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NEWS GLEAMS | City of Seattle and King County Reveal Proposed Budgets for Input; Renton Arts Grants

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A ‘Week Without Driving’ Is a Year-Round Experience for Some King County Residents

by Lizz Giordano


For Kris Colcock, a 20-minute appointment may take all day to complete — and several buses. Colcock, who is blind and lives on Bainbridge Island, relies mainly on public transportation to get around. 

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Harrell’s Budget Would Move Parking Enforcement Back to SPD and Use JumpStart to Backfill Budget

by Erica C. Barnett

(This article originally appeared on PubliCola and has been reprinted under an agreement.)


Mayor Bruce Harrell’s first budget proposal would use JumpStart payroll tax revenues to shore up spending for non-JumpStart programs, move the City’s parking enforcement officers back into the Seattle Police Department (SPD) from the Department of Transportation (SDOT), and provide pay increases to homeless service providers well below the rate of inflation.

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NEWS GLEAMS | Late Fees for Unpaid Parking Tickets Will Resume; Opportunities to See Salmon Migration

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Forbidden Cannabis Joins Central District as Industry Equity Efforts Continue

by Justin Carder

(This article originally appeared on the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog and has been reprinted under an agreement.)


A family of Washington pot shops now spans from the banks of the Columbia to the Central District. Forbidden Cannabis Club opens Friday on East Union.

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NEWS GLEAMS | Seattle Police Chief Has Been Appointed, Free Eye Exams at King County Vision Clinic

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Othello Child-Care Center Invests in ‘Nature’ Playground

Dirt itself may stretch young minds

by Sally James


Children at the Tiny Tots Development Center preschool in South Seattle’s Othello neighborhood have some new ways of learning after the center created a “nature” playground designed to stretch their imaginations. The center was dedicated Sept. 8.

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NEWS GLEAMS | Det. Cookie Chess Park Reopening, Council Passes $6.5M for Seattle Green New Deal

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The Central District’s Byrd Barr Place Expands Programming in a Renovated Historic Space

by Ronnie Estoque


Byrd Barr Place has served the Central District community since the 1960s. The organization’s recent renovation of the historical building Firehouse No. 23 at 722 18th Ave is allowing them to return to the space with increased programming capacity, which includes food and energy and housing assistance as well as financial tools to more than 1,100 households every week.

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Editorial Excellence Award Winner Carolyn E. Bick Reveals Truth Behind Police Narratives

by Guy Oron

(This article was originally published on Real Change News and has been reprinted under an agreement.)


For Carolyn E. Bick, journalism must be confrontational and challenge the status quo, even if that risks losing access to powerful people and institutions.

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