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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:48 PM
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.
  • 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. 
  • The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle will host its debut membership drive on Saturday, March 15, to encourage individuals, businesses, governments and nonprofits to support the organization. 
  • The city’s Office of Sustainability & Environment will present a forum focused on climate action work in Seattle on Tuesday, Feb. 25. 
  • State House Speaker Frank Chopp, Sen. Jamie Pedersen and Rep. Brady Walkinshaw will hold a town hall meeting on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Seattle First Baptist Church on First Hill. 
  • Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell will host a neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19, to talk with two directors working for social justice and police accountability. 
  • Dogma of the Democrats
    Paul Hess is viewed as a political “neanderthal” — that’s because Hess is a Republican in notoriously liberal Seattle. 
  • AMONG THE ANIMALS | Seattle Audubon Society’s work is for the birds

    In the cold, dark days of winter, the chirps of neighborhood birds seem to be heard more sparingly, and it can be easy to forget Seattle is brimming with wildlife through the end of winter and into early spring.

  • Seattle Department of Transportation crews will close North Northlake Way this weekend to remove rail tracks on North Northlake Way.  
  • The City of Seattle is seeking candidates to serve on the Mayor’s Council for African American Elders. 
  • Last summer, SDOT began repaving North 105th Street and Northgate Way west of Interstate 5, and now, the initial phase of the project is nearing completion. 
  • SR 520 closed this weekend for construction
    Crossing Lake Washington may take a bit more planning and patience this weekend when state Route 520 closes between Seattle and Interstate 405. The highway will remain open to traffic between Interstate 5 and Montlake Boulevard, and east of Interstate 405. 
  • City Light installing conduit in View Ridge
    Seattle City Light’s contractors are beginning an electrical conduit installation in the View Ridge community this month as part of a larger project to revitalize the electrical system in the area. 
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