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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015

This is written while it's just raining out, not snowing. Will any white stuff fall overnight? Will it stick and stay on the ground by morning? We're told it's not likely; we shall see.

WEATHER

If there  is any overnight snow (and that's merely a very minor possibility), it'll be gone by the afternoon. But cold conditions will remain all week.

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TEMPEST IN A LATTE CUP

Starbucks' holiday-themed red cups have existed for a decade; and, despite what you may hear from right-wing blowhards, they never depicted specifically Christian imagery. (KindOfViral)

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CITY HALL FOLLIES

It could be two weeks before we know the final result of the Shannon Braddock/Lisa Herbold race for City Council District 1. (Crosscut)

The outgoing City Council adopted an annual budget on Monday. Councilmember Sawant's drive to get paid parental leave back into the budget failed. (Seattlish) 

AFTER THE DISASTER

Most everybody who lost power after last week's windstorm in Western Washington is wired again. But some 33,000 in Spokane County are still juice-less. (KOMO)

ECO

The state and BNSF Railway have spent $100 million so far on "the largest environmental cleanup in Washington" (not counting Hanford). It's all to save the eastern King County hamlet of Skykomish, poisoned for a century by oil leaks from rail cars. (KIRO-TV)

ON AND OFF THE AIR

In front of an emotional crowd in a Westin Hotel meeting room, KPLU's Board of Advisors voted to oppose the station's sale to KUOW. (SeaTimes)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Rents in the greater Seattle area aren't rising AS high as in previous months. (PS Biz Journal)

VANISHING SEATTLE

Next hip spots to be threatened with demolition: Hula Hula/Tini Bigs on Denny Way. (Seattle Eater)

In non-vanishing news, TNT Espresso, Broadway's only drive-thru coffee stand, suddenly reopened under new ownership. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

The stately old 1932 Fire Station #6 on 23rd Ave., with the lightning-bolt relief art above its garage doors signifying the then-new firefighting tool of radio dispatch, may be redeveloped as a "hub for entrepreneurs." (Daily Journal of Commerce)

TODAY IN OUTFITS THAT FIRED ME

The 11th and East Pike building where The Stranger is based won't be redeveloped, at least not by its recent would-be developers. They're still gonna redo the ex-Value VIllage space next door. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

I COVER THE WATER FRONT

The water emergency in central Puget Sound country is officially over, for this year at least. (KCPQ)

T-TOWN

More complications in the case against Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist, this time over issues of "transparency" in the handling of the case. (KING)

THE BIG A

Amazon covered many NYC subway seats in Nazi insignia, to promote its new "what if they'd won WWII" streaming TV series. Many locals were less than amused. (Gothamist via Seattle Review of Books)

BIZ/ECONOMY

Paul Allen's people insist their scheme to build the world's largest jetliner, intended as an alternative to rockets for launching satellites, is still going forward. (PS Biz Journal)

Among recent stats about the region's economy, "Medina has the highest poverty rate of the top 33 most affluent neighborhoods in the country." (PS Biz Journal)

GRUB

There might be E.coli in some Costco chicken salads. (SeaTimes)

ARTS

Seattle artist Martha Rosler won a $100,000 grant from The New Foundation, an award specifically aimed toward U.S. female artists working in themes of "social change." The award comes with foundation funding for a series of programs. Rosler's series will be in Seattle, about how "Housing Is a Human Right." Details to come. (Stranger)

SPORTS

UW women's basketball beat San Diego State 80-51. Friday: In Las Vegas, for the "South Point Thanksgiving Shootout" tourney vs. Syracuse.

Seattle U men's basketball beat Eastern Washington 58-52. Home vs. Great Falls Wednesday.

Seahawks superstar Marshawn Lynch's injury might keep him out for the rest of the season. (KIRO-TV)

Those "daily fantasy sports" "we're not really gambling, really" websites really want to be legal in Wash. state. (KPLU)

TONIGHT

Minus the Bear, performing its second album "Menos El Oso." (Showbox)

"Turn," monthly series with 12 artists adding to a single work; this month with Emily Pothast. (Joe Bar)

Oneohtrix Point Never and James Ferraro. (Neumos)

Garlic Man and Chikn. (High Dive)

Opening of annual gingerbread house display, this year with a "Star Wars" theme. (Seattle Sheraton)

Taj Mahal Trio. (Jazz Alley, thru Wed)

"Shriek" women-in-horror film discussion series ends with "The Babadook." (Scarecrow Video)

Author David Eagleman discusses "The Brain: The Story of You." (Town Hall)

Opening of "Come From Away," musical drama about 9/11 air travelers stranded in Newfoundland. (Seattle Rep at Bagley Wright Theater, thru 12/13)

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Thalassic"

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