This week in CHS history | 2012 snow, Clever Dunnes RIP, Women’s March, MLK Day marches


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2021

 

As a ‘Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic’ opens at Seattle University, Washington lowers threshold to 65+ and ramps up rollout — UPDATE

Here’s why this Capitol Hill restaurant is open for indoor dining — and why others will probably soon follow


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It’s not easy but homeowners can now erase remnants of Capitol Hill’s racist real estate restrictions

“The Communist Party Newspaper, New World, published articles attacking racial restrictive covenants in 1948” — Racial Restrictive Covenants: Enforcing Neighborhood Segregation in Seattle

Language from Seattle’s history of racist property restrictions can now be removed from properties thanks to a new law. While there are likely plenty of them to be flushed out on Capitol Hill, property owners might face a challenge sorting out whether legal remnants of the racist restrictions are part of their home’s records.

The new option, created by state law which went into effect January 1, allows homeowners to petition the King County Superior Court to completely delete the passage from the deed. There is a $20 filing fee with the court. Then you still have to file with the Recorder’s Office to seal the deal.

The county will maintain the original documents for the historical record but the effort will allow property owners who want to move on from including the racist language in a new version of the deed.

Most prevalent from the early 1920s through the early 1950s, these covenants would appear in the house’s title, legally forbidding a homeowner from selling, leasing or giving the house to a black person. Often, the wording would also exclude Asians, Jews, Arabs, and in some cases any “non-caucasians.” It was one form of legal enforcement behind redlining, a practice commonly used by racists in Seattle and around the country. Continue reading

This week in CHS history | Washington’s first vax plans, Caffe Vita sold, Neighbours hits market, Charlie’s on Broadway closes… again


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2021

 

‘Future phases’ — Washington sets plan for COVID-19 vaccine rollout with ‘high risk’-only phases through April — UPDATE: Mass vaccination sites

$15 Now: Seven years later, Seattle’s smallest employers hit minimum wage milestone


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This week in CHS history | Post Pike Bar and Cafe debuts, Cook Weaver born, Occupy leaves Broadway, streetcar extension ‘paused’


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2020

 

SPD sweeps Cal Anderson to clear homeless encampments and protesters from park — UPDATE

Remembering Daniel Streissguth and looking back on the growth of Capitol Hill’s family-run hillside gardens


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This week in CHS history | Harborview Hall ‘enhanced’ homeless shelter, 95 Slide’s last party, Mayor Durkan’s first Capitol Hill protest


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2020

 

‘It’s urgent’ — Mayor says launching initiatives to open Cal Anderson, remove East Precinct wall amid encampments and ongoing protests — UPDATE


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This week in CHS history | Another 2020 COVID lockdown, L’Oursin is born, Cal Anderson anti-Trump protests, Galerias fire


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2020

 

250 days after first restrictions, Washington starts new COVID-19 lockdown — UPDATE

Who ordered the abandonment of the East Precinct? — UPDATE


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This week in CHS history | Halloween 2020 protest, Sawant-Orion Election Night, Capitol Hill’s first cat cafe


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2020

 

Arrests after reported Capitol Hill Halloween march property damage as SPD announces ‘new approach’ to demonstrations

Police say new speaker system used at Seattle protests is an LRAD Long Range Acoustic Device


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This week in CHS history | Whole Foods comes to Broadway, Bauhaus returns, Occupy at Seattle Central

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2020

 

Broadway’s Blade and Timber comes out swinging in fight over serving beer at Capitol Hill axe throwing venue

Seattle Police Department brings ‘perfect storm’ concerns to East Precinct community crime meeting


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