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1/19/22: DO FOLKS STILL SAY ‘LEVELING UP’?
Jan 18th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Microsoft buying game giant Activision Blizzard; new COVID cases are way down but the crisis is hardly over; 5G wireless could still bring airport ‘chaos’ despite a new agreement by telcos; Kate Starbird on how right-wing media ‘strategically amplifies’ conspiracy rumors.

1/17/22: WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN; WHAT WAS
Jan 16th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

WA could’ve had a Black governor a half century or so ago; local tsunami alerts follow Pacific volcano blast; student ‘sickout’ demands more COVID safety from schools; restaurant owner accessed of sexual misconduct plans to reopen.

1/14/22: A FISTFUL OF BALLARD
Jan 13th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Seattle-raised filmmaker at old ‘spaghetti western’ filming locales; student ‘sickout’ planned at several schools; non-emergency surgeries put on hold due to COVID surge; WA’s Cascade mountain passes all finally reopened.

12/21/12: A SOON-TO-BE-DORMANT VOLCANO
Dec 20th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Lava Lounge, and its historic building, going away; what state Sen. Doug Ericksen did besides opposing vaccines; man living under sanctuary in St. Mark’s won’t face deportation now; a sex-workers’ activist remembers the Green River Killer’s victims.

12/16/21: LIPSTICK SMEARS ON THE MIC
Dec 15th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Dina Martina signs with Sub Pop; OL Reign women’s soccer moves back to Seattle; Inslee wants $812 million for state housing programs; Blake Island dinner tours suspended for all of 2022.

12/14/21: A ‘G’ THANG
Dec 13th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

The ‘revered and reviled saxophonist’ gets an HBO doc; Space Needle fireworks will be back (sort-of); full hospitals can’t send folks to full nursing homes; Bruce Harrell’s niece will be his chief aide.

12/8/21: MANY (SOME) (UN)HAPPY RETURNS
Dec 7th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

‘Recall Sawant’ early returns are as predicted (and as incomplete); Seattle’s population growth outpaced the ‘burbs in the 2010s; Amazon Web Services had a big outage; more homeless folk are ailing from a highly preventable condition.

12/3/21: TODAY IN PREVIOUS PANDEMICS
Dec 2nd, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Remembering the early years of the local AIDS fight; King County won’t renew hotel shelter contracts; local pro-choice forces prepare for a possible post-‘Roe’ situation; those ‘end of the Internet’ signs were really book ads.

12/2/21: IF YOU CAN READ THIS, IT DIDN’T HAPPEN
Dec 1st, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

‘Internet Ends’—or will it?; Comic Con returns (even with at least some stuff about comics!); Sawant recall backers spending big; COVID protocols cancel UW basketball game.

1130/21: MOVING LIGHTS IN THE DARK
Nov 29th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

People rising from the streets are shown above the streets; town of Sumas is flooded again; an ‘invasive European green crab’ teems in local waters; Seahawks almost pull off a last-minute upset.

11/24/21: NEVER TOO YOUNG TO KNOW YOURSELF
Nov 23rd, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

An out trans woman becomes a high school homecoming queen; King County’s got its first POC (interim) sheriff; a 75-year-old Black woman (and police-accountability activist) is struck with a motor oil can in a racist street attack; what’s so negative about being told to be ‘positive’?

11/22/21: SHADES OF BLACK-AND-TAN
Nov 21st, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

The hidden history of a local jazz hall as it’s about to be commemorated; Seahawks, coach Pete Carroll hit a new nadir; SPD keeps full funding for unfilled jobs; Amazon, MS can bid again for a redrawn Pentagon cloud contract.

11/19/21: MADAME OF MYSTERY
Nov 19th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Ex-local author tries to tell the real story about early Seattle’s top madame (honored at the reopening Crocodile); Real Change founder’s new venture; City Council doesn’t cut ‘open’ SPD jobs; Vancouver’s ‘cut off’ from the rest of Canada.

11/18/21: IMAGINE IMOGEN IMAGERY
Nov 17th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Big show at SAM about a major photog from here (who did most of her work elsewhere); flooding cleanup’s underway in WA, while the (bigger) disaster continues in BC; is the ‘Recall Sawant’ campaign sexist, or just some of its loudest supporters?

11/11/21: RULING THE SEA FOR A CENTURY
Nov 10th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Neptune Theatre turns 100; 2022 Seattle budget battle’s already underway; community groups want investigations into abuses by Vancouver and Clark County law enforcement; Inslee removes a Legislative foe by picking him for Secretary of State.

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