Forum to discuss ‘truth about changes in the Central District’

An event Saturday morning seeks to give people an opportunity to “share your truth about changes in the Central District” —

City of Seattle department directors want to hear directly from you. Share your stories on how the African-American community has been impacted by the drastic changes in the Central District and how the loss of community and culture has affected your life.

The Impact 2020: Central District Community Conversation takes place Saturday at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute on 17th Ave S in an event hosted by the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas, Northwest African American Museum, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, and the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Impact 2020: Central District Community Conversation

The event comes amid continued redevelopment of Central District and with the Black population falling below 20% in the neighborhood. 50 years ago, more than 70% of the area’s population was Black.

This Week in CHS History | Parking lot shooting death, Harvard Ave homicide, first Womxn’s March, and goodbye to Clever Dunne’s

A man was gunned down on a snowy Harvard Ave this week in 2012

Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history:



24-year-old South Seattle man victim in Capitol Hill deadly shooting — UPDATE

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It’s about that bold climate action, boss — Youth climate activists push Mayor on Green New Deal executive order

Three young climate activists let Mayor Durkan know that they are looking to her for “bold climate action” (Image: SCCI)

With reporting by Seattle City Council Insight

In December, Mayor Jenny Durkan was named a “City Leader of the Year” in large part for her pledges to tackle climate change. 2020 begins with work to live up to the accolade.

Wednesday, Durkan signed an executive order specifying several actions that her administration will take to advance a “Green New Deal for Seattle.”

Last year the City Council passed a Green New Deal resolution and established an oversight board for environment-related work by the city. The resolution lists many actions, including studying the feasibility of the city purchasing renewable natural gas for use in buildings and the city’s transportation fleet and writing a “Green New Deal budget memo” as part of the annual budget process. Continue reading

Your post 2019/2020 holidays CHS briefing

Welcome back. Here is a rundown of a few CHS stories you may have missed during the holidays.

CHS Year in Review 2019 | The year in pictures

Dreamboyz Espresso

Happy New Year. Here is a look at the year that was through the lens of CHS and longtime contributor Alex Garland. Each image links to its CHS post so take a minute to explore the stories from the year. We thank you for being part of CHS and look forward to bringing you more images and stories from around Capitol Hill in 2020.

Lindas 25th Anniversary

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Seattle makes $300K call for artists for projects to help connect Capitol Hill to the Waterfront

People walking the Viaduct before its demolition began in early 2019 (Image: Chun Kwan/City of Seattle)

Officials hope the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct won’t just reshape Seattle’s connection to Elliott Bay. The plan also looks to the east and the connection all the way from the water, up Pike and Pine to Capitol Hill.

To help build that connection, the city is looking for artists to create new works to encourage people to move through, explore, and enjoy their streets in new ways:

The Waterfront Seattle project will create 20 acres of new public spaces, streets, parks and buildings. Pike and Pine Streets will connect the waterfront to the Capitol Hill neighborhood through the downtown retail core. The artist/s will work with the city and its design team to create a unifying identity for these streets and sited artwork that act as gateways and/or gathering space.

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Year in Review — CHS most read: Our ‘long reads’ that you spent the most time with in 2019

Over the last few days of 2019, we will be taking a look back at the year that was around Capitol Hill and District 3 in 2019. For now, here is a selection of “long reads” from the year in CHS coverage. We’ve sorted our stories by everything that had 5,000 or more readers during the year and then ranked the posts by which articles you spent the most time reading. Many of them are longer, deeper, and, incredibly!, even more interesting than our typical daily coverage. Sit back, click through a few, and take your time. Happy end of 2019!
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Capitol Hill Christmas 2019 Open Thread — what’s open, Christmas Eve services, etc.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. — Linus (Peanuts 2:11)

You don’t need to follow me! You don’t need to follow anybody! You got to think for yourselves! You’re all individuals! You’re all different! – Brian (Python — 3:16)

Below, find a stocking full of Christmas Eve and Christmas things to do and more around Capitol Hill. We are adding more as we find them so please let us know in comments, send us a note, holler via Twitter or call/txt (206) 399-5959 with additions. And always look on the bright side of life. Continue reading