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Friday, June 26, 2015 1:20 PM
Drivers should plan ahead for the weekend’s closure of state Route 520.
  • Drivers should plan ahead for the weekend’s closure of state Route 520. 
  • Drivers who use westbound state Route 522/Lake City Way Northeast to access southbound Interstate 5 should plan ahead for closures and detours Friday night through Saturday morning.  
  • Drivers on southbound Interstate 5 should prepare for possible delays overnight heading into Downtown Seattle.  
  • Lawmakers: Affordable housing only part of solution for homeless seniors
    The elderly population among the homeless has continued to grow in the last decade primarily due to a lack of affordable housing, according to state Rep. Ross Hunter (D-48th District), chair of the House Appropriations Committee. 
  • Several local chamber groups will present their annual Picnic in the Park candidates forum on Wednesday, June 17, in Gas Works Park. 
  • Woodland Park Zoo Society president and CEO Deborah Jensen has resigned, effective at the end of July. 
  • Drivers heading into Downtown Seattle on Interstate 5 and state Route 99 should prepare for possible delays on the mornings of Saturday, June 6, and Sunday June 7.  
  • The three contenders for Seattle’s District 6 City Council seat will answer questions at a candidates forum on Saturday, June 6, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center
  • Drivers should prepare for a weekend eastbound SR 520 bridge closure beginning Friday, June 5, and a full bridge closure the weekend of June 26. 
  • The Maple Leaf Community Council is sponsoring a Seattle City Council candidates forum tonight (June 3), from 7 to 9 p.m., at Olympic View Elementary School. 
  • Hundreds of veterans, their families and the public will gather for Evergreen-Washelli’s 89th-annual Memorial Day service on Monday, May 25. 
  • Seattle Department of Transportation crews will replace a sidewalk on the west side of Aurora Avenue North between Comstock and Galer streets from Tuesday, May 26, to June 5. 
  • 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. 
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