1 hour ago

Man dead in shooting at 24th and Spruce

A man who was shot late Tuesday night in the Central District near 24th and E Spruce died at the scene according to Seattle Fire radio.

    Man dead in shooting at 24th and Spruce
    A man who was shot late Tuesday night in the Central District near 24th and E Spruce died at the scene according to Seattle Fire radio. Seattle Fire and police rushed to the area around 11:20 PM after a caller reported hearing gunfire and women saying a man was on the ground at the corner.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 hours ago

9 hours ago

CHS Pics | A Melrose Market feast

OK, so it was probably a lot less charming — but certainly less gory — that the prized birds were encased in cardboard boxes. There were no scenes of Scrooge having a boy pull a giant turkey through snowy London. But the preparations for a feast were in full swing Sunday at Melrose Market along with a jazz quartet, wine tasting, and plenty of trimmings for sale.

    CHS Pics | A Melrose Market feast
    OK, so it was probably a lot less charming - but certainly less gory - that the prized birds were encased in cardboard boxes. There were no scenes of Scrooge having a boy pull a giant turkey through snowy London.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

12 hours ago

Hickey pleads guilty in porn scam case

With his rape trial set to begin next week, Matt Hickey has reached a plea deal that will keep the former Capitol Hill journalist behind bars but will help the 41-year-old avoid a much longer sentence.

    Hickey pleads guilty in porn scam case
    With his rape trial set to begin next week, Matt Hickey has reached a plea deal that will keep the former Capitol Hill journalist behind bars but will help the 41-year-old avoid a much longer sentence.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

13 hours ago

Capitol Hill Station sniffs 7,000 boardings a day as ridership continues to climb

Sound Transit’s annual light rail ridership rose around 13.5% through September — about 10% of the 72,000 additional boardings across the system’s 16 stops happened at Broadway’s Capitol Hill Station.

    Capitol Hill Station sniffs 7,000 boardings a day as ridership continues to climb
    Sound Transit's annual light rail ridership rose around 13.5% through September - about 10% of the 72,000 additional daily boardings across the system's 16 stops happened at Broadway's Capitol Hill Station.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

17 hours ago

2018 Seattle budget finalized with cash for diversion, Safe Consumption Site study, and a ‘progressive revenue’ task force

After one of the most procedural and contentious budget sessions Seattle’s most recent boom era with heat on homelessness and, recently, mayoral office funds, the Seattle City Council has passed the 2018 budget.

    2018 Seattle budget finalized with cash for diversion, Safe Consumption Site study, and a 'progressive revenue' task force
    After one of the most procedural and contentious budget sessions Seattle's most recent boom era with heat on homelessness and, recently, mayoral office funds, the Seattle City Council has passed the 2018 budget.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

17 hours ago

Planning for Seattle AIDS Memorial begins at center of Capitol Hill Station plaza

The Capitol Hill Station plaza is set to be a new center of activity on the north end of Cal Anderson Park. Its center will include a memorial to those lost to the AIDS crisis — including park namesake Cal Anderson, Washington’s first openly gay legislator who died of “acquired immune deficiency syndrome” in 1995 at the age of 47.

    Planning for Seattle AIDS Memorial begins at center of Capitol Hill Station plaza
    The Capitol Hill Station plaza is set to be a new center of activity on the north end of Cal Anderson Park. Its center will include a memorial to those lost to the AIDS crisis - including park namesake Cal Anderson, Washington's first openly gay legislator who died of "acquired immune deficiency syndrome" in 1995 at the age of 47.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

26 hours ago

36 hours ago

Things to Do Thanksgiving Week 2017

...love and loss, both Dolbey and Garcia create work unpacking questions of humanity and vulnerability. 18th and Union, $12–$25

    Things to Do Thanksgiving Week 2017: 'The Nutcracker," Flying Lotus in 3D, and a Holiday 'Dungeons and Dragons' Adventure
    Mon, Nov 20 Bill McKibben Prominent American environmentalist and nonfiction writer Bill McKibben tries his hand at a novel, though his new book Radio Free Vermont doesn't venture too far from his repertoire. McKibben tells a story of grassroots activism based out of the Vermont woods, as a group starts a radio show to transform the forest into a community hub that supports secession from the U.S.
    https://www.seattlemet.com

36 hours ago

Itto’s Tapas makes a November change on Summit with boquerones, stuffed dates, zaalook, and dolmes

The old Toscana was filled to the brim at a soft opening over the weekend (Image: Itto’s Tapas)

    Itto's Tapas makes a November change on Summit with boquerones, stuffed dates, zaalook, and dolmes
    A tapas and cocktails lounge is replacing a longtime Summit Ave restaurant but there are lots of reasons to be excited and zero reasons to be sad about this Capitol Hill change. "We actually aren't new to the summit area, the owner, Khalid Agour, has owned Toscana since 1999," general manager of the new joint Devrim Øzkan tells CHS.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

37 hours ago

Community crime group wants you to help form SPD’s ‘micro community’ policing plans for Hill, Central District neighborhoods

SPD’s East Precinct MCCP Zones

    Community crime group wants you to help form SPD's 'micro community' policing plans for Hill, Central District neighborhoods
    The East Precinct Advisor Council, a group that facilitates communication and meetings with Seattle Police representatives and the communities of Central Seattle including Capitol Hill and the Central District, are asking area residents and business owners to add their opinions to a set of surveys regarding public safety and "prevention programs" - The Public Safety Survey conducted by Seattle University is used to identify your neighborhoods priorities in the Micro Community Policing Plans (MCPP).
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

2 days ago

After council punt on employee hours tax, what’s in the plan for Seattle’s 2018 budget — and what isn’t

Following last week’s dramatic and tumultuous implosion of a relatively small but hugely vital components of the city’s more than $6 billion proposed 2018 budget, the Seattle City Council will be voting on a highly amended budget Monday afternoon that includes notable cuts.

    After council punt on employee hours tax, what's in the plan for Seattle's 2018 budget - and what isn't
    Following last week's dramatic and tumultuous implosion of a relatively small but hugely vital components of the city's more than $6 billion proposed 2018 budget, the Seattle City Council will be voting on a highly amended budget Monday afternoon that includes notable cuts.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Capitol Hill Community Post | Sen. Pedersen’s legislative update

The Washington State Senate convenes for Session on February 22, 2017

    Capitol Hill Community Post | Sen. Pedersen's legislative update
    Dear friends and neighbors: After five years of Republican control of the state Senate, exciting changes are afoot in Olympia. Democrats gained a one-seat majority as a result of this month's special election in the 45th Legislative District (Redmond/Woodinville).
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2 days ago

Capitol Hill Historical Society | Nagle Place created this month in history

On November 15, 1899 — one hundred and eighteen years ago this month — Nagle Place was dedicated by the Seattle City Council in ordinance 5630.

    Capitol Hill Historical Society | Nagle Place created this month in history
    On November 15, 1899 - one hundred and eighteen years ago this month - Nagle Place was dedicated by the Seattle City Council in ordinance 5630. Nagle Place is among the shortest streets in Seattle. It's bounded by Pine Street on the south and Denny Way on the north, just three blocks long.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

CHS History | Thanksgiving snow, 13th/Olive murder, B&O RIP

Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history:

    CHS History | Thanksgiving snow, 13th/Olive murder, B&O RIP
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2016 Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

3 days ago

Police investigating gunfire at 23rd and Union car wash

Police are investigating after a burst of gunfire at a 23rd Ave car wash reportedly targeted a woman who fled in terror inside a nearby business to escape Saturday afternoon, according to police radio dispatches.

    Police investigating gunfire at 23rd and Union car wash
    Police are investigating after a burst of gunfire at a 23rd Ave car wash reportedly targeted a woman who fled in terror inside a nearby business to escape Saturday afternoon, according to police radio dispatches.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

Capitol Hill Community Post | This​ ​December,​ ​Seattle’s​ ​first​ ​aerial​ ​dance​ ​festival​ ​comes​ ​to​ ​Capitol​ ​Hill

From Apex Aerial Arts

    Capitol Hill Community Post | This​ ​December,​ ​Seattle's​ ​first​ ​aerial​ ​dance​ ​festival​ ​comes​ ​to​ ​Capitol​ ​Hill
    From Apex Aerial Arts From​ ​December​ ​9th​ ​to​ ​December​ ​16th,​ ​2017,​ ​Seattle's​ ​Capitol​ ​Hill​ ​neighborhood​ ​will​ ​be​ ​home to​​ Seattle's ​​very​​ first ​​aerial​​ dance​​ festival ​​hosted​​ by ​A​​pex ​​Aerial​​ Arts​ . Apogee​ ​Aerial​ ​Dance​ ​Festival​ ​(AADF)​​ ​brings​ ​together​ ​innovative​ ​performers​ ​and​ ​instructors​ ​in aerial​ ​dance,​ ​dance,​ ​and​ ​circus​ ​arts​ ​from​ ​across​ ​the​ ​country,​ ​welcoming​ ​new​ ​voices​ ​to​ ​the thriving​ ​circus​ ​community​ ​that​ ​already​ ​exists​ ​in​ ​Seattle.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

Families of those shot by police speak out for I-940

Initiative 940 hopes to change Washington state policy so fatal police shootings happen less and so there’s more accountability when they occur. Gathering on a few Seattle City Hall steps Friday, a crowd representing 33 different families impacted by police killings gathered in support of I-940 in the hopes of preventing future deaths.

    Families of those shot by police speak out for I-940
    Initiative 940 hopes to change Washington state policy so fatal police shootings happen less and so there's more accountability when they occur. Gathering on a few Seattle City Hall steps Friday, a crowd representing 33 different families impacted by police killings gathered in support of I-940 in the hopes of preventing future deaths.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

4 days ago

Here’s what’s on the menu at UK restaurant that named itself Pike & Pine

The Seattle Times this week reported on the city’s ongoing restaurant boom — 2,696 tallied earlier this year, up 25% from a decade ago. Many of those opened on Capitol Hill — CHS has counted somewhere around 172 new Hill openings since 2012. And many of those Hill openings came in the Pike/Pine neighborhood as the area’s auto row bones were put to new, high-ceilinged, wood-beamed uses.

    Here's what's on the menu at UK restaurant that named itself Pike & Pine
    The Seattle Times this week reported on the city's ongoing restaurant boom - 2,696 tallied earlier this year, up 25% from a decade ago. Many of those opened on Capitol Hill - CHS has counted somewhere around 172 new Hill openings since 2012.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

King County to ‘reorg’ a public health approach to juvenile justice

King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an order Thursday directing the health department to make a plan and timeline for juvenile justice reform. Seattle Police Department Chief Kathleen O’Toole supports the order.

    King County to 'reorg' a public health approach to juvenile justice
    King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an order Thursday directing the health department to make a plan and timeline for juvenile justice reform. Seattle Police Department Chief Kathleen O'Toole supports the order. "I wholeheartedly support this bold step to transform the way our community handles juvenile offenders," O'Toole said in a statement.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

5 days ago

Moving past Paseo, Bok a Bok landing next to Neumos with Korean-style deep fried chicken

Neumos has a rocking new partner to provide chow in its adjacent restaurant space and to accompany the cold brew and cocktails it serves at its sibling bar The Runaway and inside the live music venue itself.

    Moving past Paseo, Bok a Bok landing next to Neumos with Korean-style deep fried chicken
    Neumos has a rocking new partner to provide chow in its adjacent restaurant space and to accompany the cold brew and cocktails it serves at its sibling bar The Runaway and inside the live music venue itself.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

Central District artist’s sculpture will be part of 23rd/Union redevelopment

James Washington, Jr. (Image courtesy James & Janie Washington Foundation)

    Central District artist's sculpture will be part of 23rd/Union redevelopment
    A work by an important Central District African American artist will be restored in the midst of coming redevelopment set to reshape the corner of 23rd and Union. The James and Janie Washington Foundation, a museum and art gallery to commemorate and preserve the work of James Washington Jr, announced the planned restoration of the "Fountain of Triumph" sculpture that has called the MidTown shopping center home since the 1990s.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

Two big items on Sound Transit’s agenda for lots of affordable housing on Broadway, First Hill

Sound Transit’s board is scheduled to make two key decisions on property it owns across First Hill and Capitol Hill that will potentially open the way for big deals around affordable housing and and expanded Seattle Central.

    Two big items on Sound Transit's agenda for lots of affordable housing on Broadway, First Hill
    Sound Transit's board is scheduled to make two key decisions on property it owns across First Hill and Capitol Hill that will potentially open the way for big deals around affordable housing and and expanded Seattle Central. The Sound Transit Board will vote Thursday whether to move forward with two land deals.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

6 days ago

Capitol Hill Pets | Jeremy and Doctor on Broadway

Jeremy, a huge Dr. Who (David Tennant version) fan, was hanging out near Seattle Central with his pup Doctor when we stopped by to say hello. “He loves to run, play, and get into mischief. We are *his* companions. People think he’s a miniature Rottweiler, but you can’t do that,” Jeremy tells us. Doctor is a four-year-old Carlin Pinscher, which is a mix between a pug and a mini-Pinscher. “Our previous dog was a German Rottweiler, and after he passed away we had to downsize for the city,” Jeremy said. “The German Rott was a lot nicer, Doctor’s nice too, but he’s a little putz sometimes.”

    Capitol Hill Pets | Jeremy and Doctor on Broadway
    Jeremy, a huge Dr. Who (David Tennant version) fan, was hanging out near Seattle Central with his pup Doctor when we stopped by to say hello. "He loves to run, play, and get into mischief. We are * his* companions. People think he's a miniature Rottweiler, but you can't do that," Jeremy tells us.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

A new item for your Capitol Hill first aid kit — overdose antidote

As Seattle officials spar over how to pay for safe consumption sites and where to put them, you might consider a new tool to add to your Capitol Hill safety and first aid kit. In late October, drugstore chain Walgreens announced it would begin stocking naloxone in its stores across the country. CHS bought a kit to find out what’s inside — and, hopefully, be ready to help.

    A new item for your Capitol Hill first aid kit - overdose antidote
    As Seattle officials spar over how to pay for safe consumption sites and where to put them, you might consider a new tool to add to your Capitol Hill safety and first aid kit. In late October, drugstore chain Walgreens announced it would begin stocking naloxone in its stores across the country.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

How Seattle ‘shared parking’ proposal could help renters — even if you don’t drive

Rendering of the future parking garage entrance to 11th Ave’s under-construction Kelly Springfield building

    How Seattle 'shared parking' proposal could help renters - even if you don't drive
    With a push from Capitol Hill and the neighborhood's seemingly insatiable appetite for parking, Seattle is moving forward with a plan that could create pools of shared parking in buildings across the city, reducing the need for developers to create large parking structures, and allowing more buildings to offer parking on the open market.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 15

Nov 14

Community crime meeting takes on Capitol Hill, Central District package thefts

There are so many package thefts on Capitol Hill that we only mention the interesting ones in CHS blotter reports. With online ordering about to peak for the season, find out how you can keep your packages safe and how you can help your building be more secure at the next meeting of the East Precinct Advisory Council, Thursday night:

    Community crime meeting takes on Capitol Hill, Central District package thefts
    There are so many package thefts on Capitol Hill that we only mention the interesting ones in CHS blotter reports. With online ordering about to peak for the season, find out how you can keep your packages safe and how you can help your building be more secure at the next meeting of the East Precinct Advisory Council, Thursday night: Experts from the SPD's burglary unit will be on hand to give you tips and answer questions.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 14

CHS Comics | What we did during the power outage

    CHS Comics | What we did during the power outage
    Visit the post for more.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 14

$2.75 — Metro will have simplified fare structure starting next summer

If the complicated pricing of transit zones and peak fares were keeping you from enjoying the services of King County Metro, boy is 2018 going to be a good year for you.

    $2.75 - Metro will have simplified fare structure starting next summer
    If the complicated pricing of transit zones and peak fares were keeping you from enjoying the services of King County Metro, boy is 2018 going to be a good year for you. The King County Council Monday voted on a new flat pricing for Metro transit fares - $2.75.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 14

Seattle ‘Employee Hours Tax’ at center of budget debate

Seattle City Council budget chair Lisa Herbold’s job is to take the mayor’s budget proposal and shape it for the city’s most important priorities. This week, her committee will put the final touches on Seattle’s budget “balancing” process.

    Seattle 'Employee Hours Tax' at center of budget debate
    Seattle City Council budget chair Lisa Herbold's job is to take the mayor's budget proposal and shape it for the city's most important priorities. This week, her committee will put the final touches on Seattle's budget "balancing" process. A new employee hours tax - sometimes referred to as a head tax - stands at the center of the effort.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 14

Seattle passes ‘Airbnb’ short-term rental tax

In an effort to raise funding to lift the city from an ongoing affordability and homelessness crisis, Seattle will tax short-term rentals like Airbnb.

    Seattle passes 'Airbnb' short-term rental tax
    In an effort to raise funding to lift the city from an ongoing affordability and homelessness crisis, Seattle will tax short-term rentals like Airbnb. The City Council passed the new tax Monday with plans for the cost to be tacked onto guest bills starting in 2019.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 13

Blotter | Driver OK after bat thrown off Pike overpass smashes through windshield

(Image: WSP)

    Blotter | Driver OK after bat thrown off Pike overpass smashes through windshield
    See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here. Bat through windshield: The Washington State Patrol reports that a woman suffered minor injuries after a bat apparently thrown from the Pike overpass slammed through her windshield Saturday.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 13

More tough times for Tully’s: 19th/Aloha cafe to close

As can be the usual around Capitol Hill, smaller local changes around big coffee can be the harbinger of things to come.

    More tough times for Tully's: 19th/Aloha cafe to close
    As can be the usual around Capitol Hill, smaller local changes around big coffee can be the harbinger of things to come. People familiar with the situation say the longtime Tully's cafe at 19th and Aloha is set to close later this month.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 13

‘High Wind Warning’ — Forecast says gusty Monday in store for Seattle

Batten down the hatches. And charge your mobile devices. The National Weather Service says wild winds will whip western Washington Monday afternoon:

    'High Wind Warning' - Forecast says gusty Monday in store for Seattle
    Batten down the hatches. And charge your mobile devices. The National Weather Service says wild winds will whip western Washington Monday afternoon: Winds have eased this morning but will increase again this afternoon/evening. Peak winds coast midday/early afternoon to 65 mph, interior from Blaine to Toledo later this afternoon/evening to 65 mph.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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