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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.

8/19/22: JUST BEGUN TO GAME
Aug 19th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

12-year-old game developer featured at Emerald City Comic Con; an ‘NYT’ profile depicts Gravity Payments’ Dan Price as both a PR genius and an abuser of several women; more light-rail construction delays on all three projects; the preseason Seahawks look not-very-good.

7/21/22: DARKER ‘DUNGEONS’
Jul 20th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

A BIPOC-oriented ‘D&D’ adventure book; UW hospitals have more COVID patients now than last winter; JumpStart payroll tax won’t be re-challenged; how some Boeing contractors have (or haven’t) survived the slump in new-aircraft orders.

7/15/22: ALL’S NOT ‘FAIR’
Jul 14th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Seattle Art Fair (and big ‘alternative’ exhibits) return; competing voting-reform measures on city Nov. ballot; COVID subvariant case counts keep growing; are Starbucks’ ‘safety’ closures really anti-union moves?

7/13/22: A MASTER, BUT ALWAYS A STUDENT
Jul 12th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Exhibit shows a different aspect of Bruce Lee; revised high-rise plan saves El Corazon building; Amazon ‘Prime Day” and its (many) discontents; homelessness results when (duh) people can’t afford homes.

7/11/22: TURNING A NEW PAGE
Jul 10th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

U Book Store emphasizes online sales to survive; wages here rise, but rent rises more; City Council might put ‘ranked choice’ voting referendum on Nov. ballot; the big local company that hasn’t increased workers’ abortion benefits.

6/29/22: PARABLES FOR OUR TIME
Jun 28th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Charles Johnson co-creates an Afro-Futurist-Buddhist graphic novel; Teatro ZinZanni’s post-COVID, post-Woodinville comeback; wildfire forces evacuations near Soap Lake; a pro-choice state constitutional amendment isn’t likely.

LONG LIVE THE ‘KING’
Jun 22nd, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Locally-set novel about a tech mogul who uploads his consciousness; gruesome details at Charleena Lyles shooting inquest; WA pastor calls for LGBTQ mass murder; strike at 1st & Pike Starbucks. 

6/21/22: WIGGING OUT
Jun 20th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Local artist’s kids’ book about a magical drag-queen wig and the predictable backlash; ‘life science tower’ proposed at El Corazon site; ‘social housing’ initiative drive gets close to a spot on the ballot; summer’s finally showing up (both on the calendar and for real).

6/10/22: ALL THE WAY TO THE…
Jun 9th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

‘Banksyland’ touring exhibit and its discontents; West Seattle Bridge has a reopening date (maybe); state Supreme Court ruling ties police ‘seizures’ to race; PACCAR’s making, and King County’s buying, electric garbage trucks.

5/19/22: PICTURING THE ‘PATH’
May 19th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Local lit-legend Charles Johnson joins the graphic-novelist ranks; SPD’s chief defends its consent-decree compliance; women in national-team soccer to get equal pay; WA’s job growth outpaces that of the nation.

5/13/22: BASED ON A TRUE STORY, SORT-OF
May 13th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Short fictions based on people’s digital data; big pro-Roe rallies coming up; possible property-tax hikes might force more homeowners to sell; Seahawks face ex-QB Russell Wilson in 2022 season’s first game.

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