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12/5/22: HER WAR FOR LOVE
Dec 4th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Margarethe Cammermeyer’s story retold to mark 10 years of marriage equality; Ed Troyer trial testimony gets ‘absurd;’ Amazon layoff levels could grow; UW’s star quarterback will be back.

12/2/22: RUN FOR HER LIFE
Dec 1st, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

‘Running While Black’ author’s new KCTS series; court again rejects SPD officers’ suit against Sawant; Amazon to keep selling antisemitic video; does the state really need an ‘organized retail theft task force’?

11/30/22: BUTLER DID IT
Nov 29th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

The late Octavia Butler’s sci-fi visions enthrall new generations; City Council passes budget (barely); King County sues DSHS over ‘leaving defendants with mental illness in jail;’ the tiny WA bank tied up in a crypto firm’s crash.

11/29/22: THINKING OUTSIDE THE OCTAGON
Nov 28th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

New book by a ‘poet and former cage fighter;’ city budget plan has three City Council dissenters; Willows Inn closes after sexual-harassment claims; ‘millions in unpaid tickets’ remain from West Seattle Bridge-related traffic violations.

11/22/22: ‘THE COMIC, NOT THE BAND’
Nov 21st, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Fantagraphics marks 40 years of ‘Love & Rockets;’ a local memorial to traffic deaths had to update its numbers; Rep. Jayapal doesn’t like the big supermarket-merger plan; Starbucks closing another unionized store, again supposedly over ‘safety concerns.’

11/21/22: GONE TO ANOTHER UNIVERSE
Nov 20th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Science fiction author Greg Bear RIP; local reactions to deadly Colorado gay-bar shooting; troopers kill man who stole and rolled-over a semi on I-5; Tammy Morales wants a social-housing program back in he city budget.

11/8/22: ‘RABBIT’ RUN
Nov 7th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

New performance venue at ex-Can Can site aims to ‘rekindle Seattle arts scene’; big midterm races go down to the wire; SPD’s ‘history of killing people with knives;’ Dungeness crab dying off due to lack of oxygen.

11/3/22: ROCKET WOMAN
Nov 2nd, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Gillian G. Gaar on Elton John (and much else); Inslee wants more housing, shelters, and sweeps; city issues a ‘dire’ revenue forecast; Amazon’s ‘Treasure Trucks’ grounded for good.

11/2/22: I RE-COVER THE WATERFRONT
Nov 1st, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Aquarium expansion, Market-to-waterfront walkway now under construction; city sues opioid makers’ PR firm; Tacoma’s guaranteed-income program’s a temporary success; can progressives learn to at least talk persuasively to each other?

10/18/22: MAKING NOISE FOR PINOYS
Oct 17th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Peter Bacho’s book on growing up Filipino in Seattle; more wildfires mean more smoke; four city Human Rights Commission members quit; domestic-violence survivor fired from Amazon when she asks for time off to recover.

10/3/22: LONG DROUGHT DONE
Oct 2nd, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

The Mariners finally make the playoffs (but the Sounders don’t); new report calls for razing Snake River dams to save salmon; Tiffany Smiley cries for, then disses, Starbucks; remembering a prolific fiction writer and alt-wellness advocate.

9/30/22: WHEN ‘HOME’ FEELS LESS HOMEY
Sep 29th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Local author on how to mentally survive on a changing planet; 191 texts were ‘manually deleted’ from Durkan’s phone after 2020 protests; local crab populations ‘flourishing’ but still not salmon; Congressional candidate Joe Kent tries to distance himself (but not too far) from far-right extremists.

9/14/22: (ALMOST) READY TO SERVE
Sep 13th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

A Stranger writer’s history of queer comedy in TV sitcoms; school in Seattle starts at last; NYT essay lauds Seattle’s JustCare housing program; Starbucks to spend millions on store automation (while still union-busting).

8/30/22: MEMORIES OF AUGUST PAST
Aug 29th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Playwright August Wilson’s Seattle legacy; Kent teacher strike continues; does ‘suppressing’ wildfires just make the crisis worse?; while local media seem to care only about cops, the Seattle Fire Dept.’s also understaffed and spending millions in OT pay.

8/23/22: BACK ON THE SKIDS
Aug 22nd, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

‘New Skid Road Theatre’ presents a Pioneer Square historical revue; how downtown is and isn’t recovering; salmon as a local Indigenous religion; UW prof’s new book shows red-state regimes as increasingly anti-democracy.

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