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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.

7/10/20: A TIME ALREADY PAST, SORT OF, MAYBE
Jul 9th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Photos of when Seattle’s streets were even emptier than now; a City Council majority backs major police changes; Inslee won’t be bullied about reopening schools; viewing local art in ‘augmented reality.’

7/9/20: MORE HAUNTING THAN HORROR
Jul 8th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Local short film vividly depicts depression’s soul-struggle; City Council hears defunding-the-police scenarios; Puyallup Fair finally canceled for 2020; will big companies leave rather than pay Seattle’s new payroll tax?

7/8/20: IT’S A GAS!
Jul 7th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Former ‘MAD’ cartoonist draws Jenny Durkan as a Garbage Pail Kid; Mary Kay Letourneau RIP; south King County is a rising COVID hot spot; Inslee warns: wear masks or go back to the March restrictions.

7/7/20: A SIGN OF THE TIMES, BEFORE ITS TIME
Jul 6th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Prescient Shepard Fairey mural on a Seattle building; City Council passes big-employer payroll tax; WA has 2,000 new COVID cases in four days; KingCo sheriff’s deputy on leave after dead-protester ‘jokes’ appear online.

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.

7/3/20: A BELL, SILENCED TOO SOON
Jul 2nd, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Remembering the late local rocker Tina Bell; Seattle Police are STILL using pepper spray and flash bangs; WA’s highest one-day record of new COVID cases; a brief thought on dealing with the nation you’ve got.

7/2/20: ‘CHOP’-PED
Jul 1st, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Police expel Capitol Hill protest site at dawn; Durkan promises ‘reimagined policing’; final vote set on one fo the city payroll-tax plans; local homeless counts rose in the pre-COVID months.

7/1/20: ‘YOU GO.’ ‘NO, YOU GO.’
Jun 30th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Durkan wants Sawant out, Sawant feels the opposite; some barricade removals at CHOP; 38 UW fraternity members have COVID; Tacoma tries out ‘universal basic income.’

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.

6/29/20: PRANKING THE CRANKS
Jun 28th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Sacha Baron Cohen takes over Olympia militia rally; CHOP stays but shrinks; how the 6/1 Capitol Hill march ‘went from peaceful to violent in 60 seconds;’ could an NBA team be available to ‘poach’ (but should we do so)?

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.

6/25/20: THE LAST SLICE
Jun 24th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

A venerable Capitol Hill pizza place won’t reopen; is or isn’t CHOP disbanding?; Seattle Schools end ties with police; COVID makes economic and racial inequality even more dangerous.

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.’

6/23/20: CHOPPED ‘CHOP’?
Jun 23rd, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Mayor Durkan really, really wants the Capitol Hill protest zone gone; hoax PR release claims Seattle Art Museum ‘dissolving’; major loitering laws repealed; Yakima’s biggest COVID-exposer now is ‘community spread.’

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