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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017

The Zine Archive and Publishing Project, which amassed one of the world's largest zine and mini-comics archives starting in 1996, divorced itself from Hugo House in 2013. 

Now we learn that Hugo House donated the whole collection to the Seattle Public Library, apparently without the ZAPP people's "knowledge or consent." ZAPP has since folded as an independent organization. 

Paul Constant has the ZAPP leaders' side, and the Hugo House/SPL side, of the complicated story.

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STATE OF THE ARTS

Couldn't happen to a nicer (or better) comix artist: Design Arts Daily has a profile of our pal Noel Franklin.

Ann Powers discusses the women (and girls) in Chuck Berry's life, in his songs, and in the early rock n' roll world in general. (NPR) 

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IN THE RESISTANCE

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement document cites 12 Washington counties for "non-cooperation" with the feds over immigration cases. Keep up the good work. (KUOW) (Slog) (Weekly) 

Mayor Ed Murray joined other mayors in proclaiming a "Day of Action," supporting "immigrants and immigration reform."

Bill Gates told White House and Congressional leaders that the planned massive cuts to foreign aid and global health programs "could put millions of lives at risk." (GeekWire) 

Nicole Brodeur talks to the national president of Planned Parenthood, who's amassing all resources toward fighting the GOP regime's attempts to kill the organization.

Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA) says "associates" of the president could be subpoenaed soon as part of the Russiagate investigation. (KNKX)

Democrats try to rebuild their presence in Eastern Washington's "rust belt." (Joel Connelly)

An Auburn priest used to be an immigration enforcement officer. Now he shelters immigrants at his church. (KUOW; audio only)

IN OTHER NEWS

THE RACE IS ON

Erica C. Barnett parses the events, claims, and counter-claims regarding the evictions of Omari Tahir Garrett and the business-incubator space Black Dot (co-run by Tahir Garrett's son) from the Midtown Center strip-mall block.

ECO

There's still some trace amounts of gunk in the soil of Gas Works Park, a legacy of its past as a coal-burning gas plant. Plans for a thorough cleanup are in the works. (KUOW) 

Cause of the big West Point Treatment Plant failure? "Bent equipment." (KING)

Three WSU students were charged with "second-degree reckless burning," for starting a campfire that grew into an 11,000-acre wildfire last summer. (KOMO) 

ROLIE POLIE OLY

State Senate Republicans say they have a budget plan that would finally fully fund K-12 schools, by cutting other programs (including the Housing and Essential Needs program) and canceling some state-worker pay raises. (KNKX) (SeaTimes) 

Sound Transit's produced its first estimates of how hard it'd be hit by state Senate plans to revamp its car-tab fees—to the tune of $6 billion. (Seattle Transit Blog) (KIRO-FM) 

NON-VANISHING CAPITOL HILL

The building that the Elliott Bay Book Co.'s in was sold. The new buyer wants the bookstore to stay. (Capitol Hill Times) 

O GIVE ME A HOME

Now that the city's officially going to start a Renters' Commission, here's a brief roundup of the "renters' rights" issues on which the commission will keep watch. (SeaTimes)

Meet Kristina. She's disabled, an ex-Marine, an active church member—and she lives in her van. She's got a VA housing voucher but can't find an accessible unit at that rate. (The Urbanist) 

Puyallup's only authorized homeless shelter may get regulated to death. (KING) 

POLICING THE POLICE

The former Tukwila cop who struck and pepper-sprayed an already-restrained suspect at Harborview was sentenced to nine months in prison. (KNKX) 

WHAT'S PAST ISN'T PAST

The family that started Uwajimaya, Seattle's beloved Asian supermarket and gift store, was part of the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. (Crosscut)

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

The maker of OxyContin wants a federal judge in Seattle to throw out a lawsuit by the City of Everett, which alleges Purdue Pharma "knowingly allowed pills to be funneled into the black market." (AP)

HEALTH SCARE OF THE WEEK

"Mouse-related hantavirus." It's spread by the mere presence of rodent droppings in a building. One King County resident died from it, and another almost did. (KCPQ) 

THE LAZY B

Boeing's laying off people here, but not in South Carolina. (Everett Herald) (KIRO-FM) 

MS BEHAVIOR

The U.S. Supreme Court "suggested" that it is "sympathetic to Microsoft," in a longstanding dispute with customers who say the XBox 360 had a "design defect" that led to scratched game discs. (AP)

BIZ

Pacific Place's next big remodel will add massive windows on the downtown mall's Olive Way side, hoping to attract more Amazon workers. (PS Biz Journal)

R.I.P.

Chuck Barris, 87, created three classic game shows and starred in one of them, the kitsch-classic "Gong Show." (Hollywood Reporter) 

SPORTS

The preseason Mariners staged a failed comeback, losing 8-5 to the As. Angels today.

TODAY

World Water Day rally. (Waterfront Space, noon) 

TONIGHT

Two Hour Transport reading series presents Anaea Lay and Sherry Decker. (Cafe Racer) 

Authors Tom Hansen ("American Junkie") and Sean Beaudoin ("Welcome Thieves"). (Elliott Bay Book Co.) 

Bawdy Storytelling series presents "Easy." (Re-bar) 

Panel on "Humanizing Homelessness." (Center for Architecture and Design) 

Panel on "Elevating American Immigrant Voices." (Rainier Arts Center) 

Rickie Lee Jones, Madeleine Peyroux. (Neptune)

Seattle Fringe Fest opening party. (Solo Bar) 

Moisture Festival continues. (Various spots, thru April 9) 

"Creative Protest Live." (Lovecitylove) 

"Beyond the Wall," documentary about life after prison. (Central LIbrary) 

Author Steve Olson on "Volcanoes and Radiation." (Folio) 

"The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution" author Ganesh Sitaraman. (Town Hall) 

Chris Shifflett, Brian Whelan. (Sunset) 

"Lit Fix" series' four-year anniversary. (Chop Suey, 6:30) 

CHAI, Walkings, Tokyo Chaotic. (Chop Suey) 

Little Simz. (Vera Project) 

Plastic Picnic, Eastern Souvenirs. (Barboza) 

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Marina Abramović):

“The most important thing to develop in human beings is a sense of love, and an understanding of unconditional love. I’m not talking about the love towards a specific person, but love in a general sense; for life, for the planet, for purely existing.”

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