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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
  • Andrew Lewis triumphs in long election

    Seattle City Council candidate Andrew Lewis responded positively to Tuesday night’s general election results, even though they showed him slightly trailing his District 7 opponent Jim Pugel. In the days that followed, the assistant city attorney went from 49.14 percent to a 6-percent lead. Without enough votes left to count for the former police chief to catch up, Queen Anne News is calling the District 7 race for Lewis.

  • Seattle, King County teaming up to challenge I-976
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced Thursday that a joint legal challenge to anti-tax activist Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976 will be filed next week and an injunction sought as soon as possible to prevent the loss of transportation funds while the case is being litigated.
  • Seattle Parks reconsidering removal of popular embankment slide
    Following strong pushback from the community, Seattle Parks and Recreation has paused plans to decommission 12th West & West Howe Park and restore it as a natural area.
  • District 7 too close to call after election night count
    Seattle City Council candidate Andrew Lewis responded positively to Tuesday night’s general election results, even though they show him slightly trailing his District 7 opponent Jim Pugel.
  • Felleman defending port commission seat against challenger in general election
    Port of Seattle Commission Position 5 incumbent Fred Felleman and challenger Garth Jacobson both have backgrounds they say would help them be effective commissioners, with Felleman touting his first term as a good indicator of the value he brings to the commission.
  • Seattle Center arena excavation raises concerns over dust
    Queen Anne Greenways leader Mark Ostrow was stopped on his bike on the new First Avenue North protected bike lane Tuesday night when he tweeted a gif he made of what looked like snow coming down on Mercer.
  • Gonz├ílez's campaign finance reform legislation receives elections commission endorsement
    Seattle City Councilmember Lorena González has secured unanimous support from the city’s elections commission to proceed with legislation aimed at stemming the flow of corporate and foreign influence into local races by way of campaign contributions and independent expenditures.
  • West Point Treatment Plant keeping 24/7 service in focus
    There are a lot of moving parts that keep wastewater flowing in and out of the West Point Treatment Plant, and numerous enhancements and redundancies have been added over the years to ensure systems remain online.
  • Hearing Examiner dismisses appeal of proposed tiny house legislation
    Magnolia resident Elizabeth Campbell says she plans to file a motion for reconsideration with the Seattle Hearing Examiner’s Office after it dismissed her appeal of an environmental review tied to legislation that would allow for an expansion of tiny house villages across the city.
  • Port of Seattle to investigate remaining sediment contamination in Smith Cove
    The Washington Department of Ecology announced Thursday it had reached an agreed order for the Port of Seattle to evaluate and plan for a final cleanup of sediment contamination at its Terminal 90-91 complex in Smith Cove.
  • Agencies urge preparedness ahead of 99 Tunnel tolling
    Tolling for the State Route 99 Tunnel will begin on Nov. 9, which is expected to push a number of drivers to adopt alternate routes to avoid it — at least for the first several weeks. Transportation and transit agencies called an Oct. 24 news conference to set expectations for travel impacts once tolling starts and to encourage drivers to be prepared for heavier traffic volumes around the SR 99 Tunnel.
  • West Point Treatment Plant electrical reliability report expected in early 2020

    The King County Wastewater Treatment Division and Seattle City Light expect to have a draft report evaluating the electrical systems powering the West Point Treatment Plant and recommending potential ways to improve reliability completed by mid-January.

  • Former Bellevue mayor, international 
exporter square off for port commission

    The race for Port of Seattle Commissioner Position 2 has been narrowed down to Grant Degginger and Sam Cho following this year’s primary election. Both candidates grew up in Seattle and say they will draw upon their experience heavily to get the job done.

  • L&I fines three companies for violations related to fatal crane collapse
    The Washington Department of Labor & Industries has fined three companies more than $100,000 for safety violations that resulted in the collapse of a crane at the Google campus in South Lake Union that killed four people on April 27.
  • Amazon makes large investment in city council election
    City council candidates endorsed by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee are set to get a big boost in support from a $1.05 million contribution from Amazon, made just three weeks before the general election.
  • Raising the roof
    The Seattle Center arena has been an important fixture for the large crowds that conventions, music concerts and sporting events have drawn to the property for more than 50 years.
  • Port grants one-year lease extension for Safe Harbor Tiny House Village

    The Port of Seattle Commission unanimously approved a one-year lease extension for the Safe Harbor Tiny House Village to continue operating at the Tsubota site in Interbay during its Oct. 8 meeting.

  • Parents of Leo Schneider find no justice in Kittitas County

    The family of Leo Schneider sat by the 13-year-old’s bedside for 138 days before he succumbed to the injuries he sustained in a rollover crash outside Cle Elum in August 2018.
    After nearly a year of waiting, Matthew Schneider and Sylvia Bolton say they did not get the justice they wanted for Leo.

  • City to adopt pre-approved plans for backyard cottages
    Two months after the Seattle City Council approved legislation reducing barriers to developing accessory dwelling units in single-family zones, two city departments have launched a survey to inform the creation of pre-approved design plans to lower the cost and shorten the permitting timeline for constructing backyard cottages.
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