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MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016

When a talk-show host on KIRO radio (no longer connected to KIRO-TV; only tenuously connected to reality) accused a Sedro-Wooley teriyaki spot of discriminating against law-enforcement officers, the rest of the local media went on a feeding frenzy. The restaurant got a lot of angry social-media comments and even threats. 

So did other, non-related teriyaki places in other towns that happened to have the same name. 

Eventually, even the talk-show host admitted it had all been a "misunderstanding."

WEATHER

Partly cloudy with occasional showers through Wednesday, including possible lightning on Monday.

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THE PLANE TRUTH

Boeing's centennial celebrations included a "runway modeling show" of all the "7 series" jetliners at the Museum of Flight. (USAT)

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BIZ/ECONOMY

Venture-capital investments in Washington have plummeted 61 percent since a year ago. (Don't call it a bubble, don't call it a bubble….) (GeekWire) 

THE RACE IS ON

A political-action group called European Dissent discusses the ultimate "white privilege": the right to stop thinking about black/brown people's struggles until the next immediate crisis. (South Seattle Emerald)

White Evangelical churches are too often "stuck in an 'all lives matter' theology," falsely wishing (like so many other white-dominant institutions falsely wish) to believe that systemic racism doesn't exist, or at least doesn't exist any more. (KUOW)

BERTHA, BUT...

The Japanese makers of the deeply boring tunnel machine insist it was "perfect" when it left the factory. (SeaTimes)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

A Seattle doctor who runs a chain of eight pain clinics had his license suspended by the State Medical Commission, for alleged "substandard care" that led to 18 patient deaths. The fate of the clinics is unknown. (KCPQ)

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

The City made a $35 million settlement to the family of a local attorney who, while riding her bike downtown, was killed by a left-turning truck. (SeaTimes) 

VANISHING 'FAIRVIEW FANNY'

The City may order the squatter-occupied former Seattle Times building to be demolished sooner rather than later.

DEVELOPING STORIES

We now have new-n'-improved spec drawings of the planned redo of the 520 Bridge's west end. (Capitol Hill Seattle) 

FADE AWAY AND RADIATE

KING takes one of the first newly-begun tours of Hanford's B Reactor site. 

CITY HALL FOLLIES

The City's raised permit fees for public events that use city streets, sidewalks, etc. The professed reason is to help reflect the City's actual costs to service these events. But the higher fees (almost quadrupled in some cases) pose a huge fiscal threat to some of the smaller non-profit community groups staging these celebrations. (KING)

As predicted, leaders of homeowner-dominated neighborhood councils really don't like that their groups will now have less official political clout. (Crosscut)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Someone's organizing local businesses to "pledge to help the homeless," by letting them use the restroom or charge their phones on the premises. (KOMO)

SIC TRANSIT

Sound Transit light rail had 82 percent more riders in May compared to a year ago. (Seattle Transit Blog)

DRUGS

Advocates of a "safe injection site" will have a pop-up mock-up of their envisioned facility around town this week. There's also the example of a fully-operational such place in Vancouver. (The C Is For Crank)

R.I.P.

Ruth Woo, 84, held no official "political office" higher than that of secretary and office manager in politicians' offices. But she was a dogged behind-the-scenes activist, influential in the careers of many of our top officeholder spats and present. (SeaTimes)

Alan Vega, 78, was pushing 40 when he and Martin Rev put out the debut album by their band Suicide, forging a new sound in drone-punk guitar minimalism. (KEXP)

SPORTS

The Storm finally gave Lauren Jackson a fitting tribute Friday, with a jersey retirement ceremony four years after the first of the injuries that ended her career. Not only that, but the Storm beat Washington 80-51. (KCPQ)

Then on Sunday, the Storm almost came back from a 24-point halftime deficit, losing 91-88 to an injury-depleted Chicago Sky. Home vs. San Antonio Wednesday.

Sounders FC fell 3-1 at Portland Sunday. At LA Galaxy Wednesday.

The Mariners came back from the All-Star break and promptly resumed their skidding ways, giving two of three games to division rivals Houston (Sunday's loss: 8-1). Homestand continues with three vs. the White Sox, starting tonight.

TONIGHT

Marcia Ball. (Jazz Alley)

Chemical Clock, Cash Pony, Detlef. (Cafe Racer)

Twenty-One Pilots. (WaMu Theater)

"Sirens and Cider," meal honoring "six women in the Seattle restaurant industry." (Capitol Cider)

Progress Band, Under the Puddle, Zach Caldwell, Snowday. (Rendezvous)

The Bloodhounds. (Central Saloon)

NE Obliviscaris, Black Crown Initiate, Starkill. (Crocodile)

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Agnotology"

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