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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015

It's cold tonight! It's cold tonight! But, just because I'm not a right-wing idiot, I will not say this fact disproves all climate-change science.

WEATHER

Mostly clear and cool/cold thru the weekend.

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EITEL IT AS I SEE IT

I've a fondness for the Eitel Building at Second and Pike. It had my favorite old indie/punk record store, Time Travelers. It had the Osaka Teriyaki. And countless attempts to "restore" it into just another bland piece of new-urbanism over the past decade have failed miserably. Now there's another attempt, by developers who want to make into another of those "boutique hotels," with the usual food and drink spots on the ground floor. Alas. (PS Biz Journal)

Could commercial construction in Seattle finally begin to slow down? (PS Biz Journal) 

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WINDSTORM 2015: THE AFTERMATH

Gov. Inslee's declared a State of Emergency statewide. Some 50,000 homes and businesses were still without power in King and Snohomish counties on Thursday morning. (SeaTimes)

BIGOTRY ON PARADE

State Rep. Jay Rodne (R-Snoqualmie) said horrid things about Muslims and FALSELY claimed that Obama "wants to import 1.5 million Muslims into the U.S." In response, state Democrats called for Rodne to be stripped from his leadership post on the House Judiciary Committee. (Slog)

Danny Westneat profiles an area Syrian refugee. He's an aerospace engineer who wants to keep planes flying, NOT shoot them down.  

TODAY IN DRUGS

Can Seattle become one of the first US cities to open "safe injection" sites for heroin users? (Weekly)

Heroin deaths in Washington are skyrocketing, as previously reported here. Deaths from prescription painkillers, though, are in decline. (KPLU)

TODAY IN RELICS

Jeff Bezos hired relic hunters and deep-sea divers to find and resurface a rocket engine from the Apollo 12 moon shot. It's now at the Museum of Flight. (SeaTimes)

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS

The State Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision against publicly-funded charter schools. (KOMO)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Just in time for the cold weather, a new shelter camp has opened in Interbay; a smaller one will open in Ballard this weekend. (SeaTimes)

Meanwhile, a new HUD study shows the homeless population in Wash. state's still rising. That's the opposite of the national trend. (KUOW)

PUT A LID ON IT

The guy who wants to expand Freeway Park over I-5 all the way to Lake Union also wants to "crowdfund" the megaproject. But it'd still need plenty of official approvals. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

THE WORKER WORKS TO LIVE

Mayor Murray's introduced a 175-page bill to put some toothy enforcement into the city's labor laws, particularly on behalf of "low-wage workers." (Slog)

MISADVENTURES IN MARKETING

Today's lesson in how not to market stuff "for women" is brought to you by Apple Music exec Jimmy Iovine. (GeekWire)

I COVER THE WATERFRONT

Seattle and Tacoma's newly merged seaports will need a total of $1 billion in investments over the next decade, in order to "compete globally." (PS Biz Journal)

A Boston engineering consultant says the waterfront tunnel digging project will limp along and eventually fail. (Crosscut)

OIL'S NOT WELL

The only reason there's no more Arctic oil drilling is because there's so much oil extraction elsewhere in the world (much of it eco-unfriendly), dragging down prices. (SeaTimes oped)

SEE THE SEA

The FDA's approved the first genetically modified food animal. It's a salmon. (NBC) 

ON AND OFF THE AIR

Could KPLU's staff have raised money, taken over the station, and kept it indie? We'll likely never know. (Crosscut)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

Read about the AMA's proposed ban on prescription-drug ads, on the site of one of the biggest sellers of prescription-drug ads, CBS News.

THE BIG A

Is Amazon knowingly not only allowing fraudulant products to be sold through its site, but actively promoting them? (HorsesAss)

BIZ/ECONOMY

Could the "subprime mortgage" bubble be repeating itself, this time with auto loans? (Slog)

A poll funded and promoted by Airbnb claims Seattle voters love and support AIrbnb. (PubliCola)

SPORTS

Seahawks at home vs. San Francisco Sunday.

UW football at Oregon State Saturday. 

WSU football vs. Colorado Saturday evening.

UW men's basketball whupped Mt. St. Mary's, 100-67. Home vs. Penn State Saturday afternoon.

UW women's basketball at Fresno State tonight.

Mt. Baker opened for snow sports on Thursday. Crystal Mountain didn't; it's still recovering from a power outage and debris from Tuesday's windstorm. (SeaTimes)

SOMEWHERE OVER THE WEEKEND

Mark Morris Dance Group. (Moore, Fri-Sun)

Atomic Bombshells burlesque troupe in "Lost in Space." (Triple Door, thru Sun) 

Aaiiee!! (Cafe Racer, Fri)

"Moana," 1926 docudrama film by Robert Flaherty, with a 1975 soundtrack by Flaherty's daughter Monica. (Grand Illusion, opening Fri)

Juan Gabriel, Mexican pop legend. (Tacoma Dome, Fri)

Yo La Tengo, Dave Schramm. (Neptune, Fri)

Twilight Noodle Slurp, walking tour of Intl. District restaurants. (Wing Luke Museum, Fri) 

Transgender Day of Remembrance. (City Hall, Fri)

Seattle StorySLAM, amateur reading contest. (St. Mark's, Fri)

Pony Time, the Gallow Swings, more. (El Corazon, Fri)

"paw me cup," "an art ceremony involving cats, creatures, tea, and treats." (Gargoyles Statuary, opening Fri)

"Groove and Give," fundraising ball with DJ Topspin. "Vintage glamour attire encouraged." (NW African American Museum, Fri)

"Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird," art/crafts market and holiday show. (Downtown Everett Holiday Inn, Sat-Sun) 

Yulefest, food and crafts fair with live music and Santa. (Nordic Heritage Museum, Sat-Sun)

The Libertinis in "Uncle Seagull," a "love letter and ransom note to Chekov." (Pocket Theater, Fri-Sun)

Seattle Festival of Trees opens, benefitting Seattle Children's Hospital. (Olympic Hotel, Sat)

Corrosion of Conformity, Brant Bjork, Saviours, Mothership. (Neumos, Sat)

Strange Wilds, Sashay, Private Room, Smiling. (Highline, Sat)

"This Might Hurt a Little," "song and satire from the sophomoric to the sublime: with David Brody, Roo and the Few. (C&P Coffee Co.,Sat)

Neal Kosaly-Mayer reading chapter 1 of James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake" from memory. (Gallery 1412, Sat)

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. (Paramount, Sat)

TEDx Rainier: "Space Between." (McCaw Hall, Sat; sold out but live streams available)

Redwood's 10th (and probably last) anniversary party; with Dreamhouse, Black Whales, Bod, Versing. (Redwood Bar, Sat)

Low, Andy Shauf. (Crocodile, Sat)

Patti Smith, presenting her new book "M Train." (Town Hall, Sun)

Fall of Troy, Kylesa, Powers. (Crocodile, Sun)

"Low Tones," evening of live and DJ music with "psychedelic visuals." (Royal Room, Sun)

Los Kung Fu Monkeys, Rum Rebellion, Dreadful Children, Expired Logic. (El Corazon, Sun)

"Twin Peaks Live 2: Hands Full… of Holes," revival of fan/parody play by Chris Matthews originally produced in 1996. (Re-bar, opening Sun thru Nov. 29)

"Living History Series," with Clay Jenkinson as western pioneer John Wesley Powell. (Town Hall, Sun) 

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Tatterdemalion"

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