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  1. Community invited to check out Seattle's newest and most sustainable fire stationRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Ballard News-Tribune

    The Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, invite the community to check out Seattle's brand new Fire Station 20, located at 2800 15th Ave. W. in the west Queen Anne neighborhood during an open house from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31. "The new station allows for an improved and safer work facility for the firefighters," said Interim Fire Chief Michael E. Walsh. "We welcome the community to stop by and check out the features of this new fire station and also learn more about the public safety protection the firefighters provide on a daily basis.


  2. Wiggen & Sons Funeral Home considered for Seattle landmark statusRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Ballard News-Tribune

    Last week the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board announced they would consider nomination of the Wiggen & Sons Funeral Home . Since 1973, the Seattle's Landmarks Preservation Board has designated more than 450 individual sites, buildings, vehicles, vessels, and street clocks as landmarks.


  3. Ballard Crime Watch: Woman strikes man with shovel and thief takes jewelsRead the original story

    Tuesday | Ballard News-Tribune

    Jan. 16, Seattle police officers responded to a burglary at an apartment on the 6100 block of 8th Avenue Northwest. The complainant told officers that he returned from work to find his apartment in disarray.


  4. One Night Count reveals 21 percent more people sleeping unsheltered...Read the original story

    Tuesday | Ballard News-Tribune

    The annual one night count was conducted in the early morning hours on Jan. 23. King County officials and volunteers counted the individuals exposed to the elements and sleeping on the streets on a single night in King County. The annual count is organized by the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness.


  5. New bill aims to give neighbors a voice in developmentRead the original story

    Tuesday | Ballard News-Tribune

    State lawmakers will have a chance to address land use notification this legislative session, answering what many neighborhoods have been calling a major problem with development. Citizens have all seen those big land use signs in front of construction sites; House Bill 1084 would require something like that for nearly all development projects.


  6. Kohl-Welles aims to ease regulation on cannabis health and beauty aid productsRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | Ballard News-Tribune

    Cannabis health and beauty aid products would not be subject to the same regulations as marijuana concentrate or marijuana infused products, under Senate Bill 5493,introduced today by Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle. "This bill is about promoting small businesses and allowing entrepreneurs to find new ways to drive our economy, without legal recourse, as we continue to be pioneers in the marijuana legalization process," said Kohl-Welles.


  7. Will the LIHI hygiene center in Ballard ever open?Read the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Ballard News-Tribune

    The appeal hearing for the proposed Ballard Urban Rest Stop has been set for February 10 at 9 am in Room 4000 of the Seattle Municipal Tower . The hygiene center is planned to occupy the ground floor of the Low Income Housing Institute's Cheryl Chow Court located at 2014 NW 57TH St. The Cheryl Chow Court has 51 units and provides affordable housing for the elderly.


  8. Seattle Public Schools announce successes in collaboration to close access gap in arts educationRead the original story

    Friday Jan 16 | Ballard News-Tribune

    The City of Seattle and Seattle Public Schools today announced the first year results of their Creative Advantage arts education initiative. The program succeeded in closing the access gap in arts education for students in the initial roll out area of the Central District.


  9. Murray expands shelter for homeless people, proposes encampment ordinanceRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Ballard News-Tribune

    Today Mayor Ed Murray announced several actions to respond to the growing number of homeless people forced to sleep on the streets of Seattle, including an expansion of emergency shelter and the establishment of up to three permitted tent encampments on City or private lands in Seattle. "These folks are our neighbors, each with his or her own unfortunate path to homelessness," said Murray.


  10. Ballard Crime Watch: Holiday jewel thief strikes twiceRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Ballard News-Tribune

    On Dec. 24, Seattle police responded to a burglary at a business located on the 5300 block of Ballard Avenue Northwest. The owner of the massage therapy business called police and met them at the scene.


  11. Police on watch for prolific North Seattle burglarRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | Ballard News-Tribune

    Seattle Police are on the lookout for a young man connected to a rampage of burglaries in the North Seattle area. Detectives believe Joshua Meadow-Mittenen, 24, is linked to break-ins in Queen Anne and a New Year's Eve burglary in Magnolia.


  12. Kane Environmental Awarded 5-Year $5 Million Navy ContractRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 7 | Ballard News-Tribune

    Kane Environmental, Inc., a full-service environmental and geotechnical consulting firm located in Fremont, has been awarded the five-year, $5 Million Environmental Lab Sampling Services Contract for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest. John Kane, CEO/President of Kane Environmental says, "This is a significant award for our company providing the expertise and capacity for environmental services at nine separate Navy facilities in the Puget Sound.


  13. Norwegian-American Veterans Theatre Project presents The EpiphanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | Ballard News-Tribune

    Norwegian-American Veterans Theatre Project host a special event Thursday, January 22, at 7 PM, at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard. We will be presenting a staged reading of a play that Dr. Bruce Olav Solheim wrote called The Epiphany.


  14. Ballard Crime Watch: Pill thief takes more than medicineRead the original story

    Monday Dec 29 | Ballard News-Tribune

    On Dec. 6 Seattle police officers responded to a burglary at a residence located on the 8300 block of 29th Avenue Northwest. A house sitter told police that when he came to check on the house he noticed that the glass insert in the front door had been blasted through.


  15. Mingling with the Young is ImperativeRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2014 | Ballard News-Tribune

    It is becoming increasingly more difficult to mingle with all ages in our urban culture. The extended family of the rural community is fractured by segregated urban living.


  16. New bike shop opens on Stone WayRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2014 | Ballard News-Tribune

    Bill Davidson of Davidson Cycles and Maxwell Kullaway of 333fab are excited to announce the opening of their new shop, Davidson-Kullaway Custom Bicycles. Slated to open in early 2015, the shop will be located on 3425 Stone Way N in the Fremont/Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle.


  17. Hate crime suspect arrested in MagnoliaRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2014 | Ballard News-Tribune

    On December 7, Seattle Police arrested a 26-year-old man who was suspected of being involved in a hate crime against a cab driver in Magnolia. According to Seattle Police Department, the cab driver picked up the suspect, two males and a woman in Belltown, just after 2 am.


  18. Ballard Crime Watch: Man beaten with pipe and cookie-klepto takes a fewRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2014 | Ballard News-Tribune

    On Dec. 5, Seattle police responded to a burglary at a residence on the 900 block of Northwest 56th Street. The complainant told officers that when his wife arrived home she found the back door and a side window kicked through.


  19. Small business shopping critical for local and national economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Ballard News-Tribune

    Small businesses felt the rush of holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29. Businesses across Ballard experienced a flux of shoppers eager to purchase their holiday items. To encourage local spending, Calvin Goings, Regional Administrator with the U.S. Small Business Administration, spoke at Mud Bay Pet Foods in Ballard.


  20. Ballard Development: DPD grants permission for hygiene center and design review announcedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | Ballard News-Tribune

    The Department of Planning and Development released a land use update today. There is one application for a a property subdivision and a design review announcement.


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