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  1. The state's new transportation plan: Lots of pavement, light rail and a big gas tax hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The motoring public will feel a 7 cents gasoline tax hike as the first step to pay for a $16.1 billion transportation package unveiled Monday by bipartisan legislative leaders, after Gov. Jay Inslee agreed to swallow a "poison pill." The package includes an 11.9-cents a gallon gas tax increase, $8.8 billion for state and local road projects, $1 billion for multimodal projects and authority for Sound Transit to ask voters for $15 in tax hikes to expand light rail.

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  2. Take the bus: Pride, Seafair, 520 closure to make for a fun traffic weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    With state Route 520 closing for construction, compounded by a slew of Seattle summer events taking place, travelers may be best advised to leave the car at home this weekend. First, for the big'un: the SR-520 bridge will shut down again this weekend while crews work on the West Approach Bridge North and install tolling equipment.

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  3. "Picnic in the Park" is no picnic for City Council candidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Sound-alike liberal bromides by Seattle City Council candidates, a staple of Democratic district meetings, received a skeptical reception Wednesday at the annual Fremont Chamber of Commerce "Picnic in the Park." What should the city do about people who live in car campers, and increasing amounts of refuse and needles from drug use found in the North Lake Union neighborhood, the candidates gathered at Gasworks Park were asked.

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  4. The Polar Pioneer is gone but the jury is still out on Shell protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A big oil company puts down rigs and roots anyplace it wants. The Shell Arctic homeport in Seattle has its equivalents in Arctic Alaska, Ecuador, Nigeria, the Gulf of Mexico, anywhere there is oil.

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  5. Sawant, Banks, Hearne: Money pours into District 3 race for Seattle City CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The Seattle City Council contest in District 3 dominated the May public disclosure filings for all nine council races, with the Aug. 4 primary just two months away. A council challenger, Urban League CEO Pamela Banks, raised $42,690 for her run against socialist council member Kshama Sawant.

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  6. The Presidents Return To Play Fremont Solstice...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    June 11, 2015 - The last time The Presidents of the United States of America played the Fremont Solstice Fair Main Stage, OJ Simpson was seen in a white Ford Bronco, the average movie ticket cost $4.08 and Netscape Navigator was on top of the world wide web. Since that time in 1994, Seattle's own energetic, alternative rock band has been nominated for a Grammy award twice and traveled the globe sharing Peaches, Boll Weevils, and one giant Lump with the world.

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  7. Solstice Music Festival Enters The Year 3030Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Del the Funky Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan the Automator set to bring Fremont's Solstice Music Festival into the future with Deltron 3030 show. June 10, 2015 - Hip Hop Supergroup Deltron 3030, comprised of legends Del the Funky Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura headline the kickoff to Seattle's world-famous Fremont Solstice weekend, Friday, June 19 as part of the Solstice Music Festival.

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  8. Holy Mountain Brewing announces its first bottle releasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 9 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Go tell it on the mountain! Seattle's Holy Mountain Brewing releases two of its beers in bottles on Saturday, June 13 at the brewery's taproom in Seattle. Just two beers, Ceremony Saison and Silent Sun barrel-fermented and barrel-aged Gose.

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  9. PNWCA medal winners announced, cider fest continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 6 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Yesterday the PNWCA Cider Awards Festival kicked off at The Woods tasting room in Seattle. While patrons savored tasty ciders, a group of judges convened across town at Capitol Cider to conduct a blind tasting of all 145 entrants, divided into 14 categories.

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  10. Oil, gas, coal industries want Washington, British Columbia as permanent home portsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 4 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Shell's exploration fleet is due to depart Seattle soon for the Arctic, but other energy industries are planning their own home ports up and down the West Coast, from the Columbia River to the Salish Sea to British Columbia's North Coast. The public's attention will wane at its peril.

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  11. Police: Seattle Lyft driver dragged woman from car after trying to trade sex for lost phoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 4 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Seattle police are investigating a for-hire driver after a woman claimed he demanded sex from her and then dragged her behind his car when she tried to retrieve her lost phone from him. The ride share driver, allegedly working for Lyft, left her at her Capitol Hill home about 1:30 a.m. Saturday near 20th Avenue East and East Republican Street, according to reports.

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  12. City Council endorsements abound but why not make up your own mindRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 3 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The race in Seattle City Council District 4 welcomed its latest big name endorser last weekend, as state House Speaker Frank Chopp showed up for the campaign kickoff of Seattle parks and Democratic activist Michael Maddux. House Speaker Frank Chopp: He's supporting Michael Madduz in Seattle City Council District 4. Voters in the district, which stretches from Wallingford to Sand Point, will likely have heads spinning with mailings that will soon flood into their boxes.

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  13. Unemployment falls below 4 percent in King, Snohomish CountiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Seattle has recently relinquished its status as America's fastest growing city - Austin, Texas takes the top spot - but the latest unemployment figures show that populous King and Snohomish Counties are the economic engines driving Washington. Unemployment in April was just 3.3 percent in King County, and 3.6 percent in Snohomish County, according to figures from the state Employment Security Department.

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  14. Anti-Shell land blockade is festive, upbeat, and ends up arrest-freeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Several hundred "ShellNo" demonstrators marched across the Spokane Street Bridge early Monday morning, blocking the entrance to Terminal 5 where the Port of Seattle has allowed Shell to create a home port for its Arctic drilling fleet. There were no arrests, and no apparent traffic to block.

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  15. Calling All of Seattlea s LGTBQ Artists!...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    I am not a fan of the gentrification that is currently going on in Seattle-something that cannot come as a surprise to anybody who has been reading this blog for any length of time-for me Seattle and especially Capitol Hill was best when it was home for a rag-tag, bohemian collection of all sorts of people and philosophies-not least among them was that of the young and queer! I don't think that I am going to far on a limb, in fact, to say that the most important group to the arts, especially, in Seattle especially-has been the LGTBQ groups-this continued presence in Capitol Hill is paramount to the Hill continuing to remain a vibrant, cutting edge, artistic locale-something is far more important to this writer than whether he can find an excellent latte, an upscale noodle bar or whatever it is the hipsters are shoving into their bearded gobs these days! Xavier: Awesome! I hear that you ... (more)

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  16. More news about Redhook opening a Seattle brewpubRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    We recently reported on Redhook's plans to open a brewpub in Seattle, in either Ballard or Fremont. Now we gain some insight into the company's thought process.

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  17. A first visit to the new Reuben's BrewsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The new Reuben's Brews opens this Saturday at noon. I got in for a sneak peek and snapped a few photos so you'll know what to expect.

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  18. Beers and Brats in the Outfield - Seattle vs San DiegoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    They do this every year during Seattle Beer Week and every year I have some stupid reason why I cannot attend. Same story this year.

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  19. Does Ballard have books??Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    I am a freelance writer with a focus on the Ballard neighborhood. I love connecting what is happening in the community with my own life.

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  20. The prime of Sen. Patty Murray as she is feted in the D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The longtime Seattle benchmark of having "arrived" is for an East Coast TV network or newspaper to take notice of a local attraction or personality that we long ago came to appreciate years ago. Sen. Patty Murray: The partisan, Democratic "Mom in tennis shoes" is emerging as premier impasse breaker, deal maker with Republicans.

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