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TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016

It's 25 years since Sir Tim Berners-Lee put up the first WWW site at the CERN particle-physics lab in Switzerland. Berners-Lee meant it to be a system where scientists and researchers could exchange and search for technical documents. He assuredly never intended it to destroy entire media industries, engender "revenge porn" sites, cancel a few thousand Delta flights, or crowd an extra 70,000 people into Seattle. (He might like cute cat pictures, though.)

WEATHER

Clouds may or may not burn off Tuesday afternoon. Clear and sunny conditions return Wednesday.

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STATE OF THE ARTS

The "mixed income" redevelopment of Yesler Terrace will include public art by a sculptor who's lived there for 30 years. (KPLU)

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NOT IN THEIR NAME

Some of the local business bigwigs listed as "co-hosts" of a campaign visit by He Who Must Not Be Named now say they've got nothing to do with it. (SeaTimes)

MAYHEM

Note to homeowners: A homemade flamethrower is not a safe or effective way to kill cockroaches. (KOMO) 

UN-VANISHING SEATTLE

Jackson's Crawfish Corner in Rainier Beach, which reopened and then suddenly re-closed, could re-reopen as soon as next week. (South Seattle Emerald) 

The Redwood bar was supposed to have been razed for a new apartment project more than two years ago. It's still there, and will be there another year at least. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

DEVELOPING STORIES

The long-boarded-up Metropole Building in Pioneer Square, and the vacant floors above the nearby J&M Cafe, will become "boutique hotels." (Daily Journal of Commerce)

CITY HALL FOLLIES

The City Council banned housing discrimination by "source of income." That means Section 8 people can't be turned away, and that tech bros can't be offered "preferred employer" deals. (Slog)

The main points of the City Council's secure scheduling legislation leaked out Monday. They look pretty good, if they don't get fatally watered down. (Seattlish)

POLICING THE POLICE

Will a federal judge let the City enact sweeping police reforms? We may find out at a court hearing next week. (Slog)

CRIME

A Capitol Hill dishwasher was brutally beaten and mugged by "experienced"-looking criminals while walking home. (KOMO)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Homeless people built an elaborate series of tunnels and caves along the Willamette River in Albany, OR. It's got "places for candles to light the way from room to room, floorboards and window coverings, even a bathroom that dumped into the Willamette." Officials are destroying it. (KATU)

SIC TRANSIT

The Everett Herald ran a Tim Eyman rant against Sound Transit 3. It's full of right-wing, anti-Seattle insult buzzwords that have no relevance whatsoever to a wildly successful project that's expanding to the whole region. (Seattlish)

AROUND THE GENDER BEND

The anti-abortion activist behind the totally faked Planned Parenthood "sting" video is demanding the UW release documents between its birth-defect research lab and regional PP clinics, including names of patients. The U's refusing. (PI.com) 

THE RACE IS ON

A tribal court in Oregon reversed the "disenrollment" of 66 Grande Ronde tribal members. The ruling could set a precedent in a similar action among the Nooksack tribe, which wants to excise more than 300 people from its official ranks. (SeaTimes)

There are historic reasons why outdoor recreation is a white person's hobby. A Clemson prof describes some of them in his viral video, "Rules for the Black Bird Watcher." ("Carry your binoculars—and three forms of identification—at all times.") (KPLU)

JEWS' NEWS

An international convention on Jewish genealogy takes place in Seattle this week. (Fun fact: we've got America's third largest population of Sephardic Jews.) (SeaTimes)

MOOZIK

There's now an electronic-dance remix of Soundgarden's "Spoonman." Just say no. (Stereogum)

BIZ

Vail Resorts bought BC skiing giant Whistler-Blackcomb. (PI.com)

SPORTS

The Mariners are back in the playoff hunt after winning their fourth straight game, 3-0 over the Tigers. Same teams tonight.

An athletic-conference appeals board cut Bellevue High's football sanctions (banning it from postseason play), from four years to two. (SeaTimes)

TODAY

Working Washington rally for secure scheduling. (City Hall, 9 a.m.)

TONIGHT

Black Lives Matter march on Seattle. (Westlake Park) 

Fatoumata Diawara. (Jazz Alley, thru Wed) 

GLOSS, Firewalker, Pure Disgust, Lowest Priority. (Black Lodge)

"Science and a Movie" series presents "Jurassic Park." (Central Cinema)

"Tender Rough Rough Tender," theatrical work by Sarah Saltwick about "the hottest summer ever." (Flux Salon)

Haircuts That Hurt, the Famished, Strange Lovers. (High Dive) 

10 String Symphony, March to May, Drew Martin. (Sunset) 

INSIDE

I'm speaking Thursday evening in a "Ghosts of Seattle Past" presentation at the Center for Architecture and Design on Western Avenue.

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Manumission"

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