TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016

Summer is here. The longest day of the year has passed. It all gets dimmer sooner from here on out. Time to enjoy, to soak up the vitamin D; or, of you're otherwise inclined, to keep the shades drawn and the streaming videos on.


After Monday night's sudden storm, clear skies should return today. Showers probably return Wednesday.



Somebody or somebodies mucked up the famous Bettie Page mural on the side of a Ravenna district house. It was so badly marred, the artist will have to essentially redo the whole thing. The alterations were accompanied by a short rant against depicting women as "sex objects," signed "Some Feminists." I've seen social-media comments that claim it couldn't have been done by real feminists, or even by real women. Having known women who loved to pass judgement on other women's images, I wouldn't be so sure of that. (KOMO) 



Danni Askini, who would've been the first openly trans person in the state legislature, has ended her campaign for the 43rd District. She'll still be involved in Friday's Trans*Pride event and the campaign against the anti-trans bathroom initiative. (Capitol Hill Seattle)


The City Council decided not to vote Monday on new ethics rules, opting to think it over some more. (SeaTimes) 


Of course you know that Seattle Times editorial, calling on Sound Transit to shelve its big "ST3" bond campaign, is complete and utter BS, issued on behalf of an outdated cars-only transportation agenda. (Slog)

The Capitol Hill light-rail station was briefly closed when a civilian discharged pepper spray inside. (KIRO-TV) 


A Garfield High student got hit by her surfboard. Two weeks later, she suddenly got concussion symptoms. She tells KUOW "what a concussion sounds like."

Meanwhile, a UW study estimates up to 2 million minors get concussions a year, often but not always due to sports. (KCPQ)


Should the City collect more data about homeless people? And how would it protect "unsheltered survivors of domestic violence" from letting their past abusers get hold of this information? (Seattlish)

There's now a resource book for homeless seniors in Seattle, compiled by a volunteer with the Mary's Place shelter organization. (KPLU)

Also volunteering to help the homeless: several local attorneys, working through a division of the Union Gospel Mission. (KING) 

Olympia's only shelter for homeless youth may close if it doesn't raise $50,000 quickly. (KING)

"How Seattle can create more affordable housing." No, the answer isn't "just trust the free market." (Crosscut)


The commercial space industry's big industry conference, NewSpace, is going on in Seattle this week. (KPLU) 


Folks are teaching yoga in prisons, where there's a lot of stress to be relieved. (News Tribune)


"Active shooter training" has begun for Seattle nightclub and bar staffs. (KCPQ)


A young woman who was punched by a police officer during a 2014 arrest, leaving her "bruised and concussed," has reached a $195,000 settlement with the City. (PI.com)


The deeply boring tunnel machine has reached another scheduled pause, one-third of its way in. (KING)


Boeing's 747 production will likely continue, thanks to a big freighter deal with a Russian company. (SeaTimes) 


Costco used to take only American Express credit cards. Now it only takes Visa. This is a sort-of big thing for the 81 million customers of America's #2 retailer. (NPR)

Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland are joining to attract foreign business investment by branding themselves as "the Innovation Triangle." (PS Biz Journal)  

Seattle-based National Frozen Foods is recalling several brands of frozen veggies, due to potential bacteria contamination. (CNN)


The Mariners needed 12 innings to lose 8-7 at Detroit. Same teams tonight.

Could the Chambers Bay golf course ever host another major national tournament? Not without major changes. (News Tribune) 


"Big Projects That Never Got Built," presentation on the Seattle that could have been. (Impact Hub)

Gary Paul Nabhan talking about "Biodiversity in the City." (Town Hall)

Stanton Moore, Cyril Neville, David Torkanowsky. (Jazz Alley, thru Wed)

Author Ben Ehrenreich on daily life in Palestine. (Elliott Bay Book Co.)

Seattle International Dance Festival continues. (Various spots, thru Sun)

Yukon Blonde, the Zolas, Tyson Motsenbocker. (Sunset)

John Hollenbeck's Claudia Quintet. (PONCHO Concert Hall)


(Louise Erdrich, "LaRose"):

"Sometimes energy of this nature: sorrow, ill-luck, goes out into the world and begets and begets. Bad luck rarely stops at one occurrence. All [American] Indians know that."


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