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  • Midtown Center redevelopment needs more work
    Facing pressure from the Central District residents who will ultimately have to live with it, the East Design Review Board on Wednesday night declined to move forward plans for the Midtown Center redevelopment.
  • Cappy's Boxing Gym back in the ring

    Cap Kotz has been training people to box for more than two decades. While Cappy’s Boxing Gym has moved on to new digs, Kotz said he’s brought all the grit along with it.

     
  • Mayor taps Carmen Best for next police chief

    Mayor Jenny Durkan declared her nomination of Carmen Best to lead the Seattle Police Department on Tuesday, praising the 26-year veteran who had initially been kept off the list of candidate finalists.

     
  • Bald eagle electrocuted in Madison Park
    An American bald eagle died in Madison Park early Monday morning, after being electrocuted by live power lines along 42nd Avenue East.
  • Madison Park pedestrian activists bend chief traffic engineer's ear
    Madison Park crossing flag stewards Ken Myrabo and Reg Newbeck are questioning whether a recently completed construction project at East Madison Street and McGilvra Boulevard East has improved the pedestrian experience in the neighborhood.
  • Central Area Senior Center working toward property acquisition
    For the past 43 years, the Central Area Senior Center has been operating on a month-to-month lease with the City of Seattle. But CASC director Dian Ferguson says she’s more optimistic than ever that ownership of the community space will soon change hands for the better.
  • Madison Park dog owners still seeking answers after off-leash park attack

    Max the cockapoo is recovering from the injuries he sustained during a June 29 attack by a St. Bernard while tethered to a bench in the Blue Dog Pond off-leash dog park.Two weeks later, his owners, Tinsley and Jeff Cobles, are still seeking answers; one in particular being if and when the responsible party will pay for Max’s costly vet bill.

  • Fat Salmon Swim makes waves in Lake Washington
    Lake Washington was teeming with more than 300 swimmers making the annual journey from Day Street Park to Madison Park Beach on Saturday.
  • Police chief finalists meet public at Not This Time forum
    Three finalists for Seattle Police chief responded to questions from the public and a panel of African American community leaders and activists concerned about officer accountability on Wednesday, July 11.
  • Community paints mural at Midtown Center
    Central District residents came out to give Midtown Center a new coat of paint, creating a mural in the parking lot that is a statement about the neighborhood’s African-American roots and a symbol of their desire to preserve it amid redevelopment.
  • Blu Dot marks Capitol Hill opening
    Blu Dot began making its mark in Seattle with this week’s opening of its Capitol Hill home furnishings store in the historic Colman Automotive Building.
  • Planned Parenthood Votes CEO fighting for reproductive health care

    Jennifer Allen is back at Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, now at the helm as its new CEO.
    In just a month since she started her new position, the reproductive health organization has filed another lawsuit against the Trump administration, is still in federal funding limbo and is also facing the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade.

  • Business duo making Honey Deux

    Megan Sevcik loves the intimate setting her Honey Skin Spa provides clients in Madison Valley, but has long wanted a street-facing space for retail and express services.
    That’s what Honey Deux will do.

  • Fat Salmon Swim hits the water on July 14
    A school of more than 300 humans is expected to make the 2.3-mile journey from one Lake Washington floating bridge to the other during the 19th annual Fat Salmon Swim on Saturday, July 14.
  • Madison Park Days keeps its traditions
    The times, they are a changing, but Madison Park Days has kept its traditions much the same in the nearly four decades since its start.
  • Work starts on Capitol Hill transit-oriented development
    Developers, government officials and community advocates said goodbye to the large asphalt lot above the Capitol Hill light rail station on Tuesday, and celebrated the start of Sound Transit’s largest transit-oriented development to date.
  • Parkshore upgrading for generations to come
    Parkshore has had picturesque views of Lake Washington and Mt. Rainier for the past 55 years. But the senior living market has changed a lot since then, so now Transforming Age is executing a modern vision for the Madison Park community.
  • Madrona consignment shop switches hands
    Natalie Anderson and Adam Peart started Driftwood Boutique a decade ago, growing a local clientele in the market for affordable high-end fashion.
    Julie Moberly has taken over the Madrona storefront, changing the name to Jules, and adding her own stamp on what she says was already a "winning formula."
  • Madison Park Crossing Flags a community effort
    The crossing flags seen up and down East Madison Street popped up a decade ago, a project of the now disbanded Historic Madison Park group.
    Residents Reg Newbeck and Ken Myrabo took up the flags in 2010, and last year was the first time resident support covered the full cost of maintaining the community service.
  • Council repeals Seattle's employee-hours tax
    Amid chants from protesters inside city hall that “We are ready to fight, housing is a human right,” the Seattle City Council voted 7-2 to repeal the employee-hours tax, almost a month after its unanimous approval.
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