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News Gleams: Thanksgiving Day Community Potluck, Planet Fitness Coming Mid-December, Town Hall Wants South End Scholar

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Thanksgiving Day Potluck in Hillman

Without Turkey Day plans? The Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Avenue South) will be hosting its 4th annual Thanksgiving Day Potluck from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Thursday. The potluck is free to attend, but donations of canned goods are highly encouraged. For additional information contact Annette Jones (email) netj.jcs@gmail.com or  (phone)206.602.8215. Continue reading News Gleams: Thanksgiving Day Community Potluck, Planet Fitness Coming Mid-December, Town Hall Wants South End Scholar

News Gleams: Power Restorations, Metro Fare Change, and AirBnB Tax

Power Slowly Being Restored After Wind Storm

By Antonio Foster

As of Tuesday morning, more than 2700 Seattleites remain without power after a windstorm battered Western Washington Monday afternoon. Seattle City Light crews worked throughout the night to restore power to more than 55,000 people.  The pace of restorations has slowed as crews concentrate on areas with smaller outages. A woman was killed in Renton when a tree crashed into her car. Her sister, who was riding with her, remains in critical condition. Continue reading News Gleams: Power Restorations, Metro Fare Change, and AirBnB Tax

News Gleams: Public Set to Weigh in On Vacant Council Seat, Immigrant Legal Defense Network, and Rainier Valley Radio Launch

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Public Gets a Say in Filling Vacant City Council Seat

Local community groups will host a forum on Tuesday, October 3 for community members to meet and ask questions of applicants seeking to be appointed to Seattle City Council’s Position 8. The position was vacated after previous position holder Tim Burgess accepted the interim mayor position late last month. Continue reading News Gleams: Public Set to Weigh in On Vacant Council Seat, Immigrant Legal Defense Network, and Rainier Valley Radio Launch

News Gleams: Constantine Wants Changes for Metro, and Rainier Beach Revitalization Group Awarded Equity Grant

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Constantine Proposes Making Metro its Own County Department

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a plan on Tuesday to begin transforming King County Metro into its own department within County government by early 2019. The proposal will go to the County Council next year for a vote.  Continue reading News Gleams: Constantine Wants Changes for Metro, and Rainier Beach Revitalization Group Awarded Equity Grant

Neighborhood News Gleams: Beach Gets Its Parklet, Parade Returning to Skyway, and Music Comes to Columbia Park

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Info Session on Taylor Creek Culvert Replacement Project

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will be hosting an upcoming community event on July 19 from 6 pm – 8 pm for the Taylor Creek Culvert Replacement Project. SPU is seeking input from the community on design elements within the new natural area. Goals of the event include:

  • Re-introducing the project’s purpose and need.
  • Providing an opportunity for neighbors to talk one-on-one with the project team regarding the planning concepts
  • Providing an opportunity to give feedback on design elements

Continue reading Neighborhood News Gleams: Beach Gets Its Parklet, Parade Returning to Skyway, and Music Comes to Columbia Park

Paying Tribute to Charleena Lyles, No Justice No Pride Action Disrupts Pride Parade

by Kelsey Hamlin

The planning was set over the course of a week, organized by three core members. This year’s Pride Parade would feature a surprise altar for Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old pregnant mother of 4 killed by Seattle Police Department officers Steven McNew and Jason Anderson on June 18. Continue reading Paying Tribute to Charleena Lyles, No Justice No Pride Action Disrupts Pride Parade