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Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:11 AM
Seattle Department of Transportation crews are installing new equipment at the busy five-way intersection where Northeast 45th Street meets Sand Point Way Northeast near University Village.
  • Seattle Department of Transportation crews are installing new equipment at the busy five-way intersection where Northeast 45th Street meets Sand Point Way Northeast near University Village. 
  • In late August, crews building the future north portal of the state Route 99 tunnel will close SR 99/Aurora Avenue North near South Lake Union for four days, Aug. 22 through 27. 
  • If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent for cats and kittens from the Seattle Animal Shelter, plan to attend a free orientation session, offered next on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  
  • The City of Seattle has launched Get Online: Jobs & the Internet, an online toolbox for residents who are new to job searching on the Internet. 
  • LINKed by light rail
    As Sound Transit finishes up the plans for the North end stations and continues with construction, communities have formed, calling for different developments that will suit not only the transit hubs but the neighborhoods they serve. 
  • Anyone who wishes travel across Lake Washington this weekend should prepare for a full closure of state Route 520 between Montlake Boulevard and Interstate 405. 
  • King County residents interested in public service and raising community awareness and involvement in civil rights issues are invited to apply for an open position on the King County Civil Rights Commission. 
  • Local public health officials confirmed a child, who was contagious with measles, traveled through Sea-Tac International Airport. The child likely was exposed to measles while overseas. 
  • Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park will host its 88th-annual Memorial Day service on Monday, May 26, in its Veterans Memorial Cemetery. 
  • Festival fun for everyone?
    Festivals and the like are typically regarded as events that unite the community through fair food, music, art, sports and an overall good time. But what about the people who live right by all the commotion? 
  • UW student finds her father on Facebook
    When people would ask her about her ethnicity, Savannah Romero, 20, would answer, “I’m Native American, and I don’t know the rest.” She knew her mother but not her father — that is, until last year, when she met him for the first time. 
  • Seattle City Council members will host Community Budget Workshops during May. Councilmembers will gather information about the public’s spending priorities for the 2015-2016 city budget. 
  • An economic stimulus?
    Even though Charles Hadrann, owner of Wright Bros. Cycle Works, doesn’t have any employees, he says he won’t hire anyone at the proposed $15 minimum wage. 
  • A vigil will be held for Sandhya Khadka on Thursday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Northeast 115th Street and Fifth Avenue Northeast. 
  • Seattle City Councilmember Sally J. Clark and her colleagues will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, April 12, at the Northgate Community Center to take public comments relating to raising the minimum wage in Seattle. 
  • Congressman Jim McDermott (WA-07) is hosting a "Coffee with Your Congressman" event this Saturday, March 29.  
  • New and small business owners can get help on their taxes at a workshop hosted by the Seattle office of the Washington State Department of Revenue. 
  • ‘A window for education’

    A few weeks ago, construction crews stumbled upon a mammoth tusk while excavating in South Lake Union. The tusk was removed by staff from the Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture and is now housed at the museum, encased in plaster, where it will dry out for the next year or so. The fossil was a once-in-a-decade find, but local museums like the Burke and the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) have hidden gems in storage and get calls from people every week who think they have the next great treasure.

  • Becoming race-aware: ‘Colorblindness is hurtful’
    Living in the fifth-whitest city of our size, Pamela Banks and others agree, Seattle has a lot of room for progress when it comes to race relations. 
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