---

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016

Rhetorical question: If Budweiser (owned by a European beer conglomerate, remember) is going to rebrand itself "America" through the duration of the election season, what should the Bud-owned Elysian call itself? "Little America"? "America's Colony"? "Guam"?

WEATHER

Continued sunny and hot through Friday.

---

O GIVE ME A (GREEN) HOME

Some Seattle architects have a concept for an ultimate "green building." It would have lotsa solar panels and a "vertical farm" along its external walls, would live off the water "grid" by using its own collected rain water, and would contain over 300 "affordable" housing units. All on less than an acre. But remember, it's just a concept. Nobody's actually putting up the money to build it any time soon. (TreeHugger)

---

SOMETHING FISHY

State and tribal leaders may be close to a compromise that would allow a recreational salmon fishing season in Puget Sound waters. (KING)

The official closure of non-tribal salmon fishing (for now) hasn't stopped some anglers from going out on their own, risking hefty fines. (KING)

AROUND THE GENDER BEND

Life for homeless queer and trans youth can be even more harrowing than you might imagine. (Weekly)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Councilmember Mike O'Brien's proposing a change to the HALA legislation, mandating that homes with separate backyard cottages must be "owner occupied" (the homes themselves, not the cottages). (Erica C. Barnett) 

BERTHA, BUT…

This time, Seattle Tunnel partners learned to "under-promise" and "over-deliver." (KUOW)

DRUGS

The tests used to determine if a driver's too high on pot "have no scientific basis," says an AAA study. (AP)

SIC TRANSIT

We don't know for sure how many people are riding the new First Hill Streetcar, but it's apparently low compared to some nearby bus routes. (Seattle Transit Blog)

THE RACE IS ON

The town of Sedro-Wooley has an African American woman on its city council. Her election and tenure in office haven't been easy, natch. (KUOW)

CRIME

The Mulilteo site of a proposed mosque was vandalized and strewn with anti-Muslim flyers. (Everett Herald)

The teachers' union in Kent's complaining about teachers being physically assaulted by students. By elementary school students, that is. (KCPQ)

Federal Way had three shooting incidents in 24 hours, two of them fatal. (KOMO)

"Twelve percent of men who solicit sex from minors are tech workers," an anti-trafficking advocate told a Washington Technology Industry Association conference. In other words, where there are men with money, there will be sex-work transactions. (PS Biz Journal)

POLICING THE POLICE

A Tacoma police officer's being sued by the family of a girl who claims that, while he was working off-duty as a Tacoma Mall guard, he'd thrown her from her bike, tossed her to the ground from her hair "like a doll," and Tased her. She was 14 at the time. And it's on video. (KCPQ) 

Meanwhile, an ex-Seattle cop's under investigation, having been accused of "unlawful imprisonment" by a passenger in an Uber car he was driving. (KCPQ)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

The ACLU wants a government investigation of Catholic hospitals in Washington, and their refusals to provide emergency reproductive-health services. (Slog)

POLLY TICKS

The big Republican internal split is makin' for some "hot talk" on KVI. (PublicCola)

LIFE IMITATING 'TWIN PEAKS'

The Muckleshoot tribe still wants to build a huge hotel-resort-subdivision near Snoqualmie Falls. The Snoqualmie Tribe's still fighting the plan. (KING)

ECO

The company created to handle the Hanford cleanup has lost its contract, and will lay off 450 workers. (PS Biz Journal)

LABOR PANES

"Workers deserve to be paid for training shifts." (Stranger guest editorial)

Machinists at a Spokane-based Boeing contractor may go on strike tonight. (PS Biz Journal) 

THE BIG A

Amazon's starting a pay-per-view streaming video service for indie "content providers." (SeaTimes) 

R.I.P.

Jimmy Manolides, 76, played bass with the Frantics, one of the original '50s-'60s "Northwest Rock" combos. He was also an art gallery owner in Pioneer Square, a bartender, a race-horse owner, and in recent years a church organist in Ocean Shores. (SeaTimes)

SPORTS

The Mariners are assured of another series win, after downing Tampa Bay 6-4 on Tuesday. The series ends this afternoon.

TONIGHT

Opening of Mama's Cantina, either the updated revival or gentrified desecration of Belltown's old Mama's Mexican Kitchen.

Dream Theater. (Paramount)

Modern English, Underpass, Lunch. (Neumos)

Open Mike Eagle. (Barboza)

LGBTQ + Social Justice Leadership Institute orientation. (321 16th Ave. S.)

Investigative Movement Practices series presents Alice Gosti. (Velocity Dance)

Second Wednesday music series, curated by Haley Freedlund. (Vermillion)

Lucius. (Neptune)

Givers, Anna Wise. (Tractor)

Yuna. (Chop Suey)

Commander Cody and his Modern Day Airmen. (Triple Door)

Author Sophie Egan on America's eating habits. (Town Hall) 

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Margaret Atwood, "Selected Poems (1965-1975)"):

“I exist in two places, here and where you are."

---

For more laffs n' insights,

check out MISCmedia.com!

---

If you find this service at all useful,

then consider a voluntary recurring donation.

---

Have an event you want plugged? A story you want written about? Send an email here.

---

And tell your friends (hey, even your enemies)

to subscribe at this handy link!

(now with embedded graphic links for your own site and/or social-media presence)

---