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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2016

Thoughts after the NL Wild Card game: Just what we don't need. Another excuse for San Franciscans to (falsely) proclaim themselves the supreme species of the universe.

WEATHER

Showery to start, then heavier rain and winds likely later Thursday and Friday. The first snow in the mountains may fall this weekend.

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MON DIEU!

The new local high-school football powerhouse is here, and it's Catholic. Unlike the now-sanctioned Bellevue High, Everett's Archbishop Murphy school isn't officially limited to players who live in only one geographic area. It's recruited some of the biggest, beefiest teenage boys in western Washington (some up to 300 pounds). Three schools this season have forfeited their games against the team, fearing for their own kids' safety. Murphy scored 170 points in its previous three games. (KING) (KIRO-TV)

Elsewhere in sports, Seahawks player Doug Baldwin says some NFL team owners have told their players not to stage National Anthem protests. (KCPQ) 

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ROLIE POLIE OLY

Among the big out-of-state donors to the initiative to get big out-of-state donors out of Washington politics: "Star Trek" film director J.J. Abrams. (KUOW)

A little-publicized aspect of the same initiative would get rid of the sales tax exemption enjoyed by Oregon residents shopping in Washington. (AP)

'SEATTLE TIMES' BIAS WATCH

When APEC sends right-wing, lobbyist-written bills to state legislatures, the SeaTimes doesn't notice. But when advocates for the poor and homeless craft bills for Seattle's city council to consider, it's considered a case of tainted "influence peddling." (PubliCola)

CITY HALL FOLLIES

The Seattle Office of Cable Communications is investigating allegations against CenturyLink over "billing, service issues." (KING)

AFTER THE DISASTER

We probably won't ever know what really caused the 2014 KOMO helicopter crash. (KCPQ)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

We're witnessing "the Uber-ization of health care." (KIRO-FM)

Fred Hutch wants its own fundraising "vanity plate." (PS Biz Journal)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Catholic Community Services plans a 70-unit "supportive housing" facility for the homeless on a currently vacant lot in Everett. And, just like in Seattle, the plan's attracting so-called "concerned neighbors," full of scare-tactic stereotypes equating poor people with criminals. (KING)

POLICING THE POLICE

Explaining the "Bunker" police-station proposal in the context of '50s "brutalism" and '60s anti-urbanist "white flight" ideology. (Crosscut)

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS

"Financial literacy" will soon be part of the required curriculum in Washington's public schools. (SeaTimes) 

STEM education programs often still "find sexist culture hard to shake." (Crosscut)

A recent "creepy clown sighting" at a local middle school was just "a joke that got out of control." (SeaTimes) 

CRITTERS

A recently deceased whale in Puget Sound may have died becaue the "satellite tag" stuck onto it was contaminated. (AP)

VANISHING SEATTLE

The Castle Apartments on Second in Belltown were a last refuge for the artsy/boho crowd. Emphasis on the "was." The building's just been sold for big bucks. (Daily Journal of Commerce)

A century-old church at 14th and Spring will make way for townhomes. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

ON THE AIR

Reprising the long, triumphant story of KPLU/KNKX's improbable survival. (Crosscut)

SUDS

The Redhook brewery in Woodinville's laying off half its production staff. (SeaTimes)

LABOR PANES

In opposing the Seattle initiative for greater worker rights, "Hotels are spending a lot of money to not protect workers." (Seattlish)

Some Amazon "contract" delivery drivers are taking legal action to be treated as real employees. (SeaTimes)

THE PLANE TRUTH

Could China be hiding its passenger-jet manufacturing capacity from western analysts? That's what one aircraft leasing exec suggests. (PS Biz Journal) 

TEK TALK

Upper-tier techie talent's so hard to come by, one company's offering a new Tesla electric car to each new hire. (PS Biz Journal)

BIZ

The out-of-state conglomerate that just bought the K2 ski brand now wants to sell it. (PS Biz Journal)

TONIGHT

First Thursday art shows, including "Going the Distance" group show (COCA); Fay Jones' "Water" (James Harris); Susanna Bluhm's "March Snow of New York" and Samantha Scherer's "Aerial" (G. Gibson); "Jury-Rigged Fly Traps" (Flutter Studios); Brit Ruggirello's "Blue Hotel" (4Culture); Chelsea Ryoko Wong's "The Fish Jumped Laughing into the Net (ZINC Contemporary); "20 Years of Weaving by Dr. Susan Pavel" (Stonington).

 

James Gleick reads from "Time Travel." (Central Library)

"Word Works: The Urgency of Innovation" with novelist Lidia Yuknavitch. (Frye Art Museum)

Alan Mallach on "America's Urban Future." (Town Hall) 

"Voracious" food tasting and awards show. (Fisher Pavilion)

Catherine Russell. (Jazz Alley, thru Sun) 

Discharge, Eye Hate God, more. (Studio Seven)

Skate Like a Girl benefit with Mommy Long Legs, Hoop, Kelli Frances Corrado, SciFiSol. (Sunset)

Journalist/filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas. (UW Kane Hall)

Mark Morris Dance Group, Silk Road Ensemble. (UW Meany Hall, thru Sat)

"Little Brown Muchrooms," "hallucinatory" dance/theater piece by Alan Sutherland. (On the Boards, thru Sun)

"The Holler Sessions," jazz and radio-themed one-man show with Frank Boyd. (ACT Theatre, thru Sun)

Skerik's Bandalabra, the True Loves, DJ David McGraw. (Nectar)

"Made in Washington" night market, with Zebra Hunt. (Westland Distillery)

Kara-Lis Cloverdale, Mark Van Hoen, Marcus Fischer. (Chapel Performance Space)

"Art of Rwanda" fundraiser for Healing Arts. (Pioneer Collective)

Jennifer S. Brown reads from novel "Modern Girls." (Phinney Books)

"Memory Presents: Program #2," short films. (NW Film Forum)

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Groucho Marx):

"Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough."

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