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  • UPDATED: Seattle U student arrested for alleged school shooting threats
    A Seattle University student who allegedly talked about shooting up the campus is facing charges of felony harassment and threats to bomb or injure property.
  • Lake Washington public marinas slated for overdue replacement
    Seattle Parks and Recreation has determined an environmental impact statement won’t be necessary before three city-owned Lake Washington marinas in poor shape are replaced, which could start as early as this fall.
  • Shore Run ending after 40 years
    The Shore Run and Walk has reached its finish after 40 years, the annual fundraiser along Lake Washington being canceled this year.
  • Fair weather for Mayfair
    Before Madrona kids arrived for the annual parade — their bicycles and scooters adorned with streamers and balloons — community volunteers were busy once again setting up the Mayfair festivities neighbors have come to expect every year.
  • Council passes reduced employee-hours tax
    After copious meetings and negotiations, the Seattle City Council on May 14 reached a compromise for an employee-hours tax for affordable housing development and homeless services.
  • Cleaning up in Madison Valley
    McGilvra Elementary students sprayed, scraped and pulled together on East Madison Street for the annual Madison Valley Spring Clean on May 12.
  • Park House shows ASUW Shell House
    Toby Lumpkin has a passion for construction, real estate and rowing. He combined them all together during an open house in Madison Park to raise awareness and funding for a $10 million renovation of the University of Washington’s ASUW Shell House.
  • Keller Williams pulls together
    Agents with the Ben Kinney Team at Keller Williams Realty spent this year’s RED Day pulling weeds and invasive ivy and blackberry out of Leschi Park.
  • Madison Park writers unite

    Madison Park is home to a number of published authors, and not one is like another.
    What they do have in common is the business and promotion side of being a writer, and that has kept them connected over the last two years.

  • County council approves paid-postage ballots
    King County will be the first county in the state to offer paid-postage ballots, the county council voting by a wide margin to cover those estimated costs for the 2018 primary and general elections.
  • Madison Park Hub a neighborhood emergency resource

    Seattle is due for a destructive seismic event, and the potential for any manner of disaster has neighborhoods banding together to plan for what comes next. Madison Park volunteers tested their readiness in late April, during a simulated citywide power outage hosted by the Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs and Seattle Auxiliary Communication Service.

  • Leschi Market celebrating 70 years in neighborhood
    Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood has changed a lot in the last 70 years, but a family grocery store on Lakeside Avenue is keeping up with the times and working to meet the desires of its customers.
  • Seattle School Board approves Juneau contract
    Seattle’s new superintendent will make just shy of $300,000 a year — with the potential for an annual $15,000 performance bonus — as part of a contract approved unanimously by the Seattle School Board on April 25.
  • Washington State Open a public draw in Madison Park

    The Seattle Tennis Club is gearing up for a summer of tournaments, the largest of which is the 128th Washington State Open.
    The WSO has been taking place annually since the Seattle Tennis Club formed in 1890, and draws in around 500 people to the private club annually.

  • State Department takes control of Russian consular's residence
    The U.S. State Department took control of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation’s Madison Park mansion on Wednesday, April 25, in what Head of the Consular Division of the Embassy of the Russian Federation Nikolay Pukalov called “a sad day for Russian-American relations.”
  • Earth Day work party at Beaver Lodge Sanctuary
    Gene and Liz Brandzel were a couple of busy beavers as they led an Earth Day work party at the street end at 37th Avenue East, a natural area they’ve stewarded for more than a decade.
  • WSDOT plans late 2018 start of 'The Rest of the West'

    Also referred to as “The Rest of the West,” the Montlake Phase of SR-520 reconstruction — slated to begin in late 2018 — will make major changes to the Montlake interchange that includes a lid over 520 and a new West Approach Bridge South for eastbound traffic that will connect to the floating bridge over Lake Washington.

  • Durkan announces $636 million education levy
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan acknowledged a seven-year, $636.5 million education levy she’s proposing to fund her Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise plan will be a hard sell to voters come November, but she says the programs it will fund are crucial to improving the city’s economic future.
  • Restoring the Alder Creek Natural Area

    Wallis Bolz walked the trails in the Alder Creek Natural Area on a wet Saturday in mid-April, pointing out areas in need of weeding and laying down wood chips. Bolz and the Green Footprints Action Works group organized the first work party on the city-owned property that once served as a dumping ground thick with blackberries and ivy back in April 2008.

  • Junkichi heats up on Broadway
    The coals were hot and the sake was smashed during an invitation-only party celebrating the opening of Junkichi, a robata-style izakaya restaurant in Capitol Hill. Junkichi officially opens on Sunday, April 15.
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