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4/9/24: DON’T BE AFR-‘AI’-D?
Apr 8th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

New Microsoft book says AI can be used ‘for good;’ WA ban on high-capacity magazines goes to state Supreme Court; questioning the FAA’s ‘cozy relationship’ with Boeing; the eclipse got eclipsed (here at least).

4/4/24: HOME SWEET SQUEEZEBOX
Apr 3rd, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Accordion-esque apartment tower opens; refugees get a few more days in Kent hotel after one-night encampment; Manuel Ellis police killing co-defendant quits new job; Boise State prof ran an extremist website.

4/2/24: COURTING INFLUENCE
Apr 1st, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Online ‘influencers’ are a growing target of restaurant marketing; Rainier View principal transferred out; more protests against Tacoma ICE jail; MAGAts will invoke racism on any flimsy excuse.

3/22/24: A POEM CLOSE TO HOME
Mar 21st, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Public poetry coming to a storefront near you; feds say Apple’s ‘monopolistic’ behavior doomed Amazon, Microsoft smartphones; more Oso landslide remembrances; city’s auctioning off leftover pandemic PPE gear.

3/21/24: POP GOES THE SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE
Mar 20th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

MoPOP’s ‘Massive’ and the big messages in pop culture; Seattle’s affordable-housing spending drops; UW’s new athletic director splits for Nebraska; Nordstrom may ‘go private.’

3/20/24: OF ‘SPICE’ AND STEREOTYPES
Mar 19th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Frank Herbert wrote a gay-coded villain while disowning his gay son; local newspaper chain’s mysterious new owners; traffic deaths set a recent record; MacKenzie Scott gives big (again).

3/15/24: PIXIES IN DIXIE
Mar 14th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Stacey Levine’s novel of two Florida sisters and a ‘shadowy’ Other; Shaun Scott runs to replace Frank Chopp in the Legislature; judge says King County deputies needn’t enforce Burien camping ban; a sad local anniversary.

3/14/24: THE BIG PICTURE (AND A PLACE TO PUT IT)
Mar 13th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Seattle U gets a $300 million art collection (plus funds to build a museum building); judge nixes state regulation of for-profit ICE jail; state Rep. Frank Chopp retiring after 30 years; Seattle Children’s settles sexual-harassment charges.

3/13/24: BOTS AND MONSTERS
Mar 12th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

AI-illustrated kids’ book from a Microsoft exec and son; no surprises in WA Presidential primaries; still more bad news for Boeing; Gonzaga loses WCC title game (a rarity).

3/11/24: RIPPING A NEW, ER, DOOR HOLE
Mar 10th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

John Oliver disses Boeing’s corporate priorities; county deputies asked to not enforce Burien camping ban; skyrocketing costs for salmon-friendly water passages; four years since the first COVID shutdowns.

3/8/24: ACROSS THE SOUND, AND A FEW DIMENSIONS
Mar 7th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Locally made sci-fi film premieres; Legislature goes home leaving a lot of dead bills; major racial gap remains in SPD use-of-force cases; Elon Musk disses Mackenzie Scott’s philanthropy (and its recipients).

3/7/24: HERE THEY ARE NOW
Mar 6th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Artists’ variations on Charles Peterson’s classic Nirvana photos; Harrell’s Comprehensive Plan gets more criticism; NTSB head slams Boeing’s disaster response; Zulily may get an in-name-only comeback.

3/6/24: MAKE ROOM! MAKE ROOM!
Mar 5th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

City finally releases new Comprehensive Plan, with far less new housing than advocates want; Muni Court judge denies allegations of bias; Burien makes homelessness (more) illegal; did Legislative Dems sell out LGBTQ youth?

3/5/24: BLACK, TO THE PAST
Mar 4th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

A history of Black student movements at UW, WSU; Legislature OKs three conservative initiatives; King County launches new anti-fentanyl efforts; MAGA candidate in SW WA invokes racism to oppose a new I-5 bridge.

3/4/24: THE TREE OF TECH
Mar 3rd, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

An LED and mylar “cherry tree” at the UW; Boeing wants to buy back Spirit AeroSystems; the SPD officer who killed Jaahnavi Kandula gets a traffic citation; Conor Byrne Pub set to close on 3/31.

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