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About Site – Community News For All the Hill. CHS Capitol Hill Seattle is a community site dedicated to the Capitol Hill neighborhood in lovely Seattle, Washington USA. We started as an independent, place-focused blog in January 2006 and have grown to incorporate voices from all over the Hill.

Juneteenth 2021 in the Central District: Jackson’s Catfish Corner Grand Opening, Freedom March, Northwest African American Museum Jubilee

Marchers at 2020’s Juneteenth Freedom March Over the weekend, the City of Seattle reversed course and issued a permit for a small Juneteenth event in Cal Anderson Park on the one-year anniversar...

Signal changes at Broadway and John should make everyone’s trips easier

(Image: Ryan Packer/CHS) By Ryan Packer One of Capitol Hill’s busiest intersections should get easier to navigate this year, whether you’re in a car, on foot, or in a wheelchair. Broadway E and E John...

2021 Neighborhood Matching Fund grants include $50K for new home for Estelita’s Library in the Central District

(Image: Estelita’s Library) The first round of 2021 Community Partnership Fund Awards from the city’s Neighborhood Matching Fund will include thousands for community and arts groups across the c...

Pikes/Pines | Social queens with bright, distinctive patterns, Capitol Hill’s bumble bees also have perfect hair

A bumble bee visiting a bigleaf maple bloom (Image: Brendan McGarry) Every year I mark the start of spring when I see my first bumble bee. Birdsong and flowers are part of the cue, but I’m not filled ...

This week in CHS history | Pride flag above the Space Needle, ‘LOUIS Found!,’ Chief Best on leaving the East Precinct

Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2020   Third week of protests begins with thousands marching and a CHAZ CHOP rally targeting the ‘affluent white communitie...

City reverses course, issues permit for CHOP Art Juneteenth Celebration in Cal Anderson

(Image: CHOP Art) The City of Seattle backed away from creating a mountain of controversy and issued a last-minute permit to allow the CHOP Art group to hold a Juneteenth celebration in Cal Anderson P...

Capitol Hill is reopening after pandemic and protests — and the CHOP-era private security crews are still here

(Image: Iconic Global) Another apparently lasting impact of CHOP on Capitol Hill? The proliferation of private security hired to protect neighborhood businesses and buildings from property damage. But...

Shooting in 23rd and Jackson parking lot sends one to hospital

One person rushed to the hospital after a shooting Thursday night in the parking lot at 23rd and Jackson. Seattle Police and Seattle Fire were called to the parking lot on the northeast corner of the ...

No reported injuries as van driver wipes out part of E Pike bar’s streetside seating

(Image: Tim Peter from the Capitol Hill Seattle Facebook group) A portion of a Pike/Pine bar’s pandemic-era streetside seating was destroyed Thursday night as a driver plowed into the structure ...

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