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8/16/22: THE (MANUFACTURED) JAZZ SINGER
Aug 15th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

AI engineer creates a jazz band with a robot vocalist; selling Seattle rain to LA tourists; Starbucks wants feds to stop unionization votes; religious ‘crisis pregnancy’ centers offer medically questionable ‘abortion pill reversals.’

8/10/22: WHO WAS LOU?
Aug 9th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

The (skimpy) truth about early Seattle madam Lou Graham; Dr. Fauci comes to town to get an award; City Council adds protections for abortion patients; US fascists take the gloves off and put the dog whistles down.

7/27/22: LOOKING AHEAD AND BACK
Jul 26th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Artist Romare Bearden’s conservative modernism; all the heat (and heat clichés) you can stand; City Council passes ‘abortion sanctuary’ bill; Beacon Hill to get a French language K-8 school.

7/22/22: KNIGHT RISE
Jul 21st, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Past local musical experiments rediscovered; WA hospitals bleeding $; even at-home workers need transit; COVID vs. ‘I’m over it’: guess who’s winning?

7/15/22: ALL’S NOT ‘FAIR’
Jul 14th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Seattle Art Fair (and big ‘alternative’ exhibits) return; competing voting-reform measures on city Nov. ballot; COVID subvariant case counts keep growing; are Starbucks’ ‘safety’ closures really anti-union moves?

7/12/22: A ‘RIOT’ OF THEIR OWN
Jul 11th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

MoPOP exhibit shows the more diverse aspects of feminist punk; man threatens to shoot Rep. Pramila Jayapal; Starbucks closing five Seattle stores over ‘safety’ claims; is Amazon getting into cancer vaccines?

7/6/22: TIME ‘TRACK’
Jul 5th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

What if the monorail expansion had been built?; more local officials share their own abortion stories; Charleena Lyles shooting inquest goes to jury; local ex-punk rocker’s White Center burger joint closing after 14 years.

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.

6/28/22: CRUELTY (DELIBERATE) TO KIDS
Jun 27th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Records reveal years of brutality and death at Tulalip Boarding School; SCOTUS rules for Bremerton high-school coach’s pregame prayers; Jayapal suggests a national ‘women’s strike;’ SPD sends in a SWAT team after officers claim they felt ‘intimidated’ at Lyles shooting inquest.

6/27/22: GREEN WITH ANGER
Jun 26th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

SCOTUS ‘Roe’ decision sparks large protests here and elsewhere, affects the mood at the returning Pride parade, draws many responses from politicians and corporations; Mariners, Angels engage in an old-fashioned baseball brawl.

6/16/22: ‘EXPLODER’ NO MORE
Jun 15th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Internet Explorer’s official end; Starbucks ‘happens to’ fire another union organizer; alleged bicycle thief tries to escape on I-5 bridge; what has, will, and won’t be back this summer.

6/13/22: JUST SAY…
Jun 12th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Selling engraved maps on wood to fund a planning-consultant business; Patriot Front stopped from rioting at an Idaho Pride rally; tower project with an old 747 in its middle beset by lawsuits; “Bruce” the musical and the need to believe.

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.

6/7/22: FOR THE LOVE OF IVY
Jun 6th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

G. Willow Wilson reinvents an oft-reinvented comics character; have folks stopped worying about COVID?; HS student arrested for holding a ‘realistic’ BB gun; the drive to save an apt. building with a Bruce Lee connection.

5/27/22: FEMININE, FIERCE
May 26th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Artist combines Japanese theatrical ‘war masks’ with vaginal symbolism; ‘PayUp’ bill weakened in City Council committee; students protest school shootings (and politicians’ non-reactions); SDOT erases a ‘guerrilla crosswalk.’

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