Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:53 AM
Land use updates for Queen Anne and Magnolia. 
  • Land use updates for Queen Anne and Magnolia.  
  • The Seattle Public Library has once again partnered with CityClub to serve as official fact-checkers for the online 2014 Living Voters Guide( 
  • Between Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. and continuing through Thursday, Oct. 23, at 5 a.m. both directions of Mercer Street will reduce to a single lane between Fifth and Dexter avenues North, and Taylor Avenue North will fully close at Mercer Street as crews perform saw-cutting work.  
  • Burglary suspect has QA merchants anxious about return
    A well-known criminal, recognized for his oversized or “puffy” hands, has been spotted in Queen Anne recently, causing local merchants to warn each other of his presence. 
  • Fueling the debate
    Gov. Jay Inslee is calling on the federal government and rail companies to improve the safety of trains transporting a volatile crude oil through Washington state after a preliminary state report showed the need for more funding and transparency. 
  • Party-goers at a Queen Anne apartment building were threatened with a shotgun after someone stole their wine. That report and more in this week's Police Blotter.  
  • More than 70 patient-care organizations will be on hand for Remote Area Medical (RAM), a free health-care clinic for people in need, taking place at KeyArena from Thursday, Oct. 23, through Sunday, Oct. 26. 
  • Voters with disabilities have a new resource to support voting in the upcoming election, thanks to an outreach event at the Central Library (1000 Fourth Ave.). 
  • The Seattle City Council will host its second public hearing on the proposed 2015 budget on Thursday, Oct. 23, at Seattle City Hall (600 Fourth Ave., second floor). The public can address council members regarding their priorities as it relates to the 2015 city budget. 
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of the following activities within the Mercer Corridor project area: 
  • Land use permit applications, decisions and design review meetings for Queen Anne & Magnolia.  
  • Business owners angry over Emerson overpass closure
    Many business owners are furious over the few weeks of warning they received on the Emerson overpass closure and expect layoffs in the wake of the impact to their businesses. 
  • SPU aims to bring Tent City 3 back to campus
    Tent City 3, a self-governing, migratory, homeless encampment formed by SHARE/WHEEL, is likely to return to the Seattle Pacific University (SPU, 3307 Third Ave. W.) campus once more this January.
  • The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the Magnolia Manor Off-Leash Area (OLA) at its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Kenneth R. Bounds Park Board Room at 100 Dexter Ave. N.  
  • The Queen Anne Helpline shares updates on their Thanksgiving basket food drive and the Queen Anne Chamber talks Art Walk and Halloween festivities.  
  • A list of the major crimes in Queen Anne and Magnolia last week.  
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has agreed to meet with Fishermen’s Terminal (3919 18th Ave. W.) tenants every two weeks over the next three months. 
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation will restrict westbound Mercer Street to one lane between Ninth and Dexter avenues North from Monday, Oct. 13, at 9 a.m. to Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 9 a.m. for paving work.  
  • Land use permit applications and decisions for Queen Anne and Magnolia.  
  • Two Pacific Publishing Co. writers won awards in Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2014 Better Newspaper Contest. 
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