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  • McGilvra Elementary gets colorful for Holi
    Like many holidays involving children, the Holi celebration at McGilvra Elementary on Friday took a good deal of time setting up, and much less for colors to start flying.
  • O'Dea senior putting up Madison Valley bulletin board

    Miles Krauter and the rest of Boy Scout Troop 186 in Laurelhurst spend a lot of time working on community service projects in Seattle’s north end.
    When it was time for the O’Dea High School senior to craft a project to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout, Krauter turned to the Madison Valley Community Council for ideas.

  • Council considering even larger employee hours tax
    The Seattle City Council is once again considering an employee hours tax, which is being recommended by the Progressive Revenue Task Force it formed after having rejected such a proposal last November.
  • Local entrepreneur eyes bright future in shades
    Madison Park resident and entrepreneur Nikolai Paloni and business partner Jensen Brehm believe they’ve developed the last pair of sunglasses anyone will ever need — now they need the capital to hit the start button on mass production.
  • Keeping an oven light on
    Madison Park Bakery owners Terry and Karen Hofman recently signed a new 5-year lease, committing to keeping the nearly 90-year-old business dishing out baked goods on East Madison Street.
  • Progressive Revenue Task Force recommends employee hours tax
    The Seattle City Council will once again consider an employee hours tax that’s being recommended by its Progressive Revenue Task Force, after having rejected such a proposal last November.
  • Councilmembers urge quicker safe consumption site timeline
    There’s still a lot left to be sorted before the City of Seattle opens its first safe consumption site for people suffering from drug addiction, and advocates highlighted the life-and-death urgency of the matter during a health committee meeting on Thursday.
  • Law enforcement, activists come to agreement on police use of force
    In a last-minute effort, lawmakers, cops and community activists reached a deal on lowering the legal standard for prosecuting officers who kill in the line of duty.
  • East Madison/McGilvra intersection improvements to start in mid-March

    Construction of long-awaited improvements at the intersection of East Madison Street and McGilvra Boulevard East is expected to start later this month.

  • Miller Annex Preschool ready for little learners
    Little learners will soon fill two classrooms set to open later this month in the Miller Annex as part of the Seattle Preschool Program.
    “This is truly the standard for excellent, high-quality preschool education spaces,” said Monica Liang-Aguirre, director of early learning for Seattle’s Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL).
  • Battle for bike share supremacy
    In a little over six months’ time, they’ve become ubiquitous around Seattle; the orange, green and yellow bikes that signify the three competitors in the city’s burgeoning dockless battle.
  • Seattle Japanese Garden receives opening blessing

    A crowd gathered in the newly reopened Seattle Japanese Garden on Sunday, March 4, to witness a Shinto blessing ceremony that was meant to bring good fortune to the green sanctuary within the Washington Park Arboretum.

  • Contractors begin work on $54M Asian art museum renovation, expansion

    The fence is up around the Seattle Asian Art Museum, where interior work has already started on the $54 million renovation and expansion.
    Representatives from the head contractor, Seattle Art Museum and city parks department on March 2 gave an overview of the roughly 15-month process that will be taking place in Volunteer Park, with most of the outside impacts expected between April and June.

  • Capitol Hill game studio releases world of Moss
    Moss is a single-player action-adventure puzzle game for PlayStation VR that takes place in the world of Moss. The game unfolds through storybook readings that transition into a blend of classic console gaming and VR assistance from “The Reader,” the player who has a giant’s perspective on the game’s true hero, an inquisitive mouse named Quill.
  • Soccer Without Borders launching at Seattle World School
    Soccer Without Borders uses soccer to foster inclusion and support newcomer refugee and immigrant youth as they integrate into their new communities and build their English language skills. This mission made Seattle World School a perfect fit for the city’s first program.
  • Seasoned officers take command of East Precinct
    Capt. Bryan Grenon is a 25-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department and the newest leader of the East Precinct. He joins the precinct’s new Operations Lt. Paul Leung, who was promoted last November after 34 years with the department.
  • Durkan looks to future during first State of the City address
    Mayor Jenny Durkan promised to continue being impatient about meeting the growing needs of Seattle residents during her first State of the City address on Tuesday, and also laid out new programs and initiatives she’ll be pushing in 2018.
  • Cafe Flora owner plants Floret in Sea-Tac Airport

    Opening a sit-down vegetarian restaurant that relies on locally sourced produce inside an airport takes some extra effort, but Nat Stratton-Clarke thinks it’s worth it.
    Floret opened at Sea-Tac International Airport in mid-February, and is a spinoff of Cafe Flora, which has operated in Madison Park for the last 27 years. 

  • Holy Names submits land use application for underground parking garage, new gymnasium on top
    Holy Names Academy principal Elizabeth Swift says the school wants to be a good neighbor, and that means taking steps to address what has been a longtime issue in the neighborhood — parking.
  • SDOT taking comments on Madison BRT environmental review
    The Seattle Department of Transportation will be taking public comment on a Determination of Non-Significance for the Madison Bus Rapid Transit project through March 1.
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