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Ballard Avenue Landmark District announces results of annual election

The annual election for the Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board was held by mail, with ballots tabulated on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 1. Four positions were up for election. The results are as follows: Joseph Herrin won Position #1 for Property Owner. Tommy Patrick won Position #4 for Property Owner or… [ Keep reading ]

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Seattle Histories: A Brief History of Block 17 in Pioneer Square

by Beverly Aarons In The Before In the spring of 1785, earthy toned mudflats glistened in the moonlight during low tide in the place called Sdzidzilalitch (little crossing-over place)i. Pacific tree frogs sang their mating chorus (kreck-ek, kreck-ek) in the marshy forest which brimmed with fir, oak, cedar and other… [ Keep reading ]

International Special Review District announces results of annual election

The annual election for the International Special Review District Board was held by mail, with ballots tabulated on the evening of Tuesday, November 30. Five positions were up for election, due to the postponement of the election in 2020. The results are as follows: Ryan Gilbert won Position #1 for a Business… [ Keep reading ]

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Seattle Histories: Chinatown Childhood

by Betty Lau My earliest memories are of living in an old brick and wood building on the northeast corner of 5th Ave. S and S. Washington streets between the second (2nd Avenue) and third (King Street) Chinatowns. Chinese dock and cannery workers had lived on the waterfront, the original… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan seeks new member for International Special Review District Board

Mayor Jenny Durkan invites community members to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District Board. The seven-member International Special Review District Board reviews facade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use, and street improvements, and makes recommendations to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods director for all properties within the… [ Keep reading ]

Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board announces candidates for annual election

Due to the continued impacts of COVID-19 and ongoing public health concerns, the 2021 Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board election will occur by mail-in ballot only. There will be no in-person voting this year. Ballots will be mailed to registered voters. Ballots must be received by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods by… [ Keep reading ]

Native American Heritage Month: Keeping the Lushootseed Language Alive

If you turned the clock back several hundred years, you would be surrounded by Coast Salish peoples speaking Lushootseed. Would you know how to say hello? ʔi čəxʷ or haʔɫ sləx̌il (Tulalip Lushootseed). Though the language has evolved to reflect a changing world, you could still use that greeting to say hello to thousands of people today. But Lushootseed, like many native languages,… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of the Panama Hotel for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of the Panama Hotel at 605 South Main Street on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually. Meeting participation is limited to access by the WebEx meeting link or the telephone call-in line that will be provided in… [ Keep reading ]

The Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team: Forging a Tradition One Step at a Time

by Dr. Marie Rose Wong Chinese American History in Context On 8 May 1882, the 47th United States Congress passed Chinese Exclusion Law in what would be the first significant piece of federal immigration legislation and the only such law that was based solely on race. During its enforcement, the law had seen several revisions and additions with each one being more restrictive in determining which Chinese immigrants would be allowed… [ Keep reading ]

International Special Review District Board announces candidates for annual election

國際區特別審查區董事會宣布年度選舉候選人 Hội Đồng Phê Duyệt Đặc Biệt Khu Phố Tàu Chinatown International District (International Special Review District) thông báocác ứng cử viên cho cuộc bầu cử hằng năm Due to the continued impacts of COVID-19 and ongoing public health concerns, the 2021 International Special Review District (ISRD) Board election will… [ Keep reading ]