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TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016

It's Sooper Toosday. Will Bernie Sanders get traction beyond his "core demographic"? Will any of the non-Trump Republicans (just as scary as Trump, just less charismatic) stand a chance? Don't know about that, but I do know that every Tuesday is super when it starts with MISCmedia MAIL.

WEATHER

Rain and significant winds, decreasing a bit Wednesday.

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NEED A BIGGER BOAT?

Darn, that's one huge container ship. Why, it's even bigger than Paul Allen's yacht.

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WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Regular readers already know about the Seattle installation artist Meghan Trainor, probably the last person in the world to expect there'd one day be a pop idol with her exact same name. Now let me introduce you to Meghan Trainer (with an "e"). Her kid was part of a UW study showing how Trans kids can have emotionally healthy lives with parental support. (KING)

DEFROCKED

Ex-Mars Hill Church members are suing its old leader Mark Driscoll and an associate. The suit, filed under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), claims Driscoll and his inner circle ran the defunct Seattle-based megachurch "like a crime syndicate," skimming members' tithes for who-knows-what. (Daily Beast)

TODAY IN CRIME

Of the 24 homicide cases Seattle Police handled last year. 18 victims were male. Trhee of the six female victims, and one of the male victims, were homeless. (SeaTimes)

YOU DUB IT

Did the UW Regents decide on a new university president before they publicly met? (SeaTimes)

THE RACE IS ON

Meet the ex-slave who became "the saint of Seattle's slums." (Crosscut)

Now, meet the present-day woman who's helping students of color train for, and get, tech careers. (Crosscut)

POLICING THE POLICE

Private meetings about Seattle Police reform measures are underway. (KING) 

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, longtime nexus of Seattle's black community, may sell off its real estate holdings. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

ROLIE POLIE OLY

Gov. Inslee signed the bipartisan-compromise school funding bill, which critics have called a too-little, too-late approach. (AP)

A female tech CEO testified to a Senate committee that women would be better equipped to crusade for equal pay if empoyees weren't contractually forbiddeen to tell how much they make. (GeekWire)

The state House passed a ban on travel by Wash. state officials to Victoria BC; an attempt to pressure that town into finally stop dumping its sewage into border waters. (NWNews/KPLU)

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

Two advocate groups are calling for the release of Angel Padilla, where he languishes in a privately-run immigration prison in Tacoma awaiting deportation. He's been in one prison or another since a robbery conviction as a minor. He has serious kidney cancer, that's not being properly treated. (Slog)

The brother of police-shooting victim Che Taylor wants the officers involved to be fired and prosecuted. (Slog) 

TODAY IN CRIME

It's no crime for an adult woman to have "a sexual relationship" with a 16-year-old (that's above the "age of consent"). It IS a potential crime if, as alleged in this case, she was his drug/alcohol counselor. (Seattlish)

O GIVE ME A HOME

The state Senate's offer to allocate $1 million toward evicting and fencing off "The Jungle"? The City council "collectively balked" at the idea. (KING)

SIC TRANSIT

Could the City Council decide that the best way to save bike sharing is to kill Pronto? (Capitol Hill Seattle) 

TOO MUCH 'SHARING'?

Upscale-condo owners don't like it when a bunch of units in their buildings become sites for Airbnb or other "sharing economy" outfits. (KIRO-TV)

THE PLANE TRUTH

Boeing may cull its ranks of airplane engineers. (PS Biz Journal)

Spirit Airlines, the carrier with low base fares but scads of add-on fees, is coming to Sea-Tac. (KCPQ)

NASA's picked Lockheed Martin to do preliminary design on a new supersonic passenger jet. (PI.com) 

UPDATE

The Seattle Mystery Bookshop met its crowdfunding goal to stay open. (SeaTimes)

R.I.P.

James Atkins, 49, played bass in the '90s local band Hammerbox, among several others. He died of esophageal cancer, less than three months after a benefit show for his medical bills. (Slog) 

George Kennedy, 91, acted in everything from "Cool Hand Luke" to "The Naked Gun" and even "The Young and the Restless." (CNN)

SPORTS

UW men's basketball regular-season finale at home tonight vs. WSU.

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was at the downtown Nordstrom Monday, showing off his new clothing line "Good Man Brand." (But how hard will these clothes be to find?) (SeaTimes) 

TODAY

Season opening of the Seattle Japanese Garden.

TONIGHT

Music blogger Anthony Fantano. (UW Kane Hall)

Timothy Egan, local author and NYT reporter. (Town Hall)

Ron Pope, the Nighthawks. (Neumos)

Jacob's Posse. (Cafe Racer)

Kenny Lattimore. (Jazz Alley) 

John Moreland, Milly Hiatt. (Tractor)

Skizzy Mars, Kool John & P-Lo. (Chop Suey)

Hippie Sabotage, Alex Wiley, Kembe X. (Showbox)

McTuff. (Seamonster)

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Stichomythia"


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