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WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016

"Dear Mariners management: If we wanted to root for a team that only won games when we couldn't see it in person, we'd be fans of this year's Cubs."

WEATHER

Mostly cloudy Wednesday; showers likely late in the day.

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DEVELOPING STORIES

If this International District warehouse building gets sold and razed, where will Seattle's stray coyotes do their shopping? (Commercial MLS Seattle)

Seattle Central College may build a "technology" center on a Broadway parcel previously used as construction staging for the Capitol Hill light rail station. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

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THE RACE IS ON

At Crosscut's recent "The Color of Race" panel, local choreographer Donald Byrd said his Tony nomination for the Broadway version of "The Color Purple" hasn't led to more NYC work, because producers only consider him capable of working on "black shows." Other panelists discussed the problems in promoting "ethnic" works to lily-white local arts audiences.

CRIME

A former Children's Hospital accounting manager's accused of stealing from hospital funds to help build a suburban Hindu temple. (PI.com) 

The bodies of the presumed-murdered Arlington couple have been located, near where their vehicle was found. (PI.com)

Life imitates "Fargo": The initiator of "a murder-for-hire scheme that originated from dealings in the North Dakota oil patch" was sentenced in Spokane to two consecutive life terms. (AP)

ROLIE POLIE OLY

A man drove a pickup truck though a crowd of protesters in the streets of Olympia Saturday. He's now apologized, saying he'd had a PTSD attack. (Olympian) 

A Republican pollster says his party stands a real chance of ousting Gov. Inslee this election. (Joel Connelly)

SIC TRANSIT

Seattle Times oped dude Brian Dudley really believes the talk-radio bombast about a "war on cars." Among his mistakes, Dudley refers to car users as "all residents and businesses," even though 13 percent of the city's white households are carless (twice that for ethnic minorities). (Seattle Bike Blog)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Seattle and King County got $35 million in Federal funds to develop "permanent solutions," however partial, to homelessness. (KING) 

ECO

Seattle insists its water lead levels are safe, but has issued a map of where remaining lead pipe segments are anyway. (KUOW)

About 1,000 members of a U of Oregon frat party left tons-O-trash along Calif.'s Lake Shasta. (PI.com)

Two environmental groups are suing four Yakima-area dairy farms, claiming they pollute the local groundwater with nitrates from manure and grass fertilizers. (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

The state's suing Johnson & Johnson over a "surgical mesh" implant used to treat pelvic conditions in women. Attorney General Bob Ferguson alleges the product's caused urinary and sexual dysfunction, chronic pains, and infection risks. (KIRO-TV)

OIL'S NOT WELL

Not only is the Longview coal-port idea still "on," so's the Grays Harbor oil-port idea—despite its would-be developer's questionable environmental/fiscal record. (Sightline)

BOOX

Amazon's got its latest annual list of "most well-read cities," based on its own sales figures. Guess who won (again)? (KING) 

LABOR PANES

Nationally, there's a drop in temp-work gigs for the first time in five years. An early sign of economic trouble? (Jon Talton)

Boeing's issued layoff notices to hundreds of local IT employees. (SeaTimes)

TEK TALK

A Seattle company called "Human, Inc." says it has a revolutionary audio platform, which apparently involves full-ear-covering earbuds. (PS Biz Journal)

The local creators of the dating app Siren will appear on "Start Up," a PBS reality show, later this year. (Slog)

SPORTS

This night, it was the Mariners' turn to come to life in the latter innings, sinning 6-5 vs. Oakland with a Leonys Martin homer in the bottom of the ninth. Series ends today.

This next season, the Pac-12 Networks will cut back on Saturday-night football games. And it'll produce intercollegiate video-game tournaments. (SportsPress NW) 

TONIGHT

Lindy West discussing her memoir "Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman." (Town Hall) 

New Yorker writer William Finnegan discusses his memoir "Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life." (Elliott Bay Book Co.)

"Comedy Bang! Bang! Live" with Scott Aukerman. (Moore)

"Two Hour Transport," scifi/fantasy reading and open mic. (Cafe Racer)

"And Hilarity Ensues," "immesive theater piece" recalling the UW School of Drama's first season in 1940. (UW Penthouse Theater, thru Sun)

"Sixth Annual Linda's Prom," with DJ Curtis, a king and queen crowning, and "spiked punch." (Linda's Tavern)

"Can You Dig It?: Classic Rocklesque." (Theatre Off Jackson)

Presentation about the preservation and documentation of the Dunhuang cave temples. (Seattle Asian Art Museum) 

Temple Canyon, Wood Knot, Dim Desires. (Chop Suey)

Rum/food fundraiser for PASE, group fighting for human rights among Nicaraguan sugar-cane workers. (Nectar)

UW Percussion Ensemble presents a World Percussion Bash. (UW Meany Studio Theater)

House of Breaking Glass Showcase with Maria Manser, IG88, more. (Crocodile, free)

Kris Allen, Marie Miller. (Triple Door)

Mads Jacobsen, Garrett and the Sheriffs, Bobby's Oar. (Tractor)

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Kenspeckle"

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