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The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop opens at MOHAI on September 19th

The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) is proud to present The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop opening on September 19, 2015 and on display through May 1, 2016. . Curated by Seattle natives Jazmyn Scott and Aaron Walker-Loud, The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop will celebrate, honor and invite exploration of the growing regional Hip-Hop community.

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The South Lake Union Art Walk Announces the October 1st Art Walk, Welcoming Fall with Beer and Art

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Seattle, WA, August 28, 2015 –From our friends at the Art Walk comes this report.

The South Lake Union Art Walk returns for a second time in 2015, with a Fall Art Walk, closing the summer season in South Lake Union. SLU Art Walk will be held on Thursday, October 1st, from 5-8 pm.

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Portage Bay crow battle lands in court

Dozens of pigeons and a couple of crows line the roof of the Lisa and Gary Mann home in the 1000 block of East Shelby Street by Portage Bay. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)

The Great Crow Battle of Portage Bay, which pits one family feeding birds against neighbors, has resulted in a $200,000 civil suit

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Fred Hutch’s Obliteride to spin through South Lake Union

A fun new route makes it easy to join the bike ride

Obliteride riders will cycle through our community on Aug. 9, 2015,
raising critical funds to help Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center obliterate cancer.
“We’re urging people to come join the fun and cheer us on as we ride through your
neighborhood,” said Amy Lavin, Obliteride’s executive director. “Even better, come ride with us!
There’s still time to sign up.”

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At quarter of its value, Queen of Seattle paddle-wheeler still for sale

The Queen of Seattle was built in Sacramento and for a time was a tour boat in Alaska. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times)

The price has recently been cut to $250,000 on the 138-foot Queen of Seattle, a steam-powered, paddle-wheel boat moored on Lake Union.

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American Spirits – The Rise and Fall of Prohibition – Last Month at Mohai

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From Our Friends at Mohai:

We are about to enter the final month of  American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) on display through August 23rd. Created by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, American Spirits made its West Coast premiere at MOHAI on April 2, 2015.

Since April, thousands of visitors have attended this interactive exploration of one of the most iconic eras in American history. This may be your last chance to visit but we have a full calendar of events to compliment the exhibit:

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Residents: Alcohol-related problems plaguing Eastlake

A community group says there’s an alcohol problem in the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle, and they’re looking to city officials to do more to stop it.

Eastlake is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, greatly affected by growth and growing pains.

“There’s a tendency for things like litter, public exposure, public urination, public defecation,” Chris Leman, Eastlake Community Council president said.

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Seafair Fireworks Over Lake Union 2015

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Seattle July 4th Weekend: 2015 Independence Day Celebration @ Lake Union | Seafair Summer Fourth, Gas Works Park

Seafair Summer 4th
July 4, 2015
Noon – 11 p.m. | Free | All Ages
More info: seafair.com

Gas Works Park
2143 N Northlake Way Seattle, WA

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Why Bezos loves Amazon’s ‘unique’ South Lake Union campus

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gave a glimpse into why the company chose to build its campus in the middle of Seattle's urban sprawl, even though it's more expensive.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos knows he could save money by moving the company’s headquarters out of Seattle’s dense urban center — but he has no intentions of doing that.

He gave a rare inside glimpse into his thinking during the Amazon’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) annual shareholders’ meeting last week. The company shared a story of when Bezos was weighing his options back in 2005. The company was expanding and needed more space, somewhere where it could continue to grow

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