4 hours ago

Two Central District cafes facing closure point finger at Seattle City Hall

They both have become familiar faces whenever Central District small businesses are being discussed — usually in the context of the next big development or the next big infrastructure project promised to bring change to the neighborhoods their cafes have called home. Neighbors are now saying their goodbyes to Felix Ngoussou’s Jackson St. Lake Chad Cafe and Sara Mae’s 701 Coffee.

    Two Central District cafes facing closure point finger at Seattle City Hall
    They both have become familiar faces whenever Central District small businesses are being discussed - usually in the context of the next big development or the next big infrastructure project promised to bring change to the neighborhoods their cafes have called home. Neighbors are now saying their goodbyes to Felix Ngoussou's Jackson St.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

7 hours ago

With approvals on expansion, schools-friendly lease, Seattle Asian Art Museum set for 2019 reopening after $54M overhaul

Closed for renovation (Image: Alize Asplund)

    With approvals on expansion, schools-friendly lease, Seattle Asian Art Museum set for 2019 reopening after $54M overhaul
    The Seattle City Council unanimously approved Monday two pieces of legislation that open the way for a $54 million overhaul and a new 55-year lease for the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Capitol Hill's Volunteer Park after years of community meetings and negotiations.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

8 hours ago

Capitol Hill’s Holy Names hopes to rise above neighborhood parking problems with underground garage

Capitol Hill’s Holy Names, reportedly Washington’s oldest continually operating school, has a modern problem: parking. Officials from the all-girl, private Catholic high school will meet with neighbors Tuesday night to discuss its plans to demolish and rebuild the 21st Ave E’s campus’s gymnasium with a new gym built on top of levels of underground parking for around 240 vehicles.

    Capitol Hill's Holy Names hopes to rise above neighborhood parking problems with underground garage
    Capitol Hill's Holy Names, reportedly Washington's oldest continually operating school, has a modern problem: parking. Officials from the all-girl, private Catholic high school will meet with neighbors Tuesday night to discuss its plans to demolish and rebuild the 21st Ave E's campus's gymnasium with a new gym built on top of levels of underground parking for around 240 vehicles.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

16 hours ago

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24 hours ago

Seattle Women’s March 2018: Why did you march? (Plus, our 10 favorite signs)

By Frankie Godoy, UW News Lab/Special to CHS

    Seattle Women's March 2018: Why did you march? (Plus, our 10 favorite signs)
    Thousands of people from in and out of the Seattle area made their way to Cal Anderson Park Saturday morning for this year's Seattle Women's March with strollers, signs, pets, and pink hats in tow. Everyone gathering in the park had a reason for marching.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

28 hours ago

State budget deal brings more than $200M to power Capitol Hill projects including new Hugo House, County Doctor dental clinic

Coming soon: the Hugo House Writers Center on 11th Ave (Image: Weinstein A+U)

    State budget deal brings more than $200M to power Capitol Hill projects including new Hugo House, County Doctor dental clinic
    While Washington D.C. struggles to keep the government open, our Washington has sorted things out enough to agree on a new $4.2 billion capital budget including nearly $1 billion for schools, and $205 million in funding for projects in our own 43rd District.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

30 hours ago

Business partners Pavit Jagga and Ryan Lewis ...

Business partners Pavit Jagga and Ryan Lewis are taking over the 15th at Mercer watering hole. You might hear Capitol Hill favorite yo, son Macklemore on the sound system but, no, it’s not *that* Ryan Lewis.

    New owners, new chapter at Capitol Hill classic the Canterbury
    Just under four years after reopening with new owners and a major overhaul, 15th Ave E medieval dive bar turned medieval not-so-dive bar the Canterbury Ale House has new ownership. Business partners Pavit Jagga and Ryan Lewis are taking over the 15th at Mercer watering hole.
    https://www.capitolhillseattle.com

40 hours ago

41 hours ago

Broadway Bonney-Watson developers back with new plan to better connect project to Cal Anderson

A second attempt at a design for the development which will rise from Broadway’s Bonney-Watson funeral home seemed to impress members of the Pike Pine Urban Neighborhood Council last week. The design review board will consider the new plan this week.

    Broadway Bonney-Watson developers back with new plan to better connect project to Cal Anderson
    A second attempt at a design for the development which will rise from Broadway's Bonney-Watson funeral home seemed to impress members of the Pike Pine Urban Neighborhood Council last week. The design review board will consider the new plan this week.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

CHS History | Seattle Women’s March 1.0, First Hill Streetcar launch, Elysian acquired

First Hill Streetcar service began this week in 2016

    CHS History | Seattle Women's March 1.0, First Hill Streetcar launch, Elysian acquired
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2017 Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
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3 days ago

Thousands fill streets of Capitol Hill for 2018 Seattle Women’s March

The view up E Pine (Image: CHS)

    Thousands fill streets of Capitol Hill for 2018 Seattle Women's March
    Before today's #SEAwomensmarch, officials think largest crowd ever hosted at Cal Anderson was last April's March for Science. Estimates? pic.twitter.com/6Yqmb4dF9C - jseattle (@jseattle) January 20, 2018 Tens of thousands of people filled the streets of Capitol Hill, stretching from Cal Anderson Park to downtown Saturday for the 2018 Seattle Women's March.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

The CHS Flickr Pool contains nearly 36,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line.

    CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures
    The CHS Flickr Pool contains nearly 36,000 photographs - most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill - and nearby - shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it?
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

3 days ago

4 days ago

Hickey sentenced in porn scam sex assaults

Matt Hickey will spend most of the next three years behind bars.

    Hickey sentenced in porn scam sex assaults
    Matt Hickey will spend most of the next three years behind bars. The 41-year-old was sentenced Friday afternoon to 34 months in jail following his plea deal late last year to avoid trial. Hickey admitted guilt to one count of indecent liberties and three counts of assault with intent to commit indecent liberties.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

CHS Ink | Kelly’s arm

We met up with Kelly Verschueren, a University of Washington nursing student, near Seattle Central on Broadway. She chose to show us her “Keep Abortion Legal” tattoo that was done by Jeremy Decory at The Aorta Art Collective, above 11th Ave. Kelly says she chose the tattoo “in response to a breakup” while she was working at Planned Parenthood. “I had a boyfriend who asked if I could go a day without talking about abortion. I was like, ‘hmmm, no.’ Two weeks after we broke up, I got it, I’d been thinking about it anyway… It’s really important to me.” Kelly says the ink has brought positive response. “People maybe don’t want to fuck with someone who is ballsy enough to put the word abortion on their arm.”

    CHS Ink | Kelly's arm
    We met up with Kelly Verschueren, a University of Washington nursing student, near Seattle Central on Broadway. She chose to show us her "Keep Abortion Legal" tattoo that was done by Jeremy Decory at The Aorta Art Collective, above 11th Ave.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

First Look: With a line up E Madison, Westman’s Bagels and Coffee opens

A long line at Westman’s. The good news? Lines for “Seattle-style” doughnuts were shorter than usual Friday.

    First Look: With a line up E Madison, Westman's Bagels and Coffee opens
    Just down the Hill from Temple De Hirsch Sinai and 2,800 miles from Brooklyn, Westman's Bagels and Coffee opened for business Friday to a long line on a dark and drizzly morning in Seattle. CHS wrote here about the project and quest to create a Capitol Hill "morning culture" from small-space food and drink entrepreneur Monica Dimas and baker Molly Westman.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

New owners, new chapter at Capitol Hill classic the Canterbury

Just under four years after reopening with new owners and a major overhaul, 15th Ave E medieval dive bar turned medieval not-so-dive bar the Canterbury Ale House has new ownership.

4 days ago

4 days ago

Price of pop from Capitol Hill’s Mystery Soda Machine hits $1.00

A can of sugary, delicious Coca Cola, or Mr. Pibb, or Orange Crush from Capitol Hill’s Mystery Soda Machine(tm) now costs $1.00.

    Price of pop from Capitol Hill's Mystery Soda Machine hits $1.00
    A can of sugary, delicious Coca Cola, or Mr. Pibb, or Orange Crush from Capitol Hill's Mystery Soda Machine(tm) now costs $1.00. The latest bump in price for the E John vending machine comes along with Seattle's new soda tax - 1.75 pennies for every ounce of sugary drinks purchased.
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5 days ago

See something? Say something — even if nobody wants to hear about it

Washington and Mackey

    See something? Say something - even if nobody wants to hear about it
    With thousands of people set to hit the streets Saturday for the 2018 Seattle Women's March, an experience at this week's MLK Day march provides an example for what to do if you see something that doesn't seem right. See something? Say something - even if the first person you tell doesn't seem to want to hear about it.
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5 days ago

YouthCare tabbed in plan for Broadway homeless youth center

YouthCare, the Seattle nonprofit dedicated to providing services and emergency shelter to young homeless people and operator of the Orion Center at the base of Denny below Capitol Hill, has been selected by the state to begin feasibility planning for operating a similar navigation center at Broadway and Pine.

    YouthCare tabbed in plan for Broadway homeless youth center
    YouthCare, the Seattle nonprofit dedicated to providing services and emergency shelter to young homeless people and operator of the Orion Center at the base of Denny below Capitol Hill, has been selected by the state to begin feasibility planning for operating a similar navigation center at Broadway and Pine.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

What’s next for Seattle’s new era floating bike shares

It’s a bit of a chaotic test. They get dropped almost everywhere — some literally dropped, for real — and by the end of January, the first electric-assist versions will be on the streets of Seattle. With the city allowing the multi-colored “floating” companies to operate during a Wild West trial period, It’s not a question of whether Seattle will continue to have a bike share program, it’s just a question of what the final rules will be.

    What's next for Seattle's new era floating bike shares
    It's a bit of a chaotic test. They get dropped almost everywhere - some literally dropped, for real - and by the end of January, the first electric-assist versions will be on the streets of Seattle.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

  • Headphones on World Off!

    Ms. Moffitt is asking for $503.26:
    My students need headphones to support their learning during technology time in our classroom.
    Lowell Elementary School Comment

5 days ago

CHS Pics | On E Madison, a spirited defense of reproductive rights

A smaller than expected but spirited group gathered Saturday outside E Madison’s Planned Parenthood to counter ongoing demonstrations against the women’s health facility. CHS reported on the Seattle Clinic Defense actions that have come amid increasing national rhetoric against reproductive rights — though the organization that the group is trying to defend has officially discouraged counter-protests. Those who use the health services Planned Parenthood provides shouldn’t have to withstand demonstrations from outraged fundamentalists while they’re walking to and from the doctor, one clinic defender who CHS talked to about the efforts said. “Having something to do instead of just getting online has been really empowering for me,” she said.

    CHS Pics | On E Madison, a spirited defense of reproductive rights
    A smaller than expected but spirited group gathered Saturday outside E Madison's Planned Parenthood to counter ongoing demonstrations against the women's health facility. CHS reported on the Seattle Clinic Defense actions that have come amid increasing national rhetoric against reproductive rights - though the organization that the group is trying to defend has officially discouraged counter-protests.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

Man charged with attempted murder in Broadway apartment stabbing attack on boyfriend

The man in a drug-induced frenzy who police say they had to tackle as he tried to strangle and stab his boyfriend to death inside a Broadway apartment last Thursday night has been charged with attempted murder and assault, according to prosecutors.

    Man charged with attempted murder in Broadway apartment stabbing attack on boyfriend
    The man in a drug-induced frenzy who police say they had to tackle as he tried to strangle and stab his boyfriend to death inside a Broadway apartment last Thursday night has been charged with attempted murder and assault, according to prosecutors.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

Here’s why Capitol Hill’s Galbraith House is being demolished

(Image courtesy John Fox)

    Here's why Capitol Hill's Galbraith House is being demolished
    Officials at tell CHS the decision to demolish a landmarked Capitol Hill mansion comes in the midst of planning about how property owner Sound Mental Health can best serve the more than 20,000 people it helps each year struggling with addiction and mental health.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

After ‘nightmare’ arson fire, Med Mix returns to the Central District

Tuesday, we found out just how many people love tacos and broke some news about the future of food and drink at 23rd and Union. Today, CHS has good news on a sad part of 23rd and Union’s restaurant past. Five years after an arson fire destroyed its 23rd and Union shop, Med Mix is open again in the Central District.

    After 'nightmare' arson fire, Med Mix returns to the Central District
    Tuesday, we found out just how many people love tacos and broke some news about the future of food and drink at 23rd and Union. Today, CHS has good news on a sad part of 23rd and Union's restaurant past.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

6 days ago

Capitol Hill landmark-protected Galbraith House readied for demolition

It’s been a bit since CHS heard from neighborhood historian and preservationist John Fox. He’s moved off the Hill these days but we’ve learned to listen and take a look when he points us at a piece of Capitol Hill history. John wrote to us recently about a planned demolition at 17th Ave and Howell. Designated an official landmark in 2005, the Galbraith House/Seattle Mental Health building only had its exterior protected in the process. But the landmarks board decided recently to allow “no controls” on the building freeing landowner Sound Mental Health to move forward on its plans for the property. Those apparently include demolition — a permit to demolish the structure was issued on January 3rd. Preservationists have objected to the decision but work is already underway. The giant old house completed in 1904 for Seattle merchant James E. Galbraith and designed by the same architect as 15th Ave’s landmarked Gaslight Inn has been undergoing a salvage by Earthwise who have been nice enough to share some pictures.

    Capitol Hill landmark-protected Galbraith House readied for demolition
    It's been a bit since CHS heard from neighborhood historian and preservationist John Fox. He's moved off the Hill these days but we've learned to listen and take a look when he points us at a piece of Capitol Hill history. John wrote to us recently about a planned demolition at 17th Ave and Howell.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jan 16

Jan 16

CHS Pics | MLK 2018 the start of a week of activism on Capitol Hill

Thousands of people took to the streets Monday from 23rd and Jefferson’s Garfield High School, to the East Precinct at the corner of 12th and Pine on Capitol Hill, and on down Pine to Westlake as part of a day of rallies, seminars, and marching to mark the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    CHS Pics | MLK 2018 the start of a week of activism on Capitol Hill
    Thousands of people took to the streets Monday from 23rd and Jefferson's Garfield High School, to the East Precinct at the corner of 12th and Pine on Capitol Hill, and on down Pine to Westlake as part of a day of rallies, seminars, and marching to mark the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jan 15

Rider injured in ‘severe impact’ car vs. motorcycle collision on Broadway

The rider in a car vs. motorcycle crash Monday afternoon Monday at the busy intersection of Broadway and E Olive Way suffered a serious leg injury, according to emergency radio reports.

    Rider injured in 'severe impact' car vs. motorcycle collision on Broadway
    The rider in a car vs. motorcycle crash Monday afternoon Monday at the busy intersection of Broadway and E Olive Way suffered a serious leg injury, according to emergency radio reports. Seattle Fire and Seattle Police were called to the scene around 3:45 PM to a report of the "severe impact" collision.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jan 15

Jan 15

Weekend of action: 2018 Seattle Women’s March is only the beginning

It will be difficult to outdo the amazing signs from the 2017 march. Sign makers gathered Sunday at Capitol Hill’s The Riveter co-working space to begin working on this year’s batch

    Weekend of action: 2018 Seattle Women's March is only the beginning
    The day after Donald Trump's inauguration last year, women around the world marched: for each other, for the future, for the flickering hope of a sane world. The marches were massive, attended by an estimated 2.6 million people around the globe, including your correspondent's mama.
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Jan 14

CHS History | Kingfish RIP, Neighbours arson investigation, Capitol Hill forum on *lowering* building heights

This week in 2014 included a forum on the proposal to lower building height limits in lowrise zones

    CHS History | Kingfish RIP, Neighbours arson investigation, Capitol Hill forum on *lowering* building heights
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2017 Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
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Jan 14

Jan 13

2018 MLK at Mt. Zion a celebration of the fight against violence — and a standing ovation for the first Black woman to lead Seattle Police

The deadliest weapon in 2018? Hateful rhetoric. What does non-violence mean in Trump’s America? Seattle writer Ijeoma Oluo deconstructed and rebuilt the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. in her keynote Friday in front of dignitaries and city officials at the 45th annual MLK celebration at 19th and Madison’s Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

    2018 MLK at Mt. Zion a celebration of the fight against violence - and a standing ovation for the first Black woman to lead Seattle Police
    The deadliest weapon in 2018? Hateful rhetoric. What does non-violence mean in Trump's America? Seattle writer Ijeoma Oluo deconstructed and rebuilt the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. in her keynote Friday in front of dignitaries and city officials at the 45th annual MLK celebration at 19th and Madison's Mt.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jan 13

CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

The CHS Flickr Pool contains nearly 36,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line.

    CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures
    The CHS Flickr Pool contains nearly 36,000 photographs - most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill - and nearby - shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it?
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jan 13

Jan 12

Police investigate Broadway apartment stabbing

A victim was reported stabbed multiple times in the chest and one person was in custody in an attack inside a Broadway apartment Thursday night.

    Police investigate Broadway apartment stabbing
    A victim was reported stabbed multiple times in the chest and one person was in custody in an attack inside a Broadway apartment Thursday night. Police and Seattle Fire responded to the Lyric building just before midnight Thursday. East Precinct radio reports described one victim with multiple stab wounds.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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