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5/16/22: ‘PATHETIC PLACE’ NO MORE?
May 15th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Seattle’s once-popular downtown mall may become office space; thousands attend pro-Roe rally/march; why new COVID variants are so successful; drive for equity in school fundraisers.

5/3/22: IN THE CUT
May 2nd, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

A local artist of Mexican Indigenous descent and her woodcut tributes to land and family; WA drug-decriminalization initiative drive begins; did Reps. Beutler and Newhouse try to stop the Jan. 6 coup attempt?; what if the ‘Roe’ repeal’s already been decided?

5/2/22: DEEPER SOUNDINGS
May 1st, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

How KEXP pivoted to a wider range of music (and DJs); developers’ coalition opposes ‘social housing’ initiative; Amazon’s stock price plunges; last year’s heat wave turned some evergreen trees red.

4/29/22: IT DIDN’T STOP
Apr 28th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

UW library exhibit shows political radicals still existed in the ‘70s; Amazon loses $3.8 billion; study shows more than half of 911 calls don’t need police response; Federal Way will get to eat bags of Dick’s.

4/28/22: ANOTHER ‘SAUCY’ SITE
Apr 27th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

A new Seattle-based website celebrates entertainment works by ‘American Asians;’ Boeing loses $1.2 billion; Seattle Central may end its landmark culinary training program; at least a cold April means a longer skiing season.

4/25/22: OBSCURE NO MORE
Apr 24th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Once-quiet neighborhood booms with ‘transit-oriented development;’ Biden stumps here for lower Rx prices & old-growth forests; hundreds march for Starbucks union drives; ‘true’ bowling alleys keep disappearing.

4/13/22: STILL NEEDLING
Apr 12th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

The Space Needle gets a little 60th-birthday makeover; a Chamber of Commerce poll is full of leading questions; a report cites continued ‘racial inequities’ in SPD’s use of force; statistics chart omicron’s ‘unequal toll’ across the state.

4/12/22: WHAT’S IN (A DORMANT) STORE
Apr 11th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

City gives temp residencies in storefronts to artists and small merchants; rich people don’t like to be taxed (duh); concrete drivers aren’t back on the job yet; developer proposes a ‘floating wind farm’ off the WA coast.

4/11/22: ‘LOVE WILL PREVAIL’
Apr 10th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Pro-Ukraine mural in Gig Harbor vandalized, then remade; concrete drivers’ strike ends (without a new contract); Mariners’ season starts with a 2-1 record; Councilmember Andrew Lewis claims he didn’t always support encampment sweeps.

3/21/22: THE COLOR OF SOUND
Mar 20th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Heritage of a largely women-run Spanish radio station in eastern WA; a beloved local sportscaster dies; shootings at more pot stores and along I-5; the (upscaled version of the) Canterbury bar will close.

3/15/22: THE COLOR OF CONVENIENCE
Mar 14th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

‘SNL’ skit takes on race and Amazon Go; two years since the Night the Bars Closed; concrete drivers conditionally return to work; report says SPD must ‘regain trust with community’ after protest over-reactions.

3/11/22: CLOSING TIME IN FRELARD
Mar 10th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Hale’s Brewpub and Palladium to close; Legislative session ends with some big stuff done, some undone; there will be a baseball season after all; state mask mandate ends as Daylight Saving Time begins.

3/9/22: CLAMOR-RUSS? DISASTER-RUSS?
Mar 8th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Seahawks’ superstar QB reportedly traded; state redistricting committee chair quits; more local companies leave Russia; WA oil refineries have bought a lot of Russian crude.

3/4/22: MOVABLE ART ABOUT MOVING
Mar 3rd, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Migrating murals depict and honor migration; state insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler accused of mistreating staff; Blaine B&B charged with aiding cross-border smuggling; pioneering LGBTQ counseling agency closing.

2/24/22: GREAT VIEW FACTOR, POTENTIAL ‘EW’ FACTOR
Feb 23rd, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Seattle mansion’s seller denies alleged indirect connection to an American horror story; UW resident physicians stage a brief walkout; some local bands don’t mind what used to be called ‘selling out;’ remembering an original Mariner.

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