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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016

Conservative-leaning papers 80 years ago (the Chicago Tribune, the Hearst chain) ran daily front-page streamer headlines, counting down the number of "DAYS LEFT TO SAVE AMERICA" (specifically, from an FDR second term). That propaganda strategy backfired greatly, as we now know.

So I'm hesitant to tell you we've got one week to save America (nay, the world) from a candidate who embodies everything sleazy, bigoted, and sociopathic, and the sordidness he represents.

But one week is what we've got.

WEATHER

Slightly less damp Tuesday. Heavier rain returns Wednesday.

Not only was last month Seattle's wettest October ever, it was Sea-Tac's 10th wettest month (of any time of year) ever. (KOMO)

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PAINT IT, WELL, YOU KNOW

A landlord in Olympia's painted more than a dozen rental houses in black-based artistic patterns. He's also got a bar called "Cryptatropa" with a vintage embalming table on display. (KING) 

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UPDATES

The mentally-ill person known last spring as "#ManInTree" was given two years' probation, to be supervised by the county's Mental Health Court. (KCPQ)

One of the children with "polio-like symptoms" has died. (SeaTimes)

YOUR DAY-O-THE-DEAD THINK PIECE

The Pike Place Market's supposedly got lots of ghosts. And lots of them are of children, who'd been abandoned by transient dads early last century. (KUOW)

VANISHING LOWER QUEEN ANNE

The two-sided bar operation known as Tini Biggs and Hula Hula will close in early January for yet another midrise mixed-use blah-blah-blah. Their owner says he's looking at other sites but hasn't found any available building that still has any "soul." (PI.com)

ECO

When rains here are heavy, stormwater drainage includes "toxic runoff." That's trace amounts of oil, exhaust, rubber, etc. from road surfac, all getting into our rivers and Puget Sound. Researchers are working on a "permeable pavment" formula to keep that gunk from washing away. (KIRO-TV)

Puget Sound Energy's plan for a big Tacoma liquid natural gas plant/terminal got state approval. (News Tribune) 

"West coast fisheries hit hard by poor ocean conditions." (EarthFX/KUOW)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Eastsiders say "Build more shelters—but nowhere near me." (KING)

THE RACE IS ON

As we've said before, Bellevue's become the state's biggest "majority minority" city. (SeaTimes)

UW study: "Black people in Seattle face longer wait times for Uber and Lyft rides than white customers." (PI.com)

A WSU football player from Samoa was suspended for the entire school year after a campus brawl, when he needed just one credit to graduate. His attorneys and friends say the college's "student conduct review board" failed to give him due process. (KIRO-TV)

Is Facebook's "community standards" (censorship) policy racially biased? (Seattle Globalist)

CRITTERS

The USDA accused an Everett "breeding and research" lab of Animal Welfare Act violations, relating to 38 primate deaths. (SeaTimes)

DRUGS

"Mom gave kids heroin as 'feel-good medicine,' charges say." (News Tribune)

ICK

As video cameras get ever smaller, creeps find more ways to hide them in restrooms, locker rooms, etc. (KIRO-TV) 

POLLY TICKS

Wash. Secretary of State Kim Wyman will send out mail notices correcting an error in the Spanish-language instrucitons of the state voters' pamphlet. (PI.com) 

THE PLANE TRUTH

Sea-Tac wants to be the nation's leader in using "jet biofuels," announcing a study toward that goal in cooperation with a nonprofit started by Virgin Group boss Richard Branson. (GeekWire) 

THE BIG A

Once again, Amazon's a huge money-loser except for its "cloud" computing-services business, subsidizing everything else it does. (GeekWire)

DEVELOPING STORIES

KCPQ's Aaron Levine says KeyArena can't possibly be rebuilt at anything close to the costs suggested by two management companies; and, even if it could, it'd still be a worse deal for the city than Chris Hansen's Sodo arena scheme.

Zach Shaner at the Seattle Transit Blog suggests the city approve the Hansen arena plan AND tear down KeyArena for housing.

SPORTS

The UW Huskies are still ranked #4 in the nation; and WSU's broken into the rankings at #25! (ESPN)

TODAY

Roosevelt Way repaving project "celebration." (U District Food Bank)

TONIGHT

Dia de los Muertos celebration. (Casco Antiguo)

12th annual "Ofrenda" exhibit opening. (El Centro de la Raza, thru Nov. 18) 

Tony Bennett, Antonia Bennett. (Paramount)

Bush. (Showbox)

"VHS for President," film/documentary clips from the Scarecrow Project. (Grand Illusion)

"People > Passion > Purpose," Smithsonian-organized panel of speakers. (SAM) 

Science writer Carl Safina on "the thoughts and feelings of animals." (Town Hall) 

Eric Tollefson (CD release), Kate Lynn Logan. (Triple Door)

Jeff Hamilton Trip, Tamir Hendelman, Christoph Luty. (Jazz Alley, thru Wed) 

Blouse, Mick Jagger tribute with Derek Gaines, Power Skeleton. (Funhouse)

The Moth and the Flame, Young Rising Sons, 888. (Crocodile)

The Melbatones. (Spite House)

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Bill Murray):

"As a kid, my parents told me I could be anyone I wanted to be. Turns out, this is called 'Identity Theft.'”

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