Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:04 PM
King County Metro Transit buses will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules during the holidays, including the final week of the year.
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation will reopen the West Emerson overpass to traffic today (Friday, Dec. 19), completing an 11-week repair project.

     
  • The scheduled lane restrictions for westbound Mercer Street, which typically last until 3 p.m., will be extended to 4:30 p.m. today (Friday, Dec. 19) for emergency pavement repairs. 
  • Head on down to the Seattle Animal Shelter (2061 15th Ave. W.) on Saturday, Dec. 20, for Cool City Pets, an adoption event highlighting small animals looking for their forever homes.  
  • King County Metro Transit buses will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules during the holidays, including the final week of the year. 
  • A design-review meeting will take place on the 15-story residential building proposed for 701 Valley St. 
  • According to various media outlets, Homeland Security is investigating Greg Weldon Phillips, 57, whose computers and cameras at his Seattle home were found to contain thousands of images of child pornography. 
  • Meeting answers Interagency concerns
    Some people welcomed the new community; others could barely contain their frustration. The emotions ran the gamut at the public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 10, to discuss the Seattle Public Schools’ decision to put an Interagency Recovery High School on Queen Anne.  
  • Local animal rescues host holiday adoption campaigns
    Neighborhood animal-rescue groups have partnered with thousands of international organizations to participate in the annual Home for the Holidays pet-adoption drive.  
  • Seattle Repertory Theatre invites the community to a panel discussion about veterans’ affairs, hosted by Congressman Jim McDermott and author and Vietnam War veteran Karl Marlantes. 
  • King County’s contractor has brought the Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) effort to a close.  
  • Moving day
    Faculty, staff, students, Tent City 3 residents and community volunteers wait to unload a moving truck on Third Avenue West at Seattle Pacific University. 
  • This week's biggest and weirdest crimes from Queen Anne and Magnolia.  
  • Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will close or be on modified schedules in observance of winter holidays. 
  • The contractors installing the new gravity sewer pipeline for the South Magnolia CSO Control Project are completing the pipeline-pullback process and moving out drilling equipment this week. 
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is closing right eastbound lane of Mercer Street (southernmost) between Fifth and Dexter avenues North.  
  • Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews have completed on-street improvements to help transit move faster on Ninth Avenue North between Westlake Avenue North and Roy Street. 
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation is closing Taylor Avenue North between Mercer and Roy streets, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, beginning Monday, Dec. 15, and continuing through Friday, Dec. 19, to accommodate concrete pours.  
  • Dozens of Seattle Pacific University (SPU) faculty, staff, students and community volunteers will welcome the residents of Tent City 3 to campus on Saturday, Dec. 13, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  
  • King County Executive Dow Constantine has ordered an inquest into the death of Stephen Johnson following an exchange of gunfire with Seattle Police in Queen Anne on Aug. 30.  
  • Land use permit applications for Queen Anne and Magnolia.  
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