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5/14/24: SAFE CROSSING
May 13th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Seattle’s first ‘protected intersection’ installed; both ‘other’ Bob Fergusons quit governor’s race; Melinda French Gates quits the foundation she co-founded; former local comics publisher dies.

3/28/24: DEATH AND DYSFUNCTION
Mar 27th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

PBS docu-series recounts local COVID responses; famed mountain climber Lou Whittaker dies; anti-fossil-fuel protest held at Amazon’s head offices; and, oh yeah, it’s baseball season.

1/26/24: WILD ABOUT HARRY
Jan 25th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Play, book explore the roots of a NW-reared art-music legend; Alaska Air wants Boeing to pay losses due to 737 MAX 9 troubles; big layoffs at REI and Microsoft; King County landfill’s got lots of arsenic.

12/21/23: MUSIC’S IN HER GENES
Dec 20th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Local young geneticist turned shoegaze singer; a big (non-musical) ‘metal shredder’ proposed for Bellingham; more threats against synagogues; Biden admin vows to preserve old-growth forests here and elsewhere.

12/20/23: RELICS OF OUR (AND OTHER) TIMES
Dec 19th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Art installation juxtaposes items of the ancient and recent past; AI art banned from Dungeons & Dragons; reiterating why Bartell’s is really shrinking; what Seattle can learn from Cleveland (really!).

12/19/23: THE LAST BLOSSOM?
Dec 18th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Molbak’s garden store in Woodinville, no longer part of a new development, will now no longer exist; award-winning Junebaby restaurant closing; state ferries’ boss quitting; what’s left of ‘the left’ in Seattle?

11/24/23: LIFE ON ‘TAP’
Nov 23rd, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Are taprooms ‘the new coffee houses’?; Sam Altman’s back at OpenAI (so he’s not going to Microsoft); anti-Israel slogans tagged on Mercer Island synagogue’s walls; Pac-12 football’s demise draws near.

10/20/23: WHO WILL YOU BE?
Oct 19th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

My suggestion for a Seattle-centric Halloween getup; big-money backed trucking startup Convoy calls it quits; new elementary school project could sacrifice classrooms for parking; dissing the new city drug law as it takes effect.

9/22/23: FORGOTTEN ‘NO’ MORE
Sep 21st, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Centennial of ‘No-No Boy’ novelist John Okada; Microsoft to infuse AI into Windows and other products; ‘could selling sewage save the Salish Sea?;’ heavy rain possible next week.

9/13/23: ‘EXIT,’ STAGE LEFT
Sep 12th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

‘Chaos and male fragility’ in ex-Amazonian’s memoir; City Council’s revised war-on-drug bill moves ahead; Lusty Lady sign (what’s left of it) comes down; is or isn’t Seattle an AI industry powerhouse?

7/14/23: WORD ON THE STREET
Jul 13th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Street eco-graffiti near Amazon Spheres; more ‘security’ at Gorge concerts = more drug busts; Tetris video-game creator now lives on Eastside; Seattle Times fires columnist behind ‘Hitler wasn’t so bad in comparison’ Tweets.

6/30/23: THE FAR RIGHT IN THE ‘UPPER LEFT’
Jun 29th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Author David Neiwert’s tales of NW extremism past & present; Rite Aid’s closing another Bartell’s; Seattle population nears 800,000; Rep. Jayapal’s stalker sentenced.

6/29/23: IT’S NOT ME, IT’S ‘YOU’
Jun 28th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Harrell gives details about his big downtown plan; Elliott Bay Books at 50; TeatroZinZanni’s got a new ex-church ‘residence;’ trans teen’s family sues Premera Blue Cross to pay for top surgery.

5/26/23: SONG OF THE MACHINE
May 25th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

ChatGPT-written song lyrics are about what you’d expect; SPD killings rose during federal oversight; youth mental-health crisis viewed as a business opportunity; did Jeffrey Epstein try to blackmail Bill Gates?

5/23/23: SWEEPS, STAKES
May 22nd, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Showing where the most encampments have been targeted; HoneyHole Sandwiches ex-manager sends a harsh email rant; Harrell could pare down ‘missing middle housing’-allowed zones; Spokane preacher calls for murdering LGBTQ+-accepting teachers.

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