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TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016

Apologies about the big embarrassing mistake some of you got yesterday before I discovered it and sent out a corrected version. I promise it won't happen again, until the next time.

WEATHER

X-treme hotness continues today, perhaps easing a little Wednesday.

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GRAZE ANATOMY

West Seattle's famous deli-mart rooftop plastic cow got "tipped" during a big storm last November. It still hadn't been righted until Monday, when it was finally made "upstanding" again. (West Seattle Blog)

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UPDATE

The story we ran recently about a dating website sponsoring a "Netflix and Chill" outdoor movie night in Volunteer Park this summer? Probably fake. (Capitol Hill Seattle) 

ECO

There's a "catastrophic" leak in a big Hanford nuclear-waste tank, between its inner and outer walls. There's currently "no viable plan" to take care of it. (KING)

Tesoro wants to remodel its Anacortes oil refinery to produce (and ship to China) xylene, a petrochemical plastic component. The company says it'd be safe. Environmentalists are, to put it mildly, not so sure. (KPLU)

TRASHING THE PLACE

Some homeowners really dislike Seattle's ban on including compost in household garbage. (AP)

MEAT THE PRESS

An unlicensed butchering facility in rural Pierce County supplied several Seattle ethnic restaurants with meats from animals slaughtered under allegedly "filthy" conditions. (PI.com)

SIC TRANSIT

Sound Transit and Metro are, for the time being, offering joint transit tickets for low-income service agencies to hand out to their clients. (Slog)

BMW/Mini's "ReachNow" car-sharing service, just like Daimler/SmartCar's "Car2Go," doesn't serve South or West Seattle. By their city contracts, both companies will have to serve the whole city within two years. (The C Is For Crank) 

With luck, this link to alternative transportation contingencies will be the only thing we run about the already hyped-to-death temporary Viaduct closure, at least until the event happens. (PI.com) 

POLL POSITIONS

Yes, let's have more ballot drop-off boxes all over the county. (KUOW)

O GIVE ME A HOME

The proposed UW campus tent city, if there is one, won't open until the winter. It'd run for 90 days and would house up to 100 tents. (Crosscut)

ICK

A longtime Seattle Police sergrant was charged with child molestation and "related offenses." He allegedly abused two underage girls repeatedly for 12 years. (PI.com) 

AROUND THE GENDER BEND

Do men belong in leadership (or even limited "allyship") roles in girls' education/empowerment programs? One woman says yes. (South Seattle Emerald)

Lambert House, the LGBTQ youth center that's literally saved dozens of young lives over the decades, has lost the lease on its Capitol Hill building. A fund drive is underway to keep it open, either there or somewhere nearby. (PS Biz Journal)

A TRIBE DIVIDED

Demonstrators gathered in Westlake supporting the "Nooksack 306." These are people who were involuntarily "disenrolled" from the tribe (and accompanying benefits). They claim tribal administrators are doing it for selfish political/fiscal reasons. (The lawyer representing them was also disenrolled, "disbarring" him from tribal courts.) (Slog)

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

Closing arguments in State Auditor Troy Kelley's trial are expected today. (KPLU)

ON AND OFF THE AIR

It's "radio off" for young adults, tired of chain-controlled stations and over-controlled formats. (Nieman)

THE BIG A

Amazon's now offering separate monthly Prime Video memberships. Industry observers say: Watch out, Netflix n' Hulu. (GeekWire) 

Netflix, as some of you know, relies totally on Amazon's web servers. Will Amazon's competitive push in streaming video affect their "frenemy" relationship? (SeaTimes)

LABOR PANES

A UW study concludes that retail prices have not increased since Seattle's minimum wage started rising. (PI.com)

BIZ

Nordstrom's not immune to the struggles facing other big "brick and mortar" retailers. It'll cut 350 to 400 workers, mostly at its Seattle HQ and regional offices. The company previously announced layoffs at its online-sales unit. (AP)

SPORTS

Mariners start a three-game series at Cleveland tonight.

Despite its share in Pac-12 Networks, the UW athletic dept. ran a deficit last year. (Sportspress NW)

TONIGHT

Bernie Worrell benefit/tribute concert. (Nectar)

"The Lost Poems of Pablo Neruda." (McCaw Hall)

St Germain. (Neptune)

Vocalist Janiva Magness. (Jazz Alley)

"Free Range Kids" advocate Lenore Skenazy. (Town Hall)

"Livability Night Out," presentations and panels on "what makes Seattle livable" with Mayor Ed Murray. (MOHAI)

Magician Nash Fung. (Sanctuary at Admiral) 

Community Center (Baltimore), Saint Valentine, Jeff Ferrell. (Darrell's)

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Robyn Hitchcock): 

"The rancid beauty of existence only sharpens my lust for cheese."

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