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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.
  • Task force exploring safe drug consumption locations in Capitol Hill
    Now that the city and county have cleared the piloting of safe drug consumption sites, a search is underway for potentially viable locations amid uncertainty about state and federal interference.
  • ‘Hard-fought battle’ for medicine drop boxes

    King County residents are familiar with casting their ballots by using one of the many drop boxes located around the area.
    But what about the same approach for getting rid of old, unused medications?

  • Two fine new spots in Chophouse Row
    And here's the best news: Upper Bar Ferdinand was just named to the list of semi-finalists for the honor of Best New Restaurant by the James Beard Foundation. 
  • Tiki bar replacing Clever Dunne's  after Queen Anne exit
    From Irish pub to Polynesian-themed karaoke bar: Hula Hula is moving to Capitol Hill, replacing Clever Dunne’s on East Olive Way.
  • Hunters Capital selling building housing iconic Elliott Bay Book Company
    Hunters Capital Chief Operating Officer Jill Cronauer says it wasn’t an easy decision to put the Ford Building — home to Elliot Bay Book Company, Oddfellows Cafe+Bar and Totokaelo — up for sale.
  • Airport Lawyer connects travelers with legal assistance
    While President Donald Trump’s travel ban affecting seven majority Muslim countries is in flux, a new web application started in Seattle that connects attorneys with immigrants and refugees coming into the United States remains a highly used resource.
  • Design Commission explores convention center addition public benefits package
    The Seattle Design Commission agreed Thursday that the Washington State Convention Center Addition will be a better project with the inclusion of three alleyway vacations, however, members couldn’t reach a consensus whether funding a Lid I-5 study is a public benefit developers should keep in their package.
  • Seattle Asian Art Museum closing for renovation, expansion project
    The Seattle Asian Art Museum will close for a two-year renovation and expansion project on Monday, Feb. 27, however, the contentious expansion of the museum’s footprint remains under review by Seattle Parks and Recreation.
  • Understanding 'white privilege'
    Capitol Hill resident Amanda Friedman had little clue about what “white privilege” meant until recently. Although she grew up in California’s Orange County and was aware of racism, the latest “aha” moment came when she compared what happened when she was pulled over by a police officer a few months ago to what happened to one of her African-American friends in the same situation just a few days ago.
  • City selects Navigation Center site for homeless
    Following a delayed January start, city officials last week announced the Pearl S. Warren Building will be the site of Seattle’s first 24-hour low-barrier homeless shelter, taking its cues from a San Francisco model.
  • First Hill senior living towers clear design review
    The 24-story First Hill senior living community development project on Terry Avenue has passed the second stage of Seattle’s Design Review program with flying colors and is moving forward. The East Design Review Board met on Wednesday, Feb. 8, for the recommendation stage to hear applicant’s solutions and proposals to the board’s guidance from the early design meeting for 620 Terry Ave.
  • LGBTQ Solidarity in Cal Anderson Park
    An LGBTQ Solidarity rally took place in Seattle's Cal Anderson Park on Saturday, Feb. 11, followed by a march that eventually ended at Wells Fargo on Broadway for a #DefundDAPL demonstration. The Seattle City Council The council unanimously passed the Socially Responsible Banking Resolution on Tuesday, Feb. 7, divesting $3 billion from Wells Fargo. 
  • Chamber launches Capitol Hill Business Improvement Area campaign
    The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of a campaign to create a new business improvement area around the neighborhood during Wednesday’s State of the Hill event.
  • Bonney-Watson puts Capitol Hill funeral home on the market
    Bonney-Watson listed its longtime Capitol Hill funeral home for sale on Wednesday, receiving more than 30 inquiries in the first few hours. After several years of declining business, CEO Cameron Stock says the decision to sell the property was difficult, but the company still has plans to serve Capitol Hill into the future. 
  • Women’s March-ing orders
    Following the Women's March on Jan. 21, the national movement began its 10 Actions for the First 100 Days campaign, where communities come together and visualize a more equitable world and the steps needed to reach that future.
  • Water is life

    The Seattle City Council received praise from Native American activists and grassroots organizers ahead of its unanimous vote Tuesday to divest $3 billion from Wells Fargo bank for its financing of the Dakota Access Pipeline and past corrupt business practices.

     
  • Business opposition could stop Broadway Streetcar
    While designs for a Broadway extension of the First Hill Streetcar remain at 90 percent, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce executive director Sierra Hansen is 100 percent sure the neighborhood doesn’t need it.
  • Coalition explores water conservation strategies for Volunteer Park
    The Volunteer Park Sustainability Coalition provided findings from its park-wide feasibility study for improving water usage during an open house Thursday in the conservatory.
  • Mosqueda discusses run for city council

    A local labor leader and health care advocate is the latest candidate to enter the fray for the open at-large Seattle City Council seat.
    In mid-January, Washington State Labor Council political and strategic campaign director Teresa Mosqueda joined ex-Tenants Union executive director Jon Grant and NAACP vice president Sheley Secrest in the race to replace outgoing Councilmember Tim Burgess.

  • Ghost Note broadcasting at different frequency
    Broadcast Coffee served its last cup of joe on Bellevue Avenue in Capitol Hill last Tuesday, passing the keys to Christos Andrews the very next day to begin renovating the space for Ghost Note.
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