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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016

When Amazon bought Portland's Elemental Technologies last year, some wondered if the e-tail goliath would expand further in Rip City. Now, the Big A's taking over the former Oregonian building (that paper, like most daily papers, has severely downsized lately). 

Would further Amazon growth in the Beaver State ease the pressure that its massive Seattle growth has had here? Or would it just spread those side effects southward?

WEATHER

Continued hot for the next two days at least.

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MY OL' STOMPIN' GROUNDS

Visiting the huge tribal fireworks bazaar that pops up on the Tulalip Reservation every pre-Fourth of July. (SeattleMet) 

Drug addiction and related deaths are six times as prevalent on the Tulalip Reservation as they are in Snohomish County as a whole. One tribal member's trying to do something about it. (KING)

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AROUND THE GENDER BEND

As you'd expect, local abortion-rights activists hailed the U.S. Supreme Court ruling outlawing Texas's ultra-restrictive clinic regulations. (PI.com)

GAYS OF OUR LIVES

Grist's Katie Herzog disses PrideFest and the Pride Parade as "a sterile, corporate venture" with "the rebellious spirit of a purity ball." (Crosscut)

Gov. Inslee's asking state government departments to promote LGBTQ "inclusion practices and policies." (KUOW)

THE RACE IS ON

All 39 counties in Washington are becoming steadily less white. (SeaTimes) 

CRIME

Despite high tensions and a vicious assault last Wednesday, police report overall crime this past Pride Week was below those of previous years. (KING) 

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

A local defense attorney and a county sheriff's guild have file new bar complaints against already embattled Pierce County Attorney Mark Lindquist. They claim Lindquist's violated rules of professional conduct by using his office for personal publicity, including an appearance on Nancy Grace's TV show. (News Tribune)

It's been a while since King County last filed criminal charges in a workplace-safety dispute. But that's what the county did, after a 19-year-old employee of a landscaping company died when his body got caught in a malfunctioning "bark blower" truck. The company's pled guilty, and will pay a $100,000 fine. (SeaTimes) 

ECO

A U.S. appeals court affirmed a lower court ruling, saying Washington has to fix or replace hundreds of water culverts. They let streams pass beneath roads, but can block salmon runs. (AP)

Sea-Tac now claims to be America's first "salmon-safe airport." It keeps de-icer fluid out of water runoff, has stopped using pesticides, and is working to protect/restore nearby streams. (KCPQ)

King County's talking about imposing a fee on the 85,000 private septic tanks in the county. Officials say it's needed to support monitoring them for water pollution. Owners, natch, strongly disagree. (SeaTimes) 

DEVELOPING STORIES

Residents of high-rise towers, worried about even newer high-rise towers blocking their zillion-dollar views, want to gut the city's affordable housing plan. (Slog)

Wasn't that long ago that some wags claimed light rail stations would drive down nearby property values. The opposite seems to be the case. (KCPQ)

I COVER THE WATERFRONT

Could the newly-enlarged Panama Canal, which lets in wider container ships, encourage more Asian exporters to ship directly to the East Coast, instead of to the ports of Seattle and Tacoma? (KIRO-TV)

Developer Martin Selig was one of the top contributors to the initiative to keep part of the Viaduct as a park. He's since switched sides. (PS Biz Journal) 

TO YOUR HEALTH

A court commissioner says he might stop signing "civil commitments" sending patients to Western State, while its waiting list remains long. (SeaTimes)  

POLICING THE POLICE

The City Council unanimously approved a plan to overhaul the SPD's overtime system. (KOMO)

TEK TALK

South Seattle College won a $3.8 million federal grant for tech training toward "disadvantaged" students. (PS Biz Journal)

MOVING STORIES

Just in time for holiday travel, gas taxes and fees on electric vehicles are going up. (KPLU)

SPORTS

Mariners at home with a quick two-game series vs. Pittsburgh starting tonight.

Storm at home vs. Atlanta tonight.

Sounders FC at Real Salt Lake tonight.

Is UW men's basketball coach Lorenzo Roman "going too far" to bring in top prospective players by hiring their dad? (PI.com) 

TODAY

Author Martin Limon. (Seattle Mystery Bookshop) 

TONIGHT

Chuck Palahniuk. (Elliott Bay Book Co.)

Seattle filmmaker Ann Hedreen's "Zona Intangible." (Rainier Valley Cultural Center) 

"Take Turn," finale of serial-art collaboration. (Joe Bar)

Julia Shazpiro, John Atkins, Jenn Champion. (Chop Suey)

"Convergence and Cacophany: Experimental Documents from Dustin Zemel." (Grand Illusion)

Inverted Space Ensemble. (Chapel Performance Space)

Support Group, Mirror Traveler, Jess WIlliamson. (Lo-Fi)

You Won't, Bombadi, Jocelyn MacKenzie. (Tractor) 

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Susurrus"

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