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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015

It's Veterans' (Armistice) Day, honoring 97 years since the end of that "war to end all wars" so many wars ago. (Sigh.)

War, alas, will likely be with us always, as long as people with power continue to believe it's a good idea to put someone else through it; and as long as different groups (ethnic, religious, etc.) demand exclusive rights to the same pieces of real estate.

It's not a matter of "testosterone" (as many women I know want to believe), or of "fanaticism" (which, I believe, is a symptom and not a cause of war mongering).

It's a matter of empathy (or lack thereof), not merely between different nations, but between nations' "leaders" and their own people.

WEATHER

Seriously heavy rain and winds early in the day, quieting down later before cranking up again Thursday.

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DEVELOPING STORIES

The proposed 101-story tower for Fourth and Columbia would be the nation's eighth-tallest building. And, according to newly released design art, it would look like a teetering Jenga tower. (PS Biz Journal)

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AS THE BALLOTS DROP 

In Tuesday's late-ballot drop, City Council candidate Lisa Hebold pulled to within six votes of opponent Shannon Braddock. (PubliCola)

In late election returns, a tax measure to expand Snohomish County's Community Transit is barely ahead. (SeaTimes)

WATCH THIS SPACE

The Seattle Area Support Groups and Community Center (formerly the Seattle AIDS Support Group) has had to move ever since its current home the historic Dunshee House on 17th Avenue, was sold. Now it will be in a former credit-union office on 15th. (Capitol Hill Seattle) 

Town Hall's raising $30 million to totally redo its ex-Christian Science church building, including a new bar space and facilities for video-wall presentations. (Daily Journal of Commerce)

I COVER THE WATER FRONT

With winter weather, local authorities have lowered their water-conservation pleas. They still want you to not waste it. (West Seattle Blog)

O GIVE ME A HOME

A local NAACP leader says any plan for dealing with homelessness in Seattle needs to address the racial disparities involved. Some 41 percent of Seattle's shelter population any given night is persons of color. (KUOW)

MOVING STORIES

Pronto, the local bicycle rental service, has a 77-percent-make clientele. Its customers also tend to be young adults, and its peak month so far was this past July. (SeaTimes)

The King County Library System's adding bike-repair stations at nine suburban locations. (SeaTimes)

Washington State Ferries may run short of captains. (KING)

The Feds want all 50 states to agree on one technology for those toll-road transponder gadgets. (KING)

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

Protesters marched through downtown Seattle and throughout the state early Tuesday. They want a $15 an hour minimum wage everywhere, and an end to "staggered hours" for restaurant and retail work. (KIRO-TV)

A Bremerton man was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison under federal "hate crimes" legislation, for threatening three gay men on Capitol Hill with a knife. (KCPQ)

TODAY IN ICK

For the fifth straight year, heoin-related deaths in Washington have risen. (KING)

BIZ

A new local outfit called Mod Studios is building two large extended-stay hotels on Aurora and in the U District. (PS Biz Journal)

Bloomberg named Amazon boss Jeff Bezos the fourth-richest person in the world. BIll Gates is still #1 on the survey. (USAT) 

SPORTS

Ski resorts say they desperately want seasonal workers. Is that a sign of hope for a forlorn industry? (KOMO)

TONIGHT

COCA 24-Hour Art Marathon. (Summit Building, 420 E. Pike St.)

"Disney on Ice: Frozen." (Kent ShoWare Center, thru Fri)

Shawn Colvin. (Triple Door)

KEXP DJ John Richards' annual "Mom Show," a musical tribute to his mother and other people who have died. (Town Hall)

"An Evening with David Sedaris." (Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia)

"Exploring the Work of Quiara Algeria Hudes." (ACT)

"Divine Intervention," local musicians' tribute to Joni Mitchell. (Royal Room)

A$AP Rocky, Tyler the Creator, more. (WaMu Theater)

Bernie Sanders benefit with The Physics, Gifted Gab, SassyBlack, WD4D, more. (Kremwerk)

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Chuck Palahniuk, "Invisible Monsters"):

“People are all over the world telling their one dramatic story and how their life has turned into getting over this one event. Now their lives are more about the past than their future.”

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