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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

Things to have unexpectedly stay-home kids do: 

• Have them read up on some Howard Zinn, Bell Hooks, George Litchy, or "Captain Underpants."

• Introduce them to the recorded works of Harry Partch, Imogen Heap, and Sleater-Kinney.

• Make collage-art pieces from magazine ads with them, teaching them to subvert the corporate message.

• De-"Frozen"-ize them by showing some Hayao Miyazaki or UPA.

• Have them read today's MISCmedia MAIL and click on all the story links.

WEATHER

Sunny and hotter thru Friday; perhaps cooling back down Saturday.

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THEY CLOSED THEIR COVER BEFORE STRIKING

The Seattle public school teachers' strike continues for a second day today. (KPLU) 

Negotiations with the school district resume today. (KCPQ)

However, the district may go to court to try to force the teachers back to work. (SeaTimes)

School sports will go on during the strike, with the teachers' union's OK. (SeaTimes)

The strike, and the charter-school court decision, made the NYT.

KING has some viewer photos from the strike, including cute kids showing signs supporting the teachers.

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ELSEWHERE IN ED-LAND

The state government's charter-school commission voted to close down, after the state Supreme Court called such schools unconstitutional. If the Legislature adopts an alternate charter-school plan, the commission could re-form. (KING)

O GIVE ME A HOME

How to stop preferential move-in deals on apartments for brogrammers? Cap the fees that those dudes get waived. (Stranger)

The HALA proposals might help some middle-class folks stay in town, but they do little for "the poorest." (Weekly) But three local housing advocates assert that the proposals are still "a big, huge, freakin' deal." (Stranger)

HOW DRY WE ARE

Seattle, Tacoma, and Everett residents were asked to cut water usage 10 percnet. Right now, they're cutting it 14 percent. (Seattlish)

Drought-stricken Yakima area farmers say a mismanaged irrigation project made their situation even worse. (SeaTimes) 

AFTER THE FIRE

Most of the Mt. Adams Wilderness Area is now reopened to the public. (AP)

If govt. and business don't come together to really fight climate change, the kinds of megafires the western U.S. saw this summer "will become regular occurrences." (The Hill)

DEVELOPING STORIES

Anticipating the viaduct's demise, out-of-state developers plan a 152-unit residential complex at Western and Blanchard (it's a parking lot now). It'll be called the Natasha. (Will there be a phase two building, the Boris?) (PS Biz Journal) 

POLICING THE POLICE

The three Pasco police officers who fatally shot a farmworker won't receive criminal charges.(KUOW)

TODAY IN TRAGEDY

A man killed three people and then himself in Chelan County. That's double the deaths from the central Washington wildfires. (KING)

TECH TALCH

China's hosting an international tech conference in Seattle later this month (to "demonstrate its own sway over the U.S. tech industry"). Microsoft's cohosting it. China's head of Internet censorship will likely attend it. The Obama Administration doesn't like it. (NYT via SeaTimes)

NEWS FROM MEDICINE

UW researchers are testing a drug that could be a "fountain of youth" for dogs. I just hope we don't see late-middle-aged dogs starting to wear bad toupées and drive gaudy sports cars. (KOMO)

SUDS

There's something called "beeronomics," and its devotees are having an international conference in Seattle this week. (KPLU)

MEDIA CONSOLIDATION MARCHES ON

The National Geographic Society (an official "nonprofit" that's really been the personal fiefdom of the Grosvenor family, descendants of Alexander Graham Bell, for more than a century) is selling a controlling interest in its namesake magazine to Rupert Murdoch's Fox empire. Fox is already a partner in NatGeo's cable channel. (HuffPo)

SPORTS

Vidal Nuno pitched seven innings with one hit, as the Mariners trounced Texas 6-0. The series ends today.

Seahawks holdout Kam Chancellor won't play this Sunday. Art Thiel says Chancellor had better report to work soon, or risk self-destructing his career.

TONIGHT

Capitol Hill Art Walk, including new works by Russell C. Smith and Kelsey Fernkopf at Steve Gilbert Photo Studio, "Bedtime Stories by Eve Cohen and Sonja Peterson at Calypte Gallery, and large works by Rodrigo Valenzuela at The Factory.

What So Not with DJAO. (Neptune)

Colleen Green, Pony Time (record release), Jaill, Lisa Prank, Punani Huntah. (LoFi) 

Skates, Bloody Diamonds (Nova Scotia). (Victory Lounge)

Master Musicians of India and Pakistan. (Moore)

"'80s vs. '90s Dance Night."  (Neumos)

"Frenchface," vintage French pop and film-music night. (Vermilion)

Author Jonathan Evison. (Elliott Bay Book Co.)

"Wave in the PNW: An Evening with Wave Books." (Hugo House)

Krisiun, Aeon, Soreption, and guests. (Studio Seven, all ages)

Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda. (Chapel Performance Space)

"GOLD&SKIN," "diversity in dance" concert by Au Collective with works by minority, queer, and female artists. (12th Ave. Arts, thru Sat)

"La Mélancolie des Dragons," dance/performance piece by French director Philippe Quesne. (On the Boards, thru Sun)

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Augusto Cury):

“Sensitive people suffer more, but they love more and dream more.”

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