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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015

So we've got snow, and even snow sports, in the mountains at last. But will it snow down here? Huh? Will it? Could it? Will traffic be hell? Are we all doomed? (The answers: Maybe, but probably not much; traffic already is hell; and each of us will eventually die but probably not this week.)

WEATHER

After a dry and mostly sunny weekend, rain comes back today. Perhaps even a little light, non-lasting snow later tonight and/or tomorrow morning.

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THE HILL IS ALIVE

Sandy Hill, the goddess of KIRO-TV in the '70s (appearing on everything from the news to the "Big Money Movie") resurfaced last week at a reunion of hosts of "Good Morning America." (She was on the ABC program from 1977 to 1980, then left the biz).

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CITY HALL FOLLIES

The outgoing City Council votes on an annual budget today. Councilmember Kshama Sawant still hopes to get extended paid parental leave into the bill. (Weekly)

O GIVE ME A HOME

After weeks of NIMBY fear-mongering, a supervised homeless camp opened Saturday in west Ballard. (KING)

LABOR PANES

A Lyft driver was fired ("deactivated"), shortly after she appeared at a rally to support allowing "independent contractors" like her to form labor unions. Coincidence or dot-dot-dot? (Slog)

ECO

As California did, Oregon and Washington are also delaying the start of crab season, out of fears of a massive "toxic algae bloom." (SeaTimes)

A King County Superior Court judge denied a motion entered by a group of school children, demanding the state act on climate change. But the judge said her denial was due only to the fact that Gov. Inslee's already working on a carbon-cap proposal. (Weekly)

SAD

There was gunfire near the Harvard Market QFC during the wee hours Sunday; possibly from a drive-by shooting. Four people were injured by gunshots; a fifth by a shattered window. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

BIZ

Boeing fired several workers in Everett for allegedly "sexting" on company phones. (KING)

E.coli outbreaks have been found among customers of Chipotle restaurants in three more states. Wanna buy some stock really cheap? (Reuters)

ON AND OFF THE AIR

Weather blogger Cliff Mass, who famously left KUOW for KPLU a few years back, is (as you might expect) highly displeased that the latter sold out to the former.

ROLIE POLIE OLY

Anti- and pro-refugee marchers clashed (peacefully) in Olympia Friday. (KCPQ)

Gov. Inslee, in an NPR interview, made "the most powerful argument yet for accepting Syrian refugees." (WaPo)

AFTER THE FIRE

The state and the Feds have a joint report on what happened at the Twisp wildfire in August that killed three firefighters. The report describes a treacherous and confusing situation, in which the firefighters blindly drove off a cliff. The report also says it's lucky more people didn't die. (KING)

Three survivors of the Carlton Complex fire are suing the state. They claim the lightning-started fire could've been contained before it got huge. (KUOW)

ED

For the third straight year, members of Green River Community College's faculty have noted no-confidence in its administration and trustees. (SeaTimes)

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

The city will pay $100,000 to a caretaker who was falsely accused of stealing $50,000 from her elderly charge. (SeaTimes)

20th Century-Fox wants to make a movie about the Barefoot Bandit, and is paying $1 million in restitution to his victims. (Please, make the movie here, NOT in Vancouver!) (SeaTimes) 

SPORTS

Despite more O-line failures, two missed extra points, and an injured and bench-bound Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks put away the 49ers 29-13. Home vs. Pittsburgh Sunday.

The UW football team smacked the bereaving Oregon State Beavers, 52-7. Huskies return home Friday, vs. the surprisingly strong WSU Cougars in the annual Apple Cup.

WSU thumped Colorado 27-3. Cougars quarterback Luke Falk was hurt and was taken from the field on a stretcher. His status for Friday's game is unknown. 

The UW men's basketballers wallopped Penn 104-67. They play Gonzaga at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, part of the "Battle 4 Atlantis" tournament in the Bahamas.

The UW women beat Fresno State 89-79 Friday. Home vs. San Diego State tonight.

The NHL still hasn't approved the two expansion franchises it had tentatively awarded to Quebec City and Las Vegas. Is the league waiting on a final Seattle arena vote? (SeaTimes)

TODAY

KPLU Advisory Board meeting, with what will likely be angry listener feedback on the planned station sale to KUOW. (Westin Hotel, 2 p.m.)

TONIGHT

Public Image Ltd. (Showbox)

Texas in July (farewell tour). (Studio Seven)

Gill Landry (Old Crow Medicine Show), David Dondero. (Triple Door)

Distance swimmer Diana Nyad. (Town Hall)

Live and Local presents Cassie Correlle. (Hard Rock Cafe)

Guitarist John Schott and his Actual Trio. (Royal Room)

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Jean-Luc Godard):

"To live in society today is like living in one enormous comic-strip."

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