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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016

So Monday morning's premiere episode of "Snowmageddon '16" was a brief but exhilarating novelty.

Later on Monday we awaited episode 2; only to be told in the evening that it wasn't likely to show up.

When snow's possible (just possible, mind you), all good-willed attempts at accurate forecasting fly out the proverbial window.

WEATHER

Snow's now not likely within Seattle and immediate environs. If there is snow, and if it sticks, it'll stick around Tuesday due to colder but drier air.

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STATE OF THE ARTS

A major group exhibit of works by US women painters is "hiding in plain sight" at the Convention Center. (SeaTimes) (image: "Estuary Consonance" by Sanda Kahler.) 

Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile plans to stay in Seattle, and suggests other creative folk do likewise: "Artists don't go where it's easy." (KUOW) 

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TRAGEDY

Among the still-missing from the Oakland, CA art-space fire are two ex-Olympia residents: K Records artist Joey Casio (Joseph Matlock) and 2008 Evergreen grad Edmond Lapine. (Olympian/AP) 

DRUGS

The Corner Pocket bar in West Seattle had its liquor license suspended, after its owner allegedly offered to sell heroin to an undercover cop. Authorities may try to get the bar permanently closed. (West Seattle Herald)

ECO

Local artist/filmmaker Tracy Rector has been at the Standing Rock protests. Among the things she's learned: "1) That nonviolent resistance works. 2) Unifying around direct action works. 3) Social media and independent reporting work." (Slog) 

Gov. Inslee's on a course toward a "philosophical collision" with federal Republicans on climate change. (GeekWire) 

ROLIE POLIE OLY

We don't have to wait until the Inauguration to see the GOP's fiscal double-crossing of its rural "target market." Tim Eyman's property-tax limits are already strangling rural Washington communities' economies. (Crosscut)

Dino Rossi's taking over the late Andy Hill's state Senate seat, for one year. (KOMO) 

SIC TRANSIT

Even Bellevue likes transit these days, as shown by the Sound Transit 3 vote. (PubliCola)

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS

Washington Middle School has backtracked on a plan to install surveillance cams in its lunchroom (ostensibly to "identify students who leave crumbs at the table"), following parental complaints. (South Seattle Emerald)

A GOP state senator wants to amend the state Constitution, to remove anti-discrimination rules at public schools—and even the demand that all state children deserve an education. Huh? (Seattlish) 

DEVELOPING STORIES

Two UW profs claim Seattle's ongoing spats of construction noise are "out of control—and deadly." (Crosscut)

O GIVE ME A HOME

There's no holiday-season lull in the local home-sales market, with an apparently "inexhaustible supply" of would-be buyers no matter what the price. (PS Biz Journal)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

Virginia Mason Hospital's hosting a "Resilient Health Care" workshop, to figure how to deal with new or revived disease outbreaks due to climate change. (KNKX) 

CITY HALL FOLLIES

Seattle's Office of Arts and Culture announced $240,000 in grants to upgrade "cultural facilities" around town. (International Examiner)

The ongoing fallout of the elections "is reinvigorating Seattle's neighborhood movement." (PubliCola)

"Democracy vouchers," to let Seattle residents channel public campaign cash toward the campaigns of their choice, are almost ready. (Seattlish)

THE BIG A

Amazon's next "real world" retail concept: a Belltown convenience store where your purchases are automatically charged to your account, and where shoppers will never have to speak to, you know, workers. It's now running on an employees-only "shakedown cruise" basis; it'll open to the public early next year. (PI.com)

THE LAZY B

Despite fears associated with "globalized" manufacturing, mahcine shops are popping up across Snohomish County to supply Boeing with parts. (Everett Herald)

BIZ

A former Expedia IT technician pled guilty to running an insider-trading scheme that netted him over $300,000 in the stock market. It involved hacking emails from his own company's top executives. (CNN) (SeaTimes) 

SPORTS

Yep, Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is out for the season, after he broke a tibia in Sunday night's game. (SeaTimes) 

TONIGHT

"Dial and Drink With Friends," gathering to "call our representatives and decision makers to voice your opinion." (Cafe Racer) 

Group show of short films. (Grand Illusion) 

"The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G," surreal comedy play by Qui Nguyen. (UW Penthouse Theater, thru Sun)

Jarted Mitchell, Trevor Ridge, Eva Walker. (Parlaiment) 

Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays. (Triple Door) 

Jim James, Twin Limb. (Neptune)

Lee Fields and the Expressions, Lady Wray. (Neumos) 

Laraaji, Bardo:Basho, DJ Explorateur. (Q)

Bell Witch, Aerial Ruin, Eos, Serpentent. (Highline) 

INSIDE

As the nation potentially heads into a questionable future, taking control of one's own culture becomes even more important. Learn how they've done it around here with our local music-history book "LOSER," now in a spiffy revamped anniversary edition.

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Robert Crumb):

“You can’t make everybody love you. It’s an exercise in futility, and it’s probably not even a good idea to try.”

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