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MONDAY, MAY 13, 2016

Hey, all you folks who decided they were now Mariners fans: Hope you're still Mariners fans after a (quite) disappointing weekend series. 

WEATHER

Cloudy and coolish but mostly dry. Warmer Tuesday.

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TODAY'S VERSION OF 'ELVIS & NIXON'

Pres. Obama has "enlisted" Macklemore for a "public awareness" campaingn about today's pandemic of opioid addiction, in which the rapper tells his own story of getting hooked and getting out of it. (USA Today) 

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FIRES

The Gold Bar wildfires spread to 325 acres over the weekend. (KCPQ)

The current Oso wildfires may have the same root cause as 2014's Oso landslide: logging, done where it shouldn't have been done. (Charles Mudede) That fire was only 20 percent contained as of Sunday, even with the rain. (KING)

'WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!' STORY OF THE WEEK

Hundreds of old buildings will collapse in a Big-Big One earthquake! Maybe tomorrow; maybe in 200 years! (SeaTimes)

AROUND THE GENDER BEND

West Seattle High School's Gay-Straight Alliance (a student group) has gotten the school to designate an all-gender restroom. (SeaTimes) 

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS

The Washington Education Association and teachers' unions will challenge the state's latest charter-school law in court. (KING)

LIFE IMITATES 'NORTHERN EXPOSURE'?

Can the forthcoming WSU med school (in Spokane, not Pullman) help get more doctors into rural areas? (Crosscut)

OIL'S NOT WELL

The "Keep It In the Ground" protests near the Anacortes oil refineries led to 52 protesters getting arrested for blocking BNSF train tracks, and also involved another "kayactivist" flotilla. (KING) (KIRO-TV)

GUNZ

"Paying attention shows gun freedom costs more than it's worth." (Jerry Large)

I HAVE THE POWER!

The Internet and the so-called "cloud" use humongous amounts of electricity. The Grant County PUD's trying to woo more "server farm" facilities by vastly expanding its own infrastructure. (PS Biz Journal)

FIXER-UPPERS

Wanna buy a 1920s, 17-story building in Tacoma? Once gorgeous, it now needs, eh, "a little work." (News Tribune)

SIC TRANSIT

Sound Transit might allocate tax proceeds from throughout its region to help pay for a second downtown transit tunnel. (Seattle Transit Blog)

FLEA MARKET FLEES

The semiannual Punk Rock Flea Market was supposed to have been in the old Lusty Lady space this month, but building inspectors suddenly said the place wasn't safe. It's now rescheduled for June in "V2," the ex-Value Village (and REI) spot on Capitol Hill. (Slog)

MOVING STORIES

That huger-than-huge container ship that stopped in Seattle recently on its way to China? Don't expect to see it, or anything its size, again any time soon. (SeaTimes)

ON AND OFF THE AIR

Turns out Pacific Lutheran U. initiated the deal to sell off KPLU to the UW's KUOW, and kept it a secret from the stations' staffs and listeners alike. (SeaTimes)

A TIME OF THE SIGNS

West Seattle's beloved Luna Park Cafe got a $500 city fine for having a small "a-frame" sign for itself located off of its property. Meanwhile, apartment-complex developers have put up similar signs with no apparent official trouble. (West Seattle Blog)

THE PLANE TRUTH

Delta says it wants to run more international flights out of Sea-Tac, but not until the airport builds another terminal complex. (PS Biz Journal)

BIZ

Amazon may have 20 percent of the U.S. apparel business in four years. If that happens you can watch malls, and the chains occupying them, wither and shrink like newspapers. (Money)

One casualty of online clothes shopping: Nordstrom, which is cutting another $90 million in expenses. (PS Biz Journal) 

MOOZIK

THEESatisfaction, the astounding local female rap/r&b duo, is breaking up after seven years and three albums, just as partner Catherine Harris-White releases her own album under the name SassyBlack. (Slog)

R.I.P.

Lou Gellerman, 79, was a UW rower, then the PA announcer at Husky Stadium for decades. (KIRO-TV)

SPORTS

The Mariners lost a series for the first time in a while, as its bullpen blew two consecutive saves during a three-game sweep by the Angels (Sunday's loss was 3-0). At Baltimore for three games starting Tuesday.

Sounders FC fell to Dallas 2-0. Home vs. Colorado Saturday.

The Storm's regular season began with a 96-66 shellacing at LA. Breanna Stewart, the Storm's newest star, scored 23 of those 66 points. At Phoenix Friday.

TONIGHT

Seattle Beer Week presents "Women in Beer (Pike Pub) and "This Is Washington Dammit!" (Beveridge Place Pub).

Hedgebrook Women Playwrights' Festival. (Seattle Rep)

Bitch magazine founder Anti Zeisler on her book "We Were Feminist Once." (Town Hall)

Novelist Louise Erdrich. (Town Hall)

Tori Kelly, Thirdstory. (Paramount)

Horse Lords, Bad Luck, Nordra. (Hollow Earth Radio)

Detective Agency, Golden Idols. (Crocodile, free)

Alberta Cross, Sky White Tiger, Grand Canyon. (Tractor)

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Tenuis"

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