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MISCmedia MAIL FOR 2/27/17: #OSCARSOINEPT
Feb 26th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Well, there went the chance for anybody to remember the “political” speeches at the award ceremony. We’ll still talk about situations in the off-screen world, including why “Indivisible” is nothing like the “Tea Party”; “rescuing” data on federal computers that might get wiped any day now; black history preserved; Kelsey Plum’s triumph; and a black community group wanting to take over a big development project.

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 2/24/17: MAKING MERRY AS AN ACT OF DEFIANCE
Feb 23rd, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

The big Carnival-celebratin’ places have faced horrible times, but always found some good times to let roll. So should we. Also in our biggest-yet e-missive: Rep. Reichert hides from his constituents; renters will get a voice at City Hall; divers keep searching for long-sunken ships; and the remains of Apollo 11 coming to town.

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 2/23/17: OWNING IT
Feb 22nd, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

I’m sure Ed Murray’s new speechwriter knew what he was doing when he wrote that we in Seattle are “on our own” these days. And I like to think I know what I’m doing when I talk about the state’s decaying bridges; Daniel Ramirez Medina’s latest legal tactic; a lost opportunity for affordable housing on east Capitol Hill; and Stephen Colbert’s fun with KCPQ’s “exposé” of teen emoji use.

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 2/22/17: THE GUIDING LIGHT?
Feb 21st, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Among many other things, Ed Murray on Tuesday declared Seattle to be on “the battle for the soul of America.” Which we are, like it or not. We’re also mentioning the “Inslee for President” rumors; a drive to rededicate (but not rename) a major city street; a cop accused of holding illicit drugs for his stripper girlfriend to sell; and the stark loneliness that is the old IKEA store’s closeout sale.

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 2/21/17: AS YE SOW…
Feb 20th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

It’s a post-Monday-holiday day but we’ve still got a full e-missive, with stuff about a local author’s dystopia novel rediscovered; the least-“Made in USA” plane Boeing’s ever made; employers who really didn’t like “A Day Without Immigrants”; and the Seattle rock roots of a late jazz legend.

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 2/20/17: FARM-FRESH JUSTICE
Feb 19th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Another weekend of protests included a rally by the extended family that is the Pike Place Market, along with a commemoration of the WWII internments. Our Monday e-missive also delves into a plan to save part of the Ramps to Nowhere; small towns suffering under Tim Eyman’s tax limits; a tragedy in my ol’ hometown; and the snarky heroism of Mark Cuban.

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 2/17/17: I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE
Feb 16th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Mudslides knocked roads out of commission all over the area. Some might not be fully reopened until later today. Which might not matter if you’re participating in that general strike thang. We’re also observing a WA gay-rights victory; a black cop with words for black youth; the first court date for “dreamer” Daniel Ramirez Medina; and a credit union for the “financially abused.” And we’ve got dozens of weekend event choices as usual.

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 2/16/17: THE RADIO IS IN THE HANDS OF SUCH A LOT OF FOOLS…
Feb 16th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

There’s no secret to KIRO-FM’s current format. The once-respectable news/talk station has largely fallen to the “hate talk” formula, a slick and refined shtick that’s drawing ratings around the nation (at the expense of America itself). Also today: whole towns in central Washington in the dark; more reaction to the Daniel Ramirez Medina arrest; police action vs. hate crimes; and what a “cryptid” is and why we may honor one.

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 2/15/17: YOU KNOW YOU ARE A DREAMER
Feb 14th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

A Seattle man who came from Mexico as a child, and who has all needed work permits from the “Dreamer” program, is now detailed in the for-profit immigration jail in Tacoma. Many people don’t like it. Additional topics this day: wells for new rural homes vs. fishing streams; an alternate school-funding scheme in Olympia; and homeless “sweeps” continuing for now.

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 2/14/17: WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT
Feb 13th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

In my approaching dotage, I approach at least a slightly less snarky attitude toward Valentine’s Day. And I today discuss the economic clout of “sanctuary cities;” a victory for family-leave advocates; a potential new anti-fossil-fuel initiative; and Mercer Islanders’ sense of transportation privilege.

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 2/13/17: MAKING PRESIDENTS’ DAY MEAN SOMETHING
Feb 12th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

We try to figure out how to mark an upcoming day for honoring the predecessors to someone who’s proven completely dishonorable. And, as well, we explore a still-extant fallout shelter; UW political scientists making a united stand; the sneaky details behind the state Republicans’ school-funding plan; and something called “gaze-assisted object recognition.”

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 2/10/17: IT’S SO APPEALING!
Feb 9th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

What’s it like to live in the unofficial capital of the Resistance? Today, great. Between the state attorney general and Nordstrom, we’ve got the DC goons on the proverbial ropes. Other subjects include St.Mark’s Cathedral getting “finished” at last; downtown car traffic not growing as much as it could have; an attempt to save a classic funeral building from the Grim Redeveloper; and the usual thousands of weekend activities.

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 2/9/17: GENERALLY STRIKING?
Feb 8th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

A hundred and two years back, Seattle had the nation’s first citywide general strike. Now some folks want to stage another one as the next big national protest. We speak as well of Chris Hansen’s latest arena-scheme revival; legal action against Five-Hour Energy; weird eyeglasses with built-in video cams; and Seattle’s last full-time newspaper art critic leaving.

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 2/8/17: KEEPING UP THE FIGHT
Feb 7th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

We couldn’t stop the Amway heiress from becoming Secretary of Education, but locals made strides and/or statements against the Attorney General nominee, Wells Fargo’s Dakota Access Pipeline stake, and (again) the immigration ban. We’ve also got stuff about the Tommy Bahama-branded travel trailer; the local Gold’s Gym franchisee going fully indie; and developer Martin Selig’s daughter making it big in Hollywood.

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 2/7/17: SNOW-VANA
Feb 6th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

The city on Monday was a temporary paradise of whiteness and silence and joy, a sign that brighter spirits and brighter times are indeed still possible. We’ve also got the latest of our Washington’s righteous fight back against that Washington; potential good news for oil-train opponents; the Port of Seattle’s now ex-CEO defending his record; and the most epic version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” you’ll ever hear.

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