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8/13/20: ‘STAT’-US SYMBOLS
Aug 12th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Microsoft engineer makes ‘Black Lives Matter’ posters; City Council overrides veto of, then trims, COVID relief funding bill; REI to sell its new Bellevue offices; Microsoft launches its newest and costliest smartphone.

8/12/20: BEST, BYE
Aug 11th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Police chief Carmen Best retires, blames (minor) budget cuts by the City Council; there’ll be no Pac-12 football games this fall; the Seattle Storm as a model for political engagement; Kamala Harris’s VP pick shouldn’t be so novel.

8/11/20: GOAT FOR IT
Aug 10th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Garth Stein’s graphic novel about a goat-boy on Seattle’s streets; City Council passes minuscule SPD cuts, Chief Best might quit anyway; a touring evangelist and his audience defy mask guidelines; the first use of Amazon-hosted podcasts: ‘don’t diss Amazon’.

8/10/20: IS THE ‘M’ FOR ‘MIS-TIMED’?
Aug 9th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Boutique hotel opens at the wrong time; city council votes on modest police cuts and Navigation Team defunding today; ‘community radio’ founder/advocate dies; food banks stocking up for a ‘surge’ in demand.

CONTINUING ‘REACTIONS’
Aug 6th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Tri-Cities composer honors atomic bombings’ 75th anniversary; Cliff Mass goes anti-anti-fascist, loses radio gig; UW researchers’ ‘protein scaffolding’ could help make better vaccines; SPD responds to critics with a new web site.

8/6/20: TAKIN’ IT (SAFELY) OFF
Aug 5th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

A woman with one of the pandemic’s most sensitive jobs; City Council advances more SPD cuts/changes, plus ending homeless-sweeps Navigation Team; Gov. candidate Loren Culp’s (mostly maskless) rally; report of ‘the death of the city’ are greatly exaggerated.

8/5/20: PRIMARY COLORS
Aug 4th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Early primary-election votes show several progressives leading, Tim Eyman losing; Durkan and Best don’t want any significant SPD cuts; is Microsoft getting too cozy with the White House?; were violent feds sent to Portland just to appear in campaign ads?; Pat O’Day RIP.

8/4/20: RICK, NOT ROLLING
Aug 3rd, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Rick Steves is ‘traveling from home’ these days; marchers turned away from Chief Best’s suburban home; City Council’s police restructuring plan gets a lot more modest; Argosy Cruises ends its summer season early.

8/3/20: ‘THINGS ARE A BLUR’
Aug 2nd, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

A Washington COVID survivor tells her grueling tale; Microsoft wants to buy TikTok’s US operations; it’s not all peaceful again in Portland; Pac-12 football players make safety and other demands before they’ll play in the fall.

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.

7/30/20: SCREAMING (STREAMING) LIFE
Jul 29th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Chris Cornell’s daughter opens up about anxiety and depression; Pramila Jayapal opens up on Jeff Bezos; federal ‘agents’ slated to leave Portland (in stages); Olympia militia dude wanted to overtake CHOP by force.

7/29/20: A TALE OF TWO JURISDICTIONS
Jul 28th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Howcum Vancouver has so many fewer COVID cases than Seattle?; Rep. Pramila Jayapal trounces AG Bill Barr; the ex-Mrs. Bezos announces big charitable commitments (unlike Mr. Bezos, still); someone who’ll never call the police explains why.

7/28/20: ONLINE TRACKING
Jul 27th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

A virtual Sound-hugging ride on Sounder North; a slightly bigger (but still smaller than last year) transit tax passes the City Council; Sounders exit the MLS tourney; a plan to help save live-music venues needs your support.

7/27/20: BACK ON THE STREETS
Jul 26th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Another brutal police riot breaks out on Capitol Hill, as police/feds escalate their riots in Portland; WA passes 1,500 COVID deaths; more folks are getting priced out of Seattle; a report finds systemic racism in local restaurant biz.

7/24/20: IT SHALL BE RELEASED
Jul 23rd, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

We’ve got a hockey team name (just not a team yet); federal agents land in Seattle, but Durkan says don’t worry; more lawsuits and investigations over Portland anti-protester violence; WA restaurant/bar reopening rules will be re-tightened.

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