Here’s what you may have missed on and around Capitol Hill over the holidays. Happy New Year!
- The Seattle Squeeze is about to begin starting January 11th — Kshama Sawant has made an intriguing proposal: Make public transit freeeeeee!.
- Giant construction cranes have returned to the skies above Broadway as part of the construction of mixed-use “transit oriented development” above Capitol Hill Station.
- One of the last, best hopes for attempts to halt construction of the county’s new Family Justice Center was wiped away by the state’s high court.
- Washington and Seattle went a day without 9-1-1 thanks to problems at CenturyLink. The good news? You can now text 9-1-1.
- Dacha Diner is now open on E Olive Way.
- That Brown Girl Cooks chef Kristi Brown will open a new joint in the Central District in the new year.
- Admission to the Volunteer Park Conservatory is free to start 2019 thanks to a family’s gift.
- Uncle Ike’s anti-panhandling sign drew heat.
- Somebody was desperate enough to hold up a Broadway frozen yogurt shop in December.
- We’ve added a new resource to the site — check out the CHS Scanner page for live Seattle Police East Precinct and Seattle Fire updates.
- The design for Midtown: Public Square is still not good enough.
- Look back at the year that was: CHS Year in Review 2018 — Capitol Hill’s 23 most important stories | The year in Capitol Hill pictures | Most read and most commented stories | Mergers and acquisitions — the year in Capitol Hill food+drink
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