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7/31/20: ‘DON’T TOUCH MY FUR’
Jul 30th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

TV puppets teaching local youth of color; COVID transmission rate eases a bit in WA; even a temporary end of extra unemployment aid could hurt thousands; Amazon just keeps growing.

7/16/20: INSIDE FROM THE OUTSIDE
Jul 16th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

More pix of quarantiners at home; KEXP’s widened spectrum of sounds (and voices); Durkan says she’s not responsible for SPD’s actions; COVID modelers say schools should only open if case counts go down.

7/14/20: GENTRIFICATION MARCHES ON
Jul 13th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Luxury residential tower would have a private ‘park’ halfway up; Durkan would transfer some current functions out of SPD; 1/5 of Seattle kids are in private schools; state revises total COVID death counts down.

6/17/20: BRINGING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT
Jun 16th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Meet one of the Black photographers of Black Lives Matter; Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda proposes a ‘payroll tax lite’; CHOP protest site gets a little more official; there’s no Comic-Con or PAX this year.

6/5/20: BUMBERSHOOT 2020
Jun 4th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Umbrellas as the next big activism icon; protests continue without (much) over-reaction; Staten Island warehouse workers sue Amazon; the Seattle ‘progressive’ mindset as ‘American exceptionalism squared.’

5/13/20: ‘A FINE PLACE, REASONABLY PRICED’
May 13th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

‘Twin Peaks’ diner’s new caretakers; a dance director says we should preserve artists, not just arts institutions; there’s a backlash to the state’s ‘contact tracing’ program before it starts.

5/12/20: ART OF THE MATTER
May 11th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Posters to inspire and instruct in this moment; a closed-but-timely museum show; the latest excuse for predicting emptied-out cities; King County wants to see a face mask on you.

5/11/20: RE-BAR, DE-BARRED
May 10th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Legendary DJ/performance space won’t reopen (at its current spot); King County counts its 500th COVID death; more anti-quarantine protests, lawsuits; Pramila Jayapal wants a Paycheck Guarantee Act.

5/6/20: THE WRITING/PAINTING ON THE WALL, PART 1
May 6th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

A few of the storefront murals bringing a little life to our streets; starting Phase 1 of the reopening while wondering when Phase 2 might start; another GOP suit against stay-home orders; giving a local street a more appropriate namesake without changing its name.

4/22/20: SCENES FROM A DIFFICULT TIME, PART II
Apr 21st, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

More photo portraits of local folk surviving; Inslee says we still need mass testing; a new PBS documentary compares WA’s and DC’s COVID responses; Earth Day turns 50 as the air gets temporarily cleaner.

4/13/20: THEN WHAT HAPPENS?
Apr 12th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Speculation on the stay-home regime’s next stages and eventual end; Boeing’s small-scale restart; what it’ll take to revive live-music spaces; a local author’s tale of tattooed pigs gets the LeVar Burton treatment.

4/4/20: PROJECTING HOPE
Apr 4th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Artists put reassuring slogans on Seattle’s nighttime walls; state Supreme Court nixes city’s high-earner income tax; locals sue Fox News for allegedly lying about COVID; mixed predictions about the post-virus economy.

4/3/20: LEAVING A LIGHT ON FOR YOU
Apr 3rd, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

A hotel’s message to the caregivers; the state will be shut down for another month; Boeing wants to buy out workers’ contracts; Amazon’s plan to bad-mouth a labor advocate.

3/27/20: A PUGET SOUNDING
Mar 27th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Seattleites “make a joyful noise”; the Kingdome implosion’s remembered as another joyful blast; unemployment applications go way-way up; Gov. Inslee and Bill Gates both say we may have to shut down longer (maybe a lot longer).

3/25/20: HIS LAST TOUR
Mar 24th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Local/global music legend Bill Rieflin passes; Seattle cruise-ship season put on hold; Microsoft imports 240,000 face masks from an unnamed country; Steve Ballmer won’t move basketball’s LA Clippers here.

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