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Images courtesy of Sara Snedeker: The 'Burst of Color' design includes an MP for Melrose Promenade.
Images courtesy of Sara Snedeker: The 'Burst of Color' design includes an MP for Melrose Promenade.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 9:59 AM
Several artistic designs for new community crosswalks along Melrose Avenue have been prepared and are ready for community input ahead of final selection and installation later this summer.
  • Another vote for safe consumption sites

    Only four members of the subcommittee showed up on a rainy Monday night, and one of those was a nonvoting member. All three voting members recommended a motion to approve safe consumption sites in King County.
    That motion will go to the full Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities, and — pending changes to language made there — will then proceed as a recommendation to the King County Council.

  • SDOT continues design work on Neighborhood Street Fund projects
    The Seattle Department of Transportation has provided updates on designs for two Neighborhood Street Fund projects to be implemented in Capitol Hill and the Central District.
  • A roadmap for Freeway Park

    Finding Freeway Park is a community design and planning process to improve signage, park entryways, lighting, utilities, landscaping and activation.
    Following several community meetings that included landscape architecture firm SiteWorkshop, the Freeway Park Association made a final presentation to the public on Saturday, Sept. 16.

  • Attorneys seek default judgement in defamation case against Councilmember Sawant
    The law firm representing two Seattle Police officers suing Kshama Sawant for defamation have filed a motion for order of default after the District 3 city councilmember did not respond to the lawsuit.
  • Murray resigning following latest sex abuse allegation
    Hours following a Seattle Times report on Tuesday that one of Ed Murray’s cousins is accusing him of sexual abuse, the mayor announced he will resign effective 5 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Strawless in Seattle

    Diners at more than 200 Seattle-area establishments may notice something missing with their drink this month.
    But the Lonely Whale Foundation has much bigger aims for its new campaign, with last Thursday marking the official launch of the “Strawless in Seattle” effort, a month-long push to get people to “stop sucking.”

  • Families of victims of police shootings speak in favor of I-940
    Nearly 30 people have been killed by law enforcement officers in Washington this year, leaving many more family members and loved ones wounded — often with more questions than answers. During a press conference Thursday, some of those family members spoke up in favor of increasing police accountability and in support of Initiative 940.
  • Former GM suing PNW Fitness operator
    The operator of Pacific Northwest Fitness in Capitol Hill is denying allegations by a former general manager that they discriminated against him and created a hostile work environment prior to his firing.
  • First Presbyterian Church ready to shelter homeless

    Seattle First Presbyterian Pastor Heidi Husted Armstrong said the church’s basement had once been dark and dingy, but some fine renovation work now has it looking bright, open and inviting.

  • Capitol Hill by design
    The City of Seattle is about to make its first major update to Capitol Hill’s design guidelines since their adoption in 2005, but first it’s seeking honest feedback about what’s developed since then.
  • Rhonda Berry to lead county's zero juvenile detention efforts
    Deputy Executive Rhonda Berry will be leading King County’s efforts to achieve zero youth detention while a new $210 million Children and Family Justice Center remains on track to open in 2020.
  • County executive unveils flat Metro fare
    Bus riders in King County could soon pay one flat fee regardless of the time of day they board a Metro bus, or how far they travel, as part of a proposal unveiled Thursday by County Executive Dow Constantine.
  • Free speech and the alt-right in Seattle
    Every time a conservative or alt-right group plans a so-called freedom rally in Seattle, Mayor Ed Murray receives a considerable number of requests to keep them out.
  • Questions loom over WSCC Addition
    The Washington State Convention Center Addition is set to be the largest public development project in Seattle’s history, but its future construction isn’t assured at the moment.
  • Officers file defamation suit against Councilmember Sawant
    “Being called a racist and murderer directly impacted their careers, which were stymied,” according to the complaint, and Miller, “whose children attended the Seattle School District, had to move.”
  • Regional NAACP president: Removing monuments doesn’t remove racism in United States
    Regional NAACP president Gerald Hankerson believes the monuments to the Confederate Army under national public scrutiny would be better off in a museum. Removing them, he said, won’t remove the racism that has always been here and just happens to be more visible today.
  • Review board unsatisfied with Capitol Hill transit development project
    There were many aspects of the four-site Capitol Hill transit-oriented development the East Design Review Board liked, but confidence was not high enough to clear it for permitting on Wednesday.
  • Bike-share companies increase Seattle fleets, update incentives

    As part of the city’s pilot program, both Spin and LimeBike were allowed to double their fleets to 1,000 bikes on Aug. 6, and both companies chose to do so.
    But that’s not the only changes each is making as they adjust to the market.

  • Petition calls for removal of Capitol Hill Confederate veterans memorial
    In the wake of a deadly attack and violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the city's order to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a new petition is gaining momentum in Seattle to have the United Confederate Veterans Memorial removed from Lake View Cemetery.
  • Nikkita Oliver declares victory for Seattle Peoples Party
    Nikkita Oliver may not be continuing on to the general election as a mayoral candidate, but on Tuesday afternoon she announced a victory for the Seattle Peoples Party.
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