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8/5/22: FROM HERFY’S TO HIGH-RISE
Aug 4th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Former burger-joint site to become 25 stories of ‘student’ housing; Comic Con will require masks after all; Reagan Dunn concedes Congressional run; Linda Derschang shrinks her food-drink empire.

7/29/22: DOUBLE (TRAFFIC) TROUBLE
Jul 28th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Ferry crash and truck explosion (at separate places) snarl traffic; the heat wave now comes with a side order of air pollution; Amazon loses $2 billion (Wall St. loves it); Cranium creator dies of COVID.

7/1/22: ERUPTED
Jun 30th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Lava Lounge building burns; Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic closing Yesler site; Pac-12 loses both LA schools; whether or not to celebrate this July 4.

6/3/22: HAVE WE ‘ARRIVED’?
Jun 2nd, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Sea-Tac’s new terminal for an ‘information age’ city; Elliott Bay Books sold; students in Seattle, Oly walk out for safety; Microsoft sez its workers ‘don’t need’ unions.

5/3/22: IN THE CUT
May 2nd, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

A local artist of Mexican Indigenous descent and her woodcut tributes to land and family; WA drug-decriminalization initiative drive begins; did Reps. Beutler and Newhouse try to stop the Jan. 6 coup attempt?; what if the ‘Roe’ repeal’s already been decided?

5/2/22: DEEPER SOUNDINGS
May 1st, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

How KEXP pivoted to a wider range of music (and DJs); developers’ coalition opposes ‘social housing’ initiative; Amazon’s stock price plunges; last year’s heat wave turned some evergreen trees red.

4/28/22: ANOTHER ‘SAUCY’ SITE
Apr 27th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

A new Seattle-based website celebrates entertainment works by ‘American Asians;’ Boeing loses $1.2 billion; Seattle Central may end its landmark culinary training program; at least a cold April means a longer skiing season.

4/25/22: OBSCURE NO MORE
Apr 24th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Once-quiet neighborhood booms with ‘transit-oriented development;’ Biden stumps here for lower Rx prices & old-growth forests; hundreds march for Starbucks union drives; ‘true’ bowling alleys keep disappearing.

4/12/22: WHAT’S IN (A DORMANT) STORE
Apr 11th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

City gives temp residencies in storefronts to artists and small merchants; rich people don’t like to be taxed (duh); concrete drivers aren’t back on the job yet; developer proposes a ‘floating wind farm’ off the WA coast.

3/15/22: THE COLOR OF CONVENIENCE
Mar 14th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

‘SNL’ skit takes on race and Amazon Go; two years since the Night the Bars Closed; concrete drivers conditionally return to work; report says SPD must ‘regain trust with community’ after protest over-reactions.

3/11/22: CLOSING TIME IN FRELARD
Mar 10th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Hale’s Brewpub and Palladium to close; Legislative session ends with some big stuff done, some undone; there will be a baseball season after all; state mask mandate ends as Daylight Saving Time begins.

1/26/22: A DIFFERENT SECOND COMING
Jan 25th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

George Freeman resurrects ‘The Monastery’ as a colorful church/event space; COVID numbers coming down in western but not eastern WA; local grocery workers’ ‘hazard pay’ to continue; workers at two more local Starbucks want a union.

12/31/21: ‘SLOW BREWED;’ SLOW RETURN
Dec 30th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Heidelberg beer returns to Tacoma; WA hits another record in daily new COVID cases, as many New Year’s Eve events get canceled; our current cold snap may fade away at last.

12/23/21: A ‘BUILT’ REPUTATION
Dec 22nd, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

A new book pays tribute to Seattle architect Paul Hayden Kirk; we’ll get very cold temps (and maybe also snow); Seattle grocery workers’ ‘hazard pay’ won’t end after all; UW modelers predict a massive COVID wave by February.

12/14/21: A ‘G’ THANG
Dec 13th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

The ‘revered and reviled saxophonist’ gets an HBO doc; Space Needle fireworks will be back (sort-of); full hospitals can’t send folks to full nursing homes; Bruce Harrell’s niece will be his chief aide.

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