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Patricia Sully with VOCAL-WA discusses the benefits of safe drug consumption sites during a The Pledge event at Peloton on Friday, Oct. 7.
Patricia Sully with VOCAL-WA discusses the benefits of safe drug consumption sites during a The Pledge event at Peloton on Friday, Oct. 7.
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Saturday, October 8, 2016 1:34 PM
The Pledge movement spent Friday night collecting baby food while having very adult conversations about homelessness, addiction and activism at Peloton bike shop and cafe.
  • Progressive Revenue Task Force recommends employee hours tax
    The Seattle City Council will once again consider an employee hours tax that’s being recommended by its Progressive Revenue Task Force, after having rejected such a proposal last November.
  • Councilmembers urge quicker safe consumption site timeline
    There’s still a lot left to be sorted before the City of Seattle opens its first safe consumption site for people suffering from drug addiction, and advocates highlighted the life-and-death urgency of the matter during a health committee meeting on Thursday.
  • Tacos Guaymas owner accused of tax theft
    Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has charged the owner of Tacos Guaymas in a $5.6 million criminal tax theft case.
  • Law enforcement, activists come to agreement on police use of force
    In a last-minute effort, lawmakers, cops and community activists reached a deal on lowering the legal standard for prosecuting officers who kill in the line of duty.
  • Jayapal, student organizers hosting March For Our Lives town hall

    Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will join student organizers the Saturday before the Seattle March for Our Lives to discuss the movement to end gun violence during a town hall at Garfield High School.

     
  • Miller Annex Preschool ready for little learners

    Little learners will soon fill two classrooms set to open later this month in the Miller Annex as part of the Seattle Preschool Program.
    “This is truly the standard for excellent, high-quality preschool education spaces,” said Monica Liang-Aguirre, director of early learning for Seattle’s Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL).

  • Human Services Department to update council on safe consumption space planning
    There’s still a lot left to be sorted before the City of Seattle opens its first safe consumption space for people suffering from drug addiction, and there will be several options to consider when moving forward this week.
  • Contractors begin work on $54M Asian art museum renovation, expansion
    The fence is up around the Seattle Asian Art Museum, where interior work has already started on the $54 million renovation and expansion.
    Representatives from the head contractor, Seattle Art Museum and city parks department on March 2 gave an overview of the roughly 15-month process that will be taking place in Volunteer Park, with most of the outside impacts expected between April and June.

  • Capitol Hill game studio releases world of Moss
    Moss is a single-player action-adventure puzzle game for PlayStation VR that takes place in the world of Moss. The game unfolds through storybook readings that transition into a blend of classic console gaming and VR assistance from “The Reader,” the player who has a giant’s perspective on the game’s true hero, an inquisitive mouse named Quill.
  • Seasoned officers take command of East Precinct
    Capt. Bryan Grenon is a 25-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department and the newest leader of the East Precinct. He joins the precinct’s new Operations Lt. Paul Leung, who was promoted last November after 34 years with the department.
  • Capitol Hill Alliance to address neighborhood's continued success

    “The chamber of commerce is evolving through what is called the Capitol Hill Alliance,” said Jeff Pelletier, chair for the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce.

  • Soccer Without Borders launching at Seattle World School
    Soccer Without Borders uses soccer to foster inclusion and support newcomer refugee and immigrant youth as they integrate into their new communities and build their English language skills. This mission made Seattle World School a perfect fit for the city’s first program.
  • Durkan looks to future during first State of the City address
    Mayor Jenny Durkan promised to continue being impatient about meeting the growing needs of Seattle residents during her first State of the City address on Tuesday, and also laid out new programs and initiatives she’ll be pushing in 2018.
  • LoveCityLove opens new space with 'The Feels'

    The storefronts facing East Pike along 14th Avenue still bear the Royal Cleaners and The Artificial Limb Co. façades, but inside, LoveCityLove has completely taken over.
    With renovation of both spaces almost complete, the neon-light sign was plugged in on Valentine’s Day for the soft opening of the second group show, “The Feels.” 

  • Holy Names submits land use application for underground parking garage, new gymnasium on top
    Holy Names Academy principal Elizabeth Swift says the school wants to be a good neighbor, and that means taking steps to address what has been a longtime issue in the neighborhood — parking.
  • Salt & Straw ready for Capitol Hill grand opening

    The Capitol Hill Salt & Straw ice cream shop is ready to dish out cold treats on East Pike during its Friday grand opening.
    This will be the Portland-based ice-cream company’s second Seattle store to open in as many weeks, and the last location planned for a while, says Tyler Malek, who joined with cousin Kim Malek in starting Salt & Straw as an ice cream cart back in 2011.

  • New Seasons employees speaking up as grocer moves forward with Seattle stores
    As New Seasons Market moves forward with plans to open two stores in Seattle, current and former employees are speaking out about the company’s treatment of its workers and impacts on the communities it serves.
  • Heritage eyeing early summer opening for Capitol Hill distillery, tasting room
    Heritage Distilling Company hopes to have its new Capitol Hill distillery and tasting room open by early summer, taking over the former Meat and Bread space in the Central Agency building.
  • PrideFest Capitol Hill cleared for 2018 festival

    Citing a tumultuous working relationship and disregard for public safety over the years by the historic Capitol Hill pride festival organizers, which in 2017 resulted in the hospitalization of an elderly woman, the Seattle Special Events Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of letting new organizer PrideFest step in for this summer’s festivities.

     
  • Cafe Flora owner plants Floret in Sea-Tac Airport

    Opening a sit-down vegetarian restaurant that relies on locally sourced produce inside an airport takes some extra effort, but Nat Stratton-Clarke thinks it’s worth it. Floret opened at Sea-Tac International Airport in mid-February, and is a spinoff of Cafe Flora, which has operated in Madison Park for the last 27 years. 

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