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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.
  • It takes a community
    While organizers of a 24/7 homeless shelter at Seattle First Presbyterian Church had braced themselves for pushback, First Hill residents provided mostly words of support Monday night, as well as questions about how it will work.
  • District 3 town hall gathers support to 'Tax the Rich'
    A Seattle District 3 “Tax the Rich” town hall included a history lesson on why Washington doesn’t have a state income tax, and how the future could be a lot brighter for those paying the greatest costs in Seattle.
  • Council to consider 23rd Avenue Action Plan
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is sending legislation to the city council for the implementation of the 23rd Avenue Action Plan, which covers streetscape design, pedestrian improvements and zoning recommendations for three key intersections in the Central District.
  • Making an appeal
    Before casting a vote for the only item on Tuesday night’s special Sustainability and Transportation Committee meeting agenda, Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien apologized to the very large audience. He apologized for them having to be there, “fighting the system.”
  • UPDATED: Special Events denies Capitol Hill Pride Festival date change, unity march requests
    In light of the city rejecting a permit request for the Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally to move up to June 10, the organization reports it will keep the date, but drop the festival.
  • Murray will not seek re-election
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced Tuesday morning he will serve out the remainder of his term, but will not be running for re-election as he fights 30-year-old allegations of sexual abuse.
  • Seattle IT rule offers online consumer privacy protections
    Congress may be giving internet service providers the go-ahead to share or sell people’s browsing history, but not getting consent in Seattle could cost cable operators bigly under a new city IT rule.
  • A seismic issue for Seattle's unreinforced masonry buildings
    There are more than 1,000 unreinforced masonry buildings across Seattle at risk of collapsing in the event of a large-scale earthquake. The high cost of critical seismic retrofits, however, could bring many of these buildings down before then.
  • Jayapal on first 100 days
    Washington 7th Congressional District Rep. Pramila Jayapal shares the challenges she's facing in Washington, D.C., what gives her hope and where she's been focusing her energy over the first 100 days.
  • Pride fight marches on
    The fate of several Seattle event requests that could have negative impacts for the city and Capitol Hill businesses during Pride Month remains in limbo following a Friday Special Events Committee meeting.
  • Seattle First Presbyterian Church finds new purpose
    Seattle First Presbyterian Church has seen a decline in its congregation as the property remains primed for redevelopment. In the interim, the church has found a new purpose through a partnership with Compass Housing Alliance to create a 24/7 homelessness shelter for people wanting to transition to permanent housing.
  • Protect Volunteer Park appeals Asian art museum expansion decision
    The Office of the Hearing Examiner in June will consider an appeal of the master use permit for expanding the Seattle Asian Art Museum that was filed by Protect Volunteer Park.
  • Displacement protesters trespassed from MidTown Center
    Seattle Police on Wednesday morning criminally trespassed a group of individuals that had been living for several weeks in the former Black Dot space at MidTown Center in the Central District.
  • Investing in immigrants rights

    Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs will soon establish a $1 million legal defense fund for residents who face immigration proceedings.
    The Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance establishing the fund at its April 17 meeting. Council President Bruce Harrell called the ordinance, introduced by councilmembers Lorena Gonzalez and Tim Burgess, “landmark legislation.”

  • Capitol Hill panelists discuss ways to make neighborhood a better place to live
    Brie Gyncild has lived in Capitol Hill for 27 years, and the thing she loves the most about the neighborhood is its walkability — people going to different places on foot every chance they get. There’s light rail, the streetcar and the Metro bus system. And yet, Gyncild just loves walking around on Pike, Pine and Broadway, where she runs into friends and gets entertained by cute dogs, people moving mattresses and window displays.
  • McGinn runs again

    Former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced Monday morning that he will once again run to lead the city's executive branch.
    A political consultant to McGinn announced his candidacy to press outlets at 8:30 a.m., and McGinn and his family made an official announcement outside his home in Greenwood at 10:30 a.m.

  • Transit advocates upset with House Democrats over ST3 legislation
    Phone lines and inboxes for Washington House Democrats like 43rd District Rep. Nicole Macri have been lighting up since the unanimous passage of Engrossed House Bill 2201 Wednesday night.
  • Country Doctor passes design checkup for new dental clinic
    The East Design Review Board gave a resigned go-ahead to revised plans for a Country Doctor dental facility in Capitol Hill on Wednesday night, avoiding a delay the nonprofit says could have caused it to lose federal funding.
  • Tagged Legacy
    The Seattle landmarked Kelly Springfield Building has been the target of rampant vandalism recently, and the damage is as bad as the resolve of the culprits is impressive, says Walter Scott, in charge of brokerage and property management for Legacy Commercial.
  • Update: Mayor's attorney says no mole, no case
    Ed Murray’s attorney Bob Sulkin during a Tuesday evening press conference revealed what he considers to be a “game-changing” detail of the Seattle mayor’s anatomy that should result in the dropping of a civil lawsuit that alleges Murray solicited sex from an underage teen in the ‘80s.
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