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7/13/20: OFF, AND ON, THE WALL
Jul 12th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Is graffiti still graffiti if it’s installed in a gallery?; a sort-of City Council/’Star Trek’ crossover; differing opinions on SPD defunding; judge rules Durkan recall petition drive can proceed.

7/6/20: SAY THEIR NAME
Jul 5th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Driver rams into marchers, killing a nonbinary Black Lives Matter supporter; Lake View Cemetery’s Confederate memorial toppled; 121 COVID cases now at UW fraternities; two recall-Durkan petitions go before a county judge.

6/30/20: POST-PANDEMIC PRACTICES?
Jun 29th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Imagining future human behaviors as current COVID conditions drag on; not all of the rise in COVID diagnoses in the region can be attributed to more testing; another fatal near-CHOP shooting and the now-usual reactions; the state’s population’s still rising.

6/26/20: A SONG OF ICE AND WARMING
Jun 25th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Amazon pays to give new hockey arena a ‘climate’-theme name; Black drivers and mechanics allege racism at Metro; COVID cases soar in parts of the state; ‘Real Change’ vendors now have their own brand of hand sanitizer.

6/24/20: CLOSING THE (PLAY)BOOK
Jun 23rd, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Seahawks and TV-news legend Steve Raible retires; so does P-I survivor Joel Connelly; Durkan’s initial police budget-cut proposal is a LOT less than activists want; King County could remain in ‘phase 2’ for ‘a while.’

6/15/20: SILENCE SCREAMS
Jun 14th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Over 60,000 join Black Lives Matter’s Silent March; Capitol Hill protest gets new acronym, attracts ridiculous Fox ‘News’ lies; artist Charles Krafft’s bizarre journey (from ‘alternative’ artist to alt-right supporter) ends.

6/9/20: SPEAKING THROUGH THE MASKS, AND THE TEARS
Jun 9th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Voices from the protests; Pine St. police barricades removed and East Precinct partly cleared out; should one of Seattle’s biggest shelters stay closed?; what does ‘Defund the Police’ really mean?

6/4/20: BACKING AWAY FROM THE BRINK?
Jun 4th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Mayor Durkan and Police Chief Best stop curfews, promise to listen to protesters; city won’t seek to end federal police oversight; a black Tacoma man was fatally choked by police in March; King County seeks a modified “modified phase 1.’

6/3/20: BEARING WITNESS
Jun 3rd, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Scenes of what the protests are really about (as well as accounts from the latest police over-reaction); Durkan promises to listen to police-violence claims; marches as potential ‘spreader events;’ nobody knows how many Seattle students are in distance learning.

5/26/20: QUIET (REALLY QUIET) ON THE SET
May 25th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

How local indie film could come back after the shutdown; we’re not even close to the state’s official “phase 2” target; more UW Medicine staff furloughs; motels help the homeless better than mass shelters.

5/20/20: ROUNDING TOWARD HOME(S)
May 19th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Local coalition’s big plan to end homelessness in five years; when restaurants reopen, who’ll go?; a bad wildfire season’s predicted; how Kent’s really coping, beyond the Twitter ‘jokes’.

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.

4/30/20: LAWN ARTS
Apr 30th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Public art comes to a front yard near you; the Seattle Art Fair’s canceled for this year; beware an “infodemic” of cheats and liars; a major local record store won’t reopen.

4/27/20: POSITIVE (C-)ID
Apr 27th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Artists send love to the Chinatown-International District; the ‘New Yorker’ thinks we had a better early COVID response than NYC; Boeing jilts Embraer at the merger altar; ‘the Seattle that existed before March is gone forever’.

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.

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