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MISCmedia MAIL for 12/2/16: THE LAST LATTE?
Dec 1st, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Howard Schultz, aka The Man Who Sold (Out) the Sonics, will step aside as Starbucks’ CEO. In further news, we peruse UW football’s next step toward a possible trip to Title-town; why remembering the Seattle of old is NOT a futile gesture; potentially huge Seattle school budget cuts; Seattle U’s student-body prez outs himself as “undocumented”; the obscure Seattle past behind a national icon; and scads of weekend events. And we just might have a little snow.

MISCmedia MAIL for 11/30/16: BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
Nov 29th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Even if there was the political will to “break up” Amazon, as one group wants, how would that apply to its bookselling operations, and would it do the book biz good or ill? We additionally ramble on about where all our construction dirt goes; an endangered butterfly living at Joint Base Lewis-McChord; memories of the local “sex industry” in the ’40s; and a tour of the Krusteaz pancake-mix factory!

MISCmedia MAIL for 11/17/16: UP ON THE FARM
Nov 16th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Instead of insulting and dismissing rural/suburban voters, I’ve got a better idea: reach out to them! Support the people there (and they ARE there) who’ve been struggling for freedom and equality, against entrenched social/political/economic machines. Back in newsier news, we’ve got a big-big solar farm for Eastern Washington; a one-day walkout by what we used to call “community” college faculty; and a Presidential medal for the Gateses.

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 11/15/16: THE NEW ‘GREATEST GENERATION’?
Nov 14th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Teenagers from all over the area gathered to protest the potential coming of evil unleashed. Further subjects include another threatened grocery store; a horrid crime against one of the “Deadliest Catch” guys; a temporary victory for pipeline opponents; and a potential Port of Seattle “solar farm.”

MISCmedia MAIL for 11/4/16:
Nov 3rd, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Café Racer, a longtime friend of MISCmedia and a pivotal aspect of multiple local communities, needs help to survive right now. The rest of our work this day concerns the centennial of the Northwest’s bloodiest worker-rights event; the overheated Vancouver real-estate market’s crash; the usual scads of weekend stuff-2-do; and a non-religious college finally sheds its “Missionaries” team name.

MISCmedia MAIL for 10/13/16: HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN
Oct 12th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

As well as more reports of icky behavior by you-know-who, we also consider the maybe-coming storm; what’s to be done with Steinbrueck Park; a minister’s account of police (non-)accountability; local screenwriters who’ve found an unexpected market for their work; a vintage video-game champ; and how the one percent flies. Oh, and also my (not really) secret past.

MISCmesia MAIL for 10/11/16: CHECKS, UNBALANCED?
Oct 10th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

A black woman claims she was subjected to uncalled-for “scrutiny” when she tried to open a bank account in Seattle; the bank says in response that it’s that mean to everybody. Further subjects this day include lawyers vs. closed “public” hearings; women in video games struggling for respect; Belltown’s most fiscally troubled tower project is “on” again; another Oso legal settlement; and yet more backlash against brutal sexist talk and its excusers.

MISCmedia MAIL for 10/7/16: HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN
Oct 6th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Serious weather’s coming to this corner of the nation (though not nearly as deadly as the weather in the opposite corner). As we wait for the storm to pass (if it even shows here), read up about Amazon moving into space built for that previous “shop at home” king; Sound Transit’s booming popularity; a video-game giant accused of aiding online-gambling sites; a victory for oil-train foes; and more school-funding fuming.

MISCmedia MAIL for 10/6/16: BULK OF THE IRISH
Oct 5th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Washington’s new high-school football powerhouse is a Catholic school named for an Irish-American bishop, and known for recruiting the state’s biggest, bulkiest teens. Elsewhere today:  J.J. Abrams (heart)s the Wash. election-funding initiative; the Seattle Times dislikes lobbyist-written legislation (but only if those lobbyists champion the needs of poor people); one of Belltown’s last “artsy” apartments gets sold; the “Uber-ization of health care”; and how NOT to save the whales.

MISCmedia MAIL for 10/5/16: AUTUMNAL ODYSSEY
Oct 5th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

We at #MISCmediaMAIL believe the Northwest autumn isn’t to be endured or survived but savored. We additionally sort out alleged conservative local-media bias; changes at SIFF; not-really-recyclable bags; ethnic emoticons; and a candle that supposedly smells like a “new Mac.”

MISCmedia MAIL for 10/3/16: A WEEKEND OF WINNERS AND, WELL, OTHERS
Oct 2nd, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Seahawks win! Sounders win! Huskies really win! Mariners… well, almost. That all tops a news day that includes a march for racial justice; another march for safer streets; long lines at a bookstore; a gathering of gay-marriage couples (all still together); and “birther” scare tactics coming to Wash. state politics.

MISCmedia MAIL for 9/20/16: THE I-5 JIVE
Sep 19th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Drone-car proponents want those to eventually be the only vehicles allowed on I-5 from here to the border. (There aren’t enough of the things in existence now to even fill one lane of it, but who’s counting?) More practical topics this day include the predicted “secure scheduling” victory; lessons (un)learned from the last opiate crisis; an upscale bicycle “clubhouse” for the ex-Bauhaus corner; a defense of “transitional” housing; and childhood memories of America’s last logging camp.

MISCmedia MAIL for 9/19/16: BLACK LIVES UN-CANCELED
Sep 18th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Organizers of an “ethnic role models” event at John Muir Elementary weren’t wiling to let a school district-issued “cancellation” notice stop ’em. We additionally examine lawmakers who get campaign $ from Big Pharma while officially denouncing prescription-opioid abuse; folks who want to stop the gigantic Convention Center expansion; a new concept in short- and medium-term residential rentals for techies who might be fired next year; and sports victories for all but the Seahawks.

MISCmedia MAIL for 9/16/16: BUNKER BLOCKED?
Sep 15th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

That fancy new police building folks have rallied against? Sent back for further review. Among other topics this day: Loving portraits of GLBT Mormons; whether the police really needed to shoot Che Taylor; still more Chinese speculation money in Seattle real estate; the usual many, many weekend event listings; and a weird idea to give homeless folks “non-monetary donations” online.

MISCmedia MAIL for 9/6/16
Sep 5th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Back from Labor Day, we’ve got a whole new grab-baggy of info-nuggets, including the proposed anti-“sweeps” bill and its discontents; local tech companies merging with Australian mining firms; Boeing’s malfunctioning assembly robots; a counter-offer to those who want to keep the Mama’s building; and an offer to Seattle’s priced-out musicians from Everett.

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