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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).

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).

3/19/24: ‘DISPLAY’ SETTINGS
Mar 18th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Print mag ‘PublicDisplay.ART’ folds; state official ‘asked to resign’ after claims of racist actions; more Boeing jets, more mishaps in Oregon; the down side of a warm early spring.

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.

3/5/24: 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.

2/21/24: OTHER NEEDLES, OTHER HAYSTACKS
Feb 20th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Fictional Seattles in film, TV, and games; Harrell’s ‘State of the City’ speech short on specifics; labor union supports big grocery merger; Amazon goes on the Dow Jones Industrials.

2/20/24: NEVER TO LATE TO BE YOU
Feb 19th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Ex-Seattle writer/producer self-outs as trans at age 63; Japanese Americans protest at ICE jail; county sues child-care contractor for nonpayment; Redmond rainbow crosswalk defaced in hate crime.

1/2/24: GHOSTS OF NEWSPRINT PAST
Jan 1st, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

The Rocket’s 21-year archives are now online; ex-Vito’s building burns again; New Year’s fireworks are a partial dud; 1/1 is a win/win for Seattle sports fans.

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.

12/18/23: THE REAL UNHEARD MUSIC
Dec 17th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Forgotten ‘90s band’s unreleased album, released; Native American homeless shelter to become King County parking lot; chain-owned commercial museum closes; awaiting a verdict on Manuel Ellis’ killers.

11/2/23: GAMING (VS.) THE SYSTEM
Nov 1st, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Creative indie video games rise from the margins of an industry in crisis; PCC’s downtown grocery palace closing after less than two years; ex-We Heart Seattle prez accused of theft in Oregon; Convoy’s ‘tech’ has a buyer, but not the company itself.

11/1/23: THE SONGS HE LEFT BEHIND
Oct 31st, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Shawn Smith’s last recordings released; HoneyHole’s new owner apparently skipped town; Harrell wants a different new streetcar route; RIP to “the Chef in the Hat.”

10/26/23: GETTING IT ‘TOWN’ ON PAPER
Oct 25th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Coffee-table mag honors ‘Filipinotown’; Amazon workers talk about ‘pain and exhaustion;’ big business wants a Council that’ll cut everything but cops; can AI really solve all humanity’s problems? (Probably not.)

10/13/23: ‘REEL’ CHANGE
Oct 12th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

New SIFF sign goes up at ex-Cinerama; Cafe Racer closes for the fourth time; supporters of Israel and of the Palestinians kept apart at simultaneous UW rallies; Homelessness Authority job cuts could leave some, well, homeless.

10/12/23: THAT’S A LOT OF ROTISSERIE CHICKENS
Oct 11th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

NYC authors recount the ‘Joy of Costco;’ Instacart hates Seattle’s worker-protection laws; Seattle Schools planning big budget cuts; Kirkland police used ‘irritant’ on protesters.

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