Patrick Robinson
Allison Warden, of the Inupiat from Kaktovik, Alaska spoke to the protestors gathered on the Duwamish Channel Fishing Dock on Spokane Street before leading them across the lower Spokane Street Bridge to Terminal 5 to protest Shell Oil's plans to use the Polar Pioneer drilling platform in the Arctic this summer.

SLIDESHOW: Protestors marched on Terminal 5 to dramatize opposition to Shell Oil rig

Hundreds of protestors massed on Spokane Street early Monday, May 19 to protest the plans by Shell Oil to drill in the Arctic Ocean this summer using the Polar Pioneer exploratory drilling rig that arrived at Seattle's Terminal 5 last week. In a made for media event, camera crews and reporters, photographers and others joined what appeared to be well over 700 people who first massed on Spokane Street near the Duwamish Channel fishing dock.

The group had no formal leader but various people spoke to the crowd through a portable public address system that also played environmentally themed music. The crowd was told their legal rights and told to write down a legal help phone number on their arms in the event they were arrested.

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On the Go Week of 5-18-15

Duwamish Longhouse Event
Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W. Marginal Way S.W.
206.431.1582 or
Sat., May 23, 1-3 p.m. Academic Elders: New books by Ken Tollefson and Vi Hilbert, with Jay Miller & Lois Dodson. A lively panel featuring Dr. Tollefson, anthropologist for the Duwamish Tribe. Book signing. Free event. Information at: or www,

Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
Forest Lawn Cemetery/Funeral Home
6701 30th Ave. S.W.
Mon., May 25, 2-3 p.m. Ceremony at Forest Lawn, followed by a reception at:
American Legion Post 160
3618 SW Alaska St.

“Beach Blanket Bingo” Theme for Rainbow Bingo
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.

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Roger H Newell AIA Architects
The Alki Landing mixed use retail/residential project proposed for 59th Ave. SW and SW Alki Ave has filed for its land use permit. The entrance to the site for both people and cars will be on 59th SW.

Alki Landing files for land use permit to build mixed use building at 59th Ave. SW and Alki Ave. SW

The proposed mixed use apartment/retail project called Alki Landing at 2626 Alki Ave SW has finally applied for a land use permit with a few changes in place since it was originally conceived.

This is being developed by Borge Steinsvik

Steinsvik owns the 13,700 ft. lot that Alki Beach Properties and Saigon Boat Café currently call home. Roger H Newell AIA Architects have produced the proposal that the plan says will be a mixed-use residential and commercial space with surface parking and “one or two eating establishments on the main floor of the building with possible commercial uses on the upper floors.”

The proposal calls for a 3-story structure containing 14 (it was 13) residential units with 5 live/work units with 3,862 sq. ft. of commercial space located at street level. 23 parking spaces would be provided. The existing structures would be demolished.

The project is being designed by Roger Newell AIA Architects.

It is permit number 3015843 on Seattle's Department of Planning and Development site.

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