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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017

In the immortal words of The Simpsons' Mayor Quimby, "I hereby proclaim this day Snow Day: The Happiest Day of the Year!"

WEATHER

More snow possible Tuesday, turning back to rain Wednesday.

We're probably past peak snow for this storm. (Cliff Mass) 

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WALKING IN MY WINTER UNDERWEAR

"Snowmaggedon 2017" brought Seattle "to its knees," canceled or delayed a whole bunch of Sea-Tac flights, closed many schools and workplaces, and knocked out power in the south end and other spots. But damn, it's beautiful. Spectacular, even. (Crosscut) (PI.com) (KING) (Seattle Transit Blog) (Slog) (KUOW) (AP)

(images: Katie Campbell/EarthFix, Grant Hildsley/PI.com, SounderBruce/Seattle Bike Blog)

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IN THE RESISTANCE

Gov. Inslee says the president's "intimidation" of Judge James Robart "goes beyond Nixon." (KIRO-FM)

Seventeen states have now joined Washington and Minnesota in backing the immigration lawsuit. So have the Anti-Defamation League and nearly 100 companies. (GeekWire) (Slog)

What's next in the appeals of Robart's ruling? An appellate-court hearing, starting today. (Cox Media via KIRO-TV) 

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has started an online petition campaign to defend "the constitutional rights of Washingtonians."

Ferguson told Dave Ross that the president is "a bully. He can’t take a defeat like a man. What more can you say?”

"Obamacare" (Affordable Care Act) enrollment in this state is highest in Republican-leaning counties. (KUOW)

School librarians are joining the fight against clickbait "fake news" sites. (Jerry Large)

Costco is among the big retailers that would be hit the hardest by a proposed massive import tax. (SeaTimes) 

IN OTHER NEWS

ROLIE POLIE OLY

A bill in the Legislature would make Washington the second state (after North Dakota) with its own state-owned bank. (KNKX)

One of the issues in school funding reform: the "complex history  of teacher pay." (SeaTimes)

Could an earlier date for state primary elections give Wash. state more clout in presidential campaigns? (AP)

State Senate Republicans want veto power over the hiring of college presidents. (AP) And they also want, natch, to make life tougher for organized labor. (KNKX) 

POLICING THE POLICE

The City Council gets its first detailed look at the police-reform legislation this week. (KNKX) 

ECO

Does a restarted Dakota Access pipeline project mean the end of oil trains going through Washington? (Sightline)

The Legislature's hearing a set of bills to tighten regulations about oil transport in the state. (KNKX)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Owen Pickford at The Urbanist has a beef with Dan Bertolet's Sightline articles about HALA's mandatory affordable-housing allocations and "inclusive" zoning. Pickford claims Bertolet uses wrong numbers and "bad examples" to oppose HALA provisions.

I COVER THE WATERFRONT

We know more reasons why Port of Seattle CEO Ted Fick was persuaded to resign, including a secret pay raise for himself, "unlawful gifts" to Port employees, a history of accepting "improper gifts," sexual-harassment allegations, and a DUI charge. (SeaTimes) Fick now insists the payouts to employees weren't his idea. (SeaTimes) 

"An untrustworthy Port makes the Seattle City Council's Sodo arena stance look foolish." (Aaron Levine, KCPQ)

DEVELOPING STORIES

Yep, another Amazon high-rise is coming, this one at the former motel and auto-supply-store site on 7th between Blanchard and Bell. (GeekWire)

U District business owners have decidedly mixed feelings about the massive "upzone" planned for the neighborhood. (SeaTimes)

MOOZIK

Here's more than a thousand Italian musicians joining in on Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit." (SeaTimes) 

THE PLANE TRUTH

China's "home grown answer" to Boeing and Airbus's narrow-body jets may fly for the first time later this year. (PS Biz Journal) 

TODAY

Weekly "Resist Trump Tuesday" rally. (Federal Building, 11 am) 

TONIGHT

Sarah Silverman. (Paramount)

Tower of Power. (Jazz Alley, thru Wed) 

"Salon of Shame" reading series. (Cornish Playhouse) 

Ogopogo. (Vermillion) 

Hostile Makeover, Heart Shaped Boxes, Brine. (Sunset)

Tyvek, Fred Thomas, Steal Shit Do Drugs. (Victory Lounge)

Mike Doughty, Wheatus. (Crocodile) 

Greg Kelley, Uneasy Chairs, Eveline Müller. (Royal Room) 

Alan Burdick on "What Makes Time Fly?" (Town Hall) 

Ann Arbor Film Fest Tour (digital video shorts). (Grand Illusion)

Cory Hanson (Wand). (Chop Suey) 

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Holacratic"

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