3 hours ago

Central District’s Williams remembered as business — and neighborhood — leader

Williams in a Juneeteenth parade (Image: CHS/Central District News)

    Central District's Williams remembered as business - and neighborhood - leader
    DeCharlene Williams, one of the most visible advocates of preservation and inclusive growth in the Central District in her decades heading the Central Area Chamber of Commerce, has died, her family announced this weekend. "This morning at 9:06 AM I lost one of my best friends, my mom DeCharlene Williams to uterine sarcoma cancer," her daughter Rita Green posted Sunday.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 hours ago

CHS Pics | A new trailhead on Broadway

The start of a pleasant Saturday hike

    CHS Pics | A new trailhead on Broadway
    Every hour or so Saturday and Sunday morning starting this weekend, hikers could set out from Broadway on their start of a climb up the most popular trail in the region. The Trailhead Direct service Saturday celebrated its expansion to Capitol Hill Station with a bus breaking through a ceremonial banner and a collection of urban hikers ready for a day on the mountain.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

10 hours ago

Up against a wall of *if*, here’s *how* Seattle head tax money would be spent on Capitol Hill

If it survives a voter referendum cooked up this week by business and economic groups opposing the plan… And if the spending plan put forward by the City Council somehow can survive mayoral opposition…

    Up against a wall of *if*, here's *how* Seattle head tax money would be spent on Capitol Hill
    If it survives a voter referendum cooked up this week by business and economic groups opposing the plan... And if the spending plan put forward by the City Council somehow can survive mayoral opposition... How much of the roughly $237 million in head tax revenue will come to Capitol Hill?
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

20 hours ago

35 hours ago

94-year-old Highland Apartments lined up for seismic overhaul — But first, is it a landmark?

One of the next Capitol Hill buildings to be considered for City of Seattle landmark protections this summer is going through the process before it can also get another sort of important protection — from earthquakes.

    94-year-old Highland Apartments lined up for seismic overhaul - But first, is it a landmark?
    One of the next Capitol Hill buildings to be considered for City of Seattle landmark protections this summer is going through the process before it can also get another sort of important protection - from earthquakes.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

44 hours ago

2 days ago

CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 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 more than 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

2 days ago

CHS History | Inclusive development at 23rd and Union, massive 20th Ave E house fire, Cal Anderson Park rangers

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

    CHS History | Inclusive development at 23rd and Union, massive 20th Ave E house fire, Cal Anderson Park rangers
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2017
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

Hope of revived plan for a First Hill light rail station is buried… again

From Sound Transit’s “Background Information for Section 4.10, Geology and Soils” appendix before First Hill Station was cut from U-Link planning

    Hope of revived plan for a First Hill light rail station is buried... again
    Any hope of a First Hill light rail station being part of Sound Transit 3 appears to have been left in the dust after deliberation by the transportation agency's Elected Leadership Group Thursday afternoon.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

Capitol Hill Community Post | Seattle evaluates options to encourage backyard cottages, in-law apartments

From the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development

    Capitol Hill Community Post | Seattle evaluates options to encourage backyard cottages, in-law apartments
    From the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development The City of Seattle continues to seek public input on the environmental review of options to encourage the development of more in-law apartments and backyard cottages that would allow for more rental housing in the city's single-family zones.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

Premiering at SIFF, The Most Dangerous Year documents frontline struggle for trans rights in Washington

Images from The Most Dangerous Year, a documentary that follows a group of Washington State families with transgender kids who joined the fight against the wave of discriminatory anti-transgender legislation

    Premiering at SIFF, The Most Dangerous Year documents frontline struggle for trans rights in Washington
    In December of 2015, Vlada Knowlton and her family were adapting to the realities of their five-year-old daughter Annabelle's transgender identity, and after a difficult period of adjustment things were going great. Then she got a phone call.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

4 days ago

Police chase down suspect in Cal Anderson gun threat inside Broadway smoke shop

Police made one arrest and there was quite a scene Wednesday afternoon as cops flooded the block of Broadway between Pike and Pine after a man who had reportedly made threats with a handgun in Cal Anderson Park ran inside a nearby business.

    Police chase down suspect in Cal Anderson gun threat inside Broadway smoke shop
    Police made one arrest and there was quite a scene Wednesday afternoon as cops flooded the block of Broadway between Pike and Pine after a man who had reportedly made threats with a handgun in Cal Anderson Park ran inside a nearby business.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

Seattle Bike Everywhere Day includes City Hall rally for safer routes to downtown

It’s not Bike to Work Day any longer. Friday brings brings Bike Everywhere Day to Seattle and bicycling advocates are marking the day with a rally at City Hall:

    Seattle Bike Everywhere Day includes City Hall rally for safer routes to downtown
    It's not Bike to Work Day any longer. Friday brings brings Bike Everywhere Day to Seattle and bicycling advocates are marking the day with a rally at City Hall: Friday, May 18 is Bike Everywhere Day. This year people on bikes will ride together, demonstrating demand for a safe and protected network of places to bike in Seattle.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

With or without head tax cash, businesses make push for homelessness outreach on Broadway

(Image: Alex Garland/CHS)

    With or without head tax cash, businesses make push for homelessness outreach on Broadway
    Even with the city's new head tax on the books, a group of Broadway businesses have decided not to wait for new funding streams to start - and their decision on how best to put the money to use shows how the priorities to the issue can differ in the distance between City Hall and Capitol Hill.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

5 days ago

Slow news week: ‘Actively falling’ Volunteer Park tree #399-176094 removed

Before

    Slow news week: 'Actively falling' Volunteer Park tree #399-176094 removed
    Rest in pieces, er peace, Volunteer Park tree #399-176094. You will be missed. Monday, a Seattle Parks crew responded "after hours" to remove the 40-foot, " actively failing " fir tree that was reported leaning over the road inside Volunteer Park. The 24-inch-trunked white fir started to fall because its roots failed, the tree folks say.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

First Look: Junkichi centers on fine meats, fresh fish skewered and grilled on Broadway

With several openings around the neighborhood taking on Asian flavors this year, here is the latest new example on Capitol Hill.

    First Look: Junkichi centers on fine meats, fresh fish skewered and grilled on Broadway
    With several openings around the neighborhood taking on Asian flavors this year, here is the latest new example on Capitol Hill. Junkichi debuted last month on Broadway but CHS wasn't able to attend the grand opening so here's a look inside.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

Death Cab for Cutie Announce a Free Show at the Paramount

...limited to a single day. May 21 the theater will host the Show Divine at Ninth and Pine. Today STG announced that Seattle indie stalwarts Death Cab For Cutie will play a free...

    Death Cab for Cutie Announce a Free Show at the Paramount
    The Paramount Theater turned 90 this year, but the celebration is not limited to a single day. May 21 the theater will host the Show Divine at Ninth and Pine. Today STG announced that Seattle indie stalwarts Death Cab For Cutie will play a free concert at the theater on June 23 at 8pm.
    https://www.seattlemet.com

5 days ago

Police investigate reported knifepoint robbery at Pike/Pine tattoo shop

Seattle Police were investigating Tuesday night after a reported knifepoint robbery at Pike/Pine’s Supergenius Tattoo shop.

    Police investigate reported knifepoint robbery at Pike/Pine tattoo shop
    Seattle Police were investigating Tuesday night after a reported knifepoint robbery at Pike/Pine's Supergenius Tattoo shop. Police were called to the shop around 9:45 PM to a report of a robbery involving a teen male and woman. It's not clear if the shop was held up or if a customer was robbed in the 1400-block 10th Ave incident.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

On a Capitol Hill campus, a training ground for social justice

Vero Berrero-Kolb at work

    On a Capitol Hill campus, a training ground for social justice
    Students at Seattle Central College got what they've been asking for this school year when the campus inaugurated a degree emphasis in Equity and Social Justice (ESJ). "Students wanted to get credit for emphasizing on these issues," said faculty member Vero Barrero-Kolb, who helped create the program.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

6 days ago

Central District council says SDOT went rogue with community-driven street improvements

The Judkins Park Community Council says its solution for the stretch of Jackson SDOT focused on would cost $500 (Image: Judkins Park Community Council)

    Central District council says SDOT went rogue with community-driven street improvements
    A Central District neighborhood group had the strange experience earlier this month of asking the city to stop work on improvements Seattle Department of Transportation claimed it asked for. "It is heartbreaking as we were so excited to get a grant to have improvements in the Jackson Street Business District," organizers for the Judkins Park Community Council posted about the situation.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

Ignite Seattle comes to Capitol Hill’s The Egyptian

Thursday night at The Egyptian Theatre will bring the latest in a fast-spaced series of speaker events designed to inform in five minutes — or less.

    Ignite Seattle comes to Capitol Hill's The Egyptian
    Thursday night at The Egyptian Theatre will bring the latest in a fast-spaced series of speaker events designed to inform in five minutes - or less.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

‘Chinese, Korean, things that I grew up eating’ — East Trading Co. prepares for E Pike arrival

I-Miun Liu is the perfect creator for this moment in Capitol Hill food+drink history when new opportunities are rare and permitting, construction, and design moves at an even more glacial pace.

    'Chinese, Korean, things that I grew up eating' - East Trading Co. prepares for E Pike arrival
    I-Miun Liu is the perfect creator for this moment in Capitol Hill food+drink history when new opportunities are rare and permitting, construction, and design moves at an even more glacial pace. "It's mainly that we're busy," Liu tells CHS of the long, deliberate process he seems to undertake when opening new spaces on Capitol Hill.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

It’s harvest time for Capitol Hill and Central District ideas for urban gleaner City Fruit

With warmer days, those neighborhood blossoms will soon be neighborhood plums. But City Fruit, the urban fruit gleaning community dedicated to putting the bounty of Seattle’s edible forests to good use, is coming to the area later this month to harvest something else.

    It's harvest time for Capitol Hill and Central District ideas for urban gleaner City Fruit
    With warmer days, those neighborhood blossoms will soon be neighborhood plums. But City Fruit, the urban fruit gleaning community dedicated to putting the bounty of Seattle's edible forests to good use, is coming to the area later this month to harvest something else.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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