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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015

The Bonair Apartments were demolished this week, to make way (along with the old Greyhound terminal) for a mega-hotel. I never lived in the Bonair, but knew several people who had. The place was clean enough and cheap enough. Which, of course, doomed it. (image via Kathy Fennessy)

WEATHER

Rain (sometimes heavy) and occasional sun breaks through the weekend. Winds will be especially strong this afternoon. Possible lowland flooding starting Friday.

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THE BURRITO OF RENEWAL

Workers made sure the downtown Chipotle was thoroughly cleaned before it, and 29 other branches in Washington and Oregon, reopened Wednesday. Thirteen more Chipotles will reopen today.

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A TOUCH OF CLASS (WAR)

A landlord who wants to price all the current residents out of a First Hill apartment building objects to accusations of "economic eviction." Instead, she's suggesting that non-millionaires look into the great opportunities to live outside the city limits. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

Portland's also losing working families and "creative class" folks to skyrocketing rents. (AP)

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS

Meet the UW scientist whose work led to King County's (successful) kids'-services referendum. (Weekly)

THE I-MAN

Democrats are already preparing a court challenge to Tim Eyman's strangle-the-state initiative. The fight wouldn't have been necessary had Eyman-hating Seattle voters bothered to return more of their ballots. (PubliCola)

TODAY IN MYSTERY

A 52-year-old former member of Canada's Olympic rowing team has disappeared. He was last seen on the Victoria to Port Angeles ferry. (The Province)

ECO

Wild salmon are returning to the Hanford Reach (the only un-dammed part of the Columbia River south of the Canadian border) in numbers not seen since the 1930s. (AP)

IT'S A GAS!

Puget Sound Energy wants to build a liquefied natural gas storage plant at the Port of Tacoma. (KPLU)

GENDER TENDER

In the tech companies' benefits one-upsmanship game, Expedia now covers gender reassignment surgery in its employee health plan. (KOMO)

IN THE NICOTINE

Snohomish County just banned the (unsightly) practice of public "vaping." (KOMO) 

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

A U.S. District Court in Seattle awarded $21.5 million to an Illinois man who was struck in the head by a sliding glass door on a Holland America cruise ship. (It was far from the only time people got hurt by such doors on the company's ships.) (SeaTimes)

A PIerce County woman has sued an ex-Lake Stevens police officer. She accuses him of "cyberstalking" her, and using fellow officers "intimidate and keep tabs on her." (PI.com)

A STAR AND HIS BUCKS

The professional right-wing blowhard accusing Starbucks' "simply red" wintertime coffee cups as being part of a (nonexistent) "war on Christmas"? Turns out he's also a con artist, bilking his followers into giving him money to buy fancy wristwatches. (Daily Kos)

ISN'T THIS HOW 'RED DRAWF' STARTED?

A Redmond company that wantd to get into "asteroid mining" id praising a Congressional act that would protect outer-space property rights. (KING)

ARTS

King County's got $29 million in leftover hotel taxes, originally imposed to pay for emergency repairs to the since-razed Kingdome. The county will use it for one-time grants to a bunch of arts and cultural organizations. (KING)

BIZ

Haggen may sell off its pre-2014 "core" stores as well as the supermarkets it bought from Albertsons/Safeway. (SeaTimes)

SUDS

If/when AB InBev does merge with SABMiller, creating the 500 lb. gorilla of global megabrewers, the Miller brands, and Miller's share of the MillerCoors joint venture, will be spun off. (AP)

SPORTS

A Seattle native who now runs a New Mexico real-estate company has written to Mayor Murray, wanting to overhaul KeyArena for potential NBA and NHL teams. He says the project could be done with all-private funding. (SeaTimes)

Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette is back home. When he left a Dallas hospital following neck surgery, he immediately bought 100 cheeseburgers for homeless people he'd seen outside the facility. (KCPQ)

TONIGHT

Capitol Hill Art Walk, including Nick Bartoletit, T.S. Flock, Cait Willis, and Sarah Teasdale at Ghost Gallery; Kim Hoppe at Edie's Shoes; Tom Barnes at Steve Gilbert Studio; and the end of COCA's 24-Hour Art Marathon (420 E. Pike St.).

"Mlle X," new art by Hanna Myers with music by Kelli Frances Corrado. (Twilight Gallery, West Seattle Junction)

"Trash-O-Rama Movie Night" with "The Girls from Thunder Strip" and "Savages From Hell." (Darrell's Tavern) 

"Haus of Keebler Presents: Tainted Tales." (12th Ave. Arts)

Opening of "Titanoboa: Monster Snake," exhibit of the remains of a 48-foot, 60-million-year-old snake. (Burke Museum, thru Sun)

"Emergence," group show of modern-dance classics. (McCaw Hall, thru Sun)

Big John Bates, Hard Money Saints, Whiskey Wailers. (Funhouse)

Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Blues Band. (Kirkland Performance Center)

WORD-O-THE-DAY

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