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WSDOT: New Highway 99 tunnel could open around Thanksgiving

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    WSDOT: New Highway 99 tunnel could open around Thanksgiving
    SEATTLE - Baseball, soccer, gay pride and more: It's going to be a busy, busy weekend in Seattle. It's also the first few days of summer and that means construction season is in full swing. The Washington State Department of Transportation says portions of Highway 99 will be closed and its information you should know before you hit the road.
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Community calendar: Comic Con, West African griot party, city beaches and more

SAT Free iced coffees and popsicles, botanical art, live bluegrass from the Neighborhood Boys, park games, Tree Tour of culturally significant trees, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (facebook.com/events/269373946971042/).

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...of Argentina and the scientists who study them, 6 p.m. Tuesday, The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; free, advance tickets required (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org/events/penguins-desert...

JUNE 28 Carousel, at the zoo since 2006, turns 100; short program, relighting of the carousel, dessert for first 500 people, 6:30 p.m.; free carousel rides, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 28, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $12.95-$20.95, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or zoo.org).

...proceeds benefit the artists and the Conservatory, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle; $12 or $15 at the door if available (volunteerparkconservatory.org/for-the-love-of...

SUN 5K run or one mile walk for all ages, all proceeds benefit Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $25-$45 (defeatmyeloma.org).

PLAN AHEAD Fundraising 2.5 mile walk/run to raise money for Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) to buy rice and other food for the ACRS Food Bank, 8 a.m. June 30, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free, donations/fundraising requested (walkforrice.org).

PLAN AHEAD Auction, salmon dinner to support the First People of Seattle, the Duwamish Tribe, 4 p.m. June 30, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; $125 (206-431-1582 or duwamishtribe.org).

...red taillight and red rear reflector required, 9 p.m. June 29, Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 N.W. Leary Way, Seattle; $10-$40 (cascade.org/rides-major-rides/seattle-night-ride...

FRI GLBTQ social dance community, dance to salsa, swing, country, disco swing, ages 21+; fundraiser for Saturday’s Dyke March; 8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Seattle; $10 at the door (206-324-7263 or centuryballroom.com/home/events/outdancing-6).

SAT Events for all ages, Family Pride and Queer Youth Pride, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, along Broadway and in Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave, Seattle; Main Stage performances and DJs, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Broadway and Harrison Street, Seattle (seattlepridefest.org).

SUN Gastronomic experience and culinary competition, chefs to vie for the title of Lamb Jam Seattle Champion, 2 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; $75-$125 (americanlambjam.com/seattle-lamb-jam/).

SUN Celebrating 30 years with free slices, limit two per person, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Pagliacci Pizza, 550 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (pagliacci.com/).

JUNE 28 La Cocina School chicken and pork tamale cooking class; proceeds benefit Senior Wellness Program, 6 p.m. June 28, El Centro De La Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., Seattle; $85 (206-957-4649 or elcentrodelaraza.org/events/event/lacocina/).

SAT-SUN Seasonal vegetable starts, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, tomatillos, herbs, cucumber, squach, lettuce, beans; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Abundant Greens Urban Farm, 2843 N.W. 57th St., Seattle (abundantgreensurbanfarm.com/).

SUN Tour of 12 private gardens and one public bee garden, proceeds benefit nonprofit organizations; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; day of event tickets available at West Seattle Nursery, 5275 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; $25 (westseattlegardentour.org).

SUN Play croquet or bring other outdoor games for all ages, bring a picnic, 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Dunn Gardens, 13533 Northshire Road N.W., Seattle; free (dunngardens.org/events/picnic-at-the-dunn).

FRI-SUN Comic writers and artists, vendors, exhibits, speakers and panels, Friday-Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $46-$56/day (facebook.com/ACEcomiccon/).

...red lights, no white flashlights; weather may cancel, 9 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (seattleastro.org/news_and_events/star_parties...

FRI Illustrated, “mostly true” stories and anecdotes about the Klondike Gold Rush, 12:15 p.m. Friday, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4240 or nps.gov/klse/index.htm).

SAT Live theatrical performances with archival film, turning history into a personal journey, 1 p.m. Saturday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/event/living-voices-klondike-2/).

...and musicians preserving culture and oral traditions, 8 p.m. Saturday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; free, preregistration required (206-386-4636 or spl.org/event-calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent...

...a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, Nordic Museum, 2655 N.W. Market St., Seattle; $10-$15 (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org...

...of Horror Film;” 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $17-$36 (206-770-2700 or mopop.org...

SAT-MON Dragon boat paddling, on-land instruction, one hour on the lake, no experience or reservations required, 3 p.m. Sundays, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. Saturdays, Kenmore Air parking lot, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free (seattleflyingdragons.org).

SAT Ninety-minute themed walk with games, activities and learning for ages 2-12 and their families, 1 p.m. Saturday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free, no preregistration needed (206-685-8033 or botanicgardens.uw.edu/washington-park-arboretum/).

SAT-SUN Eastside Modern Jazz Orchestra, 2 p.m. Saturday; Kirkland Civic Orchestra, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle (ballardlocks.org/free-summer-concerts.html).

SUN Music by IJenHeh, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Admiral Congregational Church, 4320 S.W. Hill St., Seattle (admiralchurch.org/events/).

SAT Japanese Yukatas and Kimonos for men and women and other Japanese clothes and textiles, fans, purses and more, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, 1414 S. Weller St., Seattle (jcccw.org).

...10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Northminster Presbyterian Church, 7706 25th Ave. N.W., Seattle (northminsterpres.org...

...permitting, noon-7 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E.; Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; West Green Lake...

...weekdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E.; Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; West Green Lake, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive; Matthews...

...Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; West Green Lake, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive; Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. N.E.; Madrona Beach, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.; East Green Lake...

...Beach, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.; East Green Lake, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N.; Magnuson, Northeast 65th Street and Sand Point Way Northeast, and Pritchard, 8400 55th Ave. S., Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/find/swimming-beaches...

...Green Lake Drive N.; Magnuson, Northeast 65th Street and Sand Point Way Northeast, and Pritchard, 8400 55th Ave. S., Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/find/swimming-beaches...

ONGOING Heated saltwater Olympic size pool, Giant Tube Slide; open swims, swimming lessons, special events, daily, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$5.50 (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/colman-pool).

ONGOING Big Pool with corkscrew slide, shallow Little Pool; swim lessons, open swims, themed events, hours vary daily, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $3.75-$5.50 (206-684-4708 or seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/mounger-pool).

...of 4-6 people or join one, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, The Fremont Tavern, 3517 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$25 (theworldisfun.org/eventlist/2018/4/12/know-your-neighborhood-fremont...

    Community calendar: Comic Con, West African griot party, city beaches and more
    A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, June 22-28, 2018. Share story SAT Shelters and rescues with pets for adoption, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond ( facebook.com/events/182570682391431/).
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Local immigrants, lawmaker blast Trump administration over new asylum rules

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    Local immigrants, lawmaker blast Trump administration over new asylum rules
    SEATTLE - Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., slammed President Trump's administration Monday over immigration rules during a press conference Monday morning. DelBene, immigrants and local attorneys are calling the Trump's administration's treatment of immigrants seeking asylum for domestic violence and gang-related violence as being cruel.
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Connelly: A call to construction projects: Give US a break!

I was driving to work down Pine Street the other day. The Seattle Dept. of Transportation has already created confusion here: The center lane suddenly becomes a left turn lane at 5th & Pine, while part of the right lane is still marked: "Buses Only."

Or there was the downtown experience of heading east up Marion Street, intending to take 6th Avenue to Madison Street. However, construction was underway at 6th and Marion, and traffic was diverted south.

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Another instance: With help from Seattle City Council member Sally Bagshaw -- yes, one people at City Hall do constituent work -- I once got an orange, left-pointed detour sign taken down at the intersection of 4th and Wall.

The great 23rd Avenue mess produced best evidence of blunderbuss planning. The reconstruction project closed the busy 23rd & Union intersection one Sunday. Nobody told westbound motorists headed up Union. They reached the intersection and were forced to turn around in a narrow space.

    Connelly: A call to construction projects: Give US a break!
    Published 12:58 pm, Thursday, June 14, 2018 Over the years I have watched for, appreciated and heeded highway construction zone signs carrying the message: "Give 'em a brake." The navigation of Seattle construction zones raises the need for an equally important admonition: "Give US a break."
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New lawsuit claims Amtrak knew about faulty equipment before deadly DuPont derailment

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    New lawsuit claims Amtrak knew about faulty equipment before deadly DuPont derailment
    SEATTLE - A man who survived the December 2017 deadly train derailment in Pierce County announced a lawsuit against Amtrak. Rudy Wetzel, 81, claims Amtrak used the train despite knowing it had electrical failure. "This should not have happened to me," said Wetzel.
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Jun 07

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