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Remnants of the single family soon to be replaced by a row house less than 15 inches from Whitney Holody’s home.

Contention over row house setbacks mounts on N.W. 60th Street

Ballard resident, Whitney Holody, never thought 14 inches would separate her from a her future neighbor’s home, but with construction of a new row house beginning next door the reality of not being to reach an entire side of her house looms.

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Mighty-O Parklet grand opening March 4

All aboard - Mighty-O Donuts in Ballard is celebrating its new parklet with a grand opening party and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, March 4th, starting at 9am (ribbon cutting at 10). Plus Megan Helmer, Mighty-O’s co-owner will share a few words and there will be origami boat-making, boat races and of course – donuts!

Who: Calling all donut lovers!
What: Parklet installation and celebratory grand opening
Where: Ballard Mighty-O Donuts
1555 NW Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
When: Grand Opening, Saturday, March 4th from 9 – NOON

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Photo courtesy of King County.
West Point Sewage Treatment Plant in Magnolia.

Problems at plant lead to more waste water in Puget Sound

After more rains inundating the West Point Sewage Treatment Plant, millions of gallons of raw sewage are flooding into Puget Sound.

King County officials said that the treatment plant is currently operating at 50 percent of its normal capacity since last week when there was an equipment failure. Due to heavy rains, plant technicians turned on partial emergency bypass pumps at about 3:30 a.m. in order to prevent the whole plant from flooding. 50 million gallons of water per day are currently flowing through bypass pumps.

“The action is necessary to protect plant workers and West Point’s current level of wastewater treatment,” officials stated.

The plant is undergoing repairs after an equipment failure on Feb. 9, which led to over 200 million gallons of untreated stormwater blooming into the sound byway of an emergency bypass. The pumps were on for 19 hours.

Officials said that they are working with technicians and contractors to address the emergency and make repairs to the plant.

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