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  • Neighborhood delivers opinions about post office relocation
    Central Area residents were unhappy with the options proposed by the U.S. Postal Service on May 2 for a new retail location following the closure of the East Union Post Office. But most agreed they did not want to wait three years to see it return to its old corner at 23rd and Union, which leaves only two viable options at this time.
  • Seattle attorney, nonprofit founder running for county council
    King County Council District 2 candidate Girmay Zahilay is focusing on making systemic changes that provide improved access to housing, transportation, government and education, as well as criminal justice reform and environmental justice.
  • The Central fights city hall
    The Central Area Senior Center continues pushing for the city to let it take ownership of the property the nonprofit has been operating in for more than 50 years. Now, it has Kshama Sawant’s support, the Seattle city councilmember amplifying the message in city hall.
  • The Central supporters strategize uphill battle with mayor
    Mayor Jenny Durkan could soon see a large group of senior citizens marching up to city hall if she continues delaying the transfer of The Central property to its nonprofit operators.
  • School board member running for District 3

    Zachary DeWolf is running for Seattle City Council District 3, but says it isn’t to challenge the incumbent.
    “This is truly about the importance and urgency of the crises of our time,” he said.

  • Madison Park doctor receives lifetime achievement award
    It was through perseverance, University of Washington faculty, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and a partnership with ProCure Treatment Center, Inc. that Dr. George Laramore was able to push through the opening of the SCCA Proton Therapy Center in 2013 where he served as medical director. The Madison Park resident recently attended a conference in Miami where he received the National Association for Proton Therapy’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Decisions on transferring city-owned properties to nonprofit operators may already be made
    Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Mutually Offsetting Benefit team is asking nonprofits to provide extensive documentation showing they could handle maintaining and operating city-owned properties if they were transferred over to them, but memos obtained by the Madison Park Times show recommendations for what to do with the buildings have already been made.
  • Former Central District coffee shop owner running for District 3
    Sara Brereton told her wife that if she ran for city council, she would do it without a filter. Not all of her opinions will be popular, she said, but her stances on the issues are far different than District 3 Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s five other challengers.
  • PrideFest director running for District 3 council seat
    Seattle PrideFest and Capitol Hill Chamber of commerce executive director Egan Orion picked a corner on Broadway and Harrison, near an old apartment building his grandparents once lived in, to announce his campaign for the Seattle City Council District 3 seat.
  • Mayor's team sets criteria for potential senior center property transfer

    The Central Area Senior Center will host a community meeting to discuss its potential acquisition of the city property in which it operates 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 15.

  • SEEC dismisses ethics complaints against Sawant
    Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission executive director Wayne Barnett has dismissed two ethics complaints filed against City Councilmember Kshama Sawant.
  • WSDOT releases Montlake Market survey results

    It is feasible to preserve the Montlake Market and still reconfigure Montlake Boulevard during the next phase of the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program, but it will add millions to the project. Whether public opinion captured in a community survey conducted by WSDOT will sway the transportation department or fuel another push in Olympia to spare the neighborhood market from the wrecking ball remains to be seen.

  • After the storm
    It will still be some time before arborists have a full assessment of the damage caused to the trees and plant collection within the Washington State Arboretum during February’s major snowstorms and freezing temps.
  • CASE looking for problem-solving city council candidates
    After successfully backing Jenny Durkan’s first mayoral bid and fighting last year’s head tax that would have impacted more than 300 big businesses in the city, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee is in the early stage of identifying council candidates that have plans for fixing Seattle’s biggest issues with existing revenue.
  • District 3 challenger files ethics complaint against Sawant
    Seattle City Council District 3 candidate Logan Bowers has filed an ethics complaint against incumbent Councilmember Kshama Sawant based on an SCC Insight article regarding her working relationship with the Socialist Alternative party.
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