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Photos by Genesee Martin: A sign announcing the expansion of the Seattle Asian Art Museum stands in front with a description of the proposed project and its timeline.
Photos by Genesee Martin: A sign announcing the expansion of the Seattle Asian Art Museum stands in front with a description of the proposed project and its timeline.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:07 PM
A proposal to renovate and expand the Seattle Asian Art Museum drew more than an hour of public comment and questions from concerned Volunteer Park area residents on Saturday, Oct. 15.
  • Protect Volunteer Park appeals Asian art museum expansion decision
    The Office of the Hearing Examiner in June will consider an appeal of the master use permit for expanding the Seattle Asian Art Museum that was filed by Protect Volunteer Park.
  • Displacement protesters trespassed from MidTown Center
    Seattle Police on Wednesday morning criminally trespassed a group of individuals that had been living for several weeks in the former Black Dot space at MidTown Center in the Central District.
  • Investing in immigrants rights

    Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs will soon establish a $1 million legal defense fund for residents who face immigration proceedings.
    The Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance establishing the fund at its April 17 meeting. Council President Bruce Harrell called the ordinance, introduced by councilmembers Lorena Gonzalez and Tim Burgess, “landmark legislation.”

  • Capitol Hill panelists discuss ways to make neighborhood a better place to live
    Brie Gyncild has lived in Capitol Hill for 27 years, and the thing she loves the most about the neighborhood is its walkability — people going to different places on foot every chance they get. There’s light rail, the streetcar and the Metro bus system. And yet, Gyncild just loves walking around on Pike, Pine and Broadway, where she runs into friends and gets entertained by cute dogs, people moving mattresses and window displays.
  • McGinn runs again

    Former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced Monday morning that he will once again run to lead the city's executive branch.
    A political consultant to McGinn announced his candidacy to press outlets at 8:30 a.m., and McGinn and his family made an official announcement outside his home in Greenwood at 10:30 a.m.

  • Transit advocates upset with House Democrats over ST3 legislation
    Phone lines and inboxes for Washington House Democrats like 43rd District Rep. Nicole Macri have been lighting up since the unanimous passage of Engrossed House Bill 2201 Wednesday night.
  • Country Doctor passes design checkup for new dental clinic
    The East Design Review Board gave a resigned go-ahead to revised plans for a Country Doctor dental facility in Capitol Hill on Wednesday night, avoiding a delay the nonprofit says could have caused it to lose federal funding.
  • Tagged Legacy
    The Seattle landmarked Kelly Springfield Building has been the target of rampant vandalism recently, and the damage is as bad as the resolve of the culprits is impressive, says Walter Scott, in charge of brokerage and property management for Legacy Commercial.
  • Update: Mayor's attorney says no mole, no case
    Ed Murray’s attorney Bob Sulkin during a Tuesday evening press conference revealed what he considers to be a “game-changing” detail of the Seattle mayor’s anatomy that should result in the dropping of a civil lawsuit that alleges Murray solicited sex from an underage teen in the ‘80s.
  • SDOT looks for ways to bring back Union protected bike lanes
    The Seattle Department of Transportation is backpedaling on its exclusion of protected bike lanes on Union Street in future infrastructure plans, which chief of staff Genesee Adkins is calling an oversight that only recently came to the department’s attention.
  • District 3 residents rank street, parks projects for funding
    Your Voice, Your Choice, a new city program, is giving Seattle residents a bigger role in choosing which small-scale street and  park improvement projects will be completed in 2018.
  • Bike advocates want protected lanes back on Union
    The 60-percent design for the Madison Bus Rapid Transit project has raised the ire of transportation advocates, who say SDOT should return protected bike lanes on Union Street that connect to new greenways on the table. 
  • Operation Nightwatch makes way for Seattle's navigation center
    When Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced plans for a 24-hour homeless navigation center, Rev. Rick Reynolds said he asked the city’s human services department if Operation Nightwatch was vulnerable.
  • Council approves Seattle Renters' Commission
    A Seattle Renters’ Commission, the first of its kind in the country, could begin meeting to discuss issues facing more than half of the city’s households by early summer.
  • First Hill Streetcar rides again
    Twenty days after being pulled offline over equipment concerns, the First Hill Streetcar restarted service Monday morning.
  • Pulling out Pronto
    Pronto Cycle Share service ends Friday, March 31, a little more than two years its rollout, with $3 million in 2017 relaunch funds being reallocated to other city transportation projects.
  • Final leg for Seattle Renters' Commission
    An ordinance that would create a Seattle Renters’ Commission that would represent the interests of more than half of the city’s households easily passed through the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods & Finance Committee Wednesday.
  • Eviction process begins for UmojaFest Peace Center
    A protest is ongoing outside the UmojaFest Peace Center at 24th and Spring, as resident Omari Tahir-Garrett faces eviction. The King County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by Seattle Police, as large amounts is began being hauled off the property early Wednesday morning.
  • King County lays out programs to keep youth out of jail
    King County juvenile justice and youth services leaders held a press roundtable last Friday, March 10, to provide the latest update on the newest programs focusing on community engagement and restorative justice.
  • Activist, teacher running for Seattle mayor
    Best known for her community organizing and advocacy work, Nikkita Oliver is now running for Seattle mayor in this year’s city elections.
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