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MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016

Another fatal police shooting. Another heated mass reaction. Another set of one-sided responses by right-wing politicians. This time, it's in a state that "locks up more black men than any other." It's a time for empathy, a time for solutions, and not a time for silence.

WEATHER

Sunny, with temps in the high 70s or low 80s through the week.

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(SAW)DUST TO DUST

Meet a Vashon man who crafts "simple wooden caskets." (News Tribune) 

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ON THE AIR

KPLU, which has to change its call letters as per its agreement to separate from Pacific Lutheran U, will now be called "KNKX." It's supposed to stand for "Connects." Could've been worse. At least you can alternately pronounce it "Kinks." ("We Are the 88.5 Preservation Society…")

O GIVE ME A HOME

Harborview's Homeless Palliative Care Outreach Program tries to deal with serious illnesses among the homeless (whose average death age is a mere 48). The program's current grant money's running out. (KING)

SIC TRANSIT

Robert Criuckshank disagrees with State Sen. Reuven Carlyle. Cruickshank insists we can indeed fund both transit and eduction. (A shame he had to use that dreadful phrase "world class," though.) (The Urbanist)

POLICING THE POLICE

Five City Councilmembers hope to rush through a vote today approving the crazy-expensive North Precinct police station, known to critics as "The Bunker." They'll need one more vote to pass it. (Slog)

Ijeoma Oulo offers an overview of Seattle's long, "dismal" police reform drives.

ECO

Not all local environmental groups are on board with the "carbon tax" initiative campaign. (SeaTimes) 

A federal judge said the operators of a Canadian smelter aren't resonsible for smokestack emissions that blow into Washington. The state and the Colville tribes are challenging the ruling. (AP)

POLLY TICKS

The biggest player in Washington initiative signature gathering for cash isn't Tim Eyman, but a little known L.A. businessman. His firm hires temps to get signatures for campaigns in 24 states. (KUOW) 

The currest dust-up over ex-Gov. Locke selling a house to a big Chinese business exec is only one of the scandals he's faced (and usually gotten over). (Crosscut)

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

A judge says state Attorney General Bob Ferguson can proceed with investigating Tim Eyman's finances, since Eyman himself has missed deadlines to provide into about them. The judge deferred action on whether to declare Eyman in contempt of court. (Joel Connelly)

THE RACE IS ON

Seattle schoolteachers speak out about racism in their communities and in their jobs. (SeaTimes)

WHAT'S PAST ISN'T PAST

What's left from the early Northwest white explorers for historians to track down? Their, eh, human by-products. (KPLU)

MAYHEM

Things not to do while high: drive to a State Patrol office, thinking you can pay utility bills there. (KCPQ)

TWO WHEELS GOOD

A bikeway/promenade along Melrose Avenue (wish such scenic views of the freeway below) got $3 million in funding. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

STATE OF THE ARTS

The Frye Art Museum has a new director, with a long resume. (Slog)  

The Seattle Artist League is temporarily occupying a former food-bank building, teaching classes there before the place gets demolished. (PhinneyWood) 

DEVELOPING STORIES

If you think Amazon's taking Seattle over with its office mega-spaces, what would happen should Apple (as is rumored) set up a big software operation around here? (GeekWire)

SPORTS

The Seahawks' preseason opener at Kansas City was as dramatic as preseason openers get, with a TD on the last play of regulation time and a two-point conversion after that, for a 17-16 win. The home preseason opener vs. Minnesota occurs Thursday.

The Seahawks this season will continue to officially de-emphasize the fan slogan "The 12th Man," as per a revised agreement with Texas A&M (which holds a trademark on the phrase). (KUOW)

The Mariners went two games to one in a weekend series at Oakland, winning Sunday 8-4. At Anaheim for four games starting tonight.

Sounders FC's won two straight matches for the first time since May, beating Real Salt Lake 2-1. Home vs. Portland Sunday.

Hope Solo called the Swedish Olympic women's soccer team "a bunch of cowards," after Sweden knocked the U.S. team out Friday in a match decided by penalty kicks. (KCPQ)

TODAY

"Stop the Bunker" rally. (City Hall, 2 p.m.) 

TONIGHT

Weaves. (Barboza)

"Summer on the Plaza: Love Your Library," with art lessons, dancing, open mic. (Central Library)

Group reading in honor of Cody Walker ("The Self Styled No-Child"). (Elliott Bay Book Co.) 

Snare drum soloist Ryosuke Kiyasu, with Uneasy Chairs, Andrew Levitt, more. (Teatro de la Psychomachia)

Fred Wesley, Object Heavy, Skerik, Farnell, more. (Nectar)

Heiress, Griever, Mercy Ties, Wake of Humanity. (Lo-Fi)

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Dicty"

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