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Parking Ticket Mistake Costs Seattle $5M

Data is showing that Seattle's parking ticket mistake will cost it up to $5M in refunds and canceled citations. Local city government leaders including the mayor and city council members are trying to get to the bottom of the mistake.

Seattle Ranked No. 10 Staycation Destination

Seattle has been ranked No. 10 in the country as a staycation destination. It is among 2022's best cities for a vacation where you stay at or near home. This is according to a new report by financial website WalletHub. 

Driver Launched Off Ship Canal Bridge Killed In Crash

A driver who was tragically launched off the Ship Canal Bridge was killed. Prosecutors said Jordan Shelley, 23, was killed when another driver crashed into Shelley's disabled vehicle. This sent Shelley off the Ship Canal Bridge and into Lake Union.

Too Many Crashes At I-5 Southbound Off-ramp on Union

The internet and social media have become tools for the community to act on issues. A viral video has been used to document a string of crashes at a downtown Seattle intersection. The intersection has been a problem for years. The video shows crashes taking place at the I-5 southbound off-ramp on Union Street.

Fire Put Out In Vacant Borracchini’s Bakery Building

Seattle crews fought a fire in the vacant Borracchini's Bakery building. Even after the fire was under control, crews remained at the scene overnight to fully extinguish the fire.

Pratt Park Spraypark is Back Open

Seattle's Parks and Recreation opened the Pratt Park Spraypark. The park was closed for renovations. Those improvements have been completed. The parks department welcomed the community to enjoy the new spraypark.

Washington State’s Education Shortfall 

The statistic about Washington state's education shortfall was the topic at the Technology Alliance's State of Technology Luncheon in downtown Seattle last Wednesday. Washington state consistently ranks at the bottom of states that send their kids to college. This is the case for both in or out of state. A goal was attached to changing that stat.

Strickland Launches Re-Election Bid For Congress

Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland recently announced that she will run for re-election to Congress for Washington's 10th Congressional District.  

Murray’s Clean School Bus Initiative Promises To Improve Health And Academic Performance Of Students

Senator Patti Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate education and health committee, recently announced an initial $500 million in funding for the Clean School Bus program she helped create.

Danny Law Receives Frank Jones Memorial Scholarship From The Breakfast Group

The Breakfast Group -- the oldest non-fraternity African American men’s group in the Northwest, which mentors and helps young African American men develop life skills – recently named Danny Law as their first Frank Jones Memorial Scholar.

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