MISCmedia MAIL by Clark Humphrey — your Seattle morning news roundup
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MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2015

Today at MISCmedia.com, I'll have some thoughts of my own about the local political event that was interrupted by another political event. (Not that I have much to say that hasn't been said.)

WEATHER

The predicted weekend showers just didn't happen. Now it's back into the 80s thru Wednesday.

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SANDERS KERNEL

Slog has the basic story of the Westlake Park Bernie Sanders rally that wasn't; plus thoughts about the event from State Sen. Pramila Jayapal.

Sanders DID get to speak at a $250 a head fundraiser at the Comet (Capitol Hill Seattle), and later to 15,000 (the biggest local political rally in five years) at Hec Ed (Joel Connelly)

Then on Sunday, Sanders spoke to 19,000 at the Portland TrailBlazers' arena. (AP via KOIN)

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THE DAY IN PROTEST

Details are still coming in on police shots fired at the one-year anniversary marches in Ferguson, MO. (Gawker) There were also protests Sunday in Seattle. (KING)

HOW DRY WE ARE

Thanks to the ongoing drought, water levels on Lake Washington and Lake Union are far below normal. (KING) 

Most fishing in Olympic National Park is now banned due to low-running and unsafely-warm waters. (KING) 

Another huge brush fire held up I-90 traffic. (KING) 

The only place in North America with a full summer ski season, Timberline at Oregon's Mt. Hood, isn't having one any more this summer. (KUOW) 

O GIVE ME A HOME

One affordable-housing advocate claims Seattle's single family's zones cover a lot less land than the HALA report claimed they did. (Crosscut) 

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

A woman went to a local clinic for a birth control shot but got a flu shot instead, and got a baby soon after that. She's suing the clinic for child support. (KIRO-TV)

All too predictably, KIRO-FM outrage-pundit Jason Rantz hates the idea of confidential birth control for public-school students, even through it cuts pregnancies by a lot.

THE STRUGGLE'S FAR FROM OVER

Another arson at the gay nightclub Neighbors, in the wee hours of Friday morning. Police are looking for a "person of interest." (KOMO) 

T TOWN

A judge ruled that the recall petition drive against Pierce Co. Prosecutor Mark Lindquist can proceed. (KOMO) 

"Killer Sues Victim's Widow Saying She Caused Him Stress." (KPLU) 

TRANSOCEANIC TRANSACTIONS

Chinese investors bought Seattle's Columbia Center (tallest building west of the Mississippi) for $711 million. (PS Biz Journal)

BERTHA, BUT…

The restart of the very-behind-schedule waterfront tunnel dig is itself now behind schedule. (Slog)

(NON-AMAZON) TECH TALCH

Video games are a $36 billion industry in Washington. (PS Biz Journal)

NIGHTLIFE

Turns out there was something newsworthy at Saturday's big Taylor Swift concert at CenturyLink Field, an appearance by rising rap star Fetty Wap. (Billboard) And, more sadly, a 13-year-old concertgoer fell from the 300 level to the 200 level. (NME) (SeaTimes)

SO MUCH FOR PC/LIBERAL HOLLYWOOD

The fictional worlds seen in big-studio movies are 70 percent male and 73 percent white. Still. (NYT) 

SPORTS

The Mariners took two out of three vs. Texas over the weekend. Saturday's game was tied in the 11th inning when the Ms' bullpen crashed and burned (again), leading to an 11-3 loss. Felix Hernandez pitched seven strong innings in a 4-2 win Sunday. Baltimore's in town starting tonight.

Sounders FC scored a goal in the first minute, in what turned out to be the team's only highlight in yet another loss, 3-1 at the LA Galaxy. Home vs. Orlando Saturday.

The Storm's own struggling ways continued with an 88-81 loss at San Antonio Saturday. At LA Tuesday.

Don't expect much of anything from the UW football team this year either. (Sports Illustrated) 

R.I.P.

Frank Gifford, 84, was a star NFL player for 12 seasons before becoming a sportscaster, first for CBS and then for 27 seasons on ABC's Monday Night Football. He was married to daytime TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford. (AP)  

TONIGHT

D'Angelo and the Vanguard. (Showbox)

Soak with Matt Bishop (Hey Marseilles). (Barboza)

INSIDE

Still hope to have print flyers advertising this daily service by the end of the week. We'll let you know how to get some.

Also, the reprint of our 1995 book Loser is proceeding. Soon (not just yet), we'll ask your help in finding images of the past decade's local music for an addendum chapter.

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Arundhati Roy in "The God of Small Things"):

"He began to look wiser than he really was. Like a fisherman in a city. With sea-secrets in him."

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