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THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017

The day between April nineteenth and April twenty-first is just another day of the year here at MISCmedia World HQ, where the only thing that gets smoked is still salmon.

WEATHER

More showers today. Clearing Friday; then dampness resumes Saturday.

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GONE TO THE MOON?

We've got one more freshly-minted mayoral candidate. It's Cary Moon, the urban planner and community activist perhaps best known for her anti-Bertha, pro-"people's waterfront" crusades. (Slog) (Crosscut) (image: Daniel Berman, Weekly) 

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L'AFFAIRE MURRAY

Ed Murray's accuser has identified himself as Delvonn Heckard. Heckard, 46, describes himself as in recovery after decades of drug use and related criminal charges. He says "I have nothing to hide," and "I'm not sitting here wasting these people's time and wasting my time. I'm trying to heal." A statement by his attorneys, says that, despite allegedly having sex for pay with him up to 50 times, Murray may never have known Heckard's last name. Murray says he doesn't remember him at all. (Slog) (KIRO-TV) (SeaTimes) 

Murray's defense tactics thus far have been "classist and non-intersectional." (Hannah Probst, UW Daily) 

ROLIE POLIE OLY

The clock's ticking on the regular Legislative session. With no final school-funding or budget deals on the horizon, at least one special sessions's almost assured. Even then, a lawyer in the McCleary case (which led the state Supreme Court to demand full state funding of K-12 schools) says what finally emerges still might not fully fund schools. (KNKX) 

So, what HAS the Legislature accomplished this year? Regulatory breaks for wrestling promoters and mead makers, protection for "whistleblower" state workers, and a bill preventing companies from getting or selling people's "biometric information." (KCPQ)

Also, Senate Republicans proposed more than a dozen bills to pre-empt various city (particularly Seattle) laws. (Seattlish) 

Among the many items still not yet passed: renewal of what little filmmaking incentives the state offers. (Charles Mudede) 

IN THE RESISTANCE

Bill Gates thinks he can appeal to the president's "pragmatism," to persuade him to preserve health-research and foreign-aid funding. (Bloomberg)

Recovering salmon runs and habitats is a long, steady process. Cutting off funding now will destroy much of this progress. (Crosscut)

Sixteen state attorneys-general, including our Bob Ferguson, have filed a motion to keep the second travel ban, well, banned. (AP) 

Thurston County repealed its "welcoming community" ordinance, but replaced it with a new policy officially offering welcome to “not only immigrants, but to all residents regardless of their heritage and background.” (Olympian) 

QUEST FOR JUSTICE

Police evicted the activists who'd been camping out in the former Black Dot community-development storefront at 23rd and Union. (Slog) 

The city has settled two of its three suits against West Seattle homeowners who illegally cut down trees in a neighboring greenbelt area. The settlements total over $400,000. (West Seattle Blog)

O GIVE ME A HOME

King, Pierce, and Spokane counties have started a 100-day campaign to at least partly solve youth homelessness. (PS Biz Journal) 

More than half of Capitol Hill Housing's current units are now located outside Capitol Hill. The nonprofit affordable-housing developer now wants to expand to other cities and towns, so it's considering a new name. (Capitol Hill Times)

The HALA Grand Bargain is imperfect, but "that's no reason to abandon it." (Weekly editorial)

KIRO-TV "doesn't seem to have filed" a public-disclosure request before it compiled its own (since withdrawn) map of homeless encampments, even though the city had already made one. (Seattlish)

VANISHING SOUTH LAKE UNION

The owner of the Row House Cafe says she'd known from the start that the three connected bungalows it occupies would be razed one day. She says she's got at least two years left there. (Slog) 

SAD

A former Lake Stevens woman, known to local authorities as "a chronic cat hoarder," was arrested in Oregon with 41 live cats (plus one dead cat) in the car she currently lives in. A psychologist says she'll keep "hoarding cats" if she doesn't get the right mental-health treatment. (Everett Herald) 

THE NEXT STAGE?

We now know a little more about the internal struggles at Theatre Puget Sound between its paid interim director and its volunteer board. T'ain't pretty. (Stranger) 

IN THE GAME

Nintendo's dropping its "NES Classic" game console, but might replace it with a modern version of its Sold uper NES successor product. (GeekWire) 

ECONOMIX

Unemployment in Wash. state is down to 4.7 percent. (SeaTimes) 

SPORTS

In his probable last at-bat in Seattle, ex-Mariners legend Ichiro Suzuki scored a solo homer; but the Ms prevailed in a 10-5 win. At Oakland tonight.

TODAY

"Storytelling Strategies for Dismantling Racism." (2100 24th Ave. S., 9:30 a.m.) 

TONIGHT

Pop Conference 2017. (MoPop, thru Sun) 

Mayoral candidates' debate. (Seattle Mennonite Church) 

Film "THX 1138" with new live score by David Golightly and Emily Pothast. (NW Film Forum)

Brown Derby series presents live stage version of "Terminator 2." (Re-bar, thru Sat) 

"Beer and Ballet." (McCaw Hall) 

Earl Klugh. (Jazz Alley, thru Sun) 

Seagaze Festival. (Lo-Fi, thru Sun) 

"The Givers" author David Callahan. (Town Hall) 

Spring Translation Slam. (Folio)

"Seattle's Best Damn Happy Hour." (Seattle Center Armory) 

Steal Shit Do Drugs, Master Bedroom, GooGoo. (Pony) 

Sadafrican, Anime Creek, Sun Machine, more. (Funhouse) 

Arcade magazine launch party. (Harvard Exit) 

Cataldo, Sisters, Goodbye Heart, Acapulco Lips, Prom Queen  (Tractor) 

Dead Prez, Ras Kass, King Lees. (Nectar) 

Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble. (Benaroya Hall) 

Bing & Ruth, Zen Mother. (Fremont Abbey)

Hounds of the Wild Hunt, Magpies, Chrome Lakes, Medicine Bows. (Central Saloon) 

Soltree album release. (Pacific Science Center Laser Dome) 

Miss Richfield 1981 in "2020 Vision: A Survival Guide for the New World." (Century Ballroom, thru Fri) 

"Celebrate Naitonal Parks with 'Seeing Nature.'" (SAM) 

Early Morning Opera presents "The Institute of Memory Time." (On the Boards, thru Sun) 

"Ode," dance-theater work by Nike Imoru. (West of Lenin, thru May 4) 

Eric Lane Barnes in "Is It Just Me?: One Man's Hourney from Closeted Pentacostal to Three-Dollar-Bill Atheist." (Theatre Off Jackson, thru Sat) 

WORD-O-THE-DAY

"Incunabula"

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