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Seattle's Downtown Design Review Board Head On The Future

Ross Reynolds
09/21/2012 at 12:00 p.m.

Seattle School Board Gets Official Word On Confusing Vote: Seattle Public Schools officials have determined the result of a confusing school board vote Wednesday night. As KUOW's Ann Dornfeld reports, the board wasn't clear about whether it had voted to hire a Teach for America teacher or not.

Tacoma Man Released From Nicaraguan Prison: A Tacoma man who was imprisoned in Nicaragua for almost two years says he cannot describe how it feels to be reunited with his whole family. Jason Puracal is now back in the Pacific Northwest after being released from prison last week. KUOW's Derek Wang spoke with Puracal earlier this week.

Lummi Tribal Reservation Opposes Coal Export Facility: The Lummi Tribal reservation lies to the north of Bellingham, very close to the proposed site of a large coal export terminal. The tribe is expected to announce their opposition to the facility today. Ashley Ahearn reports.

Developing Downtown Seattle: Downtown Seattle will soon be the home of some major construction. Plans for a massive Amazon complex are in the final stages of review with construction tentatively starting as early as next year. But it doesn't just take money to build a skyscraper downtown. We talk to the head of the Downtown Design Review Board and ask what it takes to build a skyscraper.


Gabriel Grant is the chair of Seattle's Downtown Design Review Board.

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