert McCauley's cute/sad bears at Linda Hodges; Ben Beres' etchings at Davidson; Andre Petterson's surreal collages at Foster/White; Roger Shimomura's "Great American Muse" series at Greg Kucera; Robert Rhee's sculptures from gourds and metal cages at Glass Box (831 Seattle Blvd. S.).

Second annual SpaceFest, with speakers, performances, and multimedia presentations about space exploration. (Museum of Flight, thru Sat) 

"Hump!", The Stranger's annual amateur-produced porn festival, opens. (SIFF Uptown)

zoe | juniper: "We Were," "durational" dance performance. (Frye Art Museum)

Premiere of Sgt. Rigsby and his Amazing Silhouettes in "The Ballad of Karla Fox," shadow puppet play by Scot Augustin. (Theatre Off Jackson, thru Nov. 21)

Wally Shoup Deep Lounge Quartet, Eric Amrine Trio, Bill Horist. (Vermilion)

Luna, Houndstooth. (Showbox)

Stay Happy Collective. (Central Saloon)

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Taylor Elam):

“Is it insanity we fear, or is it oblivion?”

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