Autumn's only been around for two weeks and already, as they say on a certain premium cable channel, "winter is coming." 


The first big seasonal storm could bring strong rain and winds to western Washington today.



Welcome former THEESatisfaction member Stasia Irons to KEXP's hiphop show "Street Sounds," formerly hosted by the moving-to-LA Larry Mizell. (Weekly)



"Did the mayor violate the Open Public Meetings Act by barring citizens from chambers?" (Seattlish)


The state Supreme Court reiterated its $100,000-a-day fine against the state government for not fully funding basic education. A ruling by Chief Justice Barbara Madsen said the state has until Sept. 2018 "to fully implement its program for basic education," and it must have a funding plan by the end of the 2017 legislative session. (Joel Connelly)

Ex-Mayor McGinn chastizes Wash. state Dems as "behind the times" i/r/t progressive tax laws (i.e., income taxes on millionaires). (Crosscut) 


"Police body cameras are coming in January. Maybe." (Crosscut)

A Seattle police officer was suspended for allegedly groping three female department employees. (KIRO-FM)

King County Sheriff John Urquhart says "people will die" if the county zeroes out its air and sea rescue operations, just to save $2 million in opertaing expenses. (KOMO) 


Seatle police received calls concerning four different people walking around naked in three different parts of town early Thursday. (KOMO) 


Can the soon-to-be ex-Weyerhaeuser campus in Federal Way be repurposed without turning all its open space into industrial parks? (Daily Journal of Commerce)


A victory for local enviro-activists: Shell's calling off its previous plans for an oil-train depot at its Anacortes refinery. (KNKX)


Yakima's the next community to celebrate "Indigenous People's Day" instead of "Columbus Day." (AP)


The driver of a car that crashed into a Metro bus in March had taken meth just previously, according to toxicology reports. (SeaTimes)


All of Sound Transit's operations are more popular than ever. Sound Transit 3 bond-issue opponents, naturally, refuse to take heed. (Slog)

A Seattle-Bainbridge ferry vessel will be out of service for at least a week, after it "bumped" the dock. (KIRO-TV) 


More ways to help victims of the Delridge low-income apartment fire. (SeaTimes) 


Our pal Nick Hanauer (of the down-feather Hanauers, not the hydroplane Hanauers) says the claim that higher wages mean fewer jobs "isn't a theory, it's a scam." (PBS NewsHour)


Amazon's moving its Prime Now delivery operation from the old Toyota showroom building into the complex now known as Starbucks Center. This means today's #1 shop at home company's occupying space originally built for yesterday's #1 shop at home company (Sears). (PS Biz Journal) 

Notoriously charity-stingy Amazon's donating $10 million to the new UW computer science building. (SeaTimes) 

Is our long municipal nightmare over, or at least passing its peak? Amazon confirms it's leasing a lot of office space in Bellevue. (GeekWire)

Amazon's newest robo-warehouses need only "a minute of human labor" to ship a typical package. (CNN) 


The state gambling commission told Bellevue video-game giant Valve to rain in its part of "a multibillion-dollar online gambling market that uses virtual items earned in video games as currency." (Bloomberg)

Ex-Microsoft exec Nathan Myhrvold, who now runs a "startup incubator" outfit, says Seattle's biotech firms and global-health nonprofits make it "the Silicon Valley of Saving the World." (GeekWire)


Sister Georgette Bayless, 94, was "the champion of hospice care" at Providence Hospitals' Snohomish County operations. The operation she helped to start helped each of my parents' end-of-life care. (Everett Herald) 


The UW Huskies are at the Oregon Ducks (they're ugly and Nike dresses them funny) Saturday.


St. Demetrios Greek Festival. (St. Demetrios Church, Fri-Sun)

Earshot Jazz Festival. (Various spots, Fri-Tues)

Seattle Made Week. (Various spots, Fri thru Oct. 16) 

Oktoberfest Northwest. (Puyallup Fairgrounds, Fri-Sun) 

"Man of La Mancha." (5th Avenue Theatre, Fri thru Oct. 30)

"Zorch Invasion VI," garage-band and psychobilly fest. (Tony V's, Fri; Slim's Last Chance, Sat)

"Cirque Goes to the Cinema." (Benaroya Hall, Fri-Sun)

Irish Reels Film Festival. (SIFF FIlm Center, Fri-Sun)

Animation Show of Shows. (SIFF Egyptian, Fri-Wed) 

Kinofest Seattle, German-language film festival. (NW Film Forum, Fri-Sun)

"Bullygirl," one-woman show by Jennifer Jasper. (18th & Union Theater, Fri thru Oct. 28)

Comedian Greg Behrendt. (Laughs, Fri-Sat) 

"Bodacious Barbarian Babes vs. the Indigo Empress," "burlesque sword and sorcery epic." (Ballard Underground, Fri-Sat)

Fall Festival of Flight. (SANCA, Fri-Sat)

"Hardy Drew & the Nancy Boys," camp takeoff on youth mysteries. (Re-bar, Fri thru Oct. 15) 

Opening of "The Metamorph," multi-media installation by Mandy Greer. (Pivot Art + Culture, Fri)

Phantogram. (Paramount, Fri)

"The Pledge," food drive and fundraiser for the homeless. (Peloton, Fri)

Shannon & the Clams. (Neumos, Fri)

Dr. John. (Tacoma Pantages Theatre, Fri)

Frankie Cosmos, iji. (Vera Project, Fri)

"Snap Judgment Live," musical storytelling revue. (Moore, Fri) 

Tobacco, High Tides, Odonis Odonis. (Crocodile, Fri)

"Art star celebrity" film "Aladdin" with director Adam Green in person. (Sunset, Fri)

"Pike People Street." (East Pike from 10th to 11th, Fri) 

"Bedtime Stories" reading with Tod Marshall, Charles Johnson, and Bridget Foley. (Olympic Hotel, Fri)

Murs, Mayday. (Nectar, Fri)

Olympic soccer star Carli Lloyd. (Elliott Bay Book Co., Fri)

Actor-comedian Christopher Titus. (Neptune, Fri)

Reception for "Words from the Cafe: Voices of People in Recovery," based on stories by Recovery Cafe attendees. (Jack Straw Cultural Center, Fri)

"Our Present Hauntology," "poetic responses" to Sam Vernon's exhibit "Rage Wave." (Interstitial, Fri) 

GeekGirlCon. (Convention Center, Sat-Sun) 

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair. (Exhibition Hall, Sat-Sun)

"Infinite Expectationof the Dawn," one-person show with L. Nicol Cabe about the U.S. "after Civil War II." (18th & Jackson Theatre, Sat thru Oct. 29) 

Georgetown Art Attack Sat, including Charles Burns (Fantagraphics Bookstore); "Fwd:<no-reply>@TheAlice" (The Alice); the grand opening of Gage South (Equinox).

"Brian Wilson Presents 'Pet Sounds.'" (Paramount, Sat)

Washington State Book Awards. (Central Library, Sat)

The Julie Ruin. (Showbox, Sat)

Novelist Maria Semple. (Town Hall, Sat)

"Cathedrals XIII" with Jeremy Enigk, Laura Gibson, Tomo Nakayama. (St. Mark's, Sat)

"The Depressed Cake Shop," pop-up bakery with "sweet, sad treats to raise awareness for mental health." (Optimism Brewing, Sat)

"The Legacy of Seattle Metal Arts" panel talk. (Bellevue Arts Museum, Sat) 

Release party for "Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders." (Underground Tour, Sat)

Readings from "What I Didn't Know: True Stories of Becoming a Teacher." (Hugo House First Hill, Sat) 

Rocky Votolato, Chris Staples. (Tractor, Sat)

Okkervil River, Landlady, Julia Jacklin. (Neptune, Sat)

Ryley Walker, Circuit des Yeux. (Barboza, Sat)

Lazer Kitty, A Breakthrough in Field Studies, Jupe Jupe. (High Dive, Sat)

Queer Masquerade Party. (Re-bar, Sat)

Artists C. Davida Ingram and Claire Cowie in conversation. (Pivot Art + Culture, Sat)

"Cast of One: Improv with No Safety Net." (Atlas Theatre, Sat) 

Raekwon, Supernatural. (Nectar, Sat) 

Honey Ear Trio. (Royal Room, Sat) 

Shonen Knife, Full Toilet, Ichi Bichi. (Tractor, Sun)

Benoit Pioulaard, Skin Lies, White Cloud. (Lo-Fi, Sun)

Fantasy author Rick Riordan. (Town Hall, Sun)

"Ridiculous Vices: Moliere Improvised." (Market Theater, Sun)

Seattle Children's Festival. (Seattle Center, Sun)

Rally and Remembrance for Safer Streets. (Northgate Community Center, Sun)

"The Female Gaze: Reclaiming the Feminine for All of Us," "visual meditation and sound healing ritual." (Magnuson Park Building 30, Sun)


There will be another "LOSER" book event now that the reissued book's just become available for bookstore distribution. More info when I know it.




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