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THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017

The soft-drink industry's put out some strange advertisements over the decades. But Pepsi's new, almost-immediately pulled, commercial starring Kendall Jenner is one of the weirdest.

It shows the model (and Kardashian-clan member) at a generic protest march (with no specific "causes" on the picket signs). She strides in front of the marchers and offers a can of pop to a cop. All is peace and love thereafter.

Already, a well-known protest figure in Portland appeared at a city-council meeting and offered a Pepsi to the mayor, getting arrested for his trouble.

But Ijeoma Oluo has the best response, a takeoff on a classic kids' book entitled "If You Give a Cop a Pepsi." 

WEATHER

Heavy rains and winds Thursday and Friday, perhaps abating a bit over the weekend.

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THE BIG A

The Girl Scouts would like you to know that neither Amazon, eBay, nor any third-party sellers on their respective "marketplaces" are authorized to sell you Girl Scout Cookies. (KCPQ)  

Amazon Prime Video's paying $50 million to stream 10 NFL football games. The deal can be seen as a "loss leader," like so many of the company's other deals. (GeekWire)

Settling an FTC dispute, Amazon will pay up to $70 million in refunds over kids' unauthorized "in-app purchases" (online game add-ons, etc.) (GeekWire) 

Meanhwile, Amazon's stock valuation is almost twice that of Walmart (a company with, you know, lots of tangible physical facilities). (GeekWire) 

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IN THE RESISTANCE

City Attorney Pete Holmes: If the feds don't prioritize police reform, "we will." (KUOW) (Slog) 

An Elway Poll says Wash. state voters are increasingly turned off by the DC regime's governing style. (Joel Connelly) 

For some asylum seekers who face physical torture or other retaliations in their home countries, "life hangs on a doctor's note." (Crosscut)

A State Patrol officer was reprimanded for her actions during a traffic stop that resulted in an undocumented man's deportation. (KOMO)

Canadians are reporting more "scrutiny" and rejections at US border crossings. (NPR) 

CITY HALL FOLLIES

Here's specifically how a sales-tax increase to fight homelessness would affect low-income households the most. (PubliCola) (KUOW)

O GIVE ME A HOME

City Council candidate Jon Grant things the HALA "Grand Bargain" doesn't require developers to fund enough affordable units. (Stranger oped) But a libertarian legal group with a Bellevue branch office believes developers and landlords have too many regulatory burdens already. (Stranger) 

Despite shelters already operating in the 'burbs with no problems, Bellevue residents at a hearing claimed a new one would bring a "Seattle scourge" of crime and other ills. (SeaTimes)

A man who just got a housing voucher tells how he went from being a homeowner with a good job to living in his car in Ballard. (KUOW)

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

An Everett artist-musician, who'd been stealing to support his heroin habit, promises to turn his life around after being "shamed" on social media. (KING) 

I COVER THE WATERFRONT

Owners of property near the waterfront might get charged to help pay up to a third of the costs for the Viaduct removal. (KCPQ) 

Ex-mayor Mike McGinn says that "despite Bertha," Seattle can still be a leader on climate action." (Crosscut)

ED

The UW just got ranked #9 for "academic disciplines"—in the world. (KING) 

THE LAZY B

Boeing's new global customer services HQ will be in Plano, TX, not here. (PS Biz Journal)

BIZ

Nordstrom's e-commerce initiatives just might be poised to break into profitability. (PS Biz Journal) The three Nordstrom brothers running the chain got their compensation doubled, even as its sales (like those of many big chain retailers) struggled. (SeaTimes) 

SPORTS

The Mariners took 13 innings to lose their third straight at Houston, 5-3. The four-game opening series ends today.

FIRST THURSDAY ART OPENINGS

"Make America Create Again" group show. (CoCA) 

Daniel Carrillo. (Kucera) 

Stephen Holman: "Behold, Wild Spirits!" (Book Arte) 

Justin Hillgrove, John Skewes: "Well Read." (Pirahna Shop)

"Six Artists, Six Visions." (Gene Juarez Salon)

C.M. Ruiz: "C.M. Dreamland," show inspired by classic video games. (Brainfreeze (ex-Lusty Lady))

"All American," prints by immigrant artists. (Davidson) 

Ayana V. Jackson: "Dear Sara." (Mariane Ibrahim) 

Sang Jun Yoo: "Distant Light." (Method) 

Season Yoshida: "Ichi Go Ichi E." (Seattle Japanese Garden)

"Rhythmic Canvas" group show with music by the Sessions. (Central District Ice Cream Co.)

"Migration Stories." (SAM) 

TONIGHT

"Peppa Pig Live!" (Paramount) 

Clifford Dunn, Uneasy Chairs. (Chapel Performance Space)

"How Do We Get to Zero Youth Detention in King County?" forum. (First Baptist) 

South Sound Tug & Barge record release. (Parliament) 

Ama Trio. (C&P Coffee) 

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Dams of the West. (Neumos) 

Geist & the Sacred Ensemble, Pink Void, more. (Black Lodge) 

DoNormaal, So Pitted. (Laser Dome) 

OAKE. (Kremwerk) 

Moon Letters, Fungal Abyss, Simon Henneman/Dave Webb. (Blue Moon) 

Joey Alexander Trio. (Jazz Alley, thru Sun) 

Disenchanter, Klaw, Doomstress. (Darrell's) 

Sisters, Legs, Minden. (Chop Suey) 

Slow Elk. (Pony)

Americano. (Mercury) 

Community Reading Circle discusses Angela Flournoy's "The Turner House." (NW African American Museum) 

"¡La Justicia!", revue with Queen Shmooquan, Skerik, Stegan Gruber, Beth Fleenor, more (Colectiva Legal del Pueblo benefit). (Lo-Fi) 

Performance piece "Free Boy: A Story of Slave and Master." (MOHAI) 

Susan Meiselas photography lecture. (Henry Art Gallery) 

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Chatoyant"

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