Wow, go Hawks: The Seattle Seahawks knocked the San Francisco 49ers from their undefeated pedestal. It was quite the ball game, which is a big compliment coming from me. The game, neck and neck throughout, went to overtime. After a great drive down the field by the Hawks, Russell Wilson threw a gut-punch of an interception. The 49ers had all but sealed the deal. Except, then their kicker shanked a 47-yard field goal. The Seahawks won off a 42-yard field goal. The score was 27–24.
ICE is holding minors in prison in secret: Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been holding immigrant minors at Cowlitz County Juvenile Detention Center secretly for years. The University of Washington's Center for Human Rights wants to know who these kids are and why they're being held in prison. ICE won't release the records. Their defense? The records are private and won't be released without permission from the minors themselves. Which is hard to get when ICE won't tell anyone who the minors are. Read the rest of this story by Alex Bruell from the (Longview) Daily News.
Oh my god, did the National Weather Service just… Make a Back to the Future reference? I'm swooning. This doesn't help you with the forecast today, I know. Judging by what I'm hearing outside, it seems like it's going to be a wet one.
On this date in 1955, Seattle had an early season cold snap. The high was just 21 after a chilly morning low of 13.
Fortunately, it was warmer in "Hill Valley" for Marty McFly to save the day at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance. #wawx
— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) November 12, 2019
Tolls mostly pay for collecting tolls: Well, about 30 percent of the toll on, say, the new Highway 99 tunnel, pays for the cameras and scanners and workforce responsible for doing the tolling. The rest of that measly, too-low-of-a-toll $1 to $2.25 you're paying on that route as of Saturday when tolling started, will go to recoup the cost of construction. In the grand scheme of things, it covers only about "6% of the $3.3 billion project costs," according to the Seattle Times.
Kayakers save pilot after plane crash: Resident of Lake Morton in unincorporated Kent saw a small plane crash into the lake. They grabbed their kayaks and rowed out to rescue the 19-year-old pilot. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition. The type of single-occupant plane he was flying is one that does not require a pilot's license to fly.
Small Plane crashed into Lake Morton in unincorporated Kent. Witnesses saw a plane with no engine crash into the middle of the lake. A witness was able to kayak out and rescue the pilot who was conscious. Transported to a local hospital. Plane sinking, Marine Unit responding. pic.twitter.com/zHnis8grMZ
— King County Sheriff's Office PIO (@kingcosoPIO) November 11, 2019
Jimmy Carter hospitalized: The former president is undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain that was caused by some recent falls Carter had. Those caused some bleeding in the brain. Carter is the longest living former president. UPDATE: Jimmy is out of surgery with no complications.
Stop growing illegal pot in the forest! These big, illegal cartel grows are typically operated out of the depths of national forests. It's easy for them to evade discovery deep in the bowels of the forest. It's also easy for them to ruin the environment with trash, pesticides, insecticides, and other chemicals. It's getting in the water and hurting wildlife. Officials warn that the environmental ramifications could last generations.
I swear this is the last football thing: I was just remembering this play. Harry, my boyfriend (yes, this is why I ended up watching an entire football game on a Monday), was talking smack about the 49ers quarterback to his 49er fan coworker and jokingly said something like: "At least Russell isn't going to throw an interception right now." And then the 49er quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, threw an interception. This anecdote is way more than you need to know. Here's the clip:
US Supreme Court to hear DACA case today: President Donald Trump would like to shut down the Obama-era program that protects around 700,000 young immigrants, known as "Dreamers," from deportation. The program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, came under fire from the Trump administration in 2017. The administration's argument was rejected in lower courts as “arbitrary and capricious." Part of this has to do with Trump saying that DACA was "unlawful" and "unconstitutional" and making a purely legal argument instead of one based on policy, which subjects the decision to judicial review.
Fuck the EPA: Trump's Environmental Protection Agency is up to its old tricks of, you know, doing everything in its power to not protect the environment. This time, the agency is using "transparency" as a guise to stifle public health research that informs clean air and clean water laws. Under the new proposal, "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science," all raw data would be available before academic conclusions were analyzed. That would severely limit what confidential medical records (if any) the EPA could use. Which is bad.
Chemical attack at Chinese kindergarten: A man attacked 51 children and three teachers at a Southwest China kindergarten using a corrosive chemical. He climbed into the school and sprayed a class with caustic soda. Only two people were seriously injured. It was an "act of revenge on society."
That Sonic the Hedgehog movie got a redesign: I don't know if you remember this, but early this year, Paramount Pictures released its trailer for a movie about the popular video-game character and it looked terrible. After fan outcry and absolute public humiliation, Paramount Pictures decided to go back to the drawing board and completely redesign its Sonic character. Here's that result. Some people on the internet are wondering whether this was a false flag, as the internet is oft to do. The movie still looks terrible.
Sonic The Hedgehog is speeding to theatres for a big screen adventure for the whole family! Watch the new @SonicMovie trailer now, and #CatchSonic in theatres February 14! pic.twitter.com/UUo9ctMbte
— Paramount Pictures (@ParamountPics) November 12, 2019
Pig blood pollutes South Korean river: Nope, it's not biblical. South Korean authorities had to cull 47,000 pigs that may have been infected by African swine fever. The runoff, aka the gallons upon gallons of blood, made it into a tributary of the Imjin River. Though the fever is highly contagious, authorities aren't worried about the blood spreading the disease. They said that the carcasses were disinfected before the slaughter.
The Sounders' victory parade is today: It starts at noon at Westlake Park.
Traveling to downtown Seattle on Tuesday?
🏆🎉we're celebrating the @SoundersFC #MLSCup victory
🚘 👀 we're watching how traffic changes w/SR 99 tunnel tolls.
Make sure to give yourself plenty of time!#seattlesqueeze @seattledot @wsdot_traffic https://t.co/l8YgQ7ecZy
— King County Metro ⚽️🏈🍂🚌🚏🚎⛴🚐 (@kcmetrobus) November 12, 2019
Today's EverOut picks are: A sneak preview of theater simple's Caravan Chronicles, a show with English singer-songwriter Kindness, and a reading from A Gentleman in Moscow author Amor Towles. See more on our EverOut Things To Do calendar.