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Two concept plans for the David Rodgers Park play area as presented during a public meeting at the end of October. Courtesy of Seattle Parks & Recreation
Two concept plans for the David Rodgers Park play area as presented during a public meeting at the end of October. Courtesy of Seattle Parks & Recreation
Monday, January 29, 2018 1:57 PM
Community members of all ages are encouraged to provide input
  • Residents building Queen Anne Block Watch Network
    Many hands make light work, and many eyes make safer communities. Queen Anne has had block watches spread around the neighborhood for decades, but now an effort is underway to band together to create a communication and resource network greater than the sum of its parts.
  • Kaplan seeks Magnolia Community Council support for ADU appeal
    Queen Anne Community Council member Marty Kaplan made an appearance at the most recent Magnolia Community Council meeting in hopes of generating support for the appeal opposing plans to incentivize building more accessory dwelling units in Seattle.
  • Four months after a rollover collision outside Cle Elum hospitalized Leo Schneider, his family said their goodbyes in the early morning of Jan. 12. For Leo’s mother Sylvia Bolton, who stayed by his side at Seattle Children’s Hospital all that time, it was one of many.
    “It is four months of losing him every day,” she said. “It is so devastating and so big, I am in some way trying to keep going.”

  • King County provides Magnolia Conveyance project update

    After a wastewater pipe break caused an expensive and lengthy delay, the Magnolia Conveyance project is nearly complete and the Magnolia Wet Weather Storage Facility is back online.

     
  • Office of Housing revising Fort Lawton Redevelopment Plan

    The Fort Lawton Redevelopment Plan is being revised to fit a preferred alternative that calls for 238 units of affordable housing on the former Army base in Magnolia.

     
  • George developing District 7 campaign

    Michael George says the Seattle City Council has lost the people’s trust, and the District 7 candidate wants to earn it back. George has lived downtown for 11 years, and is a senior project manager at commercial real estate firm Kidder Mathews who is focused on transit-oriented development.

  • Uptown comes down on enhanced modular shelter
    King County and Catholic Community Services representatives took more flak on Tuesday for plans to develop and operate a low-barrier enhanced modular shelter on Elliott Avenue starting this summer.
  • Uptown on brand
    When the Uptown Alliance wanted to better celebrate and promote arts and culture, it formed a coalition. When the Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition wanted to promote unity and identity in the neighborhood — a newly formed arts district experiencing growth and change — it started a branding campaign.
  • Surviving the Seattle Squeeze
    The State Route 99 on- and off-ramps at the stadiums closed last week, and the Seattle Squeeze officially starts when the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes permanently at 10 p.m. Friday. Here's what folks need to know about how traveling in Seattle will change when the viaduct closes and after the State Route 99 Tunnel opens.
  • 36th District lawmakers provide legislative preview
    Washington’s 36th District lawmakers will head back to Olympia next week with big climate and tax reform goals for the 2019 legislative session, and to attempt to push through legislation backlogged for years under a GOP majority.
  • King County sues insurance company over rejection of claim for Magnolia pipeline repairs
    King County is suing Ace American Insurance Company for more than $20 million in costs incurred from repairing an underground conveyance pipe at its south Magnolia wastewater storage facility due to a rejected insurance claim and subsequent snubbing for more than two years.
  • Durkan says Seattle Waterfront LID has needed support
    Mayor Jenny Durkan used the Seattle Aquarium as the venue to announce Thursday that there is enough support from property owners to transmit legislation to the city council for creating a local improvement district for the $712 million Waterfront for All project.
  • SDOT director finalist gets new gig with city
    A retired Air Force major general passed up for the job as Seattle’s transportation director has been hired by Mayor Jenny Durkan to serve in the newly created position of Director of Citywide Mobility Operations Coordination.
  • SR 99 ramps near stadiums close on Jan. 4
    WSDOT is closing the State Route 99 northbound on-ramp at Royal Brougham Way and southbound off-ramp at South Atlantic Street on Friday, giving the transportation department an extra week to prepare for February’s scheduled opening of the new SR 99 Tunnel from Sodo to Seattle Center.
  • Insurance Commissioner hits Dental Health Services for more violations

    Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has suspended Dental Health Services’ ability to sell new dental plans for a year, after the insurance company not only failed to address hundreds of customer grievances, but also ended up double-charging people for premiums and cancelling numerous policies.

     
  • Squeeze is coming
    Commuting in Seattle is about to change immensely, with more tolls and traffic after the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes on Jan. 11.
  • City reasserts case for partially dismissing QACC’s accessory dwelling unit appeal
    The back-and-forth between the City of Seattle and Queen Anne Community Council over accessory dwelling units continues, as a March 25 hearing looms and the potential dismissal of a portion of QACC’s appeal remains uncertain.
  • District 7 candidate's lawsuit against SPD proceeding

    District 7 Seattle City Council candidate Isabelle Kerner’s lawsuit against the Seattle Police Department is proceeding in U.S. District Court.
    Kerner alleges that officers mishandled her assault by a group of men on Capitol Hill on Oct. 8, 2017.

  • Another candidate files District 7 campaign
    While frustration and anger over how the police department handled an assault against her in 2017 factors into Isabelle Kerner’s decision to run for city council, the District 7 candidate says there are many more issues she wants to fix in Seattle.
  • Ballard High School staffer accused of having sexual relationship with student

    The King County Prosecutor’s Office has filed sexual misconduct and molestation charges against a Ballard High School staffer alleged to have engaged in a sexual relationship with a student since 2016.

     
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