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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.
  • Trans Pride Seattle shines light on ongoing struggles

    “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” “Trans lives are under attack! Stand up, fight back!”
    It’s to these slogans that hundreds of demonstrators at Trans Pride Seattle 2017 marched on Friday, June 23, around Cal Anderson Park.

  • PrideFest Capitol Hill 2017
    After the historic organizers of the June 24 Pride festival in Capitol Hill were not allowed to continue this year due to recent permit violations, the Broadway Business Improvement Area approved emergency funding so Seattle PrideFest could fill in.
  • Man stops in Seattle during quest to visit every national park
    A year after starting his epic journey, Mikah Meyer still has many miles to go before completing his goal of visiting every one of the more than 400 parks and monuments within the U.S. National Park System.
  • First Hill site cleared for affordable housing

    The Sound Transit Board of Directors approved a resolution Thursday declaring surplus property in First Hill suitable for housing development.
    Staff will now begin the process of determining how to ease the burden of creating affordable housing on the site for nonprofit developers.

  • Seattle U housing on the rise
    Construction of Seattle University’s 10-story student housing development started in mid-May, but shiny ceremonial shovels hit the dirt Tuesday at the East Madison site.
  • Ground work starts on Liberty Bank
    The community celebrated Capitol Hill Housing’s Liberty Bank Building groundbreaking in the Central District on Monday, which is expected to provide 115 affordable homes come September 2018.
  • Blue Moon Burgers owner responds to online racism allegations
    Following a Facebook post last week, Blue Moon Burgers owner Charlie Olson issued a response Friday stating he does not condone the racist comment made over a company iPad regarding cooks at one of his restaurants.
  • City runs down impacts of mandatory housing affordability
    The Capitol Hill Renter Initiative was first to receive an overview presentation of the findings on an impact study for Seattle’s Mandatory Housing Affordability program.
  • Rocking opening for Jimi Hendrix Park
    After years of planning and fundraising, Jimi Hendrix Park received a rock-star grand opening next to the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle on Saturday.
  • ARC reviews Asian art museum's 'loose ends'
    The lead architect for the Seattle Asian Art Museum renovation and expansion project provided the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board’s Architectural Review Committee with the latest design changes and additions on Friday, June 16.
  • Seattle Central students share what they've learned

    In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Seattle Central College expanded participation in its year-end student showcase on Wednesday, June 14.
    “What we did for our 50th is we expanded it to more programs,” said Seattle Central president Sheila Edwards Lange.

  • Council receives feedback on proposed income tax on highest earners
    Once again, supporters of an income tax on Seattle’s wealthiest residents gathered in City Council chambers, calling for more revenue to combat homelessness and support other public amenities.
  • Historic Auto Row
    Plans by the Capitol Hill Historical Society to identify the neighborhood's many designated landmarks will overlap with a local developer’s own project to highlight the history of more than a dozen Auto Row buildings.
  • Seattle Pride March
    There have been many strides in the fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States, but speakers at Sunday’s Seattle Pride March rally made it clear that the struggle continues.
  • Mary Ruth Manor ready for next 40 years providing affordable housing
    The new dark green exterior on the Mary Ruth Manor shined against the dreary skies as the affordable housing organization Capitol Hill Housing unveiled the newly renovated apartment building on June 8.
  • FHIA hosts I-5 columns painting party
    The First Hill Improvement Association held a painting party under Interstate 5 on Sunday, where unattractive freeway columns are being converted into an artsy gateway between the neighborhood and downtown.
  • Capitol Hill March & Rally suffers from date change
    Capitol Hill Pride March & Rally organizers were cited by the city on Saturday for violating the terms of their permit, which allowed them to march up Broadway for a brief rally, but didn’t allow for vendor booths.
  • Capitol Hill Pride guide
    The theme for this year’s Pride Month, at least in Capitol Hill, might just be compromise, as some plans have changed and others seem slated to go on as planned, despite pushback from the city of Seattle.
  • Talking light rail development
    Residents were shown the latest modifications to designs for four developments to be constructed above the Capitol Hill light rail station during an open house on Tuesday, June 6.
  • First Hill transit-oriented development to be affordable

    Sound Transit estimates up to 250 units could be constructed on its surplus property at the northeast corner of Boylston Avenue and East Madison Street. FHIA wants to see all of them be affordable.
    First Hill residents didn’t oppose the idea during an open house Monday, June 6, co-hosted by FHIA and Sound Transit.

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