Mayoral candidate hosts Town Hall in Ballard

Mayoral candidate Mike McGinn will host a Town Hall meeting tonight in Ballard. “We know a lot of Seattle voters are undecided and want more information before making their choice,” said McGinn. “Seattleites take voting seriously. We want to give everyone the ability to directly ask questions and this is an opportunity to do just […]

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Health Reform Town Hall

Just a reminder about tonight’s Health Reform Town Hall, sponsored by the 36th legislative delegation. Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Reps. Mary Lou Dickerson and Reuven Carlyle have invited the chair of the Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee, Sen. Karen Keiser, and the chair of the House Health Care & Wellness Committee, Rep. Eileen Cody to […]

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Free mammograms in Ballard

“Early detection and aggressive treatment” is Judy Anderson’s mantra. As a 22-year breast cancer survivor and volunteer for several cancer organizations, she has helped many women through their battle with the disease. With unemployment on the rise and health benefits being cut women are forced to make tough healthcare decisions like foregoing their annual breast […]

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‘We are the Missing Link’ event Tuesday

Several organizations will hold a demonstration at the Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman this Tuesday evening to show their support for completing the stretch of the trail. At 5:30 p.m. at 17th Ave. and Shilshole Ave., supporters will hold blinking red lights in a show of solidarity. “We wanted to do something positive and inclusive […]

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East Ballard receives $14,576 grant

The East Ballard Community Association has visions of a more beautiful 14th Ave NW and now it’s getting financial help from the city. Dawn Hemminger of the EBCA learned over the weekend that they will receive $14,576 through the Department of Neighborhoods Small and Simple Matching Fund for the “Planting Partnerships on 14th Ave NW […]

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Color added to the Adams playground

The kids at Adams Elementary have a few new games on playground thanks to the Department of Neighborhoods grant and some weekend volunteers. During the work party, “we added hopscotch games from Britain, Nigeria, China and Bolivia and painted our US map,” Alison Krupnick emailed us. Along with the paint on the ground, there is […]

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