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8/17/22: SOUTH MEETS NORTH
Aug 16th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

‘African Streetwear’ in a pop-up storefront; City Council passes SPD hiring incentives; Bill Gates’s role in getting Inflation Reduction Act passed in US Senate; Calif. Amazon air-freight workers walk off.

8/16/22: THE (MANUFACTURED) JAZZ SINGER
Aug 15th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

AI engineer creates a jazz band with a robot vocalist; selling Seattle rain to LA tourists; Starbucks wants feds to stop unionization votes; religious ‘crisis pregnancy’ centers offer medically questionable ‘abortion pill reversals.’

8/10/22: WHO WAS LOU?
Aug 9th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

The (skimpy) truth about early Seattle madam Lou Graham; Dr. Fauci comes to town to get an award; City Council adds protections for abortion patients; US fascists take the gloves off and put the dog whistles down.

8/8/22: BACK IN THE WATER
Aug 7th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Gatherings old (the hydros) and new (‘KEXP 50’); Amazon wants to buy the maker of Roomba vacuums; an early Amazon investor/consultant dies at 82; metro areas across the NW have severe housing shortages.

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.

7/27/22: LOOKING AHEAD AND BACK
Jul 26th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Artist Romare Bearden’s conservative modernism; all the heat (and heat clichés) you can stand; City Council passes ‘abortion sanctuary’ bill; Beacon Hill to get a French language K-8 school.

7/26/22: THE NO-JAVA JIVE
Jul 25th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Local startup’s fake coffee put to the test; how Amazon is and isn’t different under Andy Jassy; local Audubon Society wants a less slavery-connected name; a milestone of sorts for this li’l e-missive.

7/20/22: THE FIGHT’S OFF
Jul 19th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

‘Amazon vs. Microsoft’ employee art show scrapped; feds investigating Amazon warehouse conditions; WA GOP’s misleading campaign ads and other schemes; the most dangerous place in town for walkers and bikers.

7/15/22: ALL’S NOT ‘FAIR’
Jul 14th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Seattle Art Fair (and big ‘alternative’ exhibits) return; competing voting-reform measures on city Nov. ballot; COVID subvariant case counts keep growing; are Starbucks’ ‘safety’ closures really anti-union moves?

7/12/22: A ‘RIOT’ OF THEIR OWN
Jul 11th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

MoPOP exhibit shows the more diverse aspects of feminist punk; man threatens to shoot Rep. Pramila Jayapal; Starbucks closing five Seattle stores over ‘safety’ claims; is Amazon getting into cancer vaccines?

7/8/22: PROTESTS & POLICING PAST
Jul 7th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

‘Story map’ shows local racial struggles, SPD responses in the 20th century; local Proud Boys member says he’s (wrongly) cited in Jan. 6 probe; unions say Amazon used ‘cherry-picked’ worker-safety data; a second unofficial Banksy show’s in town.

6/22/22: SO GALLANTLY STREAMING
Jun 21st, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Locally-made web series depicts a high school gay/straight alliance club; first little-kids’ COVID vaccines get injected; city’s JumpStart payroll tax survives in state court; Amazon’s top-exec ranks get even whiter. 

6/14/22: THE HOT SPOT
Jun 13th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Vito’s is closed indefinitely after a massive apt. fire upstairs; SPU grads give its prez Pride flags at commencement; more on the attempted Patriot Front violence in Idaho; timber baron George Weyerhaeuser RIP.

6/7/22: FOR THE LOVE OF IVY
Jun 6th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

G. Willow Wilson reinvents an oft-reinvented comics character; have folks stopped worying about COVID?; HS student arrested for holding a ‘realistic’ BB gun; the drive to save an apt. building with a Bruce Lee connection.

6/6/22: LIKE A GROUP OF LIONS
Jun 5th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Pride returns live and in person; ex-SPD Chief Best may have known about East Precinct evacuation; did Starbucks close a store because it unionized?; mere ‘awareness’ of gun violence isn’t all we need.

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