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Monday, August 31, 2015 -- 5:02 am
What Ivar Haglund could teach us now
Crosscut.com - Last week, I went out to the Nordic Heritage Museum with KUOW producer David Hyde and we walked through the new exhibit about Seattle's legendary restaurateur Ivar Haglund, called "Keep Clam and Carry On." For those who love and remember "old" Seattle, the exhibit is a must, capturing as it does the quirky spirit of a man who is as local as it gets, and whose restaurants are still waterfront icons on Elliott Bay and Lake Union. Read more...
Monday, August 31, 2015 -- 4:58 am
Chung appointed teaching artist
Northwest Asian Weekly - ... After she completed her BFA in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she immigrated to the U.S. She now lives in Seattle and teaches art at Gage and continues to create her own art. Gage Academy of Art is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary as ... Read more...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 -- 7:45 pm
Timbers Bounced from Sounders Frei-Up
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Not much in the world looks better than a full CenturyLink Field for a Seattle v Portland derby. Pic: Simon Moyse Sometimes, you suddenly have a game, like the one against Orlando a couple of weeks ago, where everything just clicks, and everything suddenly seems ok again. Read more...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 -- 7:18 pm
West Seattle sports: National Volleyball League pros wrap play on Alki
West Seattle Blog - Though beach volleyball is a fixture on Alki just about every summer weekend, it's not always as big as the tournament that just wrapped up about half an hour ago: The pro players of the National Volleyball League have been here since Thursday night, for the NVL's first-ever Seattle stop, seventh of eight on this year's tour. In the women's finals, Brooke Niles , head beach-volleyball coach at Florida State U, and Karolina Sowala from Poland won in three games: The women's championship match was followed by the men's final, taken, also in three games, by Dave Palm from Florida and Eric Zaun from New Jersey. Read more...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 -- 6:44 pm
Skywriting, seen from West Seattle: Black Lives Matter
West Seattle Blog - Thanks to Jeremy Smith for that photo, and we'll likely be adding a few more. In the patch of blue sky over downtown, clearly visible from north West Seattle, a plane has been skywriting BLACK LIVES MATTER. Read more...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 -- 5:48 pm
One shot in gunfight near Douglass-Truth Library
Capitol Hill Blog - ... that's going on," Capt. Paul McDonagh said. There has been a 23% increase in reports of shots fired this year in Seattle. It does appear that victim and suspect knew each other, however, not much of a suspect description. Officers continue to ... Read more...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 -- 5:38 pm
Police investigate Central District shooting
Seattle Times - Seattle police are investigating a shooting reported to have occurred at 24th Avenue South and East Yesler Way on Sunday. Read more...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 -- 4:12 pm
Consider transit in convention center plans
Seattle Times - ... to the congestion around general-purpose exits. These changes will happen around the time that Highway 99 through Seattle is replaced with a smaller-capacity toll tunnel, diverting even more traffic to I-5. Ensuring that this does not result in a ... Read more...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 -- 3:14 pm
West Seattle Library in The Admiral District reopens tomorrow
West Seattle Blog - After a two-week closure, the Seattle Public Library 's West Seattle branch will reopen tomorrow as scheduled, SPL's official announcement: The West Seattle Branch and book drop, 2306 42nd Ave. SW, will reopen at 10 a.m. Monday, August 31. The branch was closed for two weeks while the front steps were being replaced as part of a project to improve access to the branch. A Rebuilding front steps A Redoing ramp from rear parking lot to main front entrance A Redoing ramp from rear parking lot to lower-level meeting room A Adding lighted handrails to ramps and steps A Resurfacing parking stalls on north end of the lot The project's $430,000 cost is coming from Real Estate Excise Tax funds, according to this fact sheet . Read more...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 -- 8:00 am
Sunday Open Thread: Metro Orange Line
Seattle Transit Blog - Full story available at Seattle Transit Blog Read more...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 -- 7:32 am
Bridget Everett brings her bawdy, joyous act to Bumbershoot
Seattle Times - ... best for who is there." Not to drop names, she said, but she was talking to comedian Patton Oswalt, who has played Seattle numerous times, and loves it. "He's like, 'Oh, my God, you're doing Bumbershoot? The audiences there make you feel like a ... Read more...
Saturday, August 29, 2015 -- 7:19 pm
Low pay, long pricey commute often go hand in hand
Seattle Times - ... have become a big factor in how income inequality plays out around the Puget Sound region. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times) Simon Nakhale, a Renton-area commuter, drives to Key Bank in West Seattle, where he works as a security guard. (Ellen M. ... Read more...
Saturday, August 29, 2015 -- 3:54 pm
Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area
Chambersburg Public Opinion - The Seattle Times reports that a man was killed Saturday when a tree fell on his car in Gig Harbor. A passenger in the vehicle was not hurt. Read more...
Saturday, August 29, 2015 -- 3:30 pm
1 dead, over 200,000 without power as windstorm slams over Seattle
KBCI CBS 2 - ... of winds in Puget Sound area under way now through 3 p.m. * 138,000 PSE customers in the dark ( Outage map ). 57,000 Seattle City Light without power ( Outage map .). Tacoma Public Utilities had about 12,500. * Peak gust of 87 mph registered at ... Read more...
Saturday, August 29, 2015 -- 12:56 pm
Multiple car crashes follow storm in Seattle
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - The Department of Transportation and Seattle police say slick roads and stormy conditions are the likely culprit for crashes causing backups in the area. Northbound state Route 99 was closed after a collision in the Battery Street Tunnel around 7 a.m., and drivers were forced to exit at Western Avenue. Read more...
Saturday, August 29, 2015 -- 12:22 pm
Storm Coverage: Wind kicks up in West Seattle; first outage reports
West Seattle Blog - The wind has arrived - as the National Weather Service warned it would - and the first outages are on Seattle City Light 's map : Both small, both blamed on trees, one on Seola Beach Drive in southwesternmost West Seattle, one in Westwood near 34th/Cloverdale. We'll be tracking the storm here throughout the afternoon - if there's tree, power, road, etc. Read more...
Saturday, August 29, 2015 -- 11:25 am
Duwamish Tribe chair takes recognition fight to Interior Secretary in West Seattle: Report #1
West Seattle Blog - Quick first report on this, since we're going into storm coverage: Within the past hour, Duwamish Tribe chair Cecile Hansen met U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell - whose department denied federal recognition to the Duwamish, again, two months ago - semi-unexpectedly. Hansen and representatives of two activist groups, the Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites and Rising Tide Seattle , had gone to what they believed was Jewell's North Admiral home to deliver a letter inviting her to meet with tribal leaders. Read more...
Saturday, August 29, 2015 -- 9:20 am
West Seattle weather: 'High Wind Warning' in effect until 6 pm
West Seattle Blog - The weather alert that started as a "Wind Advisory" has been upgraded to a "High Wind Warning," in effect through 6 pm tonight. The National Weather Service says the strongest wind is expected 10 am-4 pm, out of the south at 20 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 45-50 mph. Read more...
Saturday, August 29, 2015 -- 7:40 am
Leaving Out Duplexes Leaves Out Large Families
Seattle Transit Blog - As supply-and-demand skeptics are fond of pointing out, real estate is not an undifferentiated commodity, but in fact is a variety of products tailored to a wide range of tastes and requirements. One of the more difficult customers to serve under current urban market conditions is large households, in the most conventional case families with multiple children. […] Read more...
Friday, August 28, 2015 -- 4:56 pm
UW Med building sale brings new player to South Lake Union
Business Journal - Seattle real estate company Urban Renaissance Group on Friday staked its first claim in a medical research property, the Rosen Building, which houses UW Medical Center labs. Urban Renaissance Group paid Vulcan Real Estate $41 million for the South Lake Union property at 960 Republican St., according to the King County Recorder's Office. Read more...



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