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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017

Solstice day is here today (or was it yesterday? I can never remember).

And the weather these days has seemed so autumnal. 

O well. It’s supposed to be better starting today.

WEATHER

Morning clouds, burning off by afternoon. Sunny the rest of the week.

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THE PLANE TRUTH

At the big Paris air show, Boeing announced, among other things, that there will probably never be another 747 built for regular ol’ commercial passenger flight.

As a child in Snohomish County, I felt local pride that Everett had produced the world’s most famous aircraft, in the world’s largest building.

Now, almost a half century later, “The Queen of the Skies” is reduced to a few new planes a year, for freight use. (AP) (image: AIrlineSpotter.com)

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'SAY HER NAME'

Hundreds of family members, friends, and total strangers (“some so angry they said they couldn’t even properly grieve”) gathered outside the apartment building where police shot Charleena Lyles in front of her children on Sunday. They spoke about demanding justice, and about remembering Lyles’ name and her story. Many of them then marched south as far as the Montlake Bridge, where police stopped them. (SeaTimes) (KCPQ) (KING) (Crosscut) (image: Genna Martin, PI.com)

Other vigils were held Tuesday at Garfield HS and other local schools, “to encourage a conversation about race, inequality, and safety.” (KING)

And in Tacoma, an “action collective” group is raising awareness about violence against black women, including by police. (KING)

The officers involved in the shooting were ID’d as Steven McNew and Jason Anderson. They worked out of the North Precinct and had had crisis-intervention training. They’re now on administrative leave. (KOMO)

Why didn’t officers use Tasers, or anything non-fatal, instead of shooting Charleena Lyles? For one thing, they didn’t have Tasers with them. (Crosscut) (KNKX)

Dash-cam and surveillance video from the day of Lyles’ death “offer scant details” into what happened. (Slog)

Mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver says the case shows, again, that our police officers “are more like warriors.” (KIRO-FM) (Weekly)

State Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) used the tragedy to renew his call for the Legislature to pass stricter laws on deadly force by police. (KNKX)

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IN THE RESISTANCE

Can Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell help persuade three Republican Senators to kill the scrapping of affordable health care? (Joel Connelly) (Slog)

Yesterday we told you about a new hunger strike being held outside the Tacoma for-profit immigration jail. Now, reports say some 25 detainees inside the place are also refusing meals. (KUOW)

ROLIE POLIE OLY

Republicans in the state Senate want to “shred the safety net for the state’s most vulnerable citizens,” charges Sen. Jeannine Darneille (D-Tacoma). (News Tribune)  

CRIME

A 19-year-old woman pulled a gun when a Puyallup Jack in the Box “shorted her a nugget.” (KCPQ)

THE BIG A

Now that Amazon’s got its own physical stores, it’s rolling out software to prevent shoppers there from “showrooming” (checking prices online for stuff they see in the stores). (Paul Constant)

LABOR PANES

That $15 minimum wage in Seattle? The one that was supposed to ruin jobs, particularly at local restaurants? Uh, no it didn’t. (KCPQ) (Slog)

A judge in Detroit approved a deal over pay for 28,000 exotic dancers working (mostly as “independent contractors” without benefits) for the Seattle-founded Deja Vu strip-club chain. (AP)

Nearly 30 percent of the programmers and other STEM-career workers in Wash. state are from other countries. (GeekWire)

The owner of the Blue Moon Burgers chain (not related to the Blue Moon Tavern or to MillerCoors’ Blue Moon beer) admitted to participating in a racist text exchange about three of his own employees. (Slog)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

Producers of a documentary about the anti-vaccination movement (more popular here than in the nation as a whole) are in this state on tour. (KCPQ)

Why did a pioneering local chain of “flat fee” primary-care clinics have to close? One possible explanation: increased use of clinic facilities by the “worried well.” (Kaiser Health News via KNKX)

STATE OF THE ARTS

Teatro ZinZanni lives! The pomo-circus dinner theater, kicked out of its Mercer Street site, will stage shows at Marymoor Park on the Eastside for six months. (Slog)

SPORTS

Sounders FC at home vs. Orlando City FC tonight.

The Mariners won again, 5-4 vs. Detroit. Series continues tonight. (Yep, both stadia in use at once.)

TODAY

“Make Music Day,” “worldwide celebration of music.” (Westlake Park and other spots)

TONIGHT

“Norm Stamper and Marti Jonjak on the Reverberations of Violent Crime.” (Hugo House First Hill)

History Café series presents “Queer Resistance and Activism in Seattle.” (MOHAI)

Charms. (Easy Street Records)

Dave Depper. (Barboza)

Eugene Marie, Mark Remy, February Trio. (Vermillion)

Guitar Wolf, Isaac Rother and the Phantoms, Mommy Long Legs. (Sunset)

Summer Solstice Eve, participatory music/dance. (LoveCityLove)

“Collide-O-Scope” video series presents “Best of the Worst.” (Egyptian)

Corey Feldman, Muldoon, Tiger Rider. (Studio Seven)

Comedian Solomon Georgio. (Chop Suey)

Billy Joe Show, Wildcat Rose. (Slim’s Last Chance)

Adriana Giordano Quintento, Marina Albero. (Tula’s)

Town Music series season finale. (Town Hall)

Origami Ghosts, Smashie Smashie, Ram Rams. (Royal Room)

Seattle International Festival of Improv. (Market Theater, thru June 25)

“Quickies 17: Lost and Found.” (Annex Theatre, thru July 1)

“Stripperoo: Two Nights of Seattle Burlesque Tribute Acts.” (Theatre Off Jackson)

“What She Said,” panel by LGBT women. (W Hotel)

Styx, REO Speedwagon, Don Felder. (White River Ampitheatre)

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Lupita Nyong’o, “Black Women in Hollywood” Acceptance Speech):

“You can’t eat beauty. It doesn’t feed you…You can’t rely on beauty to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful, is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.”

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