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February 11, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Poll shows support for permanent parks district

Polling conducted on behalf of Seattle parks advocates found that voters support the formation of a Metropolitan Parks District by a 61-percent-to-31-percent margin, good news for some parks leaders who are considering the new taxing source to fund the parks system when the current levy expires this year. The other eight percent said they didn’t…

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June 5, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Seattle takes 10th place in park ranking

If you live in Seattle, there’s a 92 percent chance your home is within a 10-minute walk of a park. It just might not be a very big park. Those findings are included in a report out today that ranks Seattle 10th among the 50 largest U.S. cities for its park facilities. The nonprofit Trust for Public Lands, which…

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February 21, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Constantine proposes $360 million levy for King County parks

King County Executive Dow Constantine wants voters in August to approve a six-year, $360 million levy for park and trail maintenance, and expansion. The levy would replace two others that expire at the end of the year. If approved, the measure would fund maintenance and operation of the county’s 200 parks, 175 miles of trails and…

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August 10, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Space aliens? Spokane has a picnic-table problem

To the how-do-they-do-it genre that includes crop circles and graffiti sprayed on interstate signs, or the teen-goof genre that includes planking, you can add this: Someone in Spokane is stacking picnic tables. Not just one table stacked on another, either. A recent stack in Riverfront Park involved 45 picnic tables. And on Friday, KREM reports,…

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March 8, 2012 at 10:52 AM

State’s high court refuses to review Seattle parks gun ban

The Washington State Supreme Court has refused to review Seattle’s ban on guns in parks, upholding two lower court rulings that found it violated state law. The Second Amendment Foundation, along with the National Rifle Association and five individuals, challenged the 2009 Seattle law prohibiting firearms in parks, community centers and other city properties. “We are proud…

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March 8, 2012 at 10:52 AM

State's high court refuses to review Seattle parks gun ban

The Washington State Supreme Court has refused to review Seattle’s ban on guns in parks, upholding two lower court rulings that found it violated state law. The Second Amendment Foundation, along with the National Rifle Association and five individuals, challenged the 2009 Seattle law prohibiting firearms in parks, community centers and other city properties. “We are proud…

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February 1, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Thieves take huge propeller meant for park

A 70-inch stainless steel propeller meant to be installed in a park along the Seattle ship canal was stolen Tuesday. The University District Community Council and Philip Thiel, a naval architect and University of Washington professor emeritus, were preparing to donate the propeller to North Passage Point Park located at  600 NE Northlake Way. The Seattle Parks Department…

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January 13, 2012 at 6:59 AM

Morning Memo/Friday: Snow talk … 47 burglaries … Beanie Babies

Weather: The National Weather Service says we could get up to two inches of snow in some places overnight Saturday … yikes!  The details. Traffic: A reminder that the Highway 520 bridge and I-5 Mercer Street ramps will be closed this weekend. Surface streets will be affected, too. The map…

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December 1, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Seattle asks state Supreme Court to allow gun ban

The Seattle City Attorney’s Office has asked the state Supreme Court to reverse a recent appeals-court ruling that says the city can’t ban firearms in certain areas of parks, community centers and other city facilities where children are likely to be present. Yesterday, attorneys with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, the firm representing the City of Seattle,…

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