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Inside Seattle (Mar 7th, 2019)

 From Friday through Sunday, we are expected to have sun breaks through partial clouds with a weekend high/low of 51/29 degrees Fahrenheit. On Monday it will rain, with a high/low of 48/38 degrees Fahrenheit.

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1. Everett’s Paine Field opened for commercial flights for the first time in decades earlier this week. Alaska Airlines will operate up to 24 nonstop flights to 8 US cities from a Propeller Airports terminal with two gates. Also known as Snohomish County Airport, Paine Field is expected to serve up to 1.4 million passengers per year. The inaugural passenger flight from PAE traveled to Las Vegas on Monday. – SEATTLE TIMES

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2. The Art Institute of Seattle will be permanently closing on Friday. Last month, the Washington Student Achievement Council informed AIS students, via email, of the possible closure due to lack of funding, but the non-profit school was forced to announce its closure will happen two weeks before the end of the current academic term. After being open for more than 70 years, the art school will displace 650 students who will have to finish their degrees at other schools. – THE STRANGER

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3. Two brothers accused of murder at a Seattle homeless encampment had their second mistrial earlier this week. Jurors could not reach a verdict in the case involving Jerome and James Taafulisia, who are being tried for the shooting deaths of two people and first-degree assault of three others at the now-defunct “Jungle,” encampment in 2016. It is uncertain whether a third trial will occur for this case. – KIRO 7

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4. The Seattle transit tunnel will cease the operation of King County Metro bus runs at the end of March. Metro buses that collectively make about 830 daily trips through the transit tunnel will soon be rerouted to the already-crowded city streets to make way for increased light rail use in the near future. – MY NORTHWEST

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Throwback Thursday - The Birth of Seattle Craft Beer
By Nick Shekeryk

In recent years, craft brewing has become one of the budding industries around Seattle. With a number of unique beers being crafted in Seattle (especially IPA's), the city has become synonymous with craft beers in the same way evergreen trees, flannel shirts, and rain are associated with the Pacific Northwest. While the craft beer industry continues to thrive in Seattle, we have to take a moment to give recognition to the city's oldest brewery— Big Time Brewery  which recently celebrated its 30th year

Established as Seattle's first brew pub, Big Time has been a local favorite since it opened in December of 1988. Located in the University District, its sizable collection of in-house crafted beers has made it a mainstay for students from the University of Washington who have a more refined taste for beer.

Big Time's most popular beers are its Scarlet Fire IPA, Bhagwan's Best IPA, and Coal Creek Porter, all of which are perfect for keeping you warm on those cool Seattle days. Big Time also produces a number of special edition beers that rotate on a seasonal basis.

Big Time Brewery has helped pave the way for today's local breweries. While many breweries have come and gone over the recent decades, Big Time's beer has stood the test of time.

Every Thursday we'll feature a blast from Seattle's past, with links to resources for learning more. If you have ideas for a piece of Seattle history we can feature, or anything else you'd like to see us cover, hit reply to this email!
 

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5. According to a report from the Anti-Defamation League, white supremacy is increasing throughout Washington state. The report stated that 44 incidents were reported around the Puget Sound region in 2018, a huge uptick from the 15 incidents reported in 2017. – KUOW

6. The Seahawks placed the franchise tag on defensive end Frank Clark on Monday. This coveted NFL designation will greatly increase Clark’s salary and give the Seahawks exclusive access to him during free agency. – 247 SPORTS

7. The City of Seattle wants to give homeless people sleeping in cars a place to safely park overnight, but no neighborhoods are willing to host the space. – KING 5

8. The popular South By Southwest festival may have started today in Austin, but it has nothing on the Seattle Kennel Club’s newest dog show, ‘Woof By Woofwest.’ – PATCH

9. A good hot dog can be hard to come by, unless you’re in Seattle. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer complied a list of the best hot dogs in the city. Cream cheese not required, but suggested. – SEATTLE PI

10. If you are in the market for a new home in King County, you may have missed your chance for a good deal, as it was reported that the median price increased by $45,000, month-over-month, from January to February. – SEATTLE TIMES

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Nick Shekeryk has a professional background rich in digital marketing and media. His work has appeared in The Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, New York Post, The Post-Standard, and on MSN.com, among others. He has a graduate degree in journalism from Syracuse University, as well as creative writing and philosophy degrees from Seattle University. He lives in Seattle, WA, and spends his spare time playing and coaching baseball, running half marathons, and seeing as much live music as possible. You can follow Nick on Twitter at @NickShekeryk.

Editing team: Kim Lyons (managing editor at Inside, a Pittsburgh-based journalist with recent bylines in the NYTimes and Columbia Journalism Review.) and Susmita Baral (senior editor at Inside, recent bylines in NatGeo, Teen Vogue, and Quartz. Runs the biggest mac and cheese account on Instagram).

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