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6/15/23: OLD MUSIC, NEW TECH
Jun 14th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Bringing the music of pre-Soviet Ukraine into the digital age; judge says city can’t ban anti-police chalk-art slogans; it now takes twice the minimum wage to afford a Seattle apartment; a better way to think of AI chatbots.

6/7/23: BIG TECH, LITTLE KIDS
Jun 6th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Bellevue sixth grader’s contest-winning ‘Google Doodle;’ City Council nixes ‘new war on drugs’ bill; a Catholic high school picks a prom-queen couple; why many Seattleites hate the heat.

6/2/23: ALL OUR RETRO-TOMORROWS
Jun 1st, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Art installation envisions a ‘City of the Future;’ an ex-military gay man, still with a ‘criminal record,’ to speak at a local Pride concert, Hanford cleanup gets even more complicated; my favorite evil-computer movie.

5/24/23: ‘LOVE’ WITHOUT COMPROMISE
May 23rd, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Kids’-book creator refuses to cut racism talk; City Council passes ‘tree ordinance,’ then vows to amend it; salmonella cases traced to cookie dough; an $800,000 child-sexual-abuse settlement.

5/22/23: POP GOES THE SURREAL
May 21st, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

25 years of Roq La Rue; City Council’s next Great Left Hope?; homeless are at greatest risk for opioid ODs; is Vegas ‘Seattle’s true twin city’?

5/16/23: WESTWARD THE WOMAN
May 15th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

New book semi-fictionalizes Sacajawea and her journey; Kraken come THIS close to moving on in playoffs; Legislators say they have a drug-bill deal; David Brewster disses diversity in the arts as a mere frill.

5/3/23: STEPPING TO THE FUTURE
May 2nd, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

PNB’s first Black female soloist and her many other achievements; Bob Ferguson’s likely to run for gov; Arlington Pride says it’s been asked to keep drag queens out; 30 years of the WWW as we know it.

4/21/23: THE ROUGH WITH THE SMOOL
Apr 20th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Beloved local artist-designer Carl Smool dies; city employees protest Harrell’s 1-percent pay raise proposal; game hacker owes Nintendo $10 million; REI closing store where workers tried to unionize, but blames ‘crime.’

4/18/23: GRAPHITE GRAPHICS
Apr 17th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Mural of Seattle icons done all in pencil; Harrell details parts of his big downtown plan; Soundgarden members reach settlement with Chris Cornell’s widow; local Navy vet runs pro-Putin propaganda account.

4/17/23: A TALE OF A FATEFUL TRIP
Apr 16th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Ferry runs aground at Bainbridge; I-90 Bridge light-rail tracks need replacing; major COVID-closed restaurant to finally reopen; tech cos. try to hire back their ex-employees—as temps without benefits.

4/13/23: WE’RE #9!
Apr 12th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Where Seattle ranks among US cities by GDP; KUOW joins NPR in quitting Twitter; Pioneer Square’s venerable Davidson Gallery for sale; Legislature follows a state Supreme Court ruling and makes drug possession a misdemeanor.

3/10/23: REIGN MAN RELEASED
Mar 9th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Shawn Kemp’s side of Tacoma parking-lot incident; COVID’s still killing folks here; online activists try to stop a big new Alaska oil-drilling project; a Capitol Hill institution insists it’s not getting redeveloped.

2/22/23: ‘BUMMER! SHOOT!’ NO MORE
Feb 22nd, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Previewing a back-to-basics Bumbershoot festival; Harrell’s ‘State of the City’ speech mostly generalities; strippers organize for steady pay and better conditions; why a CEO wasn’t charged in a domestic-violence case.

2/10/23: YESTERDAY’S CLOTHES, TOMORROW’S TECH
Feb 9th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Vintage store enters the ‘metaverse;’ WA schools are now ‘majority minority;’ feds say city can’t just sit on unspent City Center Collector trolley grants; UW researchers say ‘love’ really is a drug.

2/1/23: STRUCTURED THINKING
Jan 31st, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Pictures and stories of notable Seattle buildings; local lawyer sues Instagram over users’ drug dealing; judge says Amazon violated labor laws in NYC warehouse elections; federal COVID ‘emergency’ ending.

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