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THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017

Mary Tyler Moore, who died Wednesday at age 80, starred in two classic TV sitcoms and several films. She was also a production-company founder and tireless political advocate. Perhaps more importantly, she made a "single career woman" appear as a nice, decent, wholesome thing to be. Yes, in 1970 that was considered revolutionary.

WEATHER

Cloudy and dry.

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A LITTLE 'LIGHT' READING

A cross section of posters from one Capitol Hill light pole. ("Zescientist" via Instagram) 

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FIRST THEY CAME FOR…

In a public meeting outside City Hall, Mayor Murray said he's willing to lose all the approx. $75 million Seattle gets in Federal aid, rather than renounce its "sanctuary city" status. "Seattle has been through this before, and we won't go back again.… We will not be intimidated by the authoritarian message coming from this administration." (Seattle Globalist) (Joel Connelly) (Dan Savage) (Weekly) (Video of the speech, via KING)

King County Sheriff John Urquhart echoes Murray's statement, saying the county's immigration policy "will not change." (KUOW) 

Rep. Jayapal calls the idea of a border wall "a red herring." (KUOW)  

ELSEWHERE IN THE RESISTANCE

Danbert Nobacon, a founding member of UK political popsters Chumawamba, now lives in Wash. state. He's just put out a folksy, jaunty 'lil track called "Revolution 9.01," disdaining the White House occupant, praising scientists and free thinkers, and exhorting listeners to "overthrow this demagoguery." (Stranger) 

"The best thing we can do at this early date is to identify what’s going on, and make a lot of noise, and try to keep track of everything that’s happening, so that one day we’ll be able to rebuild what we’re losing." (Paul Constant)

Geov Parrish on the Friday UW shooting (in which, as you recall, a supporter of a white nationalist given to insult "jokes" almost killed a man protesting against the speech, with the gunman released and uncharged): "We cannot afford to let this crime become yet another item, lost in yesterday’s news."

"Planned Parenthood is back on defense, just the way they like it." (SeattleMet)

Dan Savage has resurrected his George W.-era impeachment campaign, "ITMFA."

Ex-Interior Secretary Sally Jewell: "If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu." (SeattleMet) 

CITY HALL FOLLIES

Councilmember Mike O'Brien won't run for mayor this year. (Crosscut)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Family-and-child advocates, including state First Lady Trudi Inslee, announced a campaign to make Washington the first state with zero homeless youth and teens. Can it be done? (KNKX)

IGETTIN' MIGHTY CROWDED

Despite all the mixed-use behemoths, Seattle's population density is still roughly equal to that of L.A. (KIRO-FM)

Seattle-Tacoma's got five of America's 21 worst "traffic bottlenecks." (Joel Connelly) 

DRUGS

"Safe injection works in Vancouver, and it can work here." (Crosscut)

DEVELOPING STORIES

A certain hotel chain with a certain family name might try again to build what would be Seattle's tallest building. (KUOW) 

OIL'S NOT WELL

Are we prepared for big oil spills in the Salish Sea resulting from the Trans Mountain Pipeline? (Crosscut) 

VANISHING WEST SEATTLE

John's Corner Deli has lost its lease. A brewpub might be the next tenant. The building owners insist the life-size plastic cow on its roof will remain. (West Seattle Blog)

THE LAZY B

Boeing's unveiled the latest thing in space suits. They're blue. They're 10 pounds lighter than current models. And they're much more action-movie-like. (CNN) 

Boeing also says it will indeed ramp up both 737 and 777 production. This may not mean more local jobs, however, thanks to robotization. (PS Biz Journal) (Everett Herald) 

UPDATES

Greenwood business leaders want Puget Sound Energy to pay damages resulting from last year's gas-pipe explosion. (KUOW)

R.I.P.

Harry Mathews, 86, was the only American member of Oulipo, the Paris-based experimental writers' group. His novels ("Tlooth," "Cigarettes," "My Life in CIA") married unusual techniques and writing "schticks" with compelling topics and poignant characterizations. (Paris Review)

SPORTS

UW men's basketball lost 86-75 at Arizona State. At Arizona Sunday.

Gonzaga men's basketball (ranked #3 nationally) home vs. San Diego tonight.

TODAY

"Ring Out to End Unsheltered Homelessness." (City Hall, 9 a.m.) 

TONIGHT

"The Bridge Project," new short dance pieces. (Founders Theater, thru Sun)

Childbirth, DoNormaal, Lisa Prank. (Chop Suey)

"Illumination: Art and Conversation." (Pike Place Market)

Snuff Redux, Hoop, Swamp Meat (Community Partnership Program benefit). (KEXP) 

Ursula Sahagian and Friends. (Chapel Performance Space) 

Fungal Abyss (vinyl release). (Fred Wildlife Refuge)

Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band, Freudian Slurp, 45th Street Brass. (Nectar)

Joey Veltkamp "Heartbreak Simulation" art opening. (1906 E Fir) 

Dr. James Hamblin, author of "If Our Bodies Could Talk." (Elliott Bay Book Co.)

Dr. Prabhjot Singh on "Bringing Healthcare to Every Neighborhood." (Town Hall) 

Program on Katrina Spade's "Urban Death Project." (Nalanda West)

"Miss Fishnet's Stripper Mysteries." (Rendezvous, thru Fri)

"Bring Down the House," all-female adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry VI." (Center Theater, thru Sun)

"Exporations in Acoustic and Electronic Avant Garde" with Steve Schmitt, W Three Sax Trio, inBoil. (Vermillion)

Sango. (Showbox)

Comedian Bassem Youssef. (Moore)

Ox, Pink Parts, Quid Quo. (Wildrose)

"Light Work," show of video and "light art." (Mokedo) 

Merchant Mariner, Dragontail, Sonic Caravan. (Darrell's) 

Art historian/critic Rhea Anastas. (Henry Art Gallery) 

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Cantharides"

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