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4/15/21: ‘FULFILLMENT’ AND DESPAIR
Apr 14th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

More Amazon workplace horror tales; why the city-charter-amendment campaign was conceived the way it was; all adults can get vaccines starting today (ideally); Tacoma ICE jail to close (in four years).

WHERE TRADITION MEETS ‘THE TROLL’
Apr 1st, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

State high court says Sawant recall drive can go on; a Native artist’s respectful, ironic traditional/modern takes; anti-encampment petition campaign launches; the meaning of a second pandemic Easter/Pasover season.

4/1/21: A TRANS MISSION
Mar 31st, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

OL Reign’s got a transgender soccer player; all WA adults will become vaccine-eligible even sooner; Amazon will bring office workers back on-premises by autumn; the coincidence of a Mariners’ season opener on April 1.

3/31/21: UN-GROUNDED
Mar 30th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

The Black Tones’ Museum of Flight concert; 50 years since the (real) first Starbucks opened; campus COVID cases are on the rise around the state; the legislature passes a bill to close Tacoma’s for-profit ICE jail.

3/30/21: DRIVING IT HOME
Mar 29th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Metro employees’ art on ‘Black Lives Matter’ buses; City Council OKs legal aid to tenants facing eviction; are pro-Amazon Tweets by purported warehouse workers for real?; Oregon St.’s basketball tourney run and the ex-coach’s relative who didn’t think it’d happen.

3/26/21: FORLORN FELINE
Mar 25th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Animated ennui from a ‘Quarantine Kat’; Vain hair salon leaves old Vogue nightclub space on 1st; questions about a doctor’s child-abuse testimony; Amazon says its workers won’t have to pee in bottles (many workers say yes, they do).

3/25/21: UN-DITCHED
Mar 24th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Rare historic local photos found at an estate sale; all WA adults can get vaccines as of May; soccer star Megan Rapinoe testifies in DC for equal pay; King Co. sheriff says $5 million settlement in Tommy Le shooting doesn’t signify ‘culpability.’

3/24/21: PICTURING SURVIVAL
Mar 23rd, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Art and artists in the age of COVID; City Council committee further cuts back on its initial, small SPD funding-cut plan, the local vaccine supply’s still far short of demand; there are good things to say about Bellevue (just not the things Jon Talton says about it).

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.

3/22/21: THE LAST SHEET CAKE
Mar 21st, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Remo Borracchini’s Bakery closes after 99 years on Rainier Avenue; Bellevue Arts Museum head quits; rallies in Bellevue and Edmonds oppose anti-Asian hate crimes; WA’s homeless rate was rising before the pandemic’s start (we don’t know about after).

3/19/21: LOOKING AHEAD, A CENTURY BACK
Mar 18th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

The 1918 pandemic’s continuing lessons for our time; a lot more people can get vaccines next month; Jessyn Farrell’s running for mayor again; the likely only real lesson from the Georgia killings.

3/17/21: ONLY A SPUD BOY
Mar 16th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Locally made film ‘Potato Dreams of America’ depicts a closeted gay kid in Vladivostok; ex-temp-mayor Bruce Harrell wants the job for real; racism allegations against Bellevue Arts Museum head; remembering the father of a President.

3/16/21: A TOKEN OF APPRECIATION
Mar 15th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

A YouTube meme’s maker sells his original file as a ‘non-fungible token;’ many Microsoft online services go down; three Planned Parenthood clinics shutter in WA; state high court ends automatic life sentences for 18-20 year olds.

3/15/21: HARVESTING HISTORY
Mar 14th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Research into old photos reveals decades of farm workers’ struggles; Inslee wants all kids back in classrooms at least part-time; decrepit conditions found at a chain of ‘sober housing’ group homes; Tom Douglas’s original restaurant is closing for good.

3/12/21: THE OLD DAYS OF THE ‘NEW NORMAL’
Mar 11th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

More looking back at a year of COVID and its societal side effects, while Inslee announces a statewide ‘phase 3’ reopening (including sports fans in stands); King County gets a new ‘homelessness czar’ (maybe).

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