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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2015

Please: Keep your cool when your Dittoheaded uncles (or your "Gamergate" nephews) start to rant. Fight fire with water, I always say. 

WEATHER

Still sunny and cold through the weekend.

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THAT SINKING FEELING

It was 25 years ago this week that the original, 50-year-old Lake Washington Floating Bridge fell in a windstorm. (The span had been closed for renovations, and thusly was in a vulnerable condition at the time.) (Feliks Banel, KIRO-FM) (image: KING)

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THE RACE IS ON

Women of color at Western Washington U. assert its administration and police refused to listen to their concerns about racial threats and sexual violence on campus, before a social-media threat caused classes to be canceled on Tuesday. (KING)

The local conservative media are already trying to make you afraid of Black Lives Matter protesters, who have promised to come back to Westlake Park again this Black Friday. (SeaTimes) Protest leaders and allies, including Kshama Sawant, have asked the police in advance to "refrain from excessive force." (PubliCola) 

Gov. Inslee, Mayor Murray, and all eight Washington Congressional Democrats proclaimed this state to be a "Fear Free Zone," where refugees will be welcomed and not stereotyped. Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers begs to differ. (Joel Connelly)

A TOUCH OF CLASS

A new restaurant in South Lake Union offered free sandwiches on its opening day. But not for some visibly low-income folk who showed up. (Weekly)

The state's about to tighten Food Stamp eligibility, perhaps by a lot. (Weekly) 

ON AND OFF THE AIR

Cliff Mass suggests that Pacific Lutheran U. administrators give KPLU six months to raise enough money to go indie, rather than be devoured and digested by KUOW.

Crosscut provides an overview of recent PLU fiscal trends, which may have helped prompt the university to try to sell the station.

AFTER THE DISASTER

Thousands of homes around the state are still without power today after recent windstorms. (KCPQ) 

O GIVE ME A HOME

A seasonal men's shelter is opening in the "concrete fez" building on Roy Street, north of Seattle Center (formerly a City Light facility). (KING)

TODAY IN LITIGATION

Casey Kasem's brother and three of his adult kids are suing his sitcom-star widow over the circumstances of his death in Washington last year. (AP)

The office of Pierce County Prosecutor (and "Never Mind Nirvana" novelist) Mark Lindquist won't appeal a judge's ruling that Lindquist had engaged in "prosecutorial vindictiveness" against a falsely-accused child-porn suspect.  Lindquist still faces a recall campaign. (News Tribune)

POLICING THE POLICE

The court-appointed monitor overseeing Seattle Police reform efforts claims the process is going well at this point. (KIRO-TV)

THEY'RE HERE; THEY'RE QUEER; THEY'RE GETTIN' OLD

Seattle's earmarked money for "equity training," to serve aging LGBTQ folks and their families and caregivers. (KING)

COSTLY CARE

Washington still keeps more of its developmentally disabled citizens in residential institutions than any other state. It's expensive, and it provides inferior care (and inferior lives) than community-based care. (KING)

WEIRD CRIME

A Spokane man faces assault charges, after he allegedly brandished a "Star Trek" Klingon-style bladed weapon at a neighbor during a dispute about trash. (KREM)

BIZ

A bankruptcy judge approved the sale of 47 Haggen supermarkets, including 11 in Washington. (PS Biz Journal via KCPQ)

Some of the just-reopened local Chipotle restaurants have already failed health inspections. (KING) 

Expedia's absorbing rival travel site Orbitz; it'll spit out almost half of the latter's Chicago HQ staff. (As an aside, does anyone remember the Orbitz beverages from Clearly Canadian, with little globules in perfect suspension a la a drinkable Lava Lamp?) (PS Biz Journal)

SPORTS

Gonzaga easily put away the UW 80-64, at the "Battle 4 Atlantis" men's b-ball tourney in the Bahamas. Both continue in the tourney today; Zags vs. Texas A&M and Huskies vs. Texas.

Seattle U basketball beat Great Falls 58-48. At Cal on Tuesday. 

Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch had abdominal surgery; won't be back 'til (maybe) the end of the regular season. (KCPQ)

TODAY

Seattle Turkey Trot, 5K run/walk benefitting Ballard Food Bank. (32nd Ave. NW & NW 85th St. to Golden Gardens)

TONIGHT

(You really expect anything besides movie theaters and a few restaurants (and certain big-box chain stores) to be open? Well, there is:)

Cartoon Happy Hour. (Central Cinema)

"Thanksgiving Hangover Production Party" with DJs and drink specials. (Comet)

"Sophisticated Mama" dance night with DJs Nitty Gritty and Sad Bastard. (Havana)

INSIDE

There will be a MISCmedia MAIL tomorrow, but it might be a bit truncated.

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Desultory"

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