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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Some time in December, the Seahawks will play a game wearing uniforms in a color Nike calls "Action Green." They look almost as bizarre as the duds Nike dresses the U of Oregon Ducks in. Not quite, but almost.

WEATHER

Sunny and warm conditions continue thru Friday.

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DEVELOPING STORIES

The Felix Building at First and Denny was a great piece of "vernacular architecture." Its designers used its triangular, sloping site to create the illusion of a ship rising from (or sinking into) the waves, with porthole windows, fake smokestacks on the roof, and even a mini lighthouse sculpture. Most of those features have since been removed or hidden. Now the whole thing's going away, for (yep) another apartment mid-rise. (Daily Journal of Commerce) (images: PNWArchitecture.com) 

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ECO

Protesters met outside the Kirkland office of something simply called "The Corporation," a major contractor on the dreaded Dakota Access oil pipeline project. (KIRO-TV)

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

Some folks in Spokane want to recall that city's mayor. The petitioners claim David Condon had violated ethics and public-information rules, and helped to cover up alleged sexual harassment within the Spokane Police. A judge will soon decide whether their drive can proceed. (KREM) 

CALL FOR ACTION

The City needs multilingual volunteers to help out at a forthcoming workshop to help local residents become U.S. citizens. (KNKX) 

MOVING STORIES

The City Council's considering lowering speed limits on many arterials to 25 MPH, and on a lot of other streets to 20 MPH. (Seattle Bike Blog)

DRUGS

Needle exchange programs in King County may soon start dispensing "buprenorphine," a potential substitute for both heroin and the (almost as deadly) methadone, to "help people reduce and eventually quit their dependency." (KUOW)

Mayor Ed Murray, along with other big-city mayors, has called on Congress to fund opioid-addiction programs. (SeaTimes)

O GIVE ME A HOME

City human services director Catherine Lester defends the consulting-firm homeless study, and the policy recommendations therein. (Crosscut) 

A Republican State Senator from Federal Way will introduce a bill mandating that cities and counties eliminate all unauthorized homeless encampments. (SeaTimes)

TEL AVIV

MTV's "The Real World" has released a trailer for its upcoming season recently taped on Capitol Hill. Watch only if you dare. (KIRO-TV) 

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS

Aberdeen High administrators, obviously intending to create future Cobain-esque rebels against society, instituted a dress code banning ripped jeans. Students are planning a "Free the Thigh Day" in protest. (KING) 

PRINT SHRINKAGE WATCH

Another downsized local daily wants to sell off its building. This time, it's the Olympian.

ROLIE POLIE OLY

A tentative deal would give unionized state workers a 6 percent pay raise. (Olympian)  

TEK TALK

Tacoma, which already has city-owned cable TV, is thinking about launching city-owned broadband. But would it need a taxpayer subsidy? (News Tribune)

Microsoft's develomental speech recognition software is getting closer toward understanding speech "as well as humans do." (SeaTimes)

LABOR PANES

The full City Council will likely approve the secure scheduling bill, perhaps as early as next week. (KNKX) (Crosscut)

Farm workers at Sakuma Brothers' berry farms in Skagit County voted to unionize, after a years-long drive to assert the right to do so. (Slog)

HATE ON PARADE

Another day, another expression of stupid hatred on behalf of the GOP Presidential candidate. This time, it's a display near I-5 in southern Oregon, of Clinton being hung in effigy. (KPIC) 

THE PLANE TRUTH

Alaska AIrlines' Sea-Tac terminal's getting a lot bigger. (KOMO) 

City-block-sized blimps are going to transport construction materials and personnel to remote Alaska jobsites. (Daily Journal of Commerce) 

SPORTS

Taijuan Walker had a perfect game through five innings and a no-hitter through six, at the Mariners beat Anaheim 8-0 for their seventh straight win. The three-game series ends tonight.

TONIGHT

Whim W'Him's "Choreographic Shindig." (Erickson Theatre Off Broadway, thru Sat) 

"Lit Fix 15: The Cooling" group reading. (Chop Suey)

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers. (McCaw Hall)

Montessori Dads, Braden Blake, Ragan Crowe. (High Dive) 

Bomba Estreo. (Neptune)

Work Drugs, Satchmode. (Sunset)

Devon Lamarr Organ Trio. (Seamonster) 

Wolvves, Dodormall, Raven Matthews, Fairlady. (Vera Project) 

Savage Master, Substratum. (Funhouse)

Novelist Alexander Boldizar. (University Book Store) 

Ballard Sketch Team (that's drawing, not comedy). (Hattie's Hat)

Workshop production of play "Late in the Game." (ACT)

Seattle Symphony presents "The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses." (Benaroya Hall)

"Stories of Finding Home," storytelling event about life in south Seattle. (Rainier Arts Center)

Mario Kart N64 tournament. (Map Theatre at Central Cinema)

"A Tale for the Time Being," based on Ruth Ozeki's book about the 2011 tsunami. (Book-It, thru Oct. 9)

INSIDE

Some of you have asked if you could get the "LOSER" book reissue in person somewhere. Now you can, at Holy Cow Records in the Pike Place Market's "Down Under" levels. Further outlets will be announced shortly. And we'll have some at our release party, Sunday the 25th at Vermillion.

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Helaena Moon):

“Today you will do nothing, but dream that timeless dream, and count the stars within your head.”

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