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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016

Three weeks. Twenty-one days. That's the time we've got to not merely win an election, but to save the nation and the world from a fate far worse than George W. Bush.

WEATHER

More of the same for the foreseeable future. Lightning possible Tuesday afternoon.

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GRUB

It's a big day for local lovers of great American populist foods. Fife's beloved burger stand, Pick-Quick, opens a Seattle branch on Fourth Avenue South today. (Seattle mag)

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AROUND THE GENDER BEND

Former Washington First Lady Mona Lee Locke opens up about her "multiple" past experiences with sexual harassment. Yes, she ties this in to the current Presidential campaign: "For a society that has come so far in so many respects, it is sickening to see the tolerance for a man who absolutely has no respect for women, treats them like objects and has no reservation about re-victimizing his victims by bashing them publicly." (KING)

A U.S. district judge ruled that a "gender bias" case against Microsoft can proceed. The three female plaintiffs claim MS's former employee-review system resulted in "fewer raises and promotions" for female tech employees. (SeaTimes) 

On a similar note, a UW psych prof says women in tech careers are often held back, not by specific discrimination, but by a more generalized "masculine culture" in these fields. (Mashable)

SISTERS DOIN' IT FOR THEMSELVES

The founder of a babysitting website's challenging other women to start their own companies, with just $200 in initial funds. (GeekWire)

Two women who used to work at Amazon have come up with "a party game that inspires optimism." (Seattleite) 

Then there's the story of the female Microsoft exec who quit to start a "therapeutic" lube company. (GeekWire)

CITY HALL FOLLIES

Upon intense landlord lobbying, and despite intense (in-person) witness testimony at a public hearing, the City Council voted to kick the bill to cap apartment move-in fees back to committee. But that doesn't necessarily mean the bill will suffer "death by process." (Seattlish) (Slog)

ROLIE POLIE OLY

In November, the state Legislature could be all controlled by either party or remain split like it is now. It all depends on a few key races. (AP) 

PUT A LID ON IT?

We've told you about a scheme to essentially expand Freeway Park with new lids over I-5 from the Convention Center to Stewart Street. Now, here's a different scheme to build the lids, and to put some park-trail uses along them, but to also build 28,000 "affordable" housing units along much of the reclaimed real estate (and also along parts of the vacated "Jungle" at northwest Beacon Hill). (Daily Journal of Commerce) 

POLICING THE POLICE

Attorney Cynthia Linet says the North Precinct project shouldn't be merely scaled back but "completely abandoned." (Real Change oped)

ECO

The streets look so much cleaner after a big storm. That's because all the litter flows directly into the Sound. (KING)

CRIME

A massive FBI sting found 67 adults and five children in Washington who'd been "sexually victimized." Fourteen people were arrested. (SeaTimes)

The sweeping of "The Jungle" didn't end unauthorized encampments, or the dangers to their residents; as evinced with a late-night shooting Sunday at Royal Brougham and Airport Way. (KCPQ)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

An Oregon hospital's emergency room is under quarrantine, after several people began hallucinating, apparently from mere contact. (AP)

WHAT'S IN STORE

The Nube "sustainable goods" store on Capitol Hill will hold a "lights out" Halloween-night sale. The staff will wear night-vision goggles. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

BIZ

The CEO of the Belltown-founded Ace Hotel chain was accused of trying to defraud the estate of founder Alex Calderwood from its rightful stake in the company. (Bloomberg) 

TONIGHT

"People's Budget" town hall with Kshama Sawant. (City Hall)

Seattle Interactive Conference. (Convention Center Conference Center, thru Wed) 

Columbia City "arts and culture district" public meeting. (Royal Room)

"Why Race Matters: U.S. Politics in the 2016 Elections" forum. (UW Ethnic Cultural Center)

Climate change symposium. (Town Hall) 

"Where To Next?," forum on bringing more women into "creative leadership" roles. (Publicis Seattle) 

The Drunken Masters. (Seamonster)

Kishi Bashi. (Showbox)

True Widow, Low Lande, Me Infecto. (Highline)

Luna God and friends. (Vermillion)

Beth Fleenor, Ehssan Karimi Duo. (Spite House)

Terry Bozzio. (Triple Door)

Temples, Triptides. (Crocodile)

Carolyn Wonderland. (Jazz Alley, thru Wed)

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(William Faulkner):

"Time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life."

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