It's the end of the GOPocalypse Week Two. There's no immediate turning point in sight (and believe me, I've been looking).

But historian Erica Chenoweth at the UK Guardian expresses at least a long-term optimism: "At no time in recorded history have people been more equipped to effectively resist injustice using civil resistance."


Sunny and cold Thursday. Rain, with a very-very-very slight chance of snow, late Thursday and early Friday.



It wasn't intended to be so timely, but the Washington State History Museum's newest big exhibit is about area Japanese-American communities, before and during the WWII internments. (News Tribune) (Image of internment camp at Puyallup Fairgrounds via Library of Congress)



Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickand doesn't want her town to become a "sanctuary city": "I do not want to put this city in a position to sacrifice federal funding with an unpredictable administration that would actually hurt people." But Tacoma will remain a "welcoming city." (KING)

The White House occupant "has treated women like sex holes, trophies, or trash. Now we’re fighting back." (Lindy West, UK Guardian)

Seattle U student-government leader Carlos Rodriguez, an undocumented immigrant who'd come here from Mexico as a toddler, is quitting that position to instead "help other students without legal status find a route to college." (SeaTimes)

A bipartisan subset of Washington's Congressional delegation is moving to protect some undocumented youth from deportation. (PubliCola)  

The shooter outside the Milo Yiannopoulos speech is a current UW student, despite what he told police. (PI.com)

The Seattle metro area's one of the ones most vulnerable to any "trade shock" that could be started by capricious White House orders. (SeaTimes)

The travel ban affects some 21,000 people who live and work in our state, at Microsoft, Amazon, and others. (PI.com) (SeaTimes)

Some of those residents work in health care. Providence officials say patient lives could be threatened without them. (PS Biz Journal)

Sound Transit says it won't again stop light-rail service during protests. (KUOW) 



Mayor Ed Murray announced a comprehensive police-reform package he's sending to the City Council. Among its provisions: replacing the SPD-dominated review board with a civilian-led one. (Slog) (Weekly)

Newly-released data show that Seattle police are using less deadly force these days, but it's still disproportionately against African Americans. (SeaTimes) 


A City Council committee voted to withdraw the city's $3 billion in accounts from Wells Fargo Bank, due to the latter's investment in the Dakota Access Pipeline. The move's expected to be approved by the full council next week. (PI.com) 

Andres Salomon, an Ecuadorian immigrant and bicycle advocate, is the first announced challenger to Mayor Murray's re-election bid. (Seattle Bike Blog)


The now un-tied State Senate approved a Republican school-funding scheme on strict party lines. (AP) (SeaTimes) 

The Senate could become temporarily re-tied if Doug Ericksen (R-Ferndale) takes a permanent gig in DC, where he's now a commuting consultant. (PI.com) (News Tribune) 

Also in the Legislature: a bill to abolish Daylight Savings Time in the state. (KCPQ)


The walking path next to Lowell Elementary is getting cleared of the many used needles dropped on and near it. The school district may next buy the path from SDOT. (Capitol Hill Times)


Seattlish calls the proposed new encampment-sweep protocol "slightly better than the old one;" while KUOW quotes some homeless advocates as calling it "a distraction."

Seattle's housing market has slowed just a bit; remains the nation's "hottest." (SeaTimes)


Sea-Tac has a plan to eventually fuel all its flights with a biofuel mixture. (Weekly)


Cass Turnbull, 65, was the founder of Plant Amnesty (supporting the careful cultivation of trees and shrubs nationwide) and TreePac (lobbying to preserve trees in Seattle), an author of planting guidebooks, and the anonymous creator of an unauthorized "garden" of plastic flowers on a vacant lot off Aurora. (SeaTimes) (The Evergrey)


UW men's basketball fell to USC 82-74. Home vs. UCLA Saturday.

Gonzaga men's basketball at BYU tonight.


Children's Hospital "Building Cure" groundbreaking with Big Red Dance Company. (1920 Terry Ave., 11 am)

Seattle Boat Show. (CenturyLink Field, thru Sat) 


"Hear Our Voice" group poster show. (CoCA)

"The Design of Dissent" group show. (Civilization)

"Like Mother… 2: Women's Work" group show. (ArtXchange)

"Jini Dellaccio's 100th Birthday." (Crocodile)

Alex Boeschenstein: "Too Many Cunning Passages." (Glass Box) 

"Warning Signs: A Hyper-Accountable Pop Art Exhibit." (Acid Axiom)

Julian Aristeo: "Persona." (Black Alley Bike Repair)

Lis Wright Ivec: "Myth, Magic & Dreams." (Ouroboros Press) 

"Art on the Rocks." (Trinity)

Chris McMullen: "Collaborative Stacking Extravaganza!" (Gallery4Culture)

John Grade: "Middle Fork Extended." (Davidson)

Darryl Ary: "Yoga Lady Sketches." (Vermillion) 


Sir Mix-A-Lot. (Nectar, thru Fri)

Black Lips, Selector Dub Narcotic. (Chop Suey)

Deep Sea Diver, Ben Von Wildenhaus, more. (Sunset, thru Sun)

Seattle Improvised Music Festival. (Chapel Performance Space, thru Sun)

SassyBlack, Taylar Elizza Beth. (Pacific Science Center Laser Dome)

"Seattle Is Rising" rally. (Westlake Park, thru Sun) 

Christopher CiViLX Riley. (Cafe Racer) 

Celebrus Lupercalia. (Triple Door) 

Rachelle Ferrell. (Jazz Alley, thru Sun) 

Alcest, the Body, Creepers, Wrekmeiser Harmonies. (Highline)

Boogairns. (Barboza)

Witch Ripper. (Funhouse)

Hasslers, Deception Past. (Tractor) 

Wonder. (Whisky West) 

Annie Ford Band. (Tim's Tavern)

Some'tet. (Parlaiment)

Deke Dickerson, Scotty Broyles, Little Ray Esparza and the Uppercuts. (Highway 99 Blues Club) 

"Storyville Rising," performance piece about New Orleans' old red-light district. (Seattle Immersive Theatre, thru Feb. 25) 

Documentary "The Prison in Twelve Landscapes." (NW Film Forum)

The Sorting Room Residency reading. (Elliott Bay Book Co.) 

"Viva Italia! Italian Film from Neorealism to Fellini." (SAM, thru March 16) 

Darkness Film Series presents "Touki Bouki." (Henry Art Gallery) 

Vietnam Memorial designer Maya Lin. (UW Kane Hall) 

National Theatre of Scotland presents "Let the Right One In." (Moore, thru Feb. 12)

"Hussy," female punk/garage DJ night with live band Pink Parts. (Pony) 

"Fools Fall In Love" burlesque show (Sex Workers Outreach Project benefit). (Skylark) 


(Aleksandar Hemon in the Village Voice):

"To write in and of America, we must be ready to lose everything, to recognize we never had any of it in the first place, to abandon hope and embrace struggle, to fight in the streets and in our sentences."


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