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Police arrested two people in separate incidents after two foot pursuits Downtown Thursday night. Officers Reyes, Goodwin and Department of Corrections Specialist Winfrey were driving by 3rd Ave. and Pine St. at 9 PM when they spotted a 15-year-old boy they knew had a felony warrant for assault.  The suspect ran when he saw the officers approaching.  The […]
Memorial Day Holiday Closures
City offices will be closed Monday, May 25 in honor of the Memorial Day Holiday, including all Seattle Public Library locations and many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities.
Seattle International Film Festival runs from May 16 - June 7
SIFF includes 450 films from around the world in venues throughout Seattle.
Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center, May 22 - 25
Hundreds of free performances and attractions!
Your input is needed on the Madison Bus Rapid Transit project
Please tell us what you think via our online survey, before May 24.
How Should Seattle grow? You Tell Us
The Department of Planning and Development, as part of the comprehensive plan update, has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for public review. You can check out the Online Open House, attend the Open House and Public Hearing on May 27, and submit formal comments by June 18.
Nominations open for 2015 Mayor’s Arts Awards
The 2015 Mayor's Arts Awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members committed to enriching their communities through the arts. Submit a nominations by May 31.
$1.7M funding available for Seattle arts and cultural organizations
Seattle-based arts and cultural organizations are invited to apply for the city's Civic Partners funding program to support broad public access to the arts. Applications due by Tuesday, June 30.
Mayor Murray and Chief O’Toole Announce Safe Place Program
SPD Safe Place is a public education and visibility campaign aimed at preventing and responding to anti-LGBT bias crimes.
Transportation Levy to Move Seattle
Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle City Councilmembers Tom Rasmussen and Mike O’Brien and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Director Scott Kubly announced details of the City’s revised nine-year Transportation Levy to Move Seattle.
The Seattle Arena Final Environmental Impact Statement is Now Available
The FEIS includes updated traffic and transportation information, additional information on parking locations, additional details on transportation mitigation, comments received on the Draft EIS with responses to those comments, and updates to potential mitigation measures for the identified impacts.