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FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017

Whatsoever ye do this weekend, whether it's rooting for the Seahawks or insulating your water pipes, please stay healthy. And if you do get the flu bug, be sure to avoid giving it to others.

WEATHER

Still way-cold and sunny Friday. An ever-so-slight chance of a little snow Saturday, before rain returns Sunday.

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MY OL' STOMPIN' GROUNDS

Only 10 percent of the working people living in Marysville work IN Marysville. The rest commute, to as far as Seattle. Town leaders say they've got an idea—attract manufacturing plants to what's now dormant farmland. Farmers say no, they'd love to use more of that land but the landowners won't let 'em. And besides, factories are so robotized nowadays, there'd probably be more temp jobs building 'em than permanent jobs running 'em. (KUOW)

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POLICING THE POLICE

Newly-released video footage shows that "Che Taylor lay bleeding on the pavement for nearly eight minutes without medical attention after Seattle police officers shot him last Feb. 21. For at least three of those minutes, Taylor was in handcuffs and officers clearly had the area secured." (Crosscut) 

DEPT. OF FALLOUT

It's billed as a "Women's March," but all genders are officially welcome at the local protest, coinciding with similar events in DC and around the country on Jan. 21. Some 25,000 people have said on social media that they plan to attend the Seattle event alone. (Slog)

ECO

"The end is nigh" for Northwest coal exports. (Sightline)

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS

Annie Wright School, the private girls' school in Tacoma tracing its history back to the 1880s, will add a separate boys' program next year. (News Tribune)

DEAD AIR

KOMO-TV's out-of-state conservative owners are axing the station's investigative unit, laying off three newsroom employees. (SeaTimes)

Phase 3 of KING's downsizing takes effect today, as its NorthWest Cable News channel signs off after 21 years. (Feliks Banel)

VANISHING SEATTLE

Surplus Too (formerly Sir Plus), the fabulous Army-Navy surplus store across from the ex-Sears on 1st Avenue South, is closing after almost 40 years. (KING)

Icon Grill, the "funky but chic" bistro with all the glass art on the ceiling, closes at the end of this month after 19 years. (KING) 

DEVELOPING STORIES

The latest in the plan for a high-rise at the Icon Grill corner (5th and Virginia): the state's Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation wants the city to assess the site, to see if it has any "historical remains." That's just fine with residents of the Escala luxury tower across the alley, who don't want another tower right next to theirs. (KOMO)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Home prices aren't rising AS fast as in previous months; but the supply of homes for sale is still scarce. (SeaTimes)

One year later, the Ballard "tiny house village" camp seems to be running well. (Crosscut)

A man died early Thursday under the Spokane Street Viaduct, when the old RV he was living in caught fire. (KOMO)

MAYHEM

A fire broke out on the vacant top floor of the old Butterworth mortuary (and Midtown porn-theater) building on 1st Avenue. Nobody was hurt, but part of the Kells bar on the building's Post Alley side was closed pending an investigation. (PI.com)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

Gov. Inslee says the "scam" of repealing the Affordable Health Act, with nothing in line to "replace" it, would endanger the lives of thousands in this state alone. (Joel Connelly)

WHAT'S IN STORE

We're losing the Alderwood Sears, the Everett Mall ex-Bon Marché, and even the Macy-fied former Meier & Frank in downtown Portland. But Nordstrom says it's got plans to make department stores popular again. One of them: A temporary "KPOP-IN" shop at its downtown and Bellevue stores, supplied by Korea's fashion industry. (Vanguard Seattle)

UPDATES

The three students of color at the U of Puget Sound who distributed a list of students and staff accused of racial/sexual harassment, and who themselves got suspended for their effort, are appealing the suspensions. (KING)

A local tech exec, accused of soliciting sex online from a Tukwila police officer posing as a 15-year-old, has pleaded not guilty. (GeekWire) 

THE BIG A

Today's weird Amazon patent is for a "subterranean delivery network." It would involve rails, conveyor belts, and/or pneumatic tubes. (GeekWire)

LABOR PANES

Six Mexican veterinarians are suing an Idaho dairy farm, claiming it was part of a "trafficking" scheme that forced them to work as farm laborers for a year. (AP)

NIGHTLIFE

Neumos and Moe Bar are closed for remodeling until late February. The third venue/bar in the Neumos complex, Barboza, remains open. (PI.com) 

SPORTS

The Seahawks play a first-round playoff game at home Saturday vs. Detroit.

UW women's basketball at home vs. USC tonight and UCLA Sunday.

UW men's basketball at home vs. Oregon State Saturday.

Gonzaga men's basketball remains unbeaten after downing San Francisco 95-80. At U of Portland Saturday.

SOMEWHERE OVER THE WEEKEND

The Three Yells dance troupe in "Giselle Deconstructed." (Cornish Playhouse, Fri-Sat)

"Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie." (Seattle Rep, Fri thru Jan. 29) 

Big Ass Boombox Music Festival. (Crocodile, Fri-Sat) 

 

Midge Ure (Ultravox). (Triple Door, Fri) 

KLED (CD release), Maurice and his Thing, Lark vs. Owl. (Parlaiment, Fri)

Perturbator, GosT. (Highline, Fri)

Gary Taubes, author of "The Case Against Sugar." (Town Hall, Fri) 

 

Orkestar Zirkonium farewell show. (Washington Hall, Sat)

Bowie Vision, Jealous Dogs. (Tractor, Sat)

"The Future is 0," "DIY game show." (NW Film Forum, Sat) 

Martha Grover, author of "The End of My Career." (Elliott Bay Book Co., Sat) 

Leif Totusek. (Hound's Teeth Public House, Sat)

Poison Idea, Derelicts, Channel 3, more. (El Corazon, Sat)

"Sound Bath Experience" with Daniella White, Daniel Blue, Luk Will. (St. Mark's, Sat) 

ReWA benefit with Health Problems, Dreamdecay, Casual Hex. (Hillman City Collaboratory, Sat) 

Riffbrokers, Trees and Timber, Swedish Finnish. (Slim's Last Chance, Sat) 

 

Opening of "Truth B Told," group show by African American artists. (King Street Station, Sun thru Feb. 4) 

 

Star Anna and Synergia NW Orchestra performing "Ziggy Stardust." (Neptune, Sun)

David Bowie Birthday Bash with the West, Tinfoil and Tape, Black Giraffe, Grey Waves. (Barboza, Sun)

"Labyrinth" quote-along and Bowie birthday party. (SIFF Uptown, Sun)

"The Man Who Fell to Earth" with live Bowie DJ set. (Naked City Brewery, Sun) 

"Ground Control: A David Bowie Tribute Yoga Session." (Fred Wildlife Refuge, Sun) 

Puddle of Mudd. (El Corazon, Sun)

Charlie Chaplin film night. (Knee High Stocking Co., Sun) 

INSIDE

Next week, we announce our big fiction series project. It's something I'm proud of, but be warned: it's a little strange, as anyone familiar with my mind might expect.

WORD-O-THE-DAY

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