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1/13/21 THE BELLS’ FINAL TOLL
Jan 13th, 2021 by Clark Humphrey

Two Bells demolished three years after it closed; SPOG head Mike Solan refuses to quit; activists claim the FBI had a role in suppressing local summer protests; a post-COVID national recession could make homelessness a whole lot worse.

1/1/21: THE INS AND THE OUTS FOR A YEAR THAT’S GOTTA BE BETTER
Dec 31st, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Our 35th (Yes!) annual list of trends that will soar and decline over the coming 365.

12/23/20: OF ODES AND CODES
Dec 22nd, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Where poetry, programming, and Amazon intersect; train cars with crude oil catch fire; homeless-services group refutes KOMO’s depiction of it; a few of the big COVID relief bill’s various pieces and their various effects.

12/4/20: GOING NORSE
Dec 3rd, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

An old idea about why Seattle attracted Scandinavians; a ‘Nation’ article disses the UW’s ‘modeling team’ org. and the Gates Foundation; King County to partly bail out Convention Center expansion project; ‘rapid response teams’ going to understaffed nursing homes.

9/2/20: RETURNING THE MEMORIES
Sep 1st, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Sending WWII-era Japanese souvenirs back to Japan; Cal Anderson Park ‘swept’ again; police-oversight cases skyrocket; making a ‘City of Literature’ that tells more people’s stories.

8/28/20: I DON’T HEAR YOU SMILING!
Aug 27th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

A new Amazon wrist band warns if you’re not ‘happy’ enough; comparing our age to a cheesy BDSM movie (NOT ‘50 Shades’!); the Storm joins the pro-sports strike; CHOP murder victim’s dad sues for $3 billion.

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.

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?

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.’

6/9/20: 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?

5/25/20: THE IN LOOK FOR SUMMER
May 24th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Portraits of mask-bearing women by a home-care worker; Memorial Day remembrances past and present; Sawant goes it alone at a ‘Tax Amazon’ hearing; a really big plan to preserve and expand Seattle’s arts scene.

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’.

4/16/20: PUSHPINS IN COMMENCEMENT BAY
Apr 15th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

A sawmill’s remains as seen from above; West Seattle Bridge may be a goner; Sen. Murray wants fed-backed mass testing; foes of the latest ‘Amazon Tax’ cite its potential effects on everybody except Amazon.

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.

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