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4/6/20: THE CALM DURING THE STORM
Apr 5th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Slo-mo drone scenes of a depopulated downtown; Boeing plants won’t reopen yet; why the initial local COVID responses failed; Thunderpussy (finally) gets to trademark its name!

4/4/20: PROJECTING HOPE
Apr 4th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Artists put reassuring slogans on Seattle’s nighttime walls; state Supreme Court nixes city’s high-earner income tax; locals sue Fox News for allegedly lying about COVID; mixed predictions about the post-virus economy.

4/3/20: LEAVING A LIGHT ON FOR YOU
Apr 3rd, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

A hotel’s message to the caregivers; the state will be shut down for another month; Boeing wants to buy out workers’ contracts; Amazon’s plan to bad-mouth a labor advocate.

3/30/20: DRAWING ROOMS
Mar 30th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Short Run cartoonists depict their social-distanced lives; government relief package isn’t enough to save some small businesses; local used-records king RIP; it’s been a month already and it feels like a decade.

3/28/20: A TIME OF THE SIGNS, COVID EDITION II
Mar 27th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

More verbal/visual statements about our moment; the city rents a whole downtown hotel to house first responders; Eyman’s I-976 remains paused; Ken Jennings compares this crisis to ‘the trolley problem.’

3/27/20: A PUGET SOUNDING
Mar 27th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Seattleites “make a joyful noise”; the Kingdome implosion’s remembered as another joyful blast; unemployment applications go way-way up; Gov. Inslee and Bill Gates both say we may have to shut down longer (maybe a lot longer).

3/25/20: HIS LAST TOUR
Mar 24th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Local/global music legend Bill Rieflin passes; Seattle cruise-ship season put on hold; Microsoft imports 240,000 face masks from an unnamed country; Steve Ballmer won’t move basketball’s LA Clippers here.

3/23/20: HAVE A HEART
Mar 22nd, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Local kids stage a pop-up art walk; is the local COVID death rate slowing?; how faulty respirators sickened Hanford cleanup workers; it’s really not the time to visit the WA coast.

3/20/20: SCENES FROM A GHOST TOWN
Mar 20th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Pictures from a bustling place gone almost still; losing a beloved Leschi neighborhood fixture; unemployment-security requests boom; ‘Tax Amazon’ initiative filed.

3/13/20: ‘DISTANCE’ RUNNING
Mar 12th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Owner of a now-shut eatery wants more from local officials than just ‘social distancing’ mandates; lots more closures & cancellations; Legislature’s last moves to shore up transportation budget; what to do instead of shaking hands.

3/12/20: MOVE ALONG, NOTHING TO SEE HERE
Mar 12th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

All public events in a three-county area are either banned or heavily restricted, depending on size; lots more school districts are closing; Joe Biden takes the presidential-primary lead; Boeing’s year-to-date orders are in minus figures.

3/11/20: GETTIN’ MIGHTY UN-CROWDED
Mar 11th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

The state may ban all 250-or-more local public gatherings; there’s no WA presidential primary winner yet; Boeing workers split on latest contract offer; at least it’s a great time to take a quiet urban bike ride.

3/9/20: CLEAN, CLEAN
Mar 9th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Lots of songs to wash hands by; another plethora of local COVID updates & responses; Congress members accuse Boeing of promoting a ‘culture of concealment’; what the internment-memorial mural incident tells about modern Bellevue.

3/5/20: DAYS OF PANICS PAST
Mar 5th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

1918 ‘Spanish’ flu pandemic compared to now; many more COVID reactions and 1 more death; state may ask developers to promise ‘net environmental gain;’ MOHAI gets Seattle’s most famous accordion.

2/26/20: ‘GO,’ BIG
Feb 25th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Amazon Go grocery’s biggest store yet opens on E. Pike; Kennedy High principal put on paid leave; two state House Dems will get primary challengers; 1 in 5 WA community college students are or have been homeless.

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