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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016

Sharon Jones, who died from pancreatic cancer Fridat at age 60, was a major force in the retro-soul revival since 2002 with the Dap-Kings (the house band of NY label Dap-Tone Records). But she was no mere nostalgia act. She was a voice of her times, a full-force presence of strength, a positive presence of the kind we especially need now. She last performed locally at the KEXP studios' grand opening in April.

WEATHER

Showers today; heavier rain likely Tuesday and beyond.

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DEPT. OF FALLOUT

Some 3,000 people participated in a peaceful "Hands Across Green Lake" protest Saturday. (My Ballard) (KOMO) (image: Heidi Olsen)

A graffiti swastika on a Capitol Hill light pole was painted over with a golden heart and the slogan LOVE WINS. (Capitol Hill Seattle) 

The problem with calls to abolish the Electoral College is, of course, that the people with the most to gain from its continuation would have to agree. (KNKX) (Sightline)

Psychotherapist Carol Poole offers a "guide to coping" in this difficult time. (Crosscut)

GOP-instigated voter suppression "is a very real thing and may get worse." (Charles Mudede)

As the previously unthinkable becomes the talked-about, a historian warns against treating the WWII Japanes-American internments as anything but a tragedy and a cautionary tale. (SeaTimes) 

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PORN IN THE USA—NO, CANADA

Meet one of the top producer/entrepreneurs behind the budding industry of "augmented reality porn": an Asian-Canadian woman in Vancouver. (GeekWire)

UPDATES

Shit got deadly serious at the North Dakota pipeline protest. (AP) 

On Friday morning, authorities used "pepper balls" to evict the week-long sit-in at Port of Olympia train tracks, intended to stop "fracking sand" from going to North Dakota. (Olympian)  

ECO

Volunteer students and South Park residents vow to continue the Duwamish cleanup effort as an "environmental justice" matter, with or without continued federal support. (Joel Connelly) 

A new SR 202 section out by Woodinville will replace "a fish-choking culvert" with "a buried bridge." (Daily Journal of Commerce)

HEALTH SCARE OF THE WEEK

"Invasive mussel larvae" have been found in Montana. (AP) 

O GIVE ME A HOME

In Pierce County, "African Americans make up roughly 7 percent of the general population, but 27 percent of the homeless population." The proportion nationally is only a little smaller. (News Tribune) 

DRUGS

Legal pot is already a bigger business in Washington than hard liquor. (News Tribune)

A Tacoma motel was ordered closed after police found meth "contamination" in 20 of its 24 rooms. (News Tribune)

FAKE NEWS ISN'T GOOD NEWS

Turns out that "Bipartisan Report," one of the scads of not-so-satirical "fake news" (well, highly exaggerated news) sites, is based in Seattle and run by the son of a Costco cofounder. (Danny Westneat)

BAR TABS

Solitary confinement (also known by a few more bureaucratic names) is rampant in Washington jails. (KNKX)

VANISHING UW?

The next UW campus preservation batle is over a climbing wall. (Joel Connelly)

GRUB

Lindy West discusses "loving who you are and the perils of eating in public when you're 'fat.'" (KNKX)

TRAGEDY

A Metro bus driver had a fatal heart attack while driving a bus on the Viaduct. Passengers got the bus to a safe stop in the outside lane, inches from the guard rail. The driver, Sam Williams (a former member of the Flying Karamazov Brothers juggling troupe) was pronounced dead at Harborview. (West Seattle Blog) (SeaTimes)

R.I.P.

Polly Dyer, 96, was a "driving force in Northwest wilderness and conservation circles." She fought to keep logging out of Olympic Natinal Park, to establish North Cascades Naitonal Park, and on many other causes over a seven-decade career. (SeaTimes) 

SPORTS

UW women's basketball lost the Preseason Women's NIT title game, 71-60 to Notre Dame. The regular season opens tomorrow, at home vs. Idaho.

The Seahawks downed Philadelphia 26-15. At Tampa Bay Sunday.

UW football whupped Arizona State 44-18. The Apple Cup game, at WSU Friday afternoon, will be for the Pac-12 North title.

Gonzaga beat Bryant 109-70. At Quinnipiac Thursday.

UW men's basketball beat Northern Arizona 92-58. Home vs. Long Beach State Tuesday.

TONIGHT

"Seu Jorge Presents 'The Life Aquatic, a Tribute to David Bowie.'" (Benaroya Hall)

"After Orlando," "playwright-driven theater action" in response to the Pulse nightclub shooting. (Raisbeck Performance Hall) 

Duda Almeida, Eduard Mendonça. (Royal Room) 

Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies). (Triple Door)

"Suggestible You" author Erik Vance. (Town Hall)

Autopilot, Popcan Pipers, Something United. (Substation)

Mr. Little Jeans. (Sunset)

MNDSGN. (Barboza)

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Colleen Hoover):

“Understanding a situation doesn’t always make it easier.”

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