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NOW HERE’S WHAT’S GOING ON IN YOUR CITY ☀️

It’s always sunny in Seattle real estate. So this is weird. It’s been grey and rainy most every day in the last three weeks, but if you look at new real estate listings, a lot of Seattle homes are backed by crisp blue skies. Yep, they’re Photoshopped. Kelly Knickerbocker has the fascinating story on how real estate agents are essentially lying about Seattle’s weather left and right to sell homes. But you can’t blame them: Move the sliders to “sunnify” these grey-backed dwellings and you too will want them more. (Curbed Seattle)

Not without a fight. Back when the housing crisis hit in the late 2000s, people everywhere lost their homes — and these four Seattle women fought like hell to keep them. If you’re looking for one inspiring longread this week, these profiles of Dixie Mitchell, Chettie McAfee, Vera Johnson and Betsy Andrews should be it. They started out as victims of predatory lending, then became crusaders against it. “I may not have received what I was fighting for,” Chettie told the Times’ Tyrone Beason. “But I can help somebody else to not lose — that’s good enough for me.” (The Seattle Times)

Our local orcas are starving. We make their food — salmon — in hatcheries. So why don’t we make more salmon, release them into the ocean, and help our orcas out? It’s one thing local officials think they could do to help the population recover. But there’s a snag: Hatchery salmon could intermingle with wild salmon and throw those populations off. Only 76 orcas live in our local pod right now — the lowest number in more than 30 years. (KNKX)

Listen up, dudes. It’s hard to articulate just how much attention the #MeToo movement has brought to the nastiness some women have had to put up with at work. Last night, local techies came together to ask what men can do to really change things. The answers were specific and derived from a survey that 200 local women and gender non-binary tech workers filled out. “The main takeaway here is that everything you think is happening is happening even more,” organizer (and reader) Austin Valeske told the men in the crowd. Onward. (The Stranger)

Oh hi, Seattle Sockeye! This week we’ve been telling you about our city’s prospects for getting a pro hockey team, and how the group that’s redeveloping the arena where a new team would play registered a bunch of domain names for different team names. One of those potential names is the Sockeyes, which got a couple of our readers’ attention. Why? Because it’s taken.

“While Sockeyes would be a dope name for a hockey team, it is already the name of the men’s Ultimate Frisbee team in Seattle!” reader Tom Elliott told us. “The team has a pretty storied history, having won several national championships and a world championship. Should the NHL team move forward with ‘Sockeyes’ I have to imagine the Ultimate team would see a lot more traffic through their website.” And by the way, here that is: (Seattle Sockeye)


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HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP 📅

PARTNER EVENT

🏙 Feb. 2-3: Crosscut Festival (Psst — Evergrey readers get 25% off!)

AROUND TOWN
TONIGHT

🎈  Rock out with the kids at Karaoke Family Night (Hillman City)
👋  Meet 20 fellow professionals in two hours (University District)
🎨  Get texts from space at the sculpture park (Belltown)

TOMORROW

🏞  Brush up on all things hunting and fishing (Puyallup)
💪  Learn how to grow an edible garden (Crown Hill)
🍻  Try weird beers at the Strange Brewfest (Port Townsend)

SUNDAY

🎈  Take the kids to a lot of awesome movies (Capitol Hill)
🏞  Get nautical at the Seattle Boat Show (All over)
💡  Hear from a leader of the International Space Station (Downtown)

Going to one of these?

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AHOY THERE, MATEY ☠️

A sharp-eyed Seattle Redditor caught something unexpected flapping in the wind above a downtown construction site. A pirate flag.

Arrrrrr. — The Evergrey


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