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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.
  • Parks superintendent puts 'project pause' on Seattle Asian Art Museum expansion
    Seattle Parks and Recreation superintendent Jesús Aguirre has placed a “project pause” on plans to renovate and expand the Seattle Asian Art Museum, following concerns by community and parks board members regarding the expansion’s potential impacts on Volunteer Park.
  • Two Seattle Central Broadway properties up for landmarks review

    Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nominations for two Broadway properties owned by Seattle Central College on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Seattle Central is seeking to redevelop the properties by selling or leasing them to a developer. The request for a landmarks hearing was made to determine if the properties might have any limitations, according to Seattle Central spokesman David Sandler.

  • Century Ballroom celebrating 20 years with full February schedule
    Before Hallie Kuperman waltzes into the first of many events planned for the Century Ballroom’s 20th anniversary celebration next month, she’s hopeful she’ll have a new lease signed that keeps people dancing in the Capitol Hill space for years to come.
  • Seattle students walk out on Trump
    Hundreds of Seattle students took their excused absences Friday, joining a national socialist walkout to protest the newly inaugurated President Donald Trump and demonstrate resistance to harmful actions expected under his administration.
  • King County health board clears heroin, opiate task force report
    The King County Board of Health on Thursday unanimously approved a final report by the Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force. 
    The 101-page report released last September is filled with recommendations for curbing the drug crisis here, including a pilot program for at least two safe drug consumption sites
  • Princeton Co-op at odds with City Light on power pole relocation costs
    Residents of Capitol Hill’s The Princeton Co-op are facing a high price to relocate a power pole Seattle City Light is requiring in order for fixes to the 111-year-old building to be completed.
  • SugarPill, Substantial create open-source designs for civic action
    SugarPill owner Karyn Schwartz is used to customers coming in and asking for help with depression and anxiety. After Donald Trump won the presidency, she said she realized what she wanted to prescribe were ways to take effective action against intolerance and injustice.
  • Be: Seattle launches Tenant Rights Bootcamp
    On Jan. 11, community organizing nonprofit Be:Seattle and the Legal Action Center held the first of six Tenant Rights Bootcamps to take place across the city through March.
  • City issues RFP to upgrade KeyArena for sporty future
    More than a decade after then-Sonics owner Howard Schultz initially floated a taxpayer-funded $200-plus million renovation plan for KeyArena — the first attempt at rehabbing the facility after its 1995 rebuild — the building is once again at the forefront of the city’s professional basketball hopes.
  • Attorney general announces legislation to end death penalty in Washington
    With a bipartisan faction behind him, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson used Martin Luther King Jr. Day to announce his plan to introduce legislation that would end the death penalty in Washington.
  • Mayors address homelessness in Seattle, San Francisco
    Last Wednesday’s conversation between Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and San Francisco counterpart Mayor Ed Lee started with a pun — “Two Eds think better than one.”
  • Community mourns loss of Amy Vanderbeck
    Amy Vanderbeck was complicated, blunt, funny, compassionate, profane, troubled, smart and, as witnessed by those who could squeeze through the doors to the Century Ballroom on Friday, loved by many in the Capitol Hill community and beyond.
  • Mayor ending Seattle's bike share program
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s office issued a press release late Friday, announcing that more than $3 million will be diverted from the city’s 2017 relaunch of its bike share program to the Safe Routes to School program, dismantling the troubled service that had been slated for replacement this year.
  • Appeal in for Children and Family Justice Center
    When word came down that the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections was slated to issue its decision on a King County application clearing the way for construction of the $210 million Children and Family Justice Center just before Christmas, project opponents were pressed for time in making an appeal.
  • Making a historical society
    More than 30 people turned out for the inaugural meeting of the Capitol Hill Historical Society at the Capitol Hill Public Library on Saturday. The purpose was to determine how and what its focus should be, where its strengths are and how to achieve its goals.
  • Project updates abound at HALA open house
    A central neighborhood open house for Seattle’s Housing Affordability and Livability initiative packed Optimism Brewing with residents buzzing about everything from upzoning to parking on Tuesday, Jan. 10.
  • Redwood owners considering return after completion of new development
    Redwood owners Mat and Lisa Brooke were ready to close their bar, having already found a spot to lay down new roots in Port Angeles. Then developers of the seven-story apartment building that will replace the Redwood asked the Brookes if they’d like to come back.
  • Womxn's March on Seattle addressing Trump administration
    The Women’s March on Washington was announced a few days after the Nov. 8 election results were in. Lamenting work or finances would prevent them from attending, a group of women in Seattle decided to show solidarity at home.
  • Seattle Communists holding Revolutionary Study Groups
    The Seattle chapter of the Communist Labor Party hosts bi-monthly Revolutionary Study Groups around the neighborhood, to facilitate ideas that will help fuel the party’s main goals. The Capitol Hill-based organization holds the discussions around the neighborhood, and everyone is welcome to attend.
  • Review board addresses massive Midtown Center
    First the neighbors took stock of the super block Midtown Center project at 23rd Avenue and East Union. Then it was the East Design Review Board’s turn to cut the proposed development down to size.
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