5 things to know this Monday

RV parking concerns; Monkey Pox Vaccination Clinic; Sue Bird Day; Teen Attempts World Record; Increase in funds for the ferry program.

South Beacon Hill residents say the location of the RV interferes with the property line

A new home for a new family.

“I mean, this is our family home, right? This has been passed down through our entire family,” said Gerald Gutierrez. He, his wife and their one-year-old son moved into a home in South Beacon Hill in the spring.

“We personally like this quarter, it’s super quiet here. We have the community garden, I work up in Beacon Hill, so it’s all so close,” Gutierrez said.

They wanted to raise their son close to family and this was a perfect opportunity. Continue reading

Seattle’s first pop-up monkeypox vaccine clinic is going out

PUBLIC HEALTH — Seattle and King County held their first free community monkeypox vaccine on Saturday.

Cedric Wright was one of hundreds to have been vaccinated against monkeypox or MPV and feels relieved.

“I got a vaccine,” Wright said. “I’m very excited.”

The line wrapped around Seattle Central College on Saturday, and more than 500 people were able to take the shot. Continue reading

A sold-out Seattle crowd celebrates Sue Bird in the final Storm game of the regular season

Seattle Storm legend Sue Bird performed for her final home game of the regular season at the Climate Pledge Arena on Sunday. Bird is hanging up her jersey after two decades with Seattle’s WNBA franchise.

In honor of Bird, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell officially declared August 7 “Sue Bird Day.”

“I’m excited about SUE-BIRD,” said Sawyer, a young Seattle Storm fan.

“She’s the greatest basketball player of all time and I’m totally biased, she’s the greatest athlete in this city,” said Jamie Williams, a Seattle Storm fan. “I made this sign because this arena, this street, this whole area should be named after her.”

Bird has been part of 21 of Storm’s 23 years of existence, bringing four WNBA championships to the Emerald City. Continue reading

Teenager attempting to fly world record solo makes stop in Seattle area

A 17-year-old is trying to break the record for the youngest person to fly solo around the world, and one of his stops was at Seattle’s Museum of Flight over the weekend.

“You can fly basically anywhere on an airplane, there’s very little airspace to circumnavigate,” said Mack Rutherford, who arrived at the Museum of Flight Friday afternoon and is staying with a host family in Seattle.

The teenager has gone places some people can only dream of.

“You can actually see the whole country passing you by, so I was able to see every single part of the world that I traversed from the air,” Rutherford said. “So India, Africa, the US, everything, it’s so special to see all these different places.” Continue reading

Washington operators anticipate an increase in funding for the ferry program

Washington State Ferries (WSF) will see an increase in Federal Ferry Boat Program (FBP) funding in 2022 compared to 2021 after news of allocations was announced by the Federal Highway Administration.

Officials said this is the first major release of FBP funds since the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, with the formula calculations based on data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ most recent national survey of ferry operators.

Nine ferry companies in Washington received a total of $42.4 million for 2022, more than double the amounts received in 2021, according to official figures.

WSF said its distribution totaled $38 million in 2022 and that the agency “relies heavily on FBP funding to support its ship preservation and improvement program and terminal improvements.” Continue reading

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