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10/4/22: DE-CYCLING
Oct 3rd, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Comix on helping people out of homelessness and self-harm; Seattle’s still Sonics-less after an NBA exhibition game; unionizing Starbucks workers ‘fear retaliation;’ suit claims racism at a neighborhood nonprofit.

9/8/22: CAR-FREE, NOT ALWAYS CAREFREE
Sep 7th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

What it’s like to be carless (by necessity) in Seattle and its suburbs; teachers’ strike continues; the potential eco-threat from Canadian ‘tailings dams’; remembering an artist in non-narrative film.

8/12/22: 16 OUNCES, 40 YEARS
Aug 11th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Four decades of Seattle microbrews (some less micro- than others); COVID lockdowns were good for area birds; Harborview’s overcrowded and won’t take most new patients; West Seattle bridge reopens on 9/18.

5/4/22: ALL IN A ‘ROE’
May 3rd, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Rally-goers and others defend abortion rights as part of defending democracy; ‘religious’ harassers pepper-spray gay-bar goers; interim sheriff gets the permanent job; city buys ‘community cultural space’ in South Park.

3/31/22: POP GOES THE ALT-COUNTRY
Mar 30th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Brandi Carlile’s latest Grammy nods are outside the ‘Americana’ category; police could face discipline for past wrongdoing; King County COVID cases creep up again; Broadway clothing sellers vote pro-union.

12/7/21: DREAMING OF A BLACK CHRISTMAS
Dec 6th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Local artist’s handmade ethnic Xmas stockings; Sawant recall vote’s last day; Amazon’s ‘prison’-like worker surveillance; research study defends Seattle’s ‘fair work week’ law.

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.”

4/15/21: ‘FULFILLMENT’ AND DESPAIR
Apr 14th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

More Amazon workplace horror tales; why the city-charter-amendment campaign was conceived the way it was; all adults can get vaccines starting today (ideally); Tacoma ICE jail to close (in four years).

3/4/21: HOLOGRAM HELLOS
Mar 3rd, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Microsoft’s weird vision for future VR conferencing; an ex-Sonic’s running for mayor; protesters’ lawsuit against Seattle expands. anti-Asian racism may be why a schoolteacher was attacked on the streets with ‘a rock in a sock.’

3/1/21: PROTESTS PAST, PERMANENT
Feb 28th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Picket-sign art is installed at the AIDS Memorial Pathway; the first local (and US) COVID deaths are remembered one year after; Black workers describe Amazon’s ‘race problem;’ jazz-piano mainstay Deems Tsutakawa dies.

2/15/21: DREAMING OF A WHITE VALENTINE’S DAY
Feb 14th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

After the Big Snow, get ready for the Big Melt; the Lava Lounge building gets closer to demolition; Sen. Murray says she was ‘within inches’ of the Capitol mob; the state reports 1 million vaccine shots.

1/8/21: AFTER THE CLOWN CAR COUP ATTEMPT
Jan 7th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

More calls by local pols for an early White House removal; should Seattle divorce King County?; new light-rail construction could cost lots more; Tim Eyman court case nears its end after several years.

1/6/21: A CAN OF BEANS, A CAN OF WORMS
Jan 5th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Could John Roderick’s deleted Twitter thread affect Ken Jennings’ TV career?; Inslee announces new ‘reopening’ plan, restaurant trade org. hates it; Virginia Mason/CHI Franciscan merger moves ahead; pioneering local Black judge dies.

1/4/20: THE DOCTOR IS OUT
Jan 3rd, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic leader quits, claims systemic racism at parent organization; a local singer becomes a social-media meme as ‘Bean Dad’; local Catholics want archbishop to speak up about abusive priests; some computer-animated New Year’s weirdness fictionally set at the Space Needle.

1/1/21: THE INS AND THE OUTS FOR A YEAR THAT’S GOTTA BE BETTER
Dec 31st, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Our 35th (Yes!) annual list of trends that will soar and decline over the coming 365.

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