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4/13/21: ‘UNDERGROUND’ ROCK
Apr 12th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Local music legends are now namesakes of a sewer-tunnel digging machine; Pierce County gets rolled back to ‘phase 2;’ county exec wants sheriff to resign; Seattle Go Center’s building will be gone.

4/5/21: A FLOURING ACHIEVEMENT
Apr 4th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

The former Fisher Mill now houses film/TV studio space; King County’s reopening could re-close if COVID cases keep rising; Gonzaga makes a stunning entry to the NCAA title game; an NCAA women’s-champ team member is from Bellevue and has a somewhat-famous brother.

3/24/21: FINAL APPROACH
Mar 22nd, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

New two-tower project to incorporate a 747 fuselage; seven years since the Oso landslide; more reaction against anti-Asian hate crimes; first (very small) SPD ‘defunding’ proposal gets a City Council committee meeting.

3/3/21: LIGHT DISPLAY, HEAVY MEMORIES
Mar 2nd, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Tacoma puts up 500 lights to remember COVID deaths; WA teachers now vaccine-eligible; City Council candidate drops out after 2015 assault case goes public; the Seattle Storm’s got a quasi-militaristic new logo.

3/2/21: HISTORY ON THE MARCH
Mar 1st, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Recalling Black women’s activism of the past, as a Black female Amazon manager files a discrimination suit; a Seattle Proud Boy leader’s role in the DC Capitol siege; the New Yorker marks a year of Seattle under COVID.

2/19/21: A BLOOMIN’ WONDER
Feb 18th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

‘Flowers grow from crumbling towers’ in a new, mechanical art installation; bad weather in the east delays vaccine shipments; pioneering local gay-rights organizer dies; should Seattle grow to two million people?

2/17/21: VANISHING FEDERAL WAY?
Feb 16th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Will warehouses occupy ex-Weyerhaeuser HQ?; highly-profitable Kroger closes two QFC stores, blames Seattle ‘hazard pay’ law; state to ramp up COVID testing, hoping to reopen schools sooner; NY state sues Amazon over working conditions.

2/15/21: DREAMING OF A WHITE VALENTINE’S DAY
Feb 14th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

After the Big Snow, get ready for the Big Melt; the Lava Lounge building gets closer to demolition; Sen. Murray says she was ‘within inches’ of the Capitol mob; the state reports 1 million vaccine shots.

2/5/21: THE MOLE, THE MERRIER
Feb 4th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Retro civic-PR art from a ‘Department of Design;’ no cruise ships to Canada (or, likely, Seattle) this year; Lorena Gonzalez’s last rival wants the Council seat she’s leaving to run for mayor; judge overseeing SPD reform warns against major restructuring without his OK.

2/3/21: JEFFY WE HARDLY KNEW YE
Feb 2nd, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Bezos to leave Amazon’s helm as company’s HQ2 gets a strange ‘Helix’ structure; SAM fires its beloved film guru; another local clinic hit by systemic-racism claims against its management; Durkan won’t veto grocery ‘hazard pay.’

1/13/21 THE BELLS’ FINAL TOLL
Jan 13th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Two Bells demolished three years after it closed; SPOG head Mike Solan refuses to quit; activists claim the FBI had a role in suppressing local summer protests; a post-COVID national recession could make homelessness a whole lot worse.

12/25/20: THE FINAL CURTAIN?
Dec 24th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

On the day after the Seven Gables Theater burned, we look back on some recent local arts and culture stories, trends, and tales of survival.

12/23/20: OF ODES AND CODES
Dec 22nd, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Where poetry, programming, and Amazon intersect; train cars with crude oil catch fire; homeless-services group refutes KOMO’s depiction of it; a few of the big COVID relief bill’s various pieces and their various effects.

12/22/20: YESTER-DREAD
Dec 21st, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Timothy Egan on Lewis & Clark’s lessons for surviving a bleak winter; right-wing protesters try to break into Oregon’s capitol building; daytime flooded streets are followed by nighttime snow; some folks want a gondola to West Seattle instead of light rail.

12/17/20: WITHOUT A PADDLE
Dec 16th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Local home sports ‘Schitt’s Creek’ tribute Xmas decor; WA’s COVID curve may be ‘flattening’ again; Cal Anderson Park encampment hasn’t been swept (yet); Inslee issues new school-reopening guidelines.

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