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LOSER: The Real Seattle Music Story. It's back, and it's louder than ever.
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016

Boxing Day (and the day before it) are over and we're back at the old grind, trying to keep you all connected to what's going on HERE. 

WEATHER

Heavy rain and wind possible today. Off-and-on rain showers the rest of the week.

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CITY OF DEBS-TINY

Tacoma didn't have a citywide "debutantes' ball" until 1961, and only to attract a TV documentary crew (that didn't show up). Nevertheless, the "Holiday Cotillion" survives as an annual event to this day. (KNKX) 

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VANISHING SEATAC

Residents of one of the area's last surviving mobile home parks are fighting eviction/redevelopment plans. (KNKX) 

UN-VANISHING RAINIER BEACH

King Donut-Teriyaki-Laundromat will be "a real place" again soon! New owners have promised to not only keep all three sides of the storefront going but to add Thai food to the mix! (South Seattle Emerald)

DEPT. OF FALLOUT

BBC Radio interviewed Mayor Ed Murray as part of a segment calling Seattle "the city defying Trump."

Meanwhile, the CS Monitor discusses Seattle's "struggle to prosper and keep its soul."

A UW prof believes misogyny was a definite factor in the election. (PI.com)

Regional hospital execs are pleading for the new DC regime not to kill the Affordable Care Act. (SeaTimes)

Jerry Large meets a 96-year-old German-born Jew who warns of "chilling parallels" between 1930s Germany and 2010s America.

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

A Pierce County jury awarded over half a million to an ex-Western State Hospital employee, who'd claimed he'd fired in 2014 as retaliation for "whistleblowing." (SeaTimes) 

CRIME

A local tech-company exec was charged with soliciting sex to an undercover cop posing online as a 15-year-old. (GeekWire)

A homeless woman's accused of stabbing another woman in the throat on Christmas, inside a cancer-care center where the victim's husband is a patient. (KOMO)

AT REST, AT LAST

"The Ancient One" (aka "Kennewick Man") will be re-interred according to Umatilla tribal traditions. (NWNews)

ECO

"What you can do—personally—to help Puget Sound's resident orcas." (The Whale Trail via West Seattle Blog)

DEVELOPING STORIES

Seattle Central College plans to redevelop the ex-Annex Clothing and ex-Broadway Dental buildings. (Capitol Hill Seattle) 

We now know a little more about the development that would replace the 23rd and Union strip mall. Its current plan involves a supermarket, pharmacy, and 120 "affordable" housing units. (Capitol Hill Seattle) 

THE BIG A

"Amazon's real future isn't drones. It's self-driving trucks." (Wired)

THE PLANE TRUTH

Now Iran says it wants a half-price deal for the 80 new Boeing planes it wants to buy. (KING)

Even before next year's announced layoffs, several dozen "contract engineers" are being laid off from Boeing's 777 program. (KOMO) 

MS BEHAVIOR

Could Microsoft become the first tech company with a $1 trillion market value? (GeekWire)

AROUND THE GENDER BEND

An alleged conspiracy to fix generic-drug prices began with "dinners and girls' nights out." (Kaiser Health News via SeaTimes) 

R.I.P.

George Michael, 53, was a UK power-pop idol who outed himself as gay at the height of his fame, a daring move then or now. (KCPQ) 

SPORTS

A Seahawks fourth-quarter comeback fell short in a 34-31 loss to Arizona. An even more injury-depleted Seahawk squad (no Tyler Lockett) ends the regular season at the 49ers on New Year's Day.

It's still unknown whether ex-Seahawk Marshawn Lynch has any role in Samsung's application for a trademark on the phrase "Beast Mode." (KING) 

The WSU Cougars take on Minnesota in football's Holiday Bowl today.

TONIGHT

"Feminist Fight Club" author Jessica Bennett. (Town Hall)

"Light the Night: An LGBTQ Hanukkah Celebration." (Gay City)

"Highbrow/Lowbrow: A Very Varied Variety Show." (Substation)

Zony Mash, Sweeter Than the Day, V. (Royal Room, thru Wed)

CEOs Inc., Blake DeGraw, Uneasy Chairs with Eveline Müller. (Vermillion) 

Straight No Chaser. (Paramount)

Hilltalks, Timberfoot, Evan White. (Chop Suey) 

Dante and the Mirrors, Pearls, Honey Mustard. (Sunset) 

Machinedrum, Tom Kha Soup, Owleks. (Neumos)

UW prof Mark Chen on "the societal benefits of gaming." (Pacific Science Center)

Glow in the Dark Menorah Lighting. (Bergen Place) 

INSIDE

What? Even your closest loved ones didn't get you a copy of "LOSER"? You can still get your own.

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Rainer Maria Rilke, “Lament”):

“I would like to step out of my heart
 and go walking beneath the enormous sky.”

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