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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

We're not the only ones looking back at the Northwest music legacy these days. Sean Nelson wrote an intro to Pitchfork's "50 Best Indie Rock Albums of the Pacific Northwest." Then Nelson and Dave Segal offered their own alternative to the Pitchfork editors' list, with 50 more classic discs. All 100 choices are vital.

WEATHER

Pushing 80 Tuesday. Sunny the rest of the week.

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AN ODD (AND PRIME) NUMBER INDEED

Meet the Tacoma man who was violently mugged outside a karaoke bar, turning him into "a mathematical genius." (KNKX) 

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UPDATES

The crude anti-Obama "joke" bumper stickers, seen last week on police lockers at the North Precinct building, have been removed. (Slog)

THE NEXT STAGE

Compared to its '70s-'80s heyday, the Seattle theater world has fallen on lean fiscal times. The one exception: children's theater. (Crosscut)

CITY HALL FOLLIES

Could municipally owned broadband finally be on the way? (Seattlish)

The City Council will consider limiting the "move-in fees" landlords can charge to renters. (Slog)

ROLIE POLIE OLY

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant claims incumbent Gov. Inslee wants to impose a state income tax. Inslee says he doesn't. (A shame; we could really use one.) (SeaTimes)

ED

"Virtual schools" don't just include online for-profit colleges. They also include "an online public school" enrolling thousands of K-12 students around the state. (KING) 

THE RACE IS ON

Local, American-born Muslims are receiving "terrifying" cold calls from self-proclaimed supporters of the GOP Presidential candidate, telling them to "go home." (KUOW)

“Millions of Americans got their first introduction to Islam when two planes crashed into buildings." (Crosscut)

DEVELOPING STORIES

Weyerhaeuser's finally moving its drastically downsized home-office staff into its new Pioneer Square building. (PS Biz Journal)

Did I say Mayor Murray wants to turn the U District into the next South Lake Union? I should have said he wants to turn the U District into the next Belltown. (KING)

O GIVE ME A HOME

The hi-paid out-of-state consultant who made that report calling for the permanent end to all homeless encampments apparently never got to one. Did she even talk to any homeless folks themselves? (Weekly)

The big-data and big-money driven homelessness plan may require new taxes. (Crosscut)

No, homeowner NIMBYs, Seattle doesn't "already have plenty of land zoned for new housing." (Dan Bertolet)

TRAGEDY 

A driver veered off of an I-5 off ramp. He struck a tent with a 19-year-old homeless man inside, killing him. (KUOW)  

ECO

An invasive species of green crab is on the prowl in Puget Sound waters. The state's "Sea Grant Crab Team" is after the critters. (KNKX)

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

Weeks after authorities shuttered the Seattle Pain Clinic chain, some of its ex-patients are still struggling. (KCPQ)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

The latest e.coli outbreak seems to involve several restaurants around the region, apparently none of which is a Chipotle. (SeaTimes)

LABOR PANES

Another day, another delay for the Uber driver unionization effort. (Slog)

THE PLANE TRUTH

Soon you'll get to take virtual-reality airplane rides at the Museum of Flight. (GeekWire)

PRINT

A woman, claiming to have been photographed bare-nipped without her permission in the Stranger's former "Drunk of the Week" spot last December, is suing the paper. The paper says the picture isn't of her. The whole story gets more complicated, and indirectly more tragic, from there. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

ECONOMIX

"Seattle’s success today has led many to believe we can be forever walled off from the downside risks of globalization and the economic insecurities it brings." (Ben Shobert, Crosscut)

SPORTS

The Mariners got further back into wild card contention with their sixth straight win, 8-1 at Anaheim. Same teams tonight.

The Seahawks' "statement of unity" before last Sunday's game was "made toothless by the need for consensus." (Slog)

TODAY

City Council hearing on secure scheduling legislation. (City Hall)

TONIGHT

"Mass Transit Now!" campaign kickoff. (Neumos) 

"At the Inkwell Seattle: National Translation Month." (Vermillion)

Juliette Lewis, Andy Clockwise. (Chop Suey)

"In Search of Seattle Style" fashion lecture. (MOHAI)

"The Underground Life of Piero Heliczer," multimedia exhibit on the beat poet and filmmaker. (UW Jacob Lawrence Gallery, thru Sat, free) 

"Chronicles of Solitude," paintings by turn of the century Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershoi. (Frye Art Museum, thru Sept. 25)

Joey Alexander Trio. (Jazz Alley, thru Wed)

"Why Seattle Needs a Downtown Urban Design Plan," panel talk. (Center for Architecture & Design)

Data scientist Cathy O'Neil on the dangers of "big data" to privacy and democracy. (Town Hall)

International Space Station astronaut Chris Hadfield. (Town Hall)

Coheed and Cambria, Saves the Day, Polyphia. (Showbox Sodo)

Sophia Danai, Otieno Terry, My Cartoon Heart. (Sunset)

INSIDE

We've got a limited number of books for our big LOSER reissue party, Sunday the 25th at Vermillion on Capitol Hill. To make sure you get a copy, you can order direct.

WORD-O-THE-DAY

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