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12/1/22: TEN YEARS AFTER
Nov 30th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

MOHAI marks a decade at South Lake Union amid a vastly-changing city; budget bill passes, but city will still need to find more revenue; Everett Herald cuts back on print editions; someone stole the stuffed cougar from Vito’s.

11/30/22: BUTLER DID IT
Nov 29th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

The late Octavia Butler’s sci-fi visions enthrall new generations; City Council passes budget (barely); King County sues DSHS over ‘leaving defendants with mental illness in jail;’ the tiny WA bank tied up in a crypto firm’s crash.

11/21/22: GONE TO ANOTHER UNIVERSE
Nov 20th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Science fiction author Greg Bear RIP; local reactions to deadly Colorado gay-bar shooting; troopers kill man who stole and rolled-over a semi on I-5; Tammy Morales wants a social-housing program back in he city budget.

11/9/22: NO RED WAVE HERE
Nov 8th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Sen. Patty Murray heads a slate of winning (or currently leading) WA Dems; Ingraham High shooting kills one student; ex-mayor Nickels defends the honor of ‘wealthy, older white people’; a Jackson Street jazz legend (and interracial-marriage groundbreaker) dies at 96.

11/3/22: ROCKET WOMAN
Nov 2nd, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Gillian G. Gaar on Elton John (and much else); Inslee wants more housing, shelters, and sweeps; city issues a ‘dire’ revenue forecast; Amazon’s ‘Treasure Trucks’ grounded for good.

10/7/22: THE ULTIMATE ‘READ-ME FILE’
Oct 6th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

A conversation confab with human ‘books;’ the entire ‘aPodments’ chain’s for sale; Facebook found guilty of 822 campaign-finance violations; the Mariners’ postseason return stars today at last.

9/14/22: (ALMOST) READY TO SERVE
Sep 13th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

A Stranger writer’s history of queer comedy in TV sitcoms; school in Seattle starts at last; NYT essay lauds Seattle’s JustCare housing program; Starbucks to spend millions on store automation (while still union-busting).

8/11/22: ‘FRANK’-LY SPEAKING
Aug 11th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Graphic-novel creator Jim Woodring gets a ‘New Yorker’ paean; right-wing culture warriors get even more aggressive/stupid; monkeypox vax doses to get smaller; wine (including winery tourism) is now a bigger biz in WA than apples.

8/4/22: ART, MEET TECH. NOW PLAY NICE.
Aug 3rd, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

A women-led exhibition tries to show how art and tech can coexist; updated primary totals don’t change much; how city-council districts might be redrawn; two Black Muslims sue Alaska Airlines after getting kicked off a flight.

6/29/22: PARABLES FOR OUR TIME
Jun 28th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Charles Johnson co-creates an Afro-Futurist-Buddhist graphic novel; Teatro ZinZanni’s post-COVID, post-Woodinville comeback; wildfire forces evacuations near Soap Lake; a pro-choice state constitutional amendment isn’t likely.

LONG LIVE THE ‘KING’
Jun 22nd, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Locally-set novel about a tech mogul who uploads his consciousness; gruesome details at Charleena Lyles shooting inquest; WA pastor calls for LGBTQ mass murder; strike at 1st & Pike Starbucks. 

6/20/22: PANTS OFF, ‘FREAK’ ON
Jun 19th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Fremont Parade (both parts) back in full force; could Amazon run out of potential warehouse workers?; insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler’s pressured to resign; Watergate, at 50, compared to Jan. 6 coup attempt.

6/10/22: ALL THE WAY TO THE…
Jun 9th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

‘Banksyland’ touring exhibit and its discontents; West Seattle Bridge has a reopening date (maybe); state Supreme Court ruling ties police ‘seizures’ to race; PACCAR’s making, and King County’s buying, electric garbage trucks.

5/10/22: WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN
May 9th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Rejected, more elaborate ’62 World’s Fair plans; another big encampment sweep’s pending; Ballard High student wins $3 million settlement in sexual-abuse case; Starbucks union drives seen as models for other workers.

4/25/22: OBSCURE NO MORE
Apr 24th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Once-quiet neighborhood booms with ‘transit-oriented development;’ Biden stumps here for lower Rx prices & old-growth forests; hundreds march for Starbucks union drives; ‘true’ bowling alleys keep disappearing.

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