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Queen Anne Little League hosts Opening Day parade

Queen Anne Little League players from more than 40 teams lined up to march down Queen Anne Avenue during the organization’s Opening Day Parade on Saturday in Upper Queen Anne. After a pancake breakfast at Bethany Presbyterian Church, QALL President Tommy Kim welcomed the crowd, and the Coe Choir sang the national anthem. The fire engine from Seattle Fire House No. 8 roared into action, and Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline led the parade.

Proposed Washington wealth tax debated at Senate public hearing

Proposed legislation that would create a “narrowly tailored property tax on extreme wealth derived from the ownership of stocks, bonds, and other financial assets” in Washington state drew passionate responses from supporters and opponents at a public hearing before the Senate Ways & Means Committee.

Seattle Arts & Lectures adds Tom Hanks to season line-up

Seattle Arts & Lectures announced the addition of an event with actor and author Tom Hanks to SAL's 2022-23 season line-up. Hanks will be celebrating the publication of his first novel, The Making of Another Motion Picture Masterpiece, at 7:30 p.m. May 17 at Benaroya Hall, Seattle. In-person and online-only tickets are available at

Spring Boats Afloat Show coming to South Lake Union in April

The Spring Boats Afloat Show docks at Seattle’s South Lake Union, April 27-30. The event showcases a display of power and sailing yachts, shoreside exhibitors and a full line-up of activities. It is the largest floating boat show in the Pacific Northwest and is presented by the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association.

Seattle Public Schools hosting online budget event

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is hosting an online event for families and community members to learn more about the SPS budget at 6 p.m. March 20 via Zoom.

Local authors now featured in Seattle Public Library’s short story dispensers

The Seattle Public Library’s short story dispensers, which provide on-demand printed short stories at two locations, now feature a new collection of stories written exclusively by Seattle area authors.

Grow a winning garden this year with national prize-winners

Each year, All-American Selections tests brand-new varieties in anonymous trials in over 50 gardens across the country.

‘Hairspray’ coming to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre in April

The North American tour will play April 4 through April 9 at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre.

Recipe: Create ravioli with ease

Ravioli can be dressed with different sauces, or even be battered and fried for an appetizer.

Critics warn of firearms database if Washington House bill becomes law

The House has passed a bill that would create a 10-day waiting period for firearm purchases.

Art Battle at Seattle Center

Ten artists had 20 minutes to create an original painting.

Creating community and helping others

Magnolia woman’s efforts result in village improvements.

Falling Awake: Everything will work out

'Where are you from?' is a common Seattle question. Well, unlike my favorite aunt, I'm still not certain.

District 36 legislators hosting town hall

Sen. Noel Frame, Rep. Julia Reed and Rep. Liz Berry will host a mid-season town hall March 20.

Seattle Public Library offers author readings, community events this month

Events this month include a reading with the Institute of American Indian Arts and two bilingual programs.