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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 -- 11:26 am
'Thousand-member picket' targets Swedish First Hill
Capitol Hill Blog - ... community leaders, and workers among the speakers. Wednesday 7/1, 12 noon - 2pm, Swedish First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Issaquah, Edmonds - picketing. County Executive Dow Constantine will join the First Hill picket at 12:45pm. Wednesday 7/1, 4pm ... Read more...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 -- 10:07 am
Swedish Hospital workers to picket in Ballard today
MyBallard - Ballard Swedish Hospital workers will join nurses and healthcare workers from around the city to picket for better staffing and improved investment. The workers are calling on the hospital to 'put patients' health care dollars into frontline care,' saying the hospital earned $110 million in profit last year. Roughly 7,000 caregivers are expected to picket […] Read more...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 -- 9:46 am
Local low-power radio station gets green light from FCC
MyBallard - After nearly two years of waiting, a local group has been given the go-ahead to start building their low-power community radio station in our area. The group, named Fulcrum Radio, just received its construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and will start building their studio as soon as possible. Fulcrum represents northwest Seattle, […] Read more...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 -- 8:56 am
The Morning News: State Government Avoids Shutdown, Jay Inslee Signs...
The Stranger - ... market easier to enter, replacing a three-tier tax structure with a single excise tax of 37 percent. Light rail to Ballard and West Seattle is still years away, but for now, let's savor this good news. $15 Billion for Sound Transit Light Rail ... Read more...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- 7:19 pm
Seattle's Newest Music Venue, Substation, Is Trying to Keep Frelard Weird
Seattle Weekly - Located in the often-overlooked space between Ballard and Fremont , Substation, Seattle's newest music venue, is easy to miss. The club's facade could be mistaken for one of the area's many factories or breweries. Read more...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- 5:14 pm
Dog disappears at Carkeek, owner suspects coyotes to blame
MyBallard - One of our readers tells us she believes her dog was killed by coyotes at Carkeek Park. According to Sarah, her 14 lb. mix-breed dog was walking off-leash with a dog-walker in Carkeek. She says her dog and a miniature dachshund ventured off the trail on the south ridge and quickly disappeared. 'The dog walker […] Read more...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- 4:19 pm
Doug Loves Movies Podcast to Tape at The Neptune, 9/4
BroadwayWorld.com - ... Tickets.com , 24-hour ticket kiosks located outside the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune Theatre, Sonic Boom Records in Ballard, in person at the Paramount box office, or may also be purchased by phone at 1-877-STG-4TIX. For more information, visit ... Read more...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- 2:57 pm
Arashi Ramen to open up shop in Ballard
MyBallard - Ballard will soon be the home to a new ramen noodle joint; Arashi Ramen is planning to open a second location in our ‘hood at the former Uma Thai (5401 20th Ave NW) location, which closed in January. According to Seattle Eater, the restaurant will have a similar menu to their current location in Tukwila, […] Read more...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- 10:40 am
EDITORIAL | Seattle: No neighborhoods wanted
Magnolia News - ... many families aspire to live in will cease to exist. Residents already complain about the changing streetscapes of Ballard and South Lake Union: the sidewalk-to-sky towers that block sunlight from reaching the ground. One lobbyist is even advocating ... Read more...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- 9:54 am
Ballard Running Group to meet this Thursday
MyBallard - A weekly running group has started up in Ballard, organized by a local physical therapy clinic. The Ballard Running Group will meet every Thursday for a 5K run, and will celebrate every run at a Ballard brewery for a post-workout cold beer. The runs start at 7 p.m. at Ballard Physical Therapy (5420 Barness Ave […] Read more...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- 7:46 am
City-designated homeless encampments coming to Ballard
MyBallard - Two city-owned properties in Ballard have been identified as encampment sites for homeless individuals. One site is known as the 'Market Substation' at 2826 NW Market Street, designated immediately for approximately 52 residents. The other is 8030 15th Avenue NW, identified as a possible future site for approximately 36 residents. Mayor Ed Murray released a map of the […] Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 9:08 pm
Ballard 'Up' house may be demolished
KOMO News - Edith Macefield's Ballard home in came to symbolize worries of a shallow new Seattle. In her 80s, Macefield made her last stand surrounded on three sides by a hulking, impersonal commercial space. Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 5:54 pm
The state's new transportation plan: Lots of pavement, light rail and a big gas tax hike
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - ... transportation package gives Sound Transit authority to ask voters for $15 billion to expand north, south and to Ballard and West Seattle. The "poison pill": If Gov. Inslee tries to to implement low-carbon fuel standards, $700 million will ... Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 4:16 pm
Seattle mayor selects 3 sites for homeless encampments
Seattle Times - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's administration has selected three preferred sites for new, city-regulated homeless encampments to potentially be established this year. The three city-owned sites are in the Ballard, Interbay and the Industrial District neighborhoods and together have the capacity to host at least 200 individuals, according to the administration. Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 3:44 pm
Symbolic home reminiscent of Pixar movie 'Up' may be demolished
WSOCTV - The Ballard neighborhood home that belonged to Edith Macefield, the woman who refused to sell her property for a $1 million and had a huge commercial building constructed around it, may be demolished, seattlepi.com reports . In a statement Monday, the broker who sold the house at 1438 N.W. 46th St. said the buyer - a mother who hoped to open a pie shop with her teen daughter - has determined the home can't be rehabilitated in a cost-effective manner, according to seattlepi.com. Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 3:06 pm
Ballard Locks to close tomorrow for saltwater drain inspections
MyBallard - The Ballard Locks will be closed to all marine traffic between 8 and 1 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, June 30) for monthly inspections of the saltwater drain screen structure. The structure, which is directly upstream of the locks, prevents salmon from entering the locks' saltwater return intake. A group of divers from the Army Corps of […] Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 10:49 am
Edith Macefield's house to be sold, donated, or demolished
MyBallard - A bunch of balloons could be the only thing to save Edith Macefield's legendary Ballard house; if it can't be sold or donated, it will be demolished. The 100-year-old house is too old to meet the city's commercial building codes, and the planned buyers backed out because it isn't cost-effective to bring new life into the iconic house. If […] Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 9:20 am
Kids LEGO workshop at Nordic Heritage Museum tomorrow
MyBallard - The Nordic Heritage Museum has several upcoming kids' activities, including a LEGO Workshop tomorrow (Tuesday, June 30) from 10 a.m. to noon. The museum tells us LEGO expert Dan Parker is back for the sixth year to help kids get creative with building. They'll have a huge supply of bricks and specialty pieces to choose from, […] Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 6:42 am
Pike Place breaks ground on first expansion in 40 years
The Columbian - ... pedestrian connection to the waterfront. Festivities included a parade along Pike Place featuring a drum line from Ballard High School. Farmers, artists, fishmongers and merchants were joined by children from the Pike Market Preschool and Childcare ... Read more...
Friday, June 26, 2015 -- 4:23 pm
What's on this weekend
MyBallard - It's a big weekend in Seattle, with the Pride Parade taking over downtown and the Greenwood Car Show just next door. On top of that, it's going to be a very hot weekend, with the National Weather Service issuing an excessive heat warning. Friday, June 26 Live music at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) […] Read more...



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