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MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017

As the Menace Within strikes with one outrage upon another, we need to reiterate the “This Is Not Normal” stance.

Even as we acknowledge that many of the component outrages we see so overtly today were long with us, either largely ignored or excused away.

WEATHER

One more week of sun-osity and hot-osity; pushing 90 again on Tuesday.

We’re on track for more summer days of 70 degrees or more than we’ve ever had here. (KING)

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WHITHER THE SPORK?

Seattle restaurants won’t be allowed to give out plastic utensils of straws, starting in mid-2018. (KCPQ) (image: WTIP radio)

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ECO

“Wild salmon” advocates are planning to sue operators of the private “fish farm” from which tons of Atlantic salmon escaped last week. (SeaTimes) (KING)

Gov. Inslee has put all new fish-farm permits on hold. (AP)

IN THE RESISTANCE

Seattle musician/attorney Paula Boggs was among the 16 members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities who quit en masse: “By our mass resignation, the other committee members and I drew our line in the sand.” (Crosscut)

The pardon of Arizona’s brutally racist sheriff Joe Arpaio was denounced as “unconscionable” by King County Sheriff John Urquhart (himself under investigation for much, much milder alleged offenses). (KIRO-TV)

Gov. Inslee wrote an essay demanding that Congress protect the “Dreamers” in this country under the DACA Act. (CNN)

The DC regime’s “end game is a new civil war. The first step in preventing that war—or, if necessary, winning it—is understanding who and what the threat is.” (Geov Parrish)

South Seattle Emerald founder Marcus Harrison Green has written a play called “Caucasians Anonymous,” in which five characters discuss their “addiction to whiteness.” (KNKX)

ROLIE POLIE OLY

A conservative activist has filed at least 120 complaints about Democratic and liberal groups in the state this past year, alleging campaign-finance violations. Now, an Olympia attorney’s filing a complaint against him. (News Tribune)

POLICING THE POLICE

Charleena Lyles had regularly called on the police to help her protect herself and her kids from an abusive boyfriend, before the police fatally shot her. (SeaTimes)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Residents of a new “micro-apartment building” started to move in before the developer had an official occupancy permit. Now they have to move out, at least temporarily. (KIRO-TV)

CITY HALL FOLLIES

To nobody’s surprise, ex-Mayor Mike McGinn (who failed in his primary bid to become the Grover Cleveland of Seattle) endorsed Cary Moon in the general election. (Slog)

SIC TRANSIT

Not only is Sound Transit’s light rail line to Lynnwood over budget, the feds might weasel out of their promised share of the cost. (KUOW)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

There have been two more cases (one fatal) of Legionnaire’s Disease at the UW Hospital. (KOMO)

DRUGS

“I support safe injection sites, because I don’t want other families to lose their children.” (Michael Roberts, via The C Is For Crank)

CRIME

The investigation into the elderly brothers accused of owning child porn has grown to include a 30-year-old murder case, and those of other missing children. (No charges have been filed in these cases, yet.) (KOMO) (KIRO) (SeaTimes)

IT’S THE SHOWBIZ LAWSUIT—OF SCIENCE!

Bill Nye, along with his production partners in the old “Science Guy” TV show, are suing Disney TV Distribution over alleged millions in unpaid syndication/home-video royalties. (GeekWire)

THE BIG A

In a transaction wracked with symbolism, a new Amazon warehouse will go up on the Ohio site of a defunct mall. (AP)

ARENA OF BATTLE

The Oak VIew Group put up a website touting its KeyArena rebuild plan, and listing its partner organizations. At least two of those were consultants in the Port of Seatle’s drive to kill the rival Sodo arena scheme. (Aaron Levine)

The new video game “NBA 2K18” depicts several legendary former Sonics players—in Oklahoma City Thunder jerseys. Some locals are calling it “another slap in the face for Sonics fans.” (KIRO-FM)

LABOR PANES

A federal judge “cleared the way” for Uber and Lyft drivers here to unionize. (Slog) (AP)

BIZ

Uber’s next CEO could be Expedia’s Dara Khosrowshahi. (PS Biz Journal)

R.I.P.

Cecil Andrus, 85, was a former Idaho governor and US Secretary of the Interior. In the latter role, he guided the creation of 13 national parks and additional monuments and wilderness areas. (Joel Connelly) (AP)

SPORTS

Sounders FC got another blah-blah draw vs. Portland, 1-1. Home vs. LA Galaxy on Sept. 10.

Sue Bird failed to break the WNBA’s all-time assist racord as the Storm lost to Phoenix 75-71. At Washington DC Saturday.

The preseason Seahawks whupped Kansas City 26-13 on Friday. The practice games end Friday at Oakland.

The Mariners lost two of three games at the Yankees, falling 10-1 in an error-prone affair on Sunday. At Baltimore starting tonight.

The UW crew program is changing “how it counts women,” after the U was caught inflating the number of female athletes for Title IX records. (SeaTimes)

TONIGHT

Collide-O-Scope video series presents “American Psychos.” (Re-bar)

Improvised violin with Emily Ravenscraft. (Two Bells)

The True Loves. (Denny Park, 4:30 pm)

Arthur James, Veronica May, Young Chhaylee. (Sunset)

Digisaurus. (Central Saloon)

“Community Conversation and Solutions.” (Cal Anderson Park, 6 pm)

54th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. (MLK Park, 5:30 pm)

“The Spark of Creation” storytelling cabaret. (Pocket Theater)

WORD-O-THE-DAY

“Diverticulitis”

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