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Pioneer Square in the News
October 1, 2012  |  News, PI

…and… I’m back!

Back to work, back to the blog, and catching up on Pioneer Square news.

Metro’s ride free zone will end as dozens of route changes take effect (KiroTV)
After 40 years, the Ride Free zone, stretching from Belltown headed north and to Pioneer Square on the south, will be eliminated on Saturday. Bus riders will be required to pay on entry and exit by the rear of the bus for all trips in King County.

Edgy new billboard campaign aims to solve cold-case murders (King5)
The Seattle Police Department has teamed up with the Department of Justice and Crime Stoppers for a major campaign to help solve a number of cold case murders (including Nicole Westbrook, who was shot while walking through PSq). The edgy “Who Killed Me” campaign features billboards and metro bus placards to help keep these cases in the spotlight and help generate tips that may lead investigators to the killers.

Cops: Drug dealer busted in Cookie Monster hat (Seattle PI)
A suspected drug dealer arrested Thursday morning in Pioneer Square was recognized in part by the Cookie Monster hat he often wore while selling ecstasy, police said.

Meet 4Culture’s new storefront artists (Seattle Times)
After putting out a nationwide call to artists, 4Culture, the cultural-services agency for King County, has chosen 14 artists to present their work in e4C, the agency’s storefront gallery in Pioneer Square. “From a meditative collage of layered images to paper-cut animation, selected works represent a diverse sampling of electronic media,” according to 4Culture. The first installation is planned to go up Nov. 1.

Lib Tech’s Downtown Throwdown Back this Sat Oct 6th (Snowboarder Mag)
The seventh year of the DTTD kicks off at noon on Saturday, October 6 in Occidental Park in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square, and finishes up on Saturday, October 27 on Fulton and Larkin Streets in the Civic Center of San Francisco.


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