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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

Autumnal conditions may be here to stay for a while at last. (But you're still supposed to save water.) And MISCmedia MAIL stays with you, come rain or come shine.

WEATHER

Clouds and mid-60s temps (at most) are expected today; showers could return Tuesday.

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THE LAST HUMBOW

The real final event of this X-treme summer: the annual Night Market, Saturday in the Chinatown-International District.

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GETTING SCHOOLED

The Seattle teachers' strike continues today. The School District made another offer to striking teachers over the weekend. The Seattle Education Assn. turned it down. Negotiations continue. (KING) (image: Elaine Thompson, AP)

Teacher Elspeth Travani says the negotiation sticking points aren't teacher pay, but work hours, class sizes, and bureaucratic details.

Local labor exec Nicole Grant recalls being a kid during the last big local teachers' strike in '85. She sees today's strikers as heroes, fighting for "the best education system possible." (Crosscut)

Hanna Brooks Olsen asks how teachers can be expected to help students escape "the cycle of poverty," when the teachers' own pay isn't keeping up with the local cost of living? (South Seattle Emerald)

Jen Graves says the real solution to all this is that oft-defeated state income tax. (Slog)

Community centers will expand their programs for strike-affected kids this week.

A "March to Support Our Teachers"  will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, from First and Yesler to School District HQ at Third and S. Lander.

ELSEWHERE IN ED-LAND 

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he'll ask the State Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling against publicly-funded charter schools. Ferguson says the ruling could adversely affect other state school programs. (B'ham Herald) 

Gov. Inslee, meanwhile, won't call a special legislative session to draft a new charter-school scheme. (Slog)

ELSEWHERE IN LABOR-LAND

Workers at an Alaska Airlines subcontractor staged a brief walkout at Sea-Tac. (SeaTimes) 

Many UW faculty members would also like to unionize. The administration, of course, is agin' it. (SeaTimes)

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THE PLANE TRUTH

Boeing may placate China by sending "completion" work on 737s over there, at on planes to be sold there. (PS Biz Journal)

TECH TALCH

Microsoft named its chief legal officer, Brad Smith, to be its first company-wide president in 13 years. (Reuters)

I HAVE THE POWER!

Not all of western Washington's electrcity comes from hydro. About 20 percent of Puget Sound Energy's supply comes from a Montana coal plant. It'll be hard to replace that. But they may have to anyway. (SeaTimes)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Will developers stay on board with the HALA "grand bargain"? (Slog)

Utah successfully conquered homelessness. We could as well, if we only had the "political will." (Weekly)

ROLIE POLIE OLY

Indicted State Auditor Troy Kelley, at a federal court in Tacoma, pled not guilty to 17 counts of alleged money laundering and related crimes. (KUOW)

BATTLING BIGOTRY

The Stranger's helping raise funds to reopen Planned Parenthood in Pullman, after an arsonist torched it.

TODAY IN CRIME

A man pled guilty to illegally "poaching" protected big leaf maple trees from a Washington National Forest. (AP)

THE RACE IS ON

The "soul" of the Central District is getting ever more blue-eyed. (KCTS)

Rick Anderson says the Pasco cops who fatally shot a migrant farm worker could only have gotten off without charges if "magical thinking" had been at play. (Weekly)

DEVELOPING STORIES

A proposed five-story development at 19th and Mercer will preserve the Monsoon restaurant, but probably destroy a probably "exceptional" tall cedar tree. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

BUMMER! SHOOT!

Could massive permit-fee hikes doom neighborhood public events in Seattle? (Danny Westneat)

SPORTS

The Seahawks came back late in the fourth quarter, but St. Louis came back right after that, resulting in a 34-31 overtime loss. At Green Bay next Sunday night.

The UW Huskies whupped Sacramento State, 49-0. Home vs. Utah State next Saturday.

The Mariners went 1-for-3 in a weekend series vs. Colorado, losing 3-2 on Sunday. Anaheim's in town starting tonight. 

The Storm's disappointing season ended at 10-24, with a 78-64 win vs. Minnesota Friday and a  59-58 squeaker loss to San Antonio Sunday. 

Sounders FC ground out a 1-1 draw at San Jose. At Vancouver next Saturday.

TONIGHT

Salman Rushdie. (Town Hall)

Ben Folds and Ymusic. (Moore)

Mac McCaughan of Superchunk, the Non-Believers. (Tractor)

Madeon. (Neptune)

Collide-O-Scope ("carefully curated video mayhem"). (Re-bar)

INSIDE

Postcards still aren't on hand. Should arrive some time today. I'll let you know when you can have some to spread around.

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Theodore Roethke, “In a Dark Time”):

“In a dark time, the eye begins to see…”

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