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1/26/22: A DIFFERENT SECOND COMING
Jan 25th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

George Freeman resurrects ‘The Monastery’ as a colorful church/event space; COVID numbers coming down in western but not eastern WA; local grocery workers’ ‘hazard pay’ to continue; workers at two more local Starbucks want a union.

1/20/22: ALL IN A ‘ROW’
Jan 19th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

A new senior building’s mural tribute to ’36 UW crew team; it’s two years since COVID ‘officially’ arrived in WA and the US; QFC/Fred Meyer workers ‘struggle to make ends meet’ as parent co. rakes in big profits; Latino activists blast state redistricting plan.

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.

12/13/21: SELF-MADE TURBULENCE
Dec 12th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

New book recounts Boeing’s decline-n’-fall; new city attorney’s already making waves; two white dudes caught pretending to be Indigenous artists; Newport High School responds to accusations of abuse by punishing the accuser.

12/10/21: IT’S CALLED (BUT NOT RECALLED)
Dec 9th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Sawant apparently survives another ouster attempt; one NY state Starbucks store votes pro-union; new owners save a theater and a music club; UW men’s basketball loses another game to COVID issues.

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.

12/3/21: TODAY IN PREVIOUS PANDEMICS
Dec 2nd, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Remembering the early years of the local AIDS fight; King County won’t renew hotel shelter contracts; local pro-choice forces prepare for a possible post-‘Roe’ situation; those ‘end of the Internet’ signs were really book ads.

11/23/21: STILL “COOPED UP’ AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
Nov 23rd, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Fifty years since DB Cooper; two Seattle School Board members accused of staff bullying; what’s (still) in the city’s 2022 budget; ‘the truth behind the Great Resignation.”

9/29/21: WAHOOVIAN
Sep 28th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Digital studio creates CGI still backdrops for drag and other performers; nonprofits’ troubles holding to diversity pledges; Real Change cofounder’s new ‘street paper’ venture; what it means when local candidates say they’re ‘abolitionist.’

9/22/21: WHERE’S GEORGE?
Sep 21st, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Recalling a scandalous 1935 kidnapping case; 30 years of a Seattle ‘alternative’ institution; the city eviction moratorium’s extended until mid-January; no more ‘764-HERO’ (the phone hotline, not the local band).

8/24/21: FIRST THERE IS A MOUNTAIN, THEN…
Aug 23rd, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Mt. Rainier’s a lot less snowy and icy these days; state auditor’s office sez city’s ‘Black Brilliance Project’ grants were barely within the law; Portland police allowed far-right rally members to mostly just do their thing; 15 writers in search of Utopia.

8/16/21: LOOKING AT LOOKS
Aug 15th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Wing Luke group exhibit ponders Asian American beauty standards; music fest at the Gorge linked to 160+ COVID cases; wildfire smoke makes COVID worse; more on the trends seen in the new census data.

7/28/21: HOW DO YOU CLIMB A JELLYFISH?
Aug 1st, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Water-themed playground coming to new Waterfront Park; does Seattle’s ‘urban village’ zoning perpetuate inequality?; the heat wave sickened Columbia River salmon; nine bars are or were temporarily closed due to COVID exposures among staff.

7/30/21: FRIEZE FRAME
Jul 29th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

‘Seattle Walk Report’ sequel book is out; the SPD commander blamed for CHOP response says he was framed; the Lummi Nation’s traveling totem pole gets to DC in a drive to save sacred spaces; the NYT seems to think Seattle’s in Silicon Valley.

7/29/21: ONE MORE TIME
Jul 28th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Local band Prom Date’s new Britney Spears tribute EP; new COVID case counts are close to last summer’s; Boeing ‘ekes out’ its first profits since ’19; southern resident orcas are finally back in WA waters.

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