38 hours ago

Connelly: Pride in Seattle means festivals and parades, traditional and funky

--The Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 24th, kicks off at 11 a.m. at 4th and Union, and lasts at least a couple hours.  It's filled with music groups (some ad hoc), employees of corporate sponsors (REI and Delta Airlines stood out last year) and a topheavy turnout of waving  politicians.

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Music groups will perform from a main stage at Harrison and Broadway, while karaoke contests will go on at Broadway & Mercer.

Music groups will perform from a main stage at Harrison and Broadway, while karaoke contests will go on at Broadway & Mercer.

    Connelly: Pride in Seattle means festivals and parades, traditional and funky
    Published 1:39 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 While covering the 2017 Seattle Pride Parade, on a sweltering day, I stashed a diet ginger ale for a marcher friend and waited for him to pass by the Wells Fargo Bank at 4th & Denny. near the parade's end.
    https://www.seattlepi.com

2 days ago

2 days ago

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.
    http://q13fox.com

2 days ago

We tested out a JUMP e-bike as Uber plans Seattle launch of the dockless bike-share service

My adventure with JUMP started at University and 2nd Ave in downtown Seattle, where the bike was locked to a bike rack. That’s one...

    We tested out a JUMP e-bike as Uber plans Seattle launch of the dockless bike-share service
    Uber is eagerly awaiting final bike-share regulations from the Seattle Department of Transporation so it can deploy JUMP - its competitor to Lime, Spin, and Ofo - in the city. In the meantime, I got to test out the one JUMP electric-assist bicycle currently in Seattle, the same bike spotted by a canny GeekWire reader on a ferry over the Puget Sound.
    https://www.seattlepi.com

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5 days ago

Yet another casualty of Seattle’s progress: ‘Where will a stylish man turn?’

The answer appears to be no. In what seems like chapter infinity in our chronicling of Seattle’s pell-mell change, the latest casualty of progress is going to be Byrnie Utz Hats, which is scheduled to be ejected in September from the store at Third and Union downtown it has occupied since 1934.

    Yet another casualty of Seattle's progress: 'Where will a stylish man turn?'
    For 84 years, through multiple Seattle booms and busts, Byrnie Utz Hats has had your head covered. But apparently it, too, can't weather the most powerful boom of all. Share story Paul Ferry sensed trouble coming when the downtown building that has housed his hat store for 84 years was bought in January by a New York-based "vertically-integrated investment management platform."
    https://www.seattletimes.com

6 days ago

Matching the elevation of a regrade-scarred intersection

Jean Sherrard has lifted his Nikon to a prospect above the southwest corner of Third Avenue and Madison Street that seems to resemble the elevation reached about a century ago by the historical, although...

    Matching the elevation of a regrade-scarred intersection
    Jean Sherrard finds the same space for his 'Now' photo of Madison and Third, but a much different time. Share story MAY WE NOTE first a happy coincidence - instructive, too - between this week's "Then" and "Now" photos?
    https://www.seattletimes.com

6 days ago

Community calendar: Juneteenth, PrideFest, Father’s Day and more

PLAN AHEAD “Pride Beyond Borders” theme, Fourth Avenue from Union Street to Seattle Center, 11 a.m. June 24, Downtown Seattle, Seventh Avenue and Pine Street, Seattle (seattlepride.org).

FRI Quilter’s Tea & Tour, bring your quilt to share and enter People’s Choice Show, 1 p.m. Friday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $15 reservations required (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).

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...Evening Zoo special hours 6-8:30 p.m. June 21, 28; Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $12.95-$20.95 ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or zoo...

PLAN AHEAD 5K run or one mile walk for all ages, all proceeds benefit Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center, 9:30 a.m. June 24, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $30-$45 (defeatmyeloma.org).

SAT Rainier Valley Food Bank five-mile, leisurely bike tours visiting urban gardens and farms, for all ages; 3 p.m. Saturday, Bike Works, 3709 S. Ferdinand St., Seattle; free (www.rvfb.org/2018/05/12/urban-ag-bike-tour-2018/).

SAT Bicycle racing, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; food and beverage vendors, beer garden, 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; neighborhood fun ride, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle (tacotimenw.bike/races-events-rides/volunteer-park-criterium/).

...history cruises on Lake Union, 2 and 4 p.m. June 23, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Suite 223, Seattle; $25, ages 12 and younger free, by reservation (206-624-9119 or...

SAT Entertainment for all ages, music, commercial, community and food vendors, children’s activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Morgan Junction Park, 6401 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (facebook.com/events/242829679594090).

...puppets, floats, dancers, musicians, no motorized vehicles or printed words, 1 p.m. Saturday, from Northwest 39th Street and Leary Way Northwest to Gas Works Park for celebration 1-10 p.m. with music, food trucks, beer...

SAT-SUN Display of up to 50 classic motoryachts, some available to board, wear soft-soled shoes, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bell Harbor Marina, 2203 Alaskan Way, Seattle (classicyacht.org/event/bell-harbor-classic-weekend-2018).

SUN Dance for all ages with music by KEXP DJs, snacks, activities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, KEXP Gathering Space, 472 First Avenue North, Seattle; $10, proceeds benefit KEXP, preregister through Saturday (events.uw.edu/c/express/8fadca06-ee30-404c-a3d6-06904f21dff3)

SAT Tasting event with 20 wineries located within Seattle, food truck, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Block 41, 115 Bell St., Seattle; $35-$50 (seattleuncorked.com/event/1850/).

PLAN AHEAD Gastronomic experience and culinary competition, more than a dozen chefs to vie for the title of Lamb Jam Seattle Champion, 2 p.m. June 24, Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; $75-$125 (americanlambjam.com/seattle-lamb-jam/).

...Go,” discusses implications of life on Mars, 7 p.m. June 21, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $5 (206-443-2844 or pacificsciencecenter.org/events/colonizing-mars-2018-06-21...

...musicians preserving culture and oral traditions, 8 p.m. June 23, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; free, preregistration required (206-386-4636 or spl.org/event-calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent...

...30, register by Sunday; museum open house, 1-4 p.m. June 24, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave. E., Seattle (206-325-0888 or wapioneers.com...

...ages 8 and older welcome, binoculars provided, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $7, preregister (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org/events/lgbt-lets-go-birding...

SAT Japanese folk tales Family Saturday activities, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; free admission for ages 12 and younger 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$8 (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).

...Mustangs Northwest Mustangs and classic car show, 9 a.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle (nws.usace.army.mil/Portals/27/docs/civilworks/locks_dams/chittenden/2018SummerSched8x11.pdf...

SUN Dixieland jazz for listening and dancing with Paul Woltz’s Happy Jazz Band, 1 p.m. Sunday, Ballard Elks Club, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $15 (425-776-5072 or pstjs.org).

ONGOING Outdoor heated saltwater 50 meter, 8 lane Olympic size pool, Giant Tube Slide; open swims, swimming lessons, special events, daily starting Saturday, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$6 (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/colman-pool).

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

...26, Madrona Beach, 853 Lake Washington Blvd., and East Green Lake, East Green Lake Beach, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (seattle.gov/parks...

SUN Cruise on historic mini-ferry, 45-50 minute tour of the Lake Union floating homes, humorous narration of old Seattle on the hour 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, South Lake Union, 901 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle; $3-$12 cash on boarding (206-713-8446 or seattleferryservice.com).

SAT Join DIRT Corps with maintenance work, 10 a.m. Saturday, Westcrest Park, 9000 Eighth Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-850-2609 or seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/13428/).

    Community calendar: Juneteenth, PrideFest, Father's Day and more
    A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, June 15-21, 2018. Share story SAT Donations for kitten care requested, including kitten food, kitty litter and toys; games, refreshments, activities for all ages, see kittens, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, MoltenWorks Glass Studio, 12810 N.E. 178th St., Woodinville ( homewardpet.org/events/furbabyshower).
    https://www.seattletimes.com

Jun 11

Jun 07

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.
    http://q13fox.com

Jun 07

The Seattles that might have been

...Downtown has not one but two verdant central parks, one nestled between department stores at Westlake and Pine, the other running all the way to Lake Union. Underground lies a fully developed subway...

...the day, its first skyscraper: an opera house with a massive 12-story tower at Second Avenue and University Street. The project fizzled when the British bank financing it went bust, but in 1998, the...

    The Seattles that might have been
    From a post-Great Fire Beaux Arts Civic Center to 1950s-era underwater traffic tubes, Seattle's past is filled with schemes that never materialized. Share story IMAGINE THAT SEATTLE'S history is not a flat mirror revealing the city as it is, but a disco ball with hundreds of reflective facets.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

Jun 07

Jun 06

Fires devastated Seattle, Ellensburg and Spokane in 1889

...It was caused by an accident at a carpenter’s shop at what’s now First and Madison. John Back tried to extinguish a pot of burning animal-based glue by dousing it...

“I watched the fire from Third and Madison. I don’t know why I wasn’t in school. But I stood there with mama, and we watched it burn in Grampa Bagley’s church, Second and Madison.”

“I watched the fire from Third and Madison. I don’t know why I wasn’t in school. But I stood there with mama, and we watched it burn in Grampa Bagley’s church, Second and Madison.”

    Fires devastated Seattle, Ellensburg and Spokane in 1889
    When Washington became a state in November 1889, that wasn't the only big news story that year. RELATED: 'Categorical shift' in Western Washington wildfire season In the final spring and summer of Washington's territorial era, big fires ravaged major sections of downtowns on both sides of the Cascades, from Seattle, to Ellensburg, to Spokane.
    http://mynorthwest.com

Jun 06

Seattle Symphony to perform ‘Wonderful Town’ in honor of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial

“Wonderful Town,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, and 8 p.m. Saturday, June 16; Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $22-$122 (free for 8- to 18-year-olds when accompanied by at least one paying adult); 206-215-4747, seattlesymphony.org

    Seattle Symphony to perform 'Wonderful Town' in honor of Leonard Bernstein's centennial
    "For celebrating Bernstein, I wanted a concert like this," said Seattle Symphony Music Director Ludovic Morlot. "His music reminds us how generous he was in all respects, as a conductor, composer and educator." Share story Ludovic Morlot recalls a special night when Leonard Bernstein's "Wonderful Town" helped ring out the old and ring in the new.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

Jun 06

Slaying the ‘sleeping dragon’: Seattle police change tactics to counter traffic-blocking protesters

...morning when people opposing immigration policies employed the technique while lying in the street at Second Avenue and Madison Street...

    Slaying the 'sleeping dragon': Seattle police change tactics to counter traffic-blocking protesters
    Seattle police have begun deploying an Apparatus Removal Team to help break up so-called "sleeping dragon" protests in which protesters are linked together with PVC tubing and duct tape.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

Jun 05

Nine Arrested Following Demonstration at 2nd Avenue and Madison Street

Nine people were arrested following a protest in the street at 2nd and Madison.

    Nine Arrested Following Demonstration at 2nd Avenue and Madison Street
    Nine people were arrested following a protest in the street at 2nd and Madison. At approximately 7:30 am Tuesday, 911 received calls reporting that a group of nine people were blocking the street at 2nd Avenue and Madison Street. The caller believed that it was some sort of protest or demonstration.
    http://spdblotter.seattle.gov

Jun 05

Immigrant-rights demonstrators block traffic on Second Avenue in downtown Seattle

A small group of demonstrators blocked traffic at Second Avenue and Madison Street in downtown Seattle on Tuesday morning.

    Immigrant-rights demonstrators block traffic on Second Avenue in downtown Seattle
    A small group of demonstrators blocked traffic at Second Avenue and Madison Street in downtown Seattle on Tuesday morning. Second Avenue was closed at Union and University Streets by 9 a.m. Protesters associated with immigrant-activist groups Northwest Detention Center Resistance...
    https://www.seattletimes.com

Jun 05

Protesters calling for abolition of ICE briefly block downtown Seattle street

The small group blocked lanes of traffic on 2nd near Madison Street starting at 7:30 a.m.

    Protesters calling for abolition of ICE briefly block downtown Seattle street
    SEATTLE -- Protesters calling for the abolition of ICE, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, blocked 2nd Avenue Tuesday morning in downtown Seattle. The small group blocked lanes of traffic on 2nd near Madison Street starting at 7:30 a.m. Protesters linked arms together and laid down across the street. Police eventually gave a dispersal order.
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Jun 05

KING 5 was live.

A group called the Northwest Detention Center Resistance and Mijente says it is blocking 2nd Avenue at Madison street. The protesters say the building they are protesting in front of is a "hidden epicenter of deportations in the state." More information >> https://kng5.tv/2ndAveProtest

    KING 5
    A group called the Northwest Detention Center Resistance and Mijente says it is blocking 2nd Avenue at Madison street. The protesters say the building they are protesting in front of is a "hidden...
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Jun 05

KING 5 is live now.

A group called the Northwest Detention Center Resistance and Mijente says it is blocking 2nd Avenue at Madison street. The protesters say the building they are protesting in front of is a "hidden epicenter of deportations in the state." More information >> https://kng5.tv/2ndAveProtest

    KING 5
    A group called the Northwest Detention Center Resistance and Mijente says it is blocking 2nd Avenue at Madison street. The protesters say the building they are protesting in front of is a "hidden...
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May 31

The Seattle Tower is a gorgeous exercise in Art Deco flamboyance

If you find yourself at the southeast corner of Third Avenue and University Street, in perhaps the densest part of downtown Seattle’s skyscraper forest, and happen to gaze...

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...noisy. Bonney-Watson inhabited the property until 1912, when it moved up the hill to Broadway and East Olive, and the Mackintosh Mansion was demolished. A nondescript two-story business block stood there for...

    The Seattle Tower is a gorgeous exercise in Art Deco flamboyance
    If you find yourself at the southeast corner of Third Avenue and University Street, in perhaps the densest part of downtown Seattle's skyscraper forest, and happen to gaze up at the Seattle Tower, you might be hard-pressed to spot the feature that was its main claim to fame when was built in 1929.
    https://seattle.curbed.com

May 31

May 30

A Cheap ST3 First Hill Study

Oran’s mapping software estimates an 8th & Madison alignment as adding roughly 0.09 miles, or 475 feet, to the length of the...

...show us that First Hill is both large and inadequately served by current transit. A 5th and Madison station doesn’t do much to bring the big First Hill employers inside even the...

    A Cheap ST3 First Hill Study
    It appears we're not going to get a formal study of building the Midtown Station on 8th Avenue, much less further up First Hill. However, a little searching can give us an idea of costs and benefits. Call it the discount version of the study Sound Transit will refuse to give us.
    https://seattletransitblog.com

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Ariana Kykors Smith files suit against local, national swim organizations over sex abuse allegations

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    Ariana Kykors Smith files suit against local, national swim organizations over sex abuse allegations
    SEATTLE - A hometown Olympian swimmer has filed a civil lawsuit against her former coach and several others claiming negligence when they allowed her then coach to sexually abuse her when she was a minor.
    http://q13fox.com

May 21

$12 million a mile: Here’s how bike-lane costs shot sky high in Seattle

He brought up the death of Sher Kung, an attorney and new mother killed by a left-turning box-truck driver at Second and University Street in 2014.

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She devised simpler designs for short bike lanes last fall on Pike and Pine streets downtown, for $350,000 each. Those rely on plastic posts and planter boxes, “something we’ve borrowed from Vancouver,” Sparrman said.

    $12 million a mile: Here's how bike-lane costs shot sky high in Seattle
    At present rates, the Seattle Department of Transportation says it might be able to afford only half the 50 miles of bike lanes promised in the Move Seattle levy approved by voters in 2015. Share story Instead of a ribbon-cutting, Seattle officials called for a "soft launch" this month for a protected bike lane on Seventh Avenue.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

May 19

May 16

Ethan and Angela Stowell's Cortina Opens Downtown

...local chef. But its location in Two Union Tower in the Union Square complex (aka Sixth and Union) puts Cortina in play for anybody who works, shops, or partakes of the theater in...

    Ethan and Angela Stowell's Cortina Opens Downtown
    Ethan and Angela Stowell's newest restaurant, Cortina, officially opens today. It's the couple's biggest restaurant yet-220 seats-and the product of an economy where Seattle office buildings woo ascendant companies with amenities like a ground-floor restaurant from a well-known local chef.
    https://www.seattlemet.com

May 14

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