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Photos by Genesee Martin: A sign announcing the expansion of the Seattle Asian Art Museum stands in front with a description of the proposed project and its timeline.
Photos by Genesee Martin: A sign announcing the expansion of the Seattle Asian Art Museum stands in front with a description of the proposed project and its timeline.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:07 PM
A proposal to renovate and expand the Seattle Asian Art Museum drew more than an hour of public comment and questions from concerned Volunteer Park area residents on Saturday, Oct. 15.
  • 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?

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • State of resistance
    When Donald Trump signed an executive order last Friday banning people from seven majority Muslim countries from entering the United States, Seattle and Washington state fought back. In doing so, local government agencies also faced challenges related to facilitating protest. This article will attempt to touch on what will surely be a constantly developing story of national security, religious persecution, immigration and humanity.
  • Seattle mayor calls for 'second look' at Children and Family Justice Center

    King County Executive Dow Constantine says he didn’t expect Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s Monday letter requesting a “second look” at plans for a new Children and Family Justice Center, but he did respond in kind with a statement regarding the county’s efforts to achieve zero youth detention.

  • UW nursing students help count homeless in Capitol Hill
    Hundreds of volunteers squeezed into the Compass Center early Friday morning for King County’s Point in Time homeless count, where they were assigned a portion of Seattle to cover in order to get accurate population data that will affect future funding dollars.
  • Seattle mayor says threat of losing federal funding won't work
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said Wednesday the city will not give up its sanctuary city status in order to prevent a loss of federal funding as dictated in an executive order signed by President Donald Trump earlier today.
  • City shares proposals to keep conservation overlay attractive
    City proposals being considered in order to continue encouraging the preservation of older structures during redevelopment in the Pike/Pine Conservation Overlay District in order to continue encouraging the preservation of older structures during redevelopment may not be effective, according to members of the Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Council.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • King County announces plan to make buses all-electric
    King County officials announced Jan.10 that Metro Transit has committed to converting to an all-electric bus fleet by 2020.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Just Want Privacy Campaign files another anti-trans bathroom initiative
    The Just Want Privacy Campaign has filed another anti-transgender ballot initiative that would segregate restrooms, locker rooms and other facilities by a person’s biological gender or sex at birth.
  • Update: Examiner's Office identifies body found in Volunteer Park pond
    The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified 49-year-old Capitol Hill resident Amy Vanderbeck as the woman whose body was found inside a pond at Volunteer Park on Monday morning, Jan. 9.
  • Seattle man who threatened former congressman receives interesting sentence
    A 28-year-old Seattle man has been sentenced after taking a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office last June, where he admitted to charges he made multiple threatening calls to the office of outgoing 7th District Congressman Jim McDermott, even threatening to cut the former House member's tongue out at one point.
  • Longtime civil rights advocate Alan Sugiyama loses two-year battle with cancer
    Longtime Seattle civil rights leader Alan Sugiyama lost a two-year battle with cancer on Monday, Jan. 2, at the age of 67.
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