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MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016

Another great hydroplane race ended with an out-of-town driver, Andrew Tate, in the Sound Propellor/Les Schwab Tires boat.

Oh, and Out of Sight (still up for a few weeks), the Seattle Art Fair, and the many other special exhibits around town were also spectacular.

WEATHER

Showery and relatively cool through Tuesday.

CORREX

Another embarrassing name misspelling on Friday: Should've been Jon Osterberg (presumably no relation to Iggy) who's the lifelong hydro fan.

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WHAT'S PAST ISN'T PAST

Hundreds gathered off Green Lake, floating candlelit lanterns out into the water, during the 32nd annual "Hiroshima for Hope" anti-nuclear observance. (KOMO) 

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TWO WHEELS GOOD

Alex Garland of Capitol Hill Seattle photographed the scene at the start (not the end) of the 20th Dead Baby bike race.

ECO

A humpback whale died after getting stranded on the beach near the Fauntleroy ferry terminal. (KCPQ) 

The 2015 drought and wildfires are still taking their toll in dead and dying trees across the state, from National Forests to city parks. (SeaTimes)

This year's Columbia River summer salmon run's the smallest since 1998. (SeaTimes)

POLICING THE POLICE

Fake "Safe Olympia" stickers aim to make Olympia an "unsafe place for cops." (Olympian) 

The Seattle policewoman fired for a public racist incident is appealing her firing. (Slog)

WORLD/CITY

Did someone with Federal Way-based World Vision embezzle humanitarian aid intended for the Gaza Strip, and instead divert it to the military arm of Hamas? That's what Israel claims. (NPR)

POST- (OR PRE-) ELECTION

Brady Walkinshaw will indeed advance to the 7th Congressional District final against Pramila Jayapal. The state treasurer final will be an all-Republican race. State Senate control this November: still a toss-up. (Joel Connelly) 

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS

Some parents in scattered spots around the country are starting "Satanic Temple" youth clubs, demanding the right to use school facilities wherever Christian groups are allowed to do likewise. One of these places is Mt. Vernon. Organizers say the groups wouldn't really be about worshipping the Christian devil, but rather about freedom and critical thinking. (KIRO-TV) 

U AND US

Besides sub-living-wage scales for "adjunct" faculty, the UW's also underfunded in the facilities departement. There's $1 billion worth of "deferred maintenance" projects on the campus. (SeaTimes)

CRIME

Women and men, straight and gay, are reporting drugged drinks at Capitol Hill bars. (Stranger) One bar's offering "date rape drug testing kits." (KOMO) 

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

A civil trial will try to determine whether any institutions/persons can be held responsible for the 2014 Oso landslide. Potential defendents include the state, Snohomish County, and a timber company. The trial's two months away, but attorneys are already bickering and scrambling for position. (Everett Herald)

An ex-Hanford worker lost his career and his livelihood after he was exposed to chemical vapors during a 2007 accident. (KING) 

The group Disability Rights Washington is suing the state. The suit alleges the state has no system to keep developmentally-disabled adults from being institutionalized against their will. (KING) 

O GIVE ME A HOME

A Bellevue affordable apartment complex, slated to be razed for luxury units, was instead bought by a nonprofit who'll keep it put. (SeaTimes) 

POLLY TICKS

Could this be the year that the Libertarian candidate for President has any impact beyond the Microsoft campus? (SeaTimes)

THE BIG A

Amazon flew its own "Prime Air"-branded cargo plane above the crowds on Seafair Sunday. (KING)

TEK TALK

Apple's buying Turi, a Seattle "machine learning" company started by a UW prof. (GeekWire)  

SPORTS

The Mariners swept three games vs. Anaheim during Ken Griffey Jr. tribute weekend, winning 3-1 Sunday. The Ms move into second place in the AL west. Three games at home vs. Detroit start tonight.

Ex-Mariner Ichiro Suzuki scored his 3,000th U.S. career base hit for Miami in an away game vs. Colorado. He's only the 30th MLB player to reach this milestone. (AP) 

Sounders FC scored its first victory under its new coaching regime, beating Orlando 3-1. Clint Dempsey scored all three Sounders goals. Home vs. Real Salt Lake Sunday.

TONIGHT

La Luz, Great Spiders, Mommy Long Legs. (Chop Suey, thru Tues)

Wolf Parade, Darto, Deep Sea Diver. (Neptune, thru Tues)

Marissa Nadler, Wrekmeister Harmonies, Muscle and Marrow. (Barboza) 

Bad Future record release with Sashay, Validation, Deadbeats. (Kraken)

Peter Wolf, Kenny White. (Triple Door)  

DOTA 2 video-game championships. (KeyArena, thru Sat) 

Cannibal Corpse, Nile. (Showbox Sodo)

Ezra Furman, Scarves, Hello I'm Sorry. (Sunset)

Lil Yachty. (Showbox) 

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Father Larry Lorenzoni):

"The average person thinks he isn't."

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