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  • Seawolves fans celebrate back-to-back championships

    When you think of Seattle sports teams, rugby likely isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.  But maybe it should be.  The Seattle Seawolves just won back-to-back Major League Rugby championships in 2018 and 2019. “We knew it was coming.” said Wendy Ogden, who made the trip from Bremerton to show her support. “We just knew it. We had all the faith in the world in them.” Fans lined up outside Seattle City Hall early Friday to celebrate the […]

  • Wicked deal: $25 tickets – if you’re willing to wait around

    Wicked flies into Seattle’s Paramount Theater this week, and as fans know: ticket prices for the $13 million dollar musical can sometimes defy gravity. “This is one of the bigger tours on the road.” says company manager Steve Quinn. “[The] Lion King is obviously very big; Hamilton is very big; [The] Phantom [of the Opera] is big, and we’re big…we’re missing nothing you would see in New York. We’ve got flying monkeys,  and flying witches, and brooms, and everything you expect with […]

  • King County homeless numbers drop for the first time in years

    New numbers just released show homelessness in King County dropped in 2019, for the first time since 2012. Each year, volunteers take one night in late January to count all the people they can find living without homes. Overall, King County homelessness dropped 5% in 2019.  But the numbers go farther than that. ‘Count Us In’ splits the homeless into two groups: ‘sheltered’ and ‘unsheltered.’  People are considered “sheltered” if they’re staying at a homeless shelter, a safe haven, or […]

  • Behind the scenes with a local bagpipes band

    Bagpipes are immediately recognizable.  You might have heard the skirl above a wedding procession, a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, a parade, or a funeral.  The pipes are especially common at military and law enforcement funerals – and almost every pipes band in the country performs at ceremonies on Memorial Day. We got to sit in on the Keith Highlanders Pipe Band’s practice session, to see the work that musicians put in behind the scenes every week. In addition to learning […]

  • Coding Dojo offers scholarships to local teachers

    A local coding ‘boot camp’ is offering full scholarships to teachers facing layoffs, and ready to switch careers. Coding Dojo saw reports about Washington teachers losing their jobs, and decided to offer a new option. “We’re at a time right now when programming is the wave of the future, and it’s a skill that anyone that is passionate can learn,” says program manager Shiraz Sultan. There are 30 Teaching Washington Teachers scholarships available for June, July, August, and September classes.  […]

  • Washington State Ferries seeking community input

    Washington State Ferries is in the process of getting input on changing prices and future growth. Over the next two years, WSF has to start making almost $10 million more than it does right now.  That’s the order from state lawmakers, based on 2.5% fare increases in October of 2019 and 2020.  But fares could go up even more with a vessel replacement charge starting next spring. Many of our state ferries desperately need replacing. WSF is holding public outreach […]

  • One person arrested during gang violence investigation

    Seattle police arrested one person and took more than half a dozen guns out of circulation while investigating gang-related shootings in South Seattle and the Central District. Investigators believe the guns and ammunition they confiscated were intended for gang use.  The investigation, in collaboration with the FBI and ATF, is still going on, and investigators have not said specifically which shooting the arrest is connected with. Two shootings happened in Seattle’s Central District within the past two weeks.  On the […]

  • Crews begin filling Seattle’s Battery Street tunnel

    Now that the SR-99 tunnel under downtown Seattle is open to drivers, the Battery Street tunnel is not only defunct – it’s what WSDOT calls “seismically deficient.”  As the Alaskan Way Viaduct is demolished, crews are carting the rubble few blocks across Seattle and using it to fill in the decommissioned tunnel. The process is a lot more complicated than just dumping bits of concrete onto the old roadway.  Officials with Kiewit Infrastructure West say preparing to fill in the […]

  • Problems below Pioneer Square changing rules on the street

    Below the streets and sidewalks of Pioneer Square, you can get a glimpse of Seattle as it was in the late 1800s. “The old street level used to be one level down from what it is now,” explains Lorelei Williams, with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).  In 1889, a fire ripped through 25 city blocks . When the community rebuilt, they built up – literally. “We had the building fronts on one side, and then we built up the streets […]

  • Sexual misconduct reports spike in King County. That’s a good thing, officials say

    SEATTLE — Reports of sexual misconduct on King County public transportation tripled in 2018 – after the “Report it to Stop it” campaign launched. That includes reports of anything from unwanted comments, to indecent exposure, to rape.  Officials say the goal is to empower victims and bystanders to stand up and say something. The campaign encourages people to report any misconduct on public transportation by telling the driver, calling Metro Transit Police at (206) 296-3311, or simply dialing 911. Officials […]

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