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There's a lot going on today, but it's clear (at least) to me what the top story is: the premiere date of the "Twin Peaks" revival. It's May 21. This means it'll be running while the 25th Twin Peaks Festival occurs in Snoqualmie/North Bend!


This time we really could have at least a little snow Tuesday morning, changing later on to regular ol' rain.



A Seattle activist is trying to keep the world's once-advanced but now-outmoded electronic gizmos out of landfills and dumps. (GeekWire)



The ex-Moose lodge property where Teatro ZinZanni has its "permanent show tent" has been owned by Seattle Opera. But the latter just sold the land to a developer. Will ZinZanni survive, and if so where? (KIRO-FM) 


The Legislative session's underway, and it's already deadlocked over the school-funding issue. (SeaTimes) 

Crosscut has a list of five priorities for the Legislaure (other than schools).

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants the Legislature to ban assault weapons; or at least to keep them away from minors. (PI.com)

State Rep. Matt Manweller said his idea of a perfect minimum wage would be "$0." When reminded that that sounded like slavery, Manweller emailed, "Add that to the list of mistakes that  were made during the Civil War then." (Working Washington) 

Another year, another anti-trans "bathroom bill" initiative. (Seattlish) 


Seattle environmental groups are joining those who want the Senate to actively oppose the new cabinet nominees. (KING) 

As minority citizens move into suburbs, those places are becoming more progressive. The cities they leave behind tend to remain progressive. (Charles Mudede) (Everett Herald) 

Councilmember Gonzalez says the City could create its own "legal defense fund for immigrants." (KUOW)

Local leaders continue their work to make Capitol Hill an official "sanctuary neighborhood." (Capitol Hill Seattle)

Immigrants in the area are rushing to get their citizenship papers before the 20th. (Crosscut) 

The new DC regime may severely restrict the H-1B visa program, which local tech companies use extensively in techie hiring. (PS Biz Journal) 


A power outage on Mercer Island meant untreated sewage flowed into Lake Washington over the weekend. (KOMO) 

For several days now, a dead sea lion's been on the beach near the Water Taxi dock in West Seattle. Officials are still trying to figure out what to do with it. (West Seattle Blog)

The growth of cities and suburbs, as we've mentioned, affects animal and plant life. This, in turn, effects their evolution. A UW study says this has global "implications for sustainability and human well-being." (BBC)


A few of this year's SeaTimes newsroom cuts are now known. Among them is books editor Mary Ann Gwinn. Will the paper replace her or simply cut back on books coverage? Will that affect publishers' marketing moves, including author tours? (Seattle Review of Books)


Big developers may try to: 1) sue to overturn HALA's affordable-housing requirements, but 2) keep the related upzoning privileges. (Weekly)

The City Council will review and perhaps "edit" the massive U District rezone scheme. (KUOW)

An advocacy group in Centralia left clothes in plastic bags nailed to trees for the homeless. The town took them all down. (KOMO) 


The U.S. Dept. of Transportation's hired the UW (and 16 other colleges) to help devise transportation networks of the future. This GeekWire story about it also notes that the Northwest population could rise by 40 percent in 25 years.


The Port of Seattle may try to block the sale of bankrupt shipper Hanjin's local operations. (SeaTimes) 


HALA open house. (Optimism Brewing) 

Stick Men, Trey Gunn. (Triple Door) 

"The Round" with music by Matt Bishop (Hey Marseilles), slam poet Sienna Burnett, and live painting. (Fremont Abbey)

"Building Resilience Against Childhood Trauma." (Town Hall) 

Seattle Symphony presents "The Music of David Bowie." (Benaroya Hall) 

The Unmentionables. (Perihelion Brewery) 

Drama Queens. (Royal Room)

Fynnie's Basement, Dot Comet, Coach. (Chop Suey)

JACK Quartet. (UW Meany Hall)

"Strip Against Trump," ACLU benefit. (Substation)

"Women of Speculative Fiction" panel. (Vermillion)

"Dismantling Racism" forum. (Rainier Arts Center) 

Greg Vandy, author of "26 Songs in 30 Days: Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs and the Planned Promised Land." (Seattle Rep) 

Martin Taylor. (Jazz Alley, thru Wed) 


Just a few more days until our big fiction-series announcement. One hint: The end of the world almost happens in it, several times.




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