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THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017

Animated features have always had long lead times, even before complex computer animation with its complex "rendering." So, no, DreamWorks Animation didn't know this would be the perfect time to release something called "The Boss Baby." (With Alec Baldwin as the title voice!)

WEATHER

Decreasing showers Thursday. Possibly sunny Friday!

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QUEST FOR DIGNITY

Meet the new portable shower van now helping the homeless. (KING) 

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IN THE RESISTANCE

Mayor Ed Murray announced Seattle's going to sue the White House over the threatened cutoff of DOJ grants from "sanctuary cities." Other mayors may follow. (Slog) (AP) (Crosscut) (PubliCola) 

Meanwhile, King County Sheriff John Urquhart repeats his assertion that the term "sanctuary city" is legally "meaningless." (KIRO-FM)

Daniel Ramirez Medina is "the detained Dreamer" no longer, having left Tacoma's for-profit immigration jail Wednesday. His legal battle to remain in this country continues. (KCPQ) (PI.com)

The Wash. state prison system has its own deportations program, and has for six years. (KNKX) 

Our Washington, along with local eco-orgs, remain "undaunted" over the other Washington's attempts to trash environmental protections. (Weekly) (KCPQ)

Federal funding for "Big One" earthquake prep may also be in jeopardy. (KIRO-FM) 

IN OTHER NEWS

ROLIE POLIE OLY

A bill to help sick Hanford workers and their families died in a state Senate committee. (KING) 

Our state got a temporary reprieve from federal "REAL ID" requirements to board airliners. (SeaTimes)

In past Legislative sessions, the Senate proposed tuition freezes and/or rollbacks. This time it's the House that wants to cap tuition rises, while the Senate's less willing. (News Tribune) 

State Senate Republicans want "to re-litigate Sound Transit 3, the voters be damned." (Weekly editorial) 

The Dept. of Natural Resources wants $13 million from the Legislature for training and equipment for the upcoming fire season. (KOMO) 

ARENA OF BATTLE

The Port of Seattle's spending up to $185,000 on a PR consultant, to work on encouraging a KeyArena redo and discouraging Chris Hansen's Sodo arena project, among other issues. (SportsPress NW) (SeaTimes) 

LIGHT READING

City Light acknowledges that "multiple factors," including seasonal and special surcharges, have contributed to soaring electric bills. (KING)

POLICING THE POLICE

Seattle Police officers might not get body cams for a while. There's a dispute over when officers can view video footage of themselves. (SeaTimes) 

DEVELOPING STORIES

The "urbanists" and free-marketeers claim all we have to do to have affordable housing is to "build baby build." But what if all the new ("market rate") developments are just leaving affordability "in the dust"? (Brier Dudley) 

Something called the "Community Package Coalition" is pushing for more "public benefit" spaces in the Convention Center expansion, including a Freeway Park remodel and at least studies to explore an even bigger I-5 park lid. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

Builders of the new mixed-use mid-rise where Hugo House used to be are offering to sell its ground-floor space to Hugo House at half price. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Seattle's agreed to a "city-wide environmental review" of plans to allow more "backyard cottages." (KUOW) 

NON-VANISHING BELLTOWN

The beloved Spanish-style restaurant Pintxo is moving into the former Sit & Spin/Spitfire space on Fourth Avenue. Pintxo's owners will start a new restaurant concept in its current space on Second. (SeattleMet)

STATE OF THE ARTS

The folks who run the Seattle Opera scene shop thought they'd been generating profits for the opera via outside assignments. So they weren't expecting opera management to shut 'em down. (KUOW) 

THE BIG A

Amazon engaged with a price-war-to-the-death with something called Diapers.com, then bought it. Now it's shutting down the acquisition and former competitor, citing a lack of profits. (GeekWire)

After Amazon bought a mideast e-commerce firm, Jeff Bezos has become the world's second richest person. (PS Biz Journal) 

LABOR PANES

Workers for the state ferries' new concessions contractor aren't getting health benefits, and they don't like it. (KING) 

SPORTS

The preseason Mariners played the Dodgers to a 3-3 draw. Rockies tomorrow. 

TONIGHT

Blind Boys of Alabama, (Triple Door, thru Fri) 

Spits, Phantom Tank, Drug Church, Super Whatevr. (Funhouse) 

Lisa Prank, Dogbreth, Tool, So Bad. (Black Lodge) 

Bod, Everyone Is Dirty, Honey Moon Tree. (Sunset) 

DS-13, Endorphins Lost, Toecutter, Cujo. (Highline) 

Ruben Studdard. (Jazz Alley, thru Sun) 

Greensky Bluegrass. (Showbox)

Diamanda Galas tribute night. (Pony) 

"The Moth GrandSLAM" group reading. (Town Hall) 

"Making History," talks by reps of History News Network and HistoryLink. (Folio) 

Talk with installation artist Sang Jun Yoo. (Method Gallery) 

"King Beard: A Play WIth Music." (Rendezvous, thru Sat)

"Visions of Beauty," dance performance by Heather Kravas. (On the Boards, thru Sun) 

"Das Ende," plau by Duane Kelly imagining a new ending to the "Ring Cycle." (18th & Union, thru Sun) 

"Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity & Stereotypes in Thrift Store Donations." (Renton History Museum) 

"Wilmington on Fire," civil-rights-movement documentary. (NW African American Museum) 

"Designed to Lead," talk by Addelle York about women in architecture and design. (Artefact)

Cirque du Soleil presents "Luzia: A Walking Dream of Mexico." (Marymoor Park, thru April 30) 

Jim Marcotte. (Whisky West) 

Anna Freedman, ings, Good Quiver. (Fremont Abbey) 

Christy McWilson, Terry Lee Hale. (Conor Byrne) 

Bod, Everyone is Dirty, Honey.Moon Tree. (Sunset) 

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(C.S. Lewis):

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”

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