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5/15/24: MONDAY IN THE PARK WITH BREAD
May 14th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

‘Gays eating garlic bread’ event is a hit in real life and online; City Council, as predicted, approves big SPD retroactive-pay deal; UW student employees go on strike; feds say Boeing’s violated a post-737-MAX-crashes settlement.

4/3/24: BIRD IS (STILL) THE WORD
Apr 2nd, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Storm legend, in new doc, states her case as Seattle sports’ GOAT; new SPD contract would include huge retroactive raises; outcry after Frye Art Museum curator’s layoff; Victor Steinbrueck’s little house to go for big bucks.

3/28/24: DEATH AND DYSFUNCTION
Mar 27th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

PBS docu-series recounts local COVID responses; famed mountain climber Lou Whittaker dies; anti-fossil-fuel protest held at Amazon’s head offices; and, oh yeah, it’s baseball season.

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.

3/8/24: 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).

3/5/24: 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.

2/27/24: STAGE, AND SCREEN
Feb 26th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

Local TV special on a Black theater company’s struggle to stay alive; anti-rent-gouging bill dead in Olympia; FTC to fight big grocery merger plan; why Seattleites mourn Bartell Drugs.

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.

2/9/24: LOOKING BACK IN BLACK
Feb 8th, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

A pop up African American museum in Columbia City this month; a jury award in the case of Children’s Hospital mold infections; kids at a Seattle daycare secretly got fed melatonin; Ristorante Machiavelli’s suddenly closing.

1/22/24: LET HER ‘BUG’ YOU
Jan 21st, 2024 by Clark Humphrey

A Tacoma-based ‘Muslim Khmer’ artist’s provocative installations; ‘SNL’ makes a spoof Alaska Airlines ad; Sens. Murray & Cantwell describe a horrific post-‘Roe’ landscape; a beloved Seattle music-scene figure dies.

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.

12/19/23: THE LAST BLOSSOM?
Dec 18th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Molbak’s garden store in Woodinville, no longer part of a new development, will now no longer exist; award-winning Junebaby restaurant closing; state ferries’ boss quitting; what’s left of ‘the left’ in Seattle?

12/12/23: NOT IN THEIR NAME
Dec 11th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Local Jews hold Hanukkah rally for a Gaza ceasefire; some of the new year’s new laws; Boeing may get its first female CEO (just not yet); SCOTUS upholds WA ban on anti-LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy.’

12/11/23: THE ‘ZU’ IS THROUGH
Dec 10th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Etailer Zulily’s final days; Denny Blaine Park won’t be de-nuded for a kiddie playground; Starbucks wants to talk to unions again (under certain conditions); UW QB Michael Penix Jr. doesn’t get the Heisman Trophy.

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