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1/3/22: NEW YEAR, NEW THAW
Jan 2nd, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Holiday season, city snow both go away; Seattle schools to hold COVID testing day in lieu of classes; Bruce Harrell privately sworn in as mayor; it was a particularly deadly year on WA state roads.

12/23/21: NOT A PRETTY SONG
Dec 21st, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Ex-Seattle singer Mark Lanegan tells of his COVID nightmare; BC partly locks down again; two Tacoma officers exonerated over Manuel Ellis’ death; Seahawks clinch their first losing season in a decade.

12/15/21: PRINT, CHARMING
Dec 14th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

There’s a new local-arts mag (on paper!); some retail storefronts are going delivery-only; one year of COVID vax shots in WA; Boeing sells two Renton office buildings cheap.

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.

12/8/21: MANY (SOME) (UN)HAPPY RETURNS
Dec 7th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

‘Recall Sawant’ early returns are as predicted (and as incomplete); Seattle’s population growth outpaced the ‘burbs in the 2010s; Amazon Web Services had a big outage; more homeless folk are ailing from a highly preventable condition.

12/2/21: IF YOU CAN READ THIS, IT DIDN’T HAPPEN
Dec 1st, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

‘Internet Ends’—or will it?; Comic Con returns (even with at least some stuff about comics!); Sawant recall backers spending big; COVID protocols cancel UW basketball game.

12/1/21: THE TRUE NORTH, STRONG AND INUNDATED
Nov 30th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

More floods attack the hard-hit BC interior; the Crocodile has its third grand opening; a labor group claims Amazon under-reports worker COVID cases; the city settles with Charleena Lyles’ family for $3.5 million.

11/17/21: HOW HIGH’S THE WATER, MAMA?
Nov 16th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Flooding and its impacts aren’t over in WA and BC: state Redistricting Commission fails to finish its job in time; Bruce Harrell’s big transition team; the connection between Bill Gates, nuclear power, and JCPenney.

10/21/21: BRIDGING THE ‘CONTINENTAL’ DIVIDE
Oct 20th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

New book recalls a beloved U District hangout; fired WSU football coach sues over vax mandate; Ferndale aluminum plant could reopen; a trans-woman politician in Cobain’s old hometown.

10/19/21: GETTING (REALLY) INTO ART
Oct 18th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Non-Van Gogh ‘immersive’ art ‘experiences’ around town; Mandate Monday #1 finds few affected workers ousted (except WSU football coach Nick Rolovich); a rich white guy thinks racism’s dead and ‘the free market’ did it.

10/12/21: THE PUCK DROPS HERE
Oct 11th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

The Kraken’s real (away) debut at last; state, county, and hospital workers are almost all vaxxed; the Sawant recall drive has many national counterparts; a man at a convenience store buys Laffy Taffy with counterfeit money.

10/7/21: KATHY GOES ‘KAREN’
Oct 6th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

County Councilmember race-baits a (white) election rival; SPD prepares for firings of unvaxxed cops, while Inslee might impose a private-sector vax mandate; Melinda French Gates joins ‘Forbes 400’ on her own.

9/17/21: ‘THE MOUNTAIN,’ NAKED
Sep 16th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Heatwave-decimated snowpacks on Mt. Rainier; King County to require vax proof for many indoor and outdoor public spaces; waiting for the big rain/wind storm to show up; Inscape art studios endangered.

9/15/21: PUT A LID ON IT (BUT NOT YET)
Sep 14th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Montlake highway ‘lid’ project to get bigger in nine years; WA hits another cruel COVID mark with over 7,000 deaths; is Rep. Jayapal a cruel boss or a victim of sexist double standards?; how ‘hesitancy’ can be manipulated, exploited.

8/13/21: POTION CONTROL
Aug 12th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

New magic-themed bar prepares to open; Census data reveals how much we’ve grown around here; state Supreme Court rules in favor of vehicle dwellers; non-teaching Seattle school workers will need vaccines this fall.

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