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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015

Autumnal climes are finally here. Feels good n' comfy (as long as you've got a home and heat, of course), no?

WEATHER

Dry and cool today; rain probable all weekend, potentially heavy.

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A 'GUY' THING

This anti-Amazon posters was spotted along Westlake Avenue on Tuesday night. On Thursday morning, a (rather less than) "million mask march" protested corporate greed on Guy Fawkes Day, in tribute to the Guy Fawkes masks in "V for Vendetta." The group marched from Westlake Park downtown to outside the Amazon campus. (SeaTimes)

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AS THE BALLOTS DROP

No, Seattle Times editorial board, a more Republican Legislature is NOT a step toward "moderation," but toward more gridlock and more obstinacy and more extremism. (HorsesAss)

The Seattle Bike Blog crows that every City Council candidate it endorsed won.

Meanwhile, voter turnout in Oregon this past Tuesday hit almost 70 percent. (Daily Kos)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Turns out the Charles Aprartments on Rainier, which got in the news last month for its deplorable living conditions, WAS inspected by the city, under a program ostensibly designed to catch just such problem buildings. (KING)

NOTHING FAILS LIKE 'SUCCESS'

Our quaint little fishing village has made #4 on a Bloomberg listicle of "America's Richest Cities." (PS Biz Journal)

AFTER THE DISASTER

Wednesday morning's emergency repair on I-5 was likely due to years of deferred maintenance. (SeaTimes)

Legislators want FEMA to stop dragging its metaphorical tail about helping Wash. wildfire victims. (Slog)

There are now 35 known Chipotle e.coli cases in Washington and Oregon combined. (Reuters)

Western State Hospital could lose its Federal funding. (KING) 

THE INFORMATION SOCIETY

The UW's going to partner in a "Regional Big Data Hub." The venture will engage in ultra-large-scale computer analysis of scientific and other phenomena. (SeaTimes) 

When the "Big One" Northwest earthquake hits, where will it be centered? Univ. of Calif. scientists are trying to figure that out.

ON THE RAILS

You know how the train tracks between Seattle and Everett are always getting buried by mudslides umpteen times every winter? BNSF is working to finally end all that. (KIRO-TV)

SIC TRANSIT

Rainier Beach HS students want free bus passes; claim the neighborhood's too dangerous to walk to school in. (KIRO-TV)

STIMPY IS SO SAD TODAY

A fire has destroyed over $1 million in inventory at a cat-litter factory in Ferndale. (KIRO-TV)  

I ALWAYS LIKED THELONIUS MONK BETTER ANYWAY

Wash. State native leaders have been in DC, protesting the proposed coal train terminal at Cherry Point. (Joel Connelly)

FLIPPING OVER IT

An Esquire reader survey overwhelmingly named Dick's Drive-Ins "America's Most Life-Changing Burger Joint."

THE PLANE TRUTH

America's least favorite airline (in "consumer satisfaction" polls) is coming to Sea-Tac! (KCPQ)

Boeing agreed to pay $57 million to settle a class-action suit over a company-sponsored 401(k) plan that, employees alleged, charged escessive fees. (KPLU)

The Export-Import Bank, a chief source of financing for Boeing, is inching closer to coming back. (AP)

PARENTING SCARE STORY OF THE DAY

"Your teen probably spends nine hours a day consuming media." Back in my day Sonny, we called it "music" and "magazines" and "radio" and "movies" and "videos" and, yeah, "books." But call it "consuming media" and it all sounds more clinical and creepy. (GeekWire)

SPORTS

UW Huskies at home vs. Utah Saturday.

Sounders FC is on the road, in the second of two "aggregate score" playoff matches, at FC Dallas on Sunday.

Seahawks have a bye this week. Home vs. St. Louis next Sunday night.

Seahawks player Ricardo Lockette, badly smashed up last Sunday, is out of a Dallas hospital. (KING) 

Yes, arena soccer still exists. (Weekly)

The Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays have traded six players. One of the new Ms is named Boog Powell, no relation to the onetime Orioles superstar. (AP)

A "snow-starved ski resort" on Vancouver Island was sold to a Utah company "known for snowmaking technology." (CTV)

SOMEWHERE OVER THE WEEKEND

Take 6. (Jazz Alley, Fri-Sun)

Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney and "Portlandia," talking about her new memoir. (Neptune, Fri)

Matteo Messina, Sweet Water, Shawn Smith, in orchestral benefit concert for Children's Hospital. (Benaroya Hall, Fri)

Here We Go Magic, Big Thief, Smokey Brights. (Sunset, Fri)

Lemolo, Mimicking Birds, Maiah Manser. (Crocodile, Fri)

An Evening with Richard Kehl, "one of our great visual poets." (UW Kane Hall, Fri)

Spin the Bottle Cabaret. (Annex Theatre, Fri)

Electro Swing Burlesque Spectacular. (Re-bar, Fri)

M.E.S.H., Civil Duty, Marcus Price, more. (Kremwerk, Fri)

Seattle Rock Orchestra performs works of David Bowie, T. Rex, and ELO. (Moore, Sat-Sun)

Seattle Baroque Orchestra performs a program of "Night Music." (Town Hall, Sat)

Hmong New Year festival. (Seattle Center Armory, Sat)

Value Village Goodbye Party. (Vermillion, Sat)

"Green Seattle Day," with environmental volunteer opportunities throughout the city. (Sat)

"Origins: Life and the Universe," music/audiovisual presentation on themes of "astrobiology" by Glenna Burmer with the Northwest Sinfonia. (Benaroya Hall, Sat)

Influencers Concert: Damien Jurado. (EMP, Sat)

Telekenesis, Say Hi, Navvi. (Neumos, Sat) 

Gear benefit show with Flagrant. (Vera Project, Sat)

John Philip Sousa Birthday Bash. (Town Hall, Sat) 

Time Travel Party with Fabulous Downey Brothers, more. (Artspace Hiawatha Lofts, Sat)

Torsten Mueller, Phil Minton. (Chapel Performance Space, Sat)

Holly Munoz & Ken Stringfellow (Posies). (Tractor, Sun) 

Passport Approved, Death By Chocolate, Evol Walks, Sean Kelly, Super Highway. (Crocodile, Sun)

Ohio Players. (Snoqualmie Casino, Sun)

Seattle Slack Key Festival. (Town Hall, Sun)

Youssou N'Dour. (UW Meany Hall, Sun) 

INSIDE

If things look a little odd in these e-missives the next few days, it's because I may be between home Internet providers, and may have to improvise other arrangements to get this out each night. All should be well again soon. Thanks for your indulgence, and as always for your support.

WORD-O-THE-DAY

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