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9/22/21: WHERE’S GEORGE?
Sep 21st, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Recalling a scandalous 1935 kidnapping case; 30 years of a Seattle ‘alternative’ institution; the city eviction moratorium’s extended until mid-January; no more ‘764-HERO’ (the phone hotline, not the local band).

9/15/21: PUT A LID ON IT (BUT NOT YET)
Sep 14th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Montlake highway ‘lid’ project to get bigger in nine years; WA hits another cruel COVID mark with over 7,000 deaths; is Rep. Jayapal a cruel boss or a victim of sexist double standards?; how ‘hesitancy’ can be manipulated, exploited.

8/25/21: A GIANT STEP?
Aug 24th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Locally-made, no-budget ‘Hunting Bigfoot’ film now showing; Boeing safety engineers speak out against management; philanthropist-arts promoter Kay Bullitt dies; when the delta variant (and the pandemic) just might finally end.

8/17/21: PUTTING FOR GREEN
Aug 16th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Artistic mini-golf at Olympic Sculpture Park; City Council passes JumpStart payroll tax; why hasn’t county rent-relief money come through yet?; a summer of ‘frustration’ and ‘rage’.

7/21/21: WILL QUEENS & TECH-BROS COEXIST?
Jul 20th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

New life (and maybe a new club) in R Place’s old building; Jeff Bezos had his costly li’l suborbital space trip; the Kraken’s about to have its Expansion Draft party/telecast; OR’s Bootleg Fire is so big, it ‘makes its own weather.’

7/20/21: ROLLING AGAIN
Jul 19th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Performers and others re-gather in Chinatown-International District; Canadian border reopens Aug. 9; some of Durkan’s ‘missing text’ recipients identified; Bezos will go into space today (and, yes, come back).

7/7/21: THE MAIL, AND OTHER ANCIENT TRADITIONS
Jul 7th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Tlingit art on a new postage stamp; how Amazon affected Seattle and vice versa; big Pentagon cloud contract rescinded; state of emergency declared over WA wildfire danger.

7/6/21: BURNT ‘LUMBER’
Jul 5th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

White Center gay bar destroyed by fire; new Amazon CEO enters as worker-organizing drives continue; activists sort out how to make Aurora Ave. less pedestrian-hostile; still waiting for the border to reopen.

7/5/21: MUSIC AND ‘METHOD’
Jul 4th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Locally-written opera explores Tacoma’s 1885 anti-Chinese expulsion; more music clubs and other spots reopen; payroll-tax opponents appeal the court dismissal of their suit; the pandemic slowed but didn’t stop local population growth.

6/30/21: WE’RE (STILL) HAVIN’ A HEAT WAVE
Jun 29th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Continuing impacts of the scorching weather abound, as the state finally reaches The Big Reopening; the state bails out Point Roberts’ only grocery; a brutalist UW dorm tower won’t get razed for now.

6/22/21: FUN WITH A (DEEPER) PURPOSE
Jun 22nd, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Online educational TV show for kids of color wins national awards; Black UW Police officers claim racist abuse; a major city landmark reopens at last; Microsoft hits $2 trillion in total stock valuation.

6/22/21: TEMPLE, DOOMED
Jun 21st, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Another big historic U District church is razed; ‘critical race theory’ isn’t what the far right says it is; south King County’s vax rate still lags; online petitions ask Jeff Bezos to go into space and stay there.

6/18/21: FISH STICKS
Jun 17th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Ballard’s new marine-themed fence mural; a UW psychology prof predicts post-pandemic hookups; Portland’s protest-response cops resign en masse; Megan Rapinoe will help Victoria’s Secret ‘rebrand’ itself.

6/16/21: THE SCREENLESS VIEW
Jun 15th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

The new novelty of real museum-going; King County goes maskless on 6/29; from whence Seattle’s primary-campaign money is coming; remembering Vancouver’s 2011 hockey riot.

6/14/21: NEEDLE SPACE, NO MORE
Jun 13th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Lumen Field vax site closes; the annual prediction of a center-right ‘backlash’ in Seattle politics; major local chef accused of sexual misconduct; remembering a film nut (in a town of film nuts).

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