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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016

For what I hope is the last time:

Nobody is proposing or promoting "camping in city parks." 

That's a mis-intrepretation of a bill to ensure human/property rights during encampment clearances.

Please don't believe everything that's said on talk radio.

WEATHER

Partly cloudy and dry through Tuesday.

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STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

Ex KIRO-TV anchor Susan Hutchison, now leading the state Republican Party, stretched logic to defend the now-revealed sexist statements by He Who Must Not Be Named. Other local Republicans declined to go along with Hutchison's line of reasoning. (KOMO) (Joel Connelly)

Meet the local musician who wants to "rally the scene" into voting with her "Punk the Vote" concert series. (Weekly)

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POLICING THE POLICE

Mayor Murray has sent his fianl plans for police reform to the judge overseeing the case. (KING)

AFTER THE DISASTER

Plaintiffs' attorneys have reached a $50 million settlement with the state over the Oso landsli, subject to a judge's approval. A civil suit against a logging company over the slide continues. (SeaTimes)  

O GIVE ME A HOME

You know that Mayor Murray's plan to "end homelessness" involves killing umpteen nonprofit housing projects and instead subsidizing private landlords. You might not know that it probably would also require many people to move into units out of town, or even out of the county. Which, of course, is what many NIMBYs and conservatives would like. (The C Is For Crank)

Zillow predicts Seattle will still have the country's fastest-rising rents next year; and rents in the outer suburbs will also hyper-inflate. (PS Biz Journal)

"Are Chinese international students feeding Seattle’s real estate crisis?" (Seattle Globalist) 

An emcampment near I-90, evicted several months back, is popping up again. (Crosscut)

Street Bean, the Belltown nonprofit coffee house providing work opportunities to homeless teens, is adding a branch in the U District. (KING)

DEVELOPING STORIES

Developers of the site on Fourth Avenue north of Bell Street have revised their tower plans to incorporate the Franklin Apartments (or at least their façade). (Curbed)

SIC TRANSIT

Among the institutions supporting the Sound Transit 3 ballot measure: The Museum of Flight. A light-rail stop near it was taken out of the original Link plans, but would be built under ST3. (KIRO-TV)

Do you have to own a car to work for Metro (and thus help other people to not need cars)? (Seattle Transit Blog) 

Portland may force drive-throughs to serve cyclists and pedestrians. (CNN)

DOWN THE ROAD

Can at least part of the "ramps to nowhere" in the Arboretum be preserved? (Crosscut)

Could (or should) the I-5 express lanes downtown be turned into "bus only" lanes? (Seattle Transit Blog)

THE RACE IS ON

A Virginia Commonwealth U. prof says Seattle's "a model for dealing with race inequity." (Jerry Large)

DRUGS

Gov. Inslee issued a statewide plan to fight opioid addictions. His first priority: pain-pill abusers. (KIRO-FM) (SeaTimes)

ON AND OFF THE LINE

As predicted/dreaded for some time, Comcast's putting "data caps" on home Internet accounts. (GeekWire) 

THE BIG A

Amazon posted 11,042 job openings in King County from May to August. The UW posted 2,757; Microsoft had 1,611. (SeaTimes)

R.I.P.

Seb Barnett (who preferred the non-gendered pronoun "they") was a visual artist, as teacher on topics from meditation to divination, and an active member of Seattle's neo-pagan community. Barnett committed suicide on Saturday, just one week before their art was to have been featured in a local gallery show. (The Wild Hunt) (Jo David)

SPORTS

Only one major local team played a game last week, but it was a big one. UW Husky football trounced the drowning Oregon Ducks 70-21. A bye this week; home vs. Oregon State on Oct. 22.

Seahawks vet Ricardo Lockette recently talked about what it took for him to bounce back after "nearly dying on the field." (GeekWire) 

TONIGHT

Geeks Who Drink trivia. (Cafe Racer)

Graphic novelist Charles Burns. (Town Hall First Hill)

"in•dig•e•nize" art opening and Indigenous People's Day celebration (Daybreak Star)

Staged reading of "So Damn Proud" by Justin Neal. (Seattle Rep)

"Father Daughter 11," jazz improv session. (Royal Room)

No Parents, White Fang, Birth Defects. (Vera Project)

Midnight Faces. (Crocodile)

"Listen to Seattle," music/spoken-word program by the Steve Griggs Ensemble. (Town Hall)

Novelist Nell Zink. (Elliott Bay Book Co.) 

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Rivka Galchen):

"For me, the unforgivable sin in literature is the same as that in life: the assumption of certainty and the moral high ground."

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