Ballard Alliance to host outdoor movie night and sidewalk sale this weekend

The Ballard Alliance is putting on two big events this weekend in Ballard, with an outdoor movie screening at the National Nordic Museum and the biggest ever sidewalk sale in central Ballard. The National Nordic Museum has partnered with the Ballard Alliance for the outdoor movie, which is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 29. The movie […]

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Ballard Locks fish ladder viewing room reopens to the public

The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks fish ladder viewing room has reopened to the public after renovations. The U.S. Army Corps held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to celebrate the reopening. The fish ladder viewing room renovation was the result of a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps, Discover Your Northwest, and the Corps Foundation. The […]

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Mask mandate to return on Monday

Washingtonians will be required to mask up in all indoor public places as of Monday, Aug. 23. Gov. Jay Inslee made the announcement earlier this week after the recent rise in Delta variant COVID-19 cases. The mandate requires that everyone over the age of 5 wear a mask in most public indoor settings regardless of […]

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Magnolia shooting suspect found dead inside home

A man was found deceased in his home in Magnolia on Tuesday night after allegedly shooting and injuring his mother. According to Seattle Police, the 20-year-old shooting suspect died in his home where he had barricaded himself after shooting his 44-year-old mother. Police were called to the Magnolia home in the 1900 block of 32nd […]

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Ballard light rail plans pushed back to 2039

The timeline to bring light rail to Ballard has been pushed back four years, with new estimates targeting 2039 for service to the neighborhood. Sound Transit just announced its latest timeline for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions (WSBLE) project, influenced by financial assessments carried out last year. In early 2020, the Sound Transit […]

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Police investigating after man found fatally shot at Gas Works Park

Seattle Police are investigating a homicide at Gas Works Park. According to the SPD Blotter, people began calling 911 around 4:30 a.m. Monday morning with reports of gunfire somewhere near Gas Works Park. While officers were searching the area around the park, a park-goer called 911 to report that they had found a man dead […]

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Ballard Bridge gets another round of cooling showers during heatwave

Seattle is in the midst of yet another heatwave—this time with a heavy dose of wildfire smoke. The City has highlighted several public cooling centers and pools to help folks manage the high temps, which are expected to last through Saturday. The City is also working with regional partners to monitor critical infrastructures such as […]

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Ballard Pool to reopen in October

The City has announced it will start reopening pools and community centers around Seattle this fall, with the Ballard Pool set to reopen to the public in October. Seattle Parks and Recreation will start ramping up their public services and programming at various recreation facilities in the city starting Sept. 7. Most public pools will […]

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Tunnel boring begins in Ballard for Ship Canal Water Quality project

Ballard’s tunnel boring machine—MudHoney—has begun its tunneling journey to Wallingford. MudHoney is digging an 18-foot-wide, 2.7-mile-long wastewater storage tunnel between Ballard and Wallingford as part of the Ship Canal Water Quality project. Another tunnel boring machine will be digging an 8-foot-wide tunnel between Fremont and Queen Anne to connect Queen Anne’s wastewater basin to the […]

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Push/Pull to move into former Dakota Art Store

The art and comic store Push/Pull is moving above ground, into the former location of the Dakota Art Store. Push/Pull art cooperative has been operating out of the Hotel Albatross basement on Shilshole Ave. since 2015, when it moved from the Greenwood Art Collective. Push/Pull director Maxx Follis-Goodkind tells My Ballard that in addition to […]

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Updated apartment plans for NW Market St

Plans have been updated for an apartment development on the west side of NW Market St. The project planned for 2501 NW Market St was previously a 7-story apartment building with 120 units, ground-level retail, and parking for 65 vehicles. The new plans are for an 8-story building with 112 units and parking for 61 […]

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