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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016

There was an interview segment on KING yesterday afternoon called "How to Stay Upbeat in Gloomy Weather." 

That's not how it works.

To be a true Nor'Wester is to envelop oneself in the dark, in the damp, in the impressionism of it all. Welcome the gloom. Know it. Make peace with it. Make it part of you. 

WEATHER

Continued autumnal conditions for the short-term future.

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DOWN BELOW

See 360-degree underwater video of what divers call "the Alki Junkyard." (West Seattle Blog)

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TIME DRAWETH NIGH

The deadline to register to vote is Monday. This is absolutely not the year to sit this out. (Slog)

CITY HALL FOLLIES

They look like compostable produce bags, but they're not. They're "green" only in color. And the City Council just banned 'em. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

The Stranger, which exposed leaked documents about the city's Police Guild contract negotiations, labels the city's effort to find the leaker an expensive "witch hunt."

YOUR PRE-HALLOWEEN SCARE TACTIC OF THE DAY

The Kent School District sent a message to parents, saying the "creepy clown sightings" craze was merely "a national social media hoax." (KCPQ)

SIC TRANSIT

A Seattle Times reporter details how his editors turned an "objective" story about Sound Transit's Bellevue route plans into an anti-transit, anti-government, "neighbors are concerned" screed. (PubliCola)

One lingering legacy of the pre-Metro Seattle Transit is the strange "Night Owl" loop routes during the wee hours. Metro's finally planning to change them. (Seattle Transit Blog)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Very predictably, the people evicted from "The Jungle" are just setting up their unauthorized tents elsewhere. (Weekly)

PHILM PHUN

SIFF artistic director Carl Spence is leaving after 22 years, during which the annual festival became a year-round operation and saved the Uptown and Egyptian theaters. (Slog)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

Maternal deaths are now higher in the U.S., including Washington, than in "any other developed country… except Mexico." Some people here are trying to figure out why. (Crosscut)

SCIENCE!

Ex-UW prof David J. Thouless shares a Nobel Prize in physics this year, for work he did many years back on "strange states of matter." (SeaTimes)

ROLIE POLIE OLY

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson accused Secretary of State Kim Wyman of campaign-disclosure violations. (Joel Connelly)

Two former state ferries are now for sale in an online auction. (KING)  

THE RACE IS ON

Three local black therapists discuss their patients, and the lingering effects of "generations of racism that have resulted in what psychologists call 'racial stress and trauma.' (KUOW)

An Af-Am woman who came to Boeing from a NASA contractor has designed a line of multicultural emojis, "iDiversicons." (PS Biz Journal)

DRUGS

The former operator of a chain of "clean and sober" residential facilities pled guilty to dealing heroin and meth. (Everett Herald)

MAYHEM

A 16-year-old girl's accused of posting online threats that led to two school closures Tuesday, just because she wanted "to get out of going to school." (KCPQ)

TEK TALK

Some South Carolina outfit's got a candle called "New Mac." It's supposed to "remind you of the day you spent $2,400 on a new computer." (GeekWire) 

Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are now "the two richest Americans," according to Forbes. Cue the old lines about "If there's so much money here why can't we ___?" (SeaTimes)

Will Seattle tech companies export jobs to Vancouver (where tech salaries are half what they are here)? (Charles Mudede)

A Business Roundtable study claims Wash. state's not graduating enough techies. (SeaTimes) 

CRITTERS

The lawsuit against the Portage Bay family that feeds and maintains crows was thrown out. (PI.com)

SPORTS

Yeah I said don't expect any sports headlines this week. But that was before we learned that ex-Storm legend Lauren Jackson's about to have her own, er, "three point jumper." (ESPN)

TODAY

"Luke's Diner" pop-up cafes, promoting the Netflix revival of "Gilmore Girls." (Various spots)

TONIGHT

"Art History Talk: The Legacy of Mary Ellen Mark." (Central Library)

"Bloodlines," group exhibit curated by Tracy Rector. (Bridge Productions, thru Sat)

Thievery Corporation. (Showbox)

"Am I Normal?: No-No Night," with DJ Retina Burn. (Revolver)

"Civic Cocktail," panel talk about state ballot issues. (Palace Ballroom) 

Sarah Glidden, author of "Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq." (Elliott Bay Book Co.) 

"Contagious Exchanges: Queer Writers in Conversation," with Rebecca Brown and C. Davida Ingram. (Hugo House First Hill)

"Aesthetic Mess: Resurrection" with DJs Goo Goo and Germaine. (Timbre Room)

"Viva Vera," Vera Project fundraiser with Taylar Elizza Beth. (Crocodile back bar)

Crystal Beth and the Boom Boom Band, Surf Monk, Nosretep. (Nectar)

Skinny Dip series presents "Samhain," burlesque revue with tarot readings. (High Dive) 

Caroline Goulding and Joshua Roman. (Town Hall)

Cymbals Eat Guitars, Field Mouse, WIldhoney. (Barboza)

Anonymous That Dude. (Studio Seven) 

KING (the soul trio, not the TV station), Joey Dosik. (Neumos)

Bateria, Desire Compled, Newlywed, Night Ships. (Vermillion)

Food Network host Christopher Kimball. (Moore) 

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Pantomnesia"

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