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2/28/23: SOCKS OF CHANGE
Feb 27th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Coalition tries to help street people (not just scatter them); protest wants county jail closed due to ‘inhumane’ conditions; could Bezos want to buy the Seahawks?; no, affluent white males are not today’s biggest victims.

2/27/23: THE ‘WNDR’ YEARS
Feb 26th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

For-profit, hi-tech museum to open a Seattle branch; the racist self-outing of ‘Dilbert’s’ creator; Southern women are heading to WA for abortions; King County’s mental-health facilities shrink as its population grows.

2/24/23: DOLL PARTS
Feb 23rd, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

American Girl’s two new ‘1999 Seattle’ dolls; Mudede on what (really) makes a vibrant city (hint: it’s not upscale retail); one neighborhood that wants a light-rail station; serious snow could appear in Seattle this weekend.

2/23/23: DON’T CUDDLE THE ART
Feb 22nd, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Textile and ‘soft art’ exhibits around town; more folks’ downtown revival ideas; Councilmember Dan Strauss will run for re-election; Steinbrueck Park’s totem poles (probably) aren’t going away forever.

2/22/23: ‘BUMMER! SHOOT!’ NO MORE
Feb 22nd, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Previewing a back-to-basics Bumbershoot festival; Harrell’s ‘State of the City’ speech mostly generalities; strippers organize for steady pay and better conditions; why a CEO wasn’t charged in a domestic-violence case.

2/21/23: AN INDIE ‘CHAIN’ STORE
Feb 20th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

The simple beauty of ‘soul chains;’ social-housing initiative passes, now what?; federal judge says Starbucks can’t fire union organizers; should Alaska chinook-salmon fishing be banned to save the orcas?

2/17/23: CALLING COLLECT(IONS)
Feb 16th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Fun local, indie museums; ex-Boeing CEO’s investment startup suddenly closes; Tacoma LGBTQ ‘safe space’ store closes after ‘violent attacks;’ does anyone expect scientific accuracy in a Marvel movie?

2/16/23: THE TRAGEDY, THEN THE TRAUMA
Feb 15th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Marking 40 years since the Wah Mee killings (and the sensationalistic, sometimes racist media circus that followed); minor COVID outbreak at a local high school; Medic One’s co-creator dies; is the big homelessness plan really needed?

2/15/23: HEY, I’M WALKIN’ HERE!
Feb 14th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Online map grades Seattle neighborhoods by ‘walkability;’ social housing measure leads in early returns; a big Boeing deal with Air India (which makes an even bigger deal with Airbus); do ‘crumb rubber’ sports fields cause cancer?

2/14/23: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNESTINE
Feb 13th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

A jazz legend and other influential Black Seattleites of the past; down to the wire for social-housing initiative; could tech layoffs being another Seattle slump?; 777 almost crashes in Pacific.

2/13/23: TATTERED LIVES REMEMBERED
Feb 12th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Japanese American artists’ visions of past struggles; judge rejects suit by 737 MAX crash victims’ families; three teens’ destructive car chase; why we should look at struggles in other cities (and not just THAT one other city).

2/10/23: YESTERDAY’S CLOTHES, TOMORROW’S TECH
Feb 9th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Vintage store enters the ‘metaverse;’ WA schools are now ‘majority minority;’ feds say city can’t just sit on unspent City Center Collector trolley grants; UW researchers say ‘love’ really is a drug.

2/9/23: LOG OFF
Feb 8th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

A prominent public art installation’s now half-disappeared; Colorado judge disses Starbucks’ labor policies; bill in Olympia would let strip clubs sell booze; report claims Russell Wilson’s charity gives out less than half its income.

2/8/23: WITH ‘FRIENDS’ LIKE THIS…
Feb 8th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Seattle crime stats beyond the scary headlines; Microsoft adds AI shticks to searches (as expected); a traffic death is allegedly due to a DUI forklift operator; a downtown cineplex might not close after all.

2/7/23: DOUBLY BITTER SCENES
Feb 6th, 2023 by Clark Humphrey

Traumatic local-theater moments on and off stage; Catholic hospitals grow while Catholic churches shrink; awaiting Microsoft’s next big AI announcement and wondering where this newest tech-hype will really lead.

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