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THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016

Scientists have discovered new evidence of "mirror-image molecules" in outer space. They say it might lead to new understandings of the structures of matter, chemistry, and life. But will it lead us to the opposite universe with the Evil Captain Kirk?

WEATHER

Occasional rain, perhaps with lightning storms, through Saturday.

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FOR THE BIRDS

Let's hope the big new tech-development schemes for Tacoma don't scare away the city's majestic falcons. (KING)

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AFTER ORLANDO

Hundreds marched in a procession between St. Mark's and St. James cathedrals to honor the dead of Orlando and to protest what Father Michael Ryan called "those who consistently block action" on gun violence. (Joel Connelly)

Sens. Murray and Cantwell took major roles in the U.S. Senate Democrats' Wednesday filibuster to force action on gun violence. (Slog) 

UNREAL ESTATE

Rock-oldies singer Steve Miller's selling his vast estate in the San Juans for $16.8 million. The real-estate agent wants to sell it to some rich Californian who wants to move to Washington to avoid income tax. (Bloomberg) 

O GIVE ME A HOME

Seattle apartment rates are "$500 over the national average." (KOMO) 

Dan Bertolet claims regulating Airbnb-type rentals won't do much to preserve affordable housing.

DEVELOPING STORIES

Taiwanese developers want to add a "massive living wall" of green vines into a proposed 12-story apartment tower at Third and Battery. (PS Biz Journal)

Developer Henry Leibman's been fined $1.2 million over using unlicensed contractors to raise investment money from would-be immigrants. (SeaTimes) 

BIGOTRY CLOSE TO HOME

A backer of the anti-trans bathroom bill said he wanted to gather signatures by sending (cis) males into women's rooms. Then he said that was just a "joke." (Slog)

Explaining the psychology behind affluent people blaming the homeless for their own problems—or even claiming the homeless somehow choose to be homeless. (Crosscut)

CITY HALL FOLLIES

Mayor Murray told an interviewer Seattle needs a diverse economy, without explicitly saying we don't have one now. (PS Biz Journal)

The mayor's office says, essentially, that the Wallingford Community Council's claim that sewer systems couldn't handle increased housing density is a crock of, you know. (PubliCola)

UPDATE

Tony Reed, one of the two brothers charged in an Arlington couple's slaying, is expected to formally accept a plea-bargain deal Friday. (AP)

LABOR PANES

Laborers are suing a Sound Transit tunnel contractor, claiming it discriminated against black workers. (PI.com) 

DRUGS

The group "Disability Rights Washington" accuses the King County Jail of forcibly making inmates take powerful anti-psychotic medications. (KOMO) 

Naloxone, the miracle anti-overdose drug, has some issues surrounding it. For one thing, even if you save a subject, he/she's still opioid addicted and at risk for another OD. (The C Is For Crank) 

SUDS

The highly publicized, Redhook-made Rainier Mountain Ale costs more than many microbrews. (SeaTimes) 

THE PLANE TRUTH

Iran could buy and/or lease up to 100 Boeing planes. (PS Biz Journal)

Alaska Air could keep Virgin America as a subsidiary brand, rather than folding into the Alaska system. (AP) 

A company run by the Nordstrom family will stop supplying private planes to the Nordstrom retail chain, following complaints by non-family shareholders. (PS Biz Journal)

BIZ/ECONOMY

Nintendo's big plan for this year: extending the "Zelda" game franchise, and not much else. (SeaTimes)

The unemployment rate in Puget Sound and the state remained steady in May. (SeaTimes)

SPORTS

Storm at Dallas tonight.

It took the Mariners 13 innings to lose to Tampa Bay 3-2. Same teams this morning.

Copa America soccer (US vs. Ecuador) at CenturyLink Field tonight.

Sounders FC beat a "developmental" squad called the Kitsap Pumas 2-0 in a U.S. Open Cup match. The Sounders' next MLS game is at New York Red Bull Sunday.

TONIGHT

Author Terry Tempest Williams about our threatened national parks. (Town Hall) 

Arthur Lubow, biographer of photographer Diane Arbus. (Elliott Bay Book Co.)

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Harriet. (Marymoor Park)

"The Minstrel Show Revisited." (Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, thru Sun)

Prince memorial night with Fly Moon Royalty, Breaks and Swells, Joe Gregory, more. (Neumos)

Tacocat. (Warby Parker)

Jenny Littlefield with Jinsunmi Parker, the Black Chevys. (Cafe Racer)

"A Space of One's Own: A Conversation on Affordable Housing and Work Space for Artists." (Henry Gallery)

The Films of Kahlil Joseph. (Frye Art Museum)

"Queer Feelings," photo portraits by Adrien Leavitt. (The Factory) 

History Café series presents "World Refugee Day: Stories from Western Washington." (MOHAI)

Author Robert Millis talking about music and recordings in India. (SAAM)

Screenwriter/novelist Tracy Barone. (Central Library)

Floyd McCay on "environmental politics" in Oregon and Washington. (Folio) 

Studio: The Magician. (Q)

Metz, Lithics, Nail Polish. (Barboza)

Taake, Young and In the Way, WOLFVHAMMER, Adaura. (Highline)

Heron Oblivion, Boogarins, Low Hums. (Sunset)

Laurel Halo, You're Me, Bardo:Basho, DJ Explorateur. (Kremwerk)

Sonny and the Sunsets, Sarah Bethe Nelson, Zebra Hunt. (Tractor)

Joshua Redman Quartet. (Jazz Alley, thru Sun)

Scott Yoder, Brain Drain, Polariser. (Chop Suey)

"Seattle's Best Damn Happy Hour" and video-game night. (Seattle Center Armory)

Wayne "The Train" Hancock, Johnny 7 and the Black Crabs, more. (Funhouse) 

The One-Act Fair Play Festival. (Eclectic Theater, thru Sun) 

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Majuscule"

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