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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

We're still waiting to see what that proposed 101-story downtown tower will look like. (Homely? Hideous? Monolithic?) In any event, MISCmedia MAIL will always provide a clear view of the city and its happenings.

WEATHER

We may get one more day of late-summer sun conditions, before early-autumn rains settle in. 

Seattle broke or tied 28 different local-weather records this past summer. (KOMO)

NOAA predicts another dry, warm autumn. Sorry, snowboarders. (SeaTimes)

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WHAT WOULD BUCKY FULLER SAY?

A worker helps assemble a canvas-covered geodesic dome in Westlake Park. Starting Friday it'll house "Exhibit: Growth," a multimedia installation about human discovery, sponsored by Umpqua Bank. 

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ALL THE XI IN CHINA

In non-traffic-jam news from the Xi Jinping state visit, a nuclear power company headed by Bill Gates signed a deal to co-develop nuclear reactors with China. In other news, Bill Gates is now in the nuclear power biz. In other-other news, given China's environmental safety records to date, what could possibly go wrong? (KPLU) 

And, as previously rumored, Boeing will build a 737 "completion center" factory in China. (KPLU) It's part of a deal where China will buy 300 Boeing jets. (KOMO) A machinists union leader accused Boeing of using "our jobs as bargaining chips." (PS Biz Journal) 

Also, China's (and the world's) biggest bank said it will open its first Northwest U.S. branch in Seattle.

Should Seattle business bigwigs speak out about conditions in Chinese factories? (KUOW)

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BLANKET COVERAGE

If local Nooksack artist Louie Gong has his way, you'll soon be able to buy "Native inspired" wool blankets that are actually made by Native artisans, from a Native-owned company. (Stranger)

O GIVE ME A HOME

Timothy Harris parses the City Council's rent-control resolution, and the chances of the State Legislature allowing the city to stabilize rents. (Real Change)

HOSPITAL, HEAL THYSELF

Western State Hospital could lose its accreditation and Medicare funding. This follows reports of failing "multiple requirements for patient safety and care," including a violent scuffle between two patients in August. (KOMO) 

ROLIE POLIE OLY

Legislative leaders have asked indited State Auditor Troy Kelley to just resign already. (KOMO)

In an example of the ol' revolving-door syndrome, the head of Washington's Dept. of Corrections is quitting, to work for a Utah-based private prison company. (KUOW)

POLICING THE POLICE

Just as you may have figured, Seattle's citizen "Community Police Commission" has essentially no clout to get anything done. (SeaTimes)

The unarmed Olympia brothers who were shot by a cop during an alleged shoplifting incident have pled not guilty to assaulting said cop with a skateboard. (KUOW)

LABOR PANES

Starbucks "has failed to deliver" on past promises to make its worker scheduling more predictable. (PS Biz Journal)

Some 43 percent of new Seattle-area jobs these days are due (directly or indirectly) to Amazon and Boeing. (PubliCola)

ECO

A total of $800,000 in conservation grants have been announced to help protect and restore salmon runs in the Snoqualmie and South Fork Skykomish river watersheds. (Seattlish)

HERE COMES THE SCIENCE

UW scientists claim they've discovered how to sync up two human minds. Next stop: the Borg. (SeaTimes)

R.I.P. 

Yogi Berra, 90, was a key player on some highly dominant New York Yankees squads from 1946 to 1965. But he became even more famous for (1) inspiring the name of an early TV cartoon character, and (2) highly quotable "malapropisms," at least some of which were either devised for him by press agents or were existing lines mis-attributed to him. (Slate) (Atlantic)

SPORTS

Kam Chancellor's back! Kam Chancellor's back! The contract holdout will play for the Seahawks the rest of this season after all. Will it help bring the Hawks' defense around? (KIRO-FM)

Sounders FC ruled 3-0 at home vs. Vancouver. At Sporting Kansas City on Sunday.

The Mariners returned to their save-blowin' ways at Kansas City. They gave up a tying run in the ninth inning, then the losing run in the 10th for a 4-3 result. The series ends today; then to Anaheim starting Friday.

TONIGHT

Author Saul Williams, the "Poet Laureate of Hiphop." (Town Hall)

"Things I Want to Punch in the Face Punch Party," with blogger/author Jennifer Worick. (Queen Anne Book Co.)

Documentary "Korla: The Godfather of Exotica." (Grand Illusion)

Local Sightings Film Festival. (NW Film Forum)

Star Anna, Mishka Shubaly, Jason Dodson of Maldives. (El Corazon)

Omnivorous, small-plates food fest to benefit Capitol Hill Housing. (The Summit, 420 E. Pike)

Ingimar Oddson, Icelandic steampunk-folk. (Cafe Racer)

"Pundamonium: Epic Pun Slam." (Skylark)

Monty Alexander Trio and guests. (Jazz Alley, thru Sun)

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Guillaume Apollinaire):

"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”

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