For two years running, CHS readers have voted Capitol Hill Station as the most important story of the year. In 2015, it was the light rail station’s unveiling after years of construction. 2016 brought CHS’s (the other CHS!) start of service. Now, 2017 brought the fruition of more than a decade of community planning as the designs for “transit oriented development” around the station were finalized. But 2017 on Capitol Hill also included stories of great sadness and stories of triumph and change. The “S-path” opened. It snowed on Christmas. The mayor fell from grace. Some of the most important we remembered are below.
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These 50 things happened in 2017…
- Work halted since the Great Depression began on St. Mark’s.
- Capitol Hill got a Pac-Man park.
- Seattle elected Jenny Durkan, our first woman mayor since Bertha Knight Landes. She got a rude first greeting on Capitol Hill.
- The Seattle Women’s March stretched from the Central District to Seattle Center.
- Nikkita Oliver ran for mayor.
- Kshama Sawant organized an anti-Trump town hall.
- Ed Murray, Capitol Hill’s man in City Hall, was accused of sexual abuse, dropped his reelection bid, and, after a painful summer, resigned.
- It snowed on Christmas.
- The Seattle homelessness state of emergency continued.
- Anti-semitic graffii targeted Temple De Hirsch Sinai. Continue reading