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November 20, 2013 at 7:55 AM

Advocates to end homelessness march in downtown Seattle today

Several dozen homeless advocates hit the streets of downtown as part of an organized protest. Marchers, many dressed in heavy coats and knit caps this chilly morning, walked from Westlake Park to Seattle City Hall. The activists’ goal is to get 1,000 people off Seattle streets by summer. Protesters plan to attend the Committee to…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: homelessness, Seattle City Hall, Seattle Police

August 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Taxi cab operators protest at Seattle City Hall

UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. | The cab drivers started clearing out about 2 p.m. Dozens of taxis blocked off Fourth Avenue in front of Seattle City Hall this afternoon to let the city of Seattle know the drivers want ride-share operators to be regulated. Yellow Cab driver Salah Mohamed said he and other drivers created the loud downtown…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: protest, Seattle City Hall, taxis

January 24, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Seattle City Hall open house moved to April 6

An open house at Seattle City Hall originally planned for Saturday has been rescheduled for April 6. The Saturday date conflicted with a gun buyback program announced earlier this month by Mayor Mike McGinn that will be held just two blocks from City Hall under Interstate 5 between Cherry and James Streets. The City Hall Open House…


Comments | Topics: Seattle City Hall

December 9, 2012 at 11:33 AM

City Hall becomes a wedding hall for same-sex couples Sunday

Seattle City Hall transformed into a frenetic wedding hall Sunday morning, as dozens arrived for some of the first same-sex weddings in the state. Volunteers had set up five wedding spots in the lobby of the building on Fourth Avenue and James Street. Local judges officiated the short ceremonies. City officials, including Mayor Mike McGinn and City…


Comments | Topics: same-sex marriage, Seattle City Hall

December 9, 2012 at 7:50 AM

Ceremonies in Seattle, Olympia kick off day of same-sex weddings

Two  Seattle couples were among the first to wed moments after midnight this morning under Washington state’s new same-sex marriage law. The ceremonies, the first of a day that’s expected to include hundreds, had little in common besides their timing: Sarah and Emily Cofer married in front of a few friends in a King County courtroom, while Monica…


Comments | More in Government | Topics: Mary Yu, Referendum 74, same-sex marriage

January 28, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Morning Memo/Saturday: A messier Mercer Street … Talk to the mayor … Shooting overnight

Weather:  Today,  mostly cloudy with highs in the mid-40s. Temperatures down around freezing tonight and  little warmer Sunday, with a high around 47.  The details. Traffic:  In Seattle, as we have been saying this week, the Mercer Mess is going to get messier.  I-5 on-ramps at Mercer are closed until about 7 p.m. Sunday. Also, Fairview Avenue North is…


Comments | Topics: Mayor Mike McGinn, mercer mess, Mercer Street