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THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016

To paraphrase Craig Ferguson, it's a great day in Mariners Nation. 

WEATHER

Clearing and colder through the weekend.

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THE KID'S IN THE HALL

To nobody's surprise, Ken Griffey Jr. made it into baseball's Hall of Fame. He came within three votes of becoming the Hall's first-ever unanimous selection. (SB Nation) (image via eBay)

Seattlish has a commemorative page of Griffey GIFs.

SportsPressNW has a list of Griffey's (many) accomplishments.

Rick Rizzs remembers "The Kid" as "the man who saved baseball in Seattle." (KING)

Griffey "was the guy that kids in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles were emulating. Yet we had the chance 81 times a season to go inside the dreary concrete confines of the Kingdome and watch Griffey perform." (Tim Booth, AP)

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NONE DARE CALL THEM TERRORISTS

The Malheur Wildlife Refuge is the perfect place "to reveal the small band of anti-government wackos who are now occupying the refuge as the nihilists they are." (Weekly) 

Members of Oregon's Paiute nation claim the wildlife-refuge land rightfully belongs to them. Only the Paiute aren't brandishing guns. (Reuters)

The militia doodz could be removed from the refuge by some of its principal human users—birders. And they're not afraid to call the militia doodz "terrorists." (Daily Kos)

Environmental-history prof Nancy Langston notes that the initial Federal presence in Eastern Oregon helped small ranchers, who'd been squeezed out of resources by big monopolists. (NYT)

POLL POSITION

Gov. Inslee leads probable challenger Bill Bryant by "only" nine points in the year's first statewide poll. (Joel Connelly)

AND I SWEAR THAT I DON'T HAVE A GUN

Here are the details of Inslee's executive order to reduce gun violence. It's big, and it treats shooting deaths as a "public health" crisis. (Seattlish)

Seahawk Bobby Wagner's among the celebs in an ad campaign asking investors to dump their gun-company stocks. (KING)

I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE

Those thousands of tiny underground tremors in the region lately: "no cause for alarm." (KUOW)

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS

The Seattle School District's ending a contract with a UW-run special-ed program that helps special-needs kindergarten students, while providing vital research into how these kids can learn. Parents are fighting to keep the program. (KIRO-TV)

A Seattle nurse wants to start a local children's hospice. It would be the third in the nation. (KING)

ECO

Lots of previously endangered species are making comebacks in the Northwest. (Weekly)

The state Dept. of Ecology's working on a carbon-emissions control scheme that would let companies buy cap-and-trade credits—from California. (Slog)

OIL'S NOT WELL

A Grays Harbor biodiesel terminal won't handle crude-oil exports, contradicting earlier reports. (KIRO-TV)

UPDATE

The death of  Hamza Warsame, who fell from a Capitol Hill building in December, has officially been ruled an accident. (Slog)

THE LAW

TheReviewBoard.net, a site where sex workers and customers could connect safely and securely without pimps, traffickers, or ripoff artists, was seized and shuttered by the FBI and local police agencies. It follows the similar shutdown of Rentboy.com, a gay-escort site. Sex-worker advocates denounce these shutdowns as endangering sex workers in the name of "rescuing" them. (KING) 

A judge threw out a $21.5 million award in the case of a man who says he was injured on a cruise operated by Seattle-based Holland America. (AP)

Hartz Mountain settled a suit from a Seattle artist who says she had the idea for "Angry Birds" plush pet toys, even before the "Angry Birds" video games came out. Terms were not disclosed. (AP)

POLICING THE POLICE

A young woman mistakenly shot by a Seattle Police officer in 2013 is suing the city. She says she's still living in pain, due to bullet fragments still in her leg. (PI.com)

TECH TALCH

There's a Portland-based "feminist hacker magazine" for women in tech. It's called "The Recompiler." It looks just like a classic '90s riot-grrrl zine. (Portland Biz Journal)

BIZ

With the Haggen collapse, Albertsons/Safeway is the only supermarket operator in some Northwest communities. (KPLU)

Alaska Airlines is carrying more passengers in more planes these days, but is also flying with more empty seats. (PS Biz Journal)

TONIGHT

First Thursday gallery openings; including "You Are On Indigenous Land" group show at Core Gallery, Bing Wright's abstract photos at James Harris, Matt Sellars' sculptures at Platform, Michelle de la Vega's "Succession" series at 4Culture, and the "Potato Eaters" group show at Greg Kucera.

Seattle Symphony Tchaikovsky program with guest conductor Vassily Sinaisky. (Benaroya Hall)

Opening of live production of "Where the Wild Things Are." (Seattle Children's Theatre, thru Feb. 28)

G-Eazy, A$AP Ferg, Marc E Bassy, Nef the Pharoah. (WaMu Theater)

Dead Tosa, Arrington de Dionyso, Oomung Varma. (Chapel Performance Space)

Anglicon presents "Doctor Who" Night. (Central Cinema)

Anis Mojgani reading from "The Pocket Knife Bible." (Hugo House)

Archivist, Minimal Violence, Mood Organ, Cleanser, DJ Degenerate. (Kremwerk)

Artist talk with musician Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets, Shabazz Palaces) and conceptual artist Nep Sidhu. (Frye Art Museum)

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Nonpecuniary"

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