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Local Artists Shine at Magnolia Art Market

The Magnolia Art Market is the once a month art fair that coincides with the weekly Magnolia Farmer’s Market. It started last summer and July 20 will be the next opportunity to discover works by local artists right in the heart of Magnolia Village. Colleen Monette and Laura Van Horne are neighbors and artists in Magnolia. They were both wishing there were more art events in the area so they got to work making it happen. Once upon a time, Monette had been involved with MAX- the Magnolia Art Experience- that started the monthly Magnolia Art Walk. Since MAX did not survive Covid, Magnolia had not had an art walk for years.

Seattle sisters teaching financial literacy one lemonade stand at a time

While some families teach their children about money using an allowance, Lemonade Standers teaches kids about how business and money work through play and games. And by practicing through the games, they also build important skills like strategic thinking, problem solving, and collaboration, that will serve them throughout their lives.

Seattle Public Schools approves 2024-2025 school year budget; deficit cut to $94M

Seattle Public Schools has adopted its budget for the 2024-2025 school year, including using a short-term loan to lower the district's budget deficit.

Washington state is ‘ground zero’ for EV charging port thefts

As the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission considers updating policy regarding its involvement in electric vehicle charging services, stakeholders have noted the ongoing issue of charging station copper wire thefts.

New WA law gives green light to more red light and speed zone cameras

Washington drivers may soon see a lot more red light cameras and other automated enforcement cameras across the state, thanks to a law that took effect last month.

With homelessness rising, KCRHA-backed nonprofits call for more housing, funding

Nonprofit organizations working to address the worsening homelessness crisis in King County say the need for housing is higher than the region’s current capacity, even as more public dollars are funneled to the cause.

Auditors: Feds unlikely to claw back Washington's $1.1 billion in mishandled funds

Despite a recent audit finding Washington state agencies mishandling more than $1 billion in federal COVID-19 aid, the State Auditor’s Office says it’s not common for federal departments to demand those tax dollars back from the state.

Recipe: A grainy side without the grains

Invite this side dish to your next barbecue. Your vegetarian friends will thank you (and so will anyone else looking for a delicious way to enjoy their vegetables). The star of this recipe is cauliflower. The humble crucifer steps in as a healthy, gluten-free substitute for wheat in a lemony and very chopped salad. When finely chopped, cauliflower is a great replacement for grains and pasta, with the bonus of adding refreshing sweet and nutty flavor and a host of nutrients. The sturdy texture resembles couscous grains, resulting in a light, veggie-forward salad or side dish.

Ferguson, Hobbs agree to settlement voiding original Washington Constitution voter rule

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs' Office has, through agency rulemaking, officially removed a residency requirement for registering to vote enshrined in the state’s original 1889 Constitution.

Shortage of rentals, government red tape pricing Wash. tenants out of market

A new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, or NLIHC, finds most workers in Washington are spending so much on rent, they are priced out of saving for an eventual down payment on a home of their own.

County Sheriff won’t arrest Burien homeless despite SCOTUS ruling

Despite a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, the King County Sheriff’s Office is still refusing to enforce the City of Burien’s ban on public camping.

Seattle school superintendent’s potential 2025 contract would pay at least $335K

Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Brent Jones will soon begin negotiations with the school board for a revised contract renewal.

MHS announces Book IV in ‘Memories’ series

Magnolia Historical Society (MHS), a 501c3 non-profit working on local history for nearly 25 years, is announcing BOOK IV: MAGNOLIA: MORE Memories & Milestones, due in October.

Your Best Life: Will you be a super-ager?

Achy joints, memory issues, and declining vigor are all a normal part of aging, right?

Capital gains revenue drops as taxpayers 'learn how to operate' Washington tax

A newly released revenue forecast for Washington state indicates less money coming in than lawmakers were told to expect earlier this year.

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