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The Seattle Police Department is using Nextdoor to better connect with neighbors. Photo courtesy of Seattle Police Department/Flickr.
The Seattle Police Department is using Nextdoor to better connect with neighbors. Photo courtesy of Seattle Police Department/Flickr.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:42 PM

Lauri Stevens tells a well-worn joke among her fellow social media advocates in the law enforcement community: that decision-makers are less afraid to give police officers guns and Tasers than to let them on Twitter.

  • One lane of northbound state Route 99 is closing for a few hours midday between Thomas and Republican streets.  
  • All lanes of eastbound state Route 520 will close overnight on Monday, May 18, between Montlake Boulevard and the highway on-ramp from Lake Washington Boulevard. 
  • Micro-community policing taps social media for a friend

    Lauri Stevens tells a well-worn joke among her fellow social media advocates in the law enforcement community: that decision-makers are less afraid to give police officers guns and Tasers than to let them on Twitter.

     
  • High cost of housing creates unexpected, new segment of homeless
    A tear ran down her cheek when Robin Covington explained why more seniors are living out their lives on the street during what should have been the happiest times of the lives. 
  • Summer construction won’t slow tourism
    Summer is considered to be a dreadful season for drivers in Downtown Seattle, as more families travel during the day and major festivals and cruise season bring people in from around the state and country. 
  • Still more classic places and things are going away from our once-sleepy city, as it loses more and more pieces of its built heritage to an urban building boom the likes of which Seattle hasn’t seen in nearly a century.

     
  • Two Pacific Publishing Co. staff members won awards in this year’s Communications Contest, sponsored by the Washington Press Association.

     
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation will perform maintenance work on the University Bridge, starting Tuesday (May 12) morning. 
  • The state Route 520 eastbound on-ramp from Montlake Boulevard is currently closed and will remain closed through the evening rush hour due to nearby construction activity.

     
  • Now that the weather is becoming drier and warmer, the Seattle Department of Transportation is preparing to roll out crack-seal crews and equipment. 
  • Crews will coordinate staggered lane closures to complete work on state Route 99/Aurora Avenue North starting tonight to help Mariners fans get to and from Safeco Field this weekend. 
  • Drivers on Montlake Boulevard (state Route 513) should prepare for possible delays at the Montlake Bridge Saturday morning, May 9.

     
  • The all-day Green Lake Path painting project has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 7. 
  • All lanes of eastbound state Route 520 will close overnight Monday, May 4, between Montlake Boulevard and the highway on-ramp from Lake Washington Boulevard. 
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation will paint the center yellow line on the Green Lake pedestrian path on Saturday, May 2. 
  • The Montlake Bridge will close to vehicle and foot traffic on Saturday, May 2, for the opening day of Seattle’s boating season. 
  • The University District Community Council and Seattle Displacement Coalition will have a community forum on Thursday, April 30, about the proposed upzone for the University District. 
  • The 43rd and 46 District Democrats will host a District 4 candidates forum that will take place tonight (Wednesday, April 29), from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Roosevelt High School. 
  • Drivers on southbound state Route 99/Aurora Avenue North should prepare for possible delays at the Aurora Bridge from 6 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 26. 
  • This weekend, Seattle Department of Transportation crews will resurface areas adjacent to the Interstate 5 northbound on-ramps on Seventh Avenue Northeast at Northeast 45th and Northeast 50th streets, if weather conditions allows. 
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