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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017

Ijeoma Oluo, founder of the lefty-essay site TheEstablishment.co and one of the two local sisters-in-law writing for the UK Guardian (Lindy West is the other), had one of her milder pieces ("No One Buys More Completely Bizarre Gifts for Her Family than My Mother") reprinted in (and blurbed on the cover of) the new Reader's Digest. In other news, Reader's Digest still exists.

WEATHER

Just warm enough for rain. Which will appear, off and on, through Tuesday.

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FOLLOWING THE MONEY

Several hundred gathered in Seattle on Friday to denounce Wells Fargo Bank's ties to the Dakota Access Pipeline project. (Joel Connelly)

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IN THE RESISTANCE

Our own newly-elected Rep. Pramila Jayapal issued a series of vocal objections to the conduct and results of the Presidential election, until VP Biden (who's Constitutionally responsible for leading the Congressional meeting certifying the Electoral College's votes) shut her down. (KUOW)

Sen. Patty Murray's introduced a bill to block any "Muslim immigrant registry." (Slog)

The City announced a $250,000 program to help immigrant families with legal clinics, counseling services, education forums, and a hate-crime-reporting hotline. (KUOW) (Slog) (SeaTimes) 

Councilmember Kshama Sawant's holding a "Resist Trump Town Hall," at City Hall on Saturday. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

POLICING THE POLICE

A Federal judge issued an order allowing the City's police-reform proposals to move forward, with one major change. He said the City should adopt "a lower standard of proof" to fire an officer for dishonesty. (SeaTimes)

Seattle's first trans police officer was featured on the HBO series "Vice News Tonight." PI.com has a link to the full segment.

ROLIE POLIE OLY

Even if the Legislature finally restores full public-school funding, districts with disproportionate numbers of low-income and at-needs students may continue to be shortchanged. (SeaTimes) 

The drive for a state income tax will be back, sooner or later. (Crosscut)

CITY HALL FOLLIES

To nobody's surprise, Jon Grant says he's running for the City Council again. He promises a "bold housing agenda." (South Seattle Emerald) 

I HAVE THE POWER!

City Light cited "equipment failure" as causing some 20,000 customers to lose electricity Sunday, delaying a UW women's basketball game. (KOMO)

THE RACE IS ON

The head of the UW's Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity talks about "why white liberals need to figure out how to talk about race." (KUOW)

O GIVE ME A HOME

2016 was the "best year ever" in the local housing market—if you were a seller. (PS Biz Journal)

Some of the former "Jungle" residents have established a new unauthorized encampment nearby, close to a Metro bus base. (KING) 

NON-VANISHING SEATTLE

The first step's been made toward making the West Seattle Junction's Hamm Building (home of Easy Street Records) into a recognized historic landmark. (West Seattle Blog)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

I've known depressed people who've self-medicated by losing themselves in video games; but now UW researchers are devising a game to use as a depression treatment. (KOMO)

TRAGEDY

On Saturday alone there were four overdoses in the "Aurora corridor," three of them fatal. They might have all taken some "dangerously" pure heroin. (KCPQ) (KOMO)

A fire at an unlicensed "animal rescue" facility in Thurston County killed 18 dogs. (SeaTimes)

THE PLANE TRUTH

Boeing sold 100 fewer planes in 2016 compared to '15, but that was still more than Airbus did. (KCPQ) (SeaTimes)

ECO

Following Seattle, Portland has filed its own suit against Monsanto, over the agri-biz giant's former line of PCP chemicals and the water pollution therefrom. (NWNews)

UPDATES

Tukwila's selling the sites of some seized and closed motels at a loss. (KCPQ) 

SPORTS

The Seahawks easily dispatched Detroit 26-6 in a first-round playoff game. At Atlanta Saturday.

UW women's basketball beat USC 77-67 Friday and UCLA 82-70 Sunday. At Arizona Friday.

UW men's basketball beat Oregon State 87-61 Saturday. At Cal Thursday.

Gonzaga men's basketball didn't play at the U of Portland Saturday due to weather. Home vs. Loyola Marymount Thursday.

TONIGHT

"Ask the Oracle" with Tod Marshall, Storme Webber, Rebecca Hoogs. (Sorrento) 

Jessica Madlinger art exhibit. (Alibi Room)

Biochemist Sylvia Tara on "The Secret Life of Fat." (Town Hall)

Readings from book "Coming of Age at the End of Nature." (Elliott Bay Book Co.) 

Film "Altered States" with new live score. (Substation)

Stucky Jackson and the Boys, Emily Davis, Old Coast. (Sunset)

Bad Saint, 25th Frame, Normal Shizzle. (Chop Suey) 

INSIDE

Thanx and a hat tip to the Seattle Times' Nicole Brodeur for name-dropping our "Vanishing Seattle" book during a piece about an unconnected website of the same name.  

The big fiction-series announcement we've been hinting at: it's coming later this week. Watch for it.

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Augusten Burroughs, "Dry"):

“Stars should not be seen alone. That’s why there are so many. Two people should stand together and look at them. One person alone will surely miss the good ones.”

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