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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.

1/1/21: THE INS AND THE OUTS FOR A YEAR THAT’S GOTTA BE BETTER
Dec 31st, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Our 35th (Yes!) annual list of trends that will soar and decline over the coming 365.

12/28/20: UNHAPPY ENDING
Dec 27th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Seven Gables Theater movie memories; the local COVID curve’s still ‘flattening’ for now; Seahawks clinch division title; ‘excessive force’ lawsuit against the SPD could cost the city $600,000 or more.

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.

12/1/20: THE UPSIDE OF A PLAGUE
Nov 30th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

New kids’ book ‘Panda Demick’ looks on (and for) the bright side; state starts COVID tracking phone app; Tacoma ICE jail uses solitary confinement heavily; make your own ‘restoration of federal sanity advent calendar.’

11/25/20: HOW DO YOU MAKE AN ELEPHANT DISAPPEAR?
Nov 24th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Iconic car-wash sign gone; another one-day COVID case record as hospitals fill up; a unionization drive at an Alabama Amazon warehouse; what Thanksgiving means this year (or could).

11/20/20: HEAVY MUSIC, WEIGHTY TOME
Nov 19th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Big new book captures old local metal bands; Seahawks’ stadium has its fourth name (but only one ‘name sponsor’); SPD budget to be cut but not ‘defunded;’ West Seattle Bridge to be fixed (but it won’t be quick).

11/12/20: RAPPED ATTENTION
Nov 11th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

A new local hip-hop history book remembers the people who started it all; no more City Hall overnight shelter; a trans woman Lewis-McChord soldier sues to keep her job; where new city-funded arts spaces could go (part 1).

11/11/20: WATERS ACROSS THE LAKE
Nov 10th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Artist Tariqa Waters’ colorful new Bellevue group show; state health officials would rather you not have a big Thanksgiving; Europe hits at Amazon’s trade practices; what to do to stop a coup.

10/21/20: DUNGEONS & COURTROOMS
Oct 20th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Wizards of the Coast sued over role-playing-game spinoff novels; a ‘fall surge’ in regional COVID cases could be here; Durkan asks Seattle cops to stay; ballots just keep a-coming in.

10/15/20: NOT A ‘MIXED’ MESSAGE
Oct 14th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

More on the ‘Keep Music Live’ fund drive; Durkan’s hand-picked ‘Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force’ and its discontents; conflicting tales about the Portland protest shooting suspect’s killing in Lacey; the state’s COVID response boss gives her notice.

10/14/20: MORE (VOCAL) VOLUME
Oct 13th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Major fund campaign aims to keep live music spaces alive; Kshama Sawant fund campaign aims to fight recall drive; COVID cases still rising in King County and at UW; another month with no new Boeing plane orders.

10/5/20: DRAG NOG
Oct 4th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme make a streaming holiday special; will we ever get to a ‘phase 3’ reopening?; 16 arrests at another Capitol Hill protest; gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp’s book compares gun laws to the Holocaust.

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