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1/1/24: ’24 FRAMES
Dec 31st, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

The Ins & Outs for the coming year of imperative action (and, we hope, some fun along the way).

12/28/23: UPROOTED
Dec 28th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

City removes BLM Garden at Cal Anderson Park; delivery co. leaves Seattle rather than heed new labor laws; AI data centers use a helluva lotta water for cooling; the state won’t get new ferry boats for a long time.

12/27/23: YOU AND (A)I
Dec 26th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Local sociologist says AI’s just an extension of human nature; five conservative state initiatives’ signatures are sent in; Starbucks, Amazon unions ‘are in limbo;’ fewer Seattle residents than (almost) ever are from here.

12/26/23: TWO KINDS OF HARDBALL
Dec 25th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Shaun Scott book recounts the age-old sports/politics interface; more reaction to acquittals in Manny Ellis’ killing; the complicated truth behind that ‘nightmare tenant’ story; what Boxing Day means to me.

12/22/23: ‘DISAPPOINTED, NOT SURPRISED’
Dec 21st, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Frustration after not-guilty verdicts to Tacoma officers in Manny Ellis’ death; Seattle Children’s won’t rat on trans patients to Texas authorities; state tells for-profit ICE jail to pay detainee workers; city ‘safe RV lot’ finally opening.

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?

12/13/23: SMALL TREE, BIG TALE
Dec 13th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

HBO doc on the theft of a historic bonsai tree in Federal Way; Sound Transit CEO quits after 16 months; Tacoma officers’ lawyer claims Manny Ellis caused his own death; Zulily claims it was murdered by Amazon.

12/12/23: NOT IN THEIR NAME
Dec 11th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Local Jews hold Hanukkah rally for a Gaza ceasefire; some of the new year’s new laws; Boeing may get its first female CEO (just not yet); SCOTUS upholds WA ban on anti-LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy.’

12/11/23: THE ‘ZU’ IS THROUGH
Dec 10th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Etailer Zulily’s final days; Denny Blaine Park won’t be de-nuded for a kiddie playground; Starbucks wants to talk to unions again (under certain conditions); UW QB Michael Penix Jr. doesn’t get the Heisman Trophy.

12/5/23: ALL IN A ‘ROW’
Dec 4th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Can ‘Boys in the Boat’ movie spur UW applications?; some already disappointed in Legislative session that hasn’t started; bad early reviews for Amazon chatbot; Bezos’ yacht has to dock with oil tankers.

11/28/23: A PLAY FOR TODAY
Nov 27th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Locally-written drama explores Israeli-Palestinian rift; TV-station owners, streaming services playing fiscal hardball; SPD officer accused of helping drug runners; Alex Pedersen wants to use trees to deter residential development.

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.

11/22/23: NO NEMO, THOUGH
Nov 21st, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

(Cleaned-up) stuff found in local sewers; cryptocurrency tycoon pleads guilty to allowing money-laundering; petition to keep ‘Dykekiki’ nude beach at Denny Blaine; Harrell wants SLU light rail to be less convenient. 

11/21/23: PICS, AND IT DID HAPPEN
Nov 20th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Thousands of historic Asahel Curtis photos being digitized for the first time; Microsoft hires ousted OpenAI boss; Burien threatens to sue church for hosting an encampment; suit says Amazon drivers work too dangerously fast.

11/13/23: NO MOD CONS
Nov 12th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Fancy but tiny (and toilet-less) treehouse no longer for sale; two incumbents now lead in City Council votes; camping to protest Burien anti-camping law; Megan Rapinoe’s career ends with an injury.

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