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12/6/22: THAT SINKING FEELING, 147 YEARS LATER
Dec 5th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

1875 shipwreck remains found off WA coast; gun background-check law may finally get enforced; magic-mushroom therapy begins in Oregon; faulty Xmas-tree lights cause major house fire.

11/22/22: ‘THE COMIC, NOT THE BAND’
Nov 21st, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Fantagraphics marks 40 years of ‘Love & Rockets;’ a local memorial to traffic deaths had to update its numbers; Rep. Jayapal doesn’t like the big supermarket-merger plan; Starbucks closing another unionized store, again supposedly over ‘safety concerns.’

11/15/22: NOT ‘THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS’ BUT ACTION
Nov 14th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Students march on City Hall after Ingraham shooting; fired antivax WSU football coach sues; Amazon laying off 10,000 US corporate workers; how to save Seattle music and nightlife?

SPREADING THE WORD(S)
Nov 13th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

What those ‘HOMELESSNESS’ billboards are really about; Marie Gluesenkamp Perez wins in 3rd Congressional District; nobody seems to want a big new airport except the planners and bureaucrats; Ingraham students staging citywide, anti-gun-violence walkout today.

11/11/22: ERASED
Nov 10th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

‘Typewriter eraser’ sculpture leaves town in Paul Allen estate’s big art sale; student advocates don’t want cops back in schools; bus fatally runs over pedestrian; Amazon cutting more units.

11/8/22: ‘RABBIT’ RUN
Nov 7th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

New performance venue at ex-Can Can site aims to ‘rekindle Seattle arts scene’; big midterm races go down to the wire; SPD’s ‘history of killing people with knives;’ Dungeness crab dying off due to lack of oxygen.

10/17/22: I DON’T KNOW’S ON THIRD
Oct 16th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Another concept for ‘reviving’ Third Ave.; Mariners drag it out to the bitter (elongated) end; grocery clerks’ union opposes Kroger/Albertsons merger; King County scraps expanded-shelter plan in SoDo.

10/13/22: HE’D BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD
Oct 12th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Local doc profiles railway tycoon James Hill; labor judge slams Starbucks’ union busting; Nazi-sympathetic blogger had short-lived job with state GOP; security guard reportedly assaults handcuffed woman.

9/28/22: BACK TO THE ‘BLOCK’
Sep 27th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

CHOP documentary premieres inside ex-CHOP zone; Harrell’s budget plan favors police spending (natch); could a Seattle port dispute derail a regional dockworkers’ labor deal?; housing prices here decline the most since 2009.

9/26/22: THE ‘PRICE’ WE’VE PAID
Sep 25th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Gates Foundation visitors tell their COVID stories on price tags; NYT reports on Providence’s aggressive collections tactics (even among patients who qualify for free care); report shows many 911 calls don’t require police; I-90 traffic gets backed up for hours on Mercer Island.

9/22/22: VIRTUAL CUBICLES
Sep 21st, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Local firm’s ‘metaverse platform’ of virtual offices; Seattle’s building lots of (costly) apartments; SAM’s reimagining its ‘American art’ collection; wildfire smoke comes back to Seattle bigtime.

9/16/22: RE-SPANNED
Sep 15th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

West Seattle Bridge to finally reopen; a lot of Seattle still works from home; Pierce County to dispense antidote drug Narcan from vending machines; Guild 45th theaters coming down.

9/15/22: NEW SPARKS
Sep 14th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

Africatown’s new community center opens in a gorgeous ex-fire station; a gruesome stabbing and house fire in Montlake; what we’re only now learning about COVID deaths in WA prisons; saying the unsayable about the Ms’ chances.

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).

9/8/22: CAR-FREE, NOT ALWAYS CAREFREE
Sep 7th, 2022 by Clark Humphrey

What it’s like to be carless (by necessity) in Seattle and its suburbs; teachers’ strike continues; the potential eco-threat from Canadian ‘tailings dams’; remembering an artist in non-narrative film.

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