As I'd sort-of mentioned yesterday, this place has been blessed with many smart, defiant, resourceful, and influential women. 

They developed and built classic apartment buildings. 

They were leaders in business, government, and education.

And they led or co-led political and social movements since before Washington was a state, from "Votes for Women" to "#ShoutYourAbortion."


Rain ebbing and flowing through the weekend. Serious winds possible Friday.



Announced on International Women's Day: Mayor Ed Murray just got his highest-profile re-election opponent yet. It's Nikkita Oliver, the schoolteacher/attorney/poet/Black Lives Matter activist. (South Seattle Emerald) (Seattlish) (Crosscut) (image: Alex Garland)

The gender pay gap is wider in King County than in the rest of the state. It's significantly, but not completely, due to techbros. (Seattle mag)

Besides the pay gap, a new study also finds significant "gender and racial bias" at local tech startups. (Crosscut) 

"How men can upgrade their support for women in tech now." (Seattle Globalist) 

State House Democrats passed a bill to tighten the Equal Pay Act, in hopes reducing the wage gap for working women. (AP) 

A Microsoft-led program is trying to convince girls to stick with STEM education. (GeekWire) 



"Detained Dreamer" Daniel Ramirez Medina will remain detained until a federal court decides on the proper jurisdiction for his case, which won't be until next week. Ramirez's attorneys say the case could greatly affect the 750,000 people in the country under the DACA program. (Slog) (PI.com) (KCPQ)

District Court Judge James Donohue, who declared the delay in the Ramirez decision, asked the feds to explain why they submitted two different versions of a report relevant to the case. (SeaTimes) 

The for-profit detention jail where Ramirez is being held can't expand (at least for now), after Tacoma passed an interim rule. (News Tribune) 

"Don't like poop in Puget Sound? Don't cut the EPA." (Weekly)

"Sanctuary cities" could lose a total of $870 million if the White House's threatened retaliations go through. (BuzzFeed)

Even KIRO radio conserva-talker Michael Medved says "there's something deeply wrong" with the White House occupant.

The "pundit class" seems more avid toward promoting driverless cars and trucks than toward preserving health care. (Dan Savage) 



A bill to delay the public-school "levy cliff" passed the state Senate. (News Tribune) 

Business groups are suing to overturn the initiative that raised the minimum wage and established paid sick leave statewide. (PS Biz Journal) 

But three bills to roll back the minimum wage (and establish a special "sub-minimum" rate for younger workers) died in the Legislature. (WorkingWA) 


We now know a little more about the big $275 million, five-year Seattle "homelessness levy." As predicted, it would go to a voters' initiative rather than a City Council vote. A lot of the money would go to long- and short-term subsidies for private housing units. Some would go to expanding shelters and supporting existing services. (SeaTimes) (KING) (The C Is For Crank)

Murray says he'd rather lose his re-election bid than not push for the levy. (KCPQ)  

As the cleanup of "The Field" encampment continues, where will its former residents go? In many cases, to other encampments. (KCPQ)

Advocates for the homeless have little trust or faith in city government, especially the police. (KIRO-FM) 


Sens. Cantwell and Murray called for a federal probe into working conditions at Hanford. (SeaTimes)


Workers discovered a "very old" unexploded landmine near railroad tracks along I-5, just outside Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The freeway was partly closed while soldiers removed it. (KCPQ) 


Our ol' pal Ronald Holden is now a Forbes.com freelance "contributor." His latest contribution: "Nobody goes to Starbucks anymore; it's too crowded."


The dad of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooter is appealing his conviction for illegally owning firearms while under a domestic-violence order. (KING) 

After 21 grueling months, 23rd Avenue in the Central District is finally open in both directions. (Capitol Hill Seattle) 

Alas, the 100-foot-tall ponderosa pine in West Seattle, subject of a battle between the landowner and neighbors, was cut down Wednesday. (West Seattle Blog)

The second trial of Manleur Wildlife Refuge occupiers went to a jury. Meanwhile, an angry argument went on outside the courtroom, between one of the defendents and a tribal member mad at the occupiers' destruction of historic artifacts stored at the refuge. (Oregon Public Broadcasting) 


A sorry UW men's basketball team had its last shrug in the Pac-12 tourney vs. USC, 78-73. 

The preseason Mariners fell to Cleveland 14-6. Cubs today.

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett's got an essay on "Why I Stand with the Women's Strike": "It will be women who lead the future." (Players' Tribune) 

A "hidden nudity" pic of Russell Wilson, Ciara, and family, posted to Harper's Bazaar, drew the sadly-usual sexist troll comments. (USAT)


David DeVleeschouwer's abstract paintings. (Dendroica)

"Recent Travens in Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Yucatan." (Steve Gilbert Photo Studio) 

Jesse Higman, Roxanne Nihiline. (Calypte)

"An Art Show on How Not to Have an Art Show." (InArtsNW) 

"99 Bottles," group show of the "Drawnk" ("Draw and Drink") group. (True Love) 

"Bell Jar III" group show. (Ghost)

"Vee Vintage" vintage fashion pop-up show. (Michelle Dirkse Interior Design)

Christian French: "The Hole at the Top of the World." (Amandine Bakeshop)

"Patient Stories from the Seattle-King County Clinic," group comix show. (Cupcake Royale) 

"Past Selves," performance/video event by Sarah Fetterman. (HyBrid Space) 


Karaoke with DJ Vodka Twist. (Cafe Racer) 

"Pop Up Magazine," revue with speakers, performers, and musicians. (Town Hall) 

Shelby Earl album release. (Easy Street Records) 

Bob James Quartet. (Jazz Alley, thru Sun) 

"Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds," dance/performance event by KT Niehoff. (Velocity Dance, thru April 1) 

"Bright Half Life," play by Tanya Barfield. (12th Ave. Arts, thru Sat) 

Shane Diamanti (EP release), Steven Cannon. (El Corazon) 

Hayley Kiyoko. (Crocodile) 

Bob Wayne and the Outlaw Carnies, Stoned Evergreen Travelers. (Slim's Last Chance)

SuperMother, Ghost Town Whistlers, Trash Diogs. (Nectar) 

Brothers Comatose, Hillstomp, Rainbow Girls. (Tractor)

Ramona, Male/Female, Dopers. (Victory Lounge) 

Bod, Sloucher, Moon Darling (ACLU benefit). (Chop Suey) 

Triskaidekaband plays Chick Corea's "The Leprechaun" album. (Tula's) 

Lettuce, Russ Liquid Test. (Showbox Sodo)

Les Gigis. (Egan's)

Chaos in the CBD, R-PAL. (Kremwerk) 

Helado Negro. (Vera Project) 

El Sanchez comedy-album recording. (Rendezvous, thru Fri) 

Cyber-security expert Bryan Hurd. (Columbia Tower Club) 

"Getting Real about the Racial Impacts of Policy" panel. (Columbia City Library)

"Artists for Immigrants: Supporting the Many Voices of Seattle." (Revolutions Coffee)

"Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice" series presents Lise Soskoline. (Henry Art Gallery)

"Pause & Draw" screening of "The Craft." (Central Cinema)

Honey Noble, Carbon Quartet. (Chapel Performance Space) 

"Celine" novelist Peter Heller. (Central Library) 

"A Tribe Called Yes," "improvised hiphop play." (Jet City Improv, thru March 24)




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