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MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017

Let's see, what happened in the last two or three days? 

As Time magazine had predicted in the mid-'90s, Pearl Jam got into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. 

The Boeing 737, the global workhorse of passenger jetliners, turned 50.

There was a big storm here that was even harsher in some of the outlying areas.

And the Ed Murray scandal accusations continued to simmer. 

WEATHER

Showers and wind gusts. Maybe some lightning in spots.

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TODAY AT MISCMEDIA.COM

The "Madame" section of Le Figaro how says Seattle is "la nouvelle escale arty américaine." 

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L'AFFAIRE MURRAY

As he often does, Geov Parrish has one of the best analyses of the accusations against Ed Murray and the '70s-'80s gay milieu in which they are set, a milieu with sectors where adult/teen pairings were common.

Murray's accuser has let it be known he's willing to tell his story under oath. (Weekly)

As we've learned in recent years, there are plausible reasons why an abuse victim might wait years or decades to go public. (The C Is For Crank) 

The accuser's represented by a law firm whose founder's been involved in anti-gay and anti-trans poliutical campaigns. But the lawyer working directly on the case insists he's pro-gay. (Slog)

Can Murray politically survive? (Weekly) (Slog) (KING)

In the past, some scandal-plagued mayors in some towns survived and some didn't. (PubliCola)

A NOTE OF FAITH

The priest of a Kirkland Coptic church says he forgives the people who bombed an Egyptian church were he once served (killing, among others, a family friend). (KIRO-TV) 

ECO

Gov. Inslee wants federal money to help parts of the state recover from massive winter storms. (Slog) (Weekly) One recent example: yet another mudslide in Oso. (KCPQ) Another: last Friday's windstorms. (KCPQ)

There's a pretty special duck pond outside a north-end house, that neighbors want to keep around. (KING)

When King County's last landfill's filled, ultra clean-burnin', electricity-generatin' incinerators could take their place (Weekly) 

WHAT'S PAST ISN'T PAST

Researchers found a 14,000-year-old (yep, older than the pyramids) indigenous village on an island off the BC coast. (CTV)

POLICING THE POLICE

Will Seattle's police oversight groups have enough independence to make a difference? (Slog)

THE LAZY B

Boeing supports a "border adjustment tax" revamp, even though it could lead to a big trade war in which Boeing would be vulnerable. (SeaTimes)

We've mentioned how GOP-leaning counties would get property-tax reductions under GOP senators' budget plan. Turns out it would also give big tax breaks to Boeing and other big companies. (News Tribune)

TEK TALK

A locally-invented smartphone app can record everything you need to report a crime. (KCPQ) 

O GIVE ME A HOME

Write a winning essay, get to live rent-free (in Seattle!) for a year. (Daily Journal of Commerce) 

DEVELOPING STORIES

The Acme poultry warehouse in the International District may give way to 348 apartments. (But where will our urban coyotes do their shopping?) (Daily Journal of Commerce)

The Landmarks Preservation Board will allow the razing of the Row House restaurant, comprising some of the last single-family homes in what's now called South Lake Union. (Daily Journal of Commerce) 

ARENA OF BATTLE

Remember, the competition to build a new NBA/NHL-friendly arena is a three-way, involving Chris Hansen's Sodo site and two different would-be KeyArena rebuilders. Expect this war to heat up, with lobbyists and "consultants" battling away. (SeaTimes) (AP) 

SPORTS

Sounders FC and San Jose played to a 1-1 draw. At Vancouver Friday.

The Mariners got swept in Anaheim, losing Sunday 10-9 (it had been 9-3 Ms at the mid-9th inning). The home opener's this afternoon vs. Houston. 

Do the Mariners partly suffer from apathetic home-field crowds? (News Tribune)

The surface of CenturyLink Field was covered in dirt this past weekend for a big motorcycle "supercross" event. One rider had a big crash (collapsed lung, several bone fractures). (KOMO) 

Yes, you can be a fan of American style football and still deplore how it treats its players. (SeaTimes) 

TONIGHT

"Collide-O-Scope" video series presents "Can You Feel It?" (Re-bar) 

Presentation about "the BLOCK Project," "an integrated solution to homelessness." (Cloud Room)

Jack Broadbent. (Jazz Alley) 

James Falzone, Kate Olson, Uneasy Chairs, more. (Royal Room)

"Intersect," a new play by Scotto Moore. (ACT) 

Triskaidekaband. (Tula's)

Science writer Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths on "Algorithms to Live By." (Town Hall)

"Tea Bird of Hummingbird Lane" author Lisa See. (Elliott Bay Book Co.) 

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