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Matthew Fioretti poses at nearly 21,000 feet in the mountains of Nepal. Photo courtesy of Matthew Fioretti
Matthew Fioretti poses at nearly 21,000 feet in the mountains of Nepal. Photo courtesy of Matthew Fioretti
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:34 PM
In an age where the Internet has all but eliminated the need for travel agencies and guidebooks, some local retailers are making part of their living by offering trips abroad.
  • King County will soon begin building a new sewer pipe to replace the Fremont siphon. It will answer questions about what construction means for those living and working near the project area during a public meeting on Monday, March 2, at the Fremont Library
  • King County Metro Transit riders will pay a bit more to ride the bus beginning Sunday, March 1. 
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation is reducing North Northgate Way, between Meridian and Ashworth avenues North, to one lane in each direction on Monday, Feb. 23. 
  • Barroom bud?
    Working with Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata, the city attorney has drafted legislation that would create a new category of business in Seattle. Under the proposed regulation, legal marijuana lounges would be similar to bars that serve alcohol. 
  • Approximately 100 voters learned the details of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Carbon Pollution Accountability Act, the Oil Safety Bill and the low-carbon fuel standard during the Legislative Climate Action Forum on Jan. 31. 
  • Seattle Department of Transportation paving crews will repair concrete panels along Northeast 75th Street next week. 
  • King County Metro Transit will shift gears into spring service mode on Saturday, Feb. 14. 
  • If there is an issue being discussed this session that you would like to weigh in on, or if there is something you would like to bring to the attention of your legislators, head down to Olympia for the 36th District Legislative Action Day.

     
  • The Friends of Green Lake group is recruiting volunteers to help get rid of blackberry and English ivy from the shoreline habitat area at Green Lake. 
  • The World Mission Society Church of God and the University of Washington Elohist Club are hosting a street cleanup in the University District. 
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation has reopened access to the water at the Magnuson Park off-leash dogs’ area. 
  • Crews will shut down all westbound state Route 520 lanes from 92nd Avenue Northeast to Montlake Boulevard for the delivery of a large crane. 
  • The Cowen Park Bridge will be restricted to one lane of traffic in each direction starting next week. 
  • Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D-36th District) has retained her position as the ranking member of the Senate Higher Education Committee in the 2015 legislative session. 
  • Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata and the City Neighborhood Council will host a forum regarding participatory budgeting on Tuesday, Jan. 27, which will explore how such a program would function in Seattle.  
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has opened a new, interim, protected bike lane along the west side of Roosevelt Way Northeast between Northeast 45th Street and the University Bridge. 
  • The Seattle Community Police Commission (CPC) will host a panel presentation and community discussion on Saturday, Jan. 24, about “Body-Worn Cameras: Will They Increase Police Accountability?” 
  • 35th Avenue Northeast through Lake City is now open to through traffic after a seven-month closure. 
  • Exploring yonder
    In an age where the Internet has all but eliminated the need for travel agencies and guidebooks, some local retailers are making part of their living by offering trips abroad. 
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