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July 29, 2014 at 8:08 AM

40-50 youths responsible for damage to Gas Works Park

A city worker has started painting over all the graffiti left by vandals on the play barn at Gas Works Park overnight. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) Update 12:13 p.m.: Seattle police say that 40 to 50 youths partying at Gas Works Park late Monday night are believed to be responsible for nearly…

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October 23, 2012 at 3:26 PM

McGinn announces $20,000 matching grant for youth homeless center

Mayor Mike McGinn announced a $20,000 matching grant from the city Tuesday for a cash-strapped Seattle center for homeless youth called Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets (PSKS). The Capitol Hill center came close to closing last week, but an influx of donations large and small amounting to $85,000 so far…

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May 23, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Recommendations made for Volunteer Park Greenhouse

A consultant hired by the Seattle Parks and Recreation to explore the future of the Volunteer Park Conservatory has recommended the department partner with a non-profit organization to operate the greenhouse in the future. It was one of several recommendations by EMD Consulting Group, which was asked to determine if there are realistic ways to reduce…

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