Martha Kang

 

National Low Income Housing Coalition

A minimum-wage earner must work two full-time jobs year-round to be able to afford a two-bedroom apartment in Washington state, according to a new study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

To afford $966 — the fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment in the state, the study found a minimum-wage earner must work 81 hours per week ­– or two minimum-wage earners in the same household must work full-time — to avoid spending more than 30 percent of income on housing.

Meet Mo, the newest river otter pup at the Oregon Zoo.

Zoo officials on Friday announced the North American river otter’s name and released video of his latest checkup.

Storefronts Seattle

A nonprofit arts group is looking for art installations to feature around town. 

Storefronts, a program which showcases artworks in empty storefronts, is accepting applications for the year.

sonicsarena.com

Investor Chris Hansen says the proposed arena for Seattle's next NBA team will be an "even better building for hockey."

Hansen on Thursday released preliminary design renderings that show how his planned arena would accommodate an NHL team.

sonicsarena.com

Chris Hansen and his group of investors have released preliminary design renderings of Seattle’s next basketball arena.

The plan features “non-traditional elements” including three stacked balconies in lieu of top rows above the seating bowl, Hansen’s group said on sonicsarena.com.

At first he didn’t succeed, and he tried, tried again.

Several seal pups took respite on a surfer’s board in Puget Sound near Three Tree Point earlier this month. But for one of novice pup, surfing, it turned out, wasn’t as easy as others had made it seem.

A GoPro camera mounted on the board captured the little guy in action.

The Associated Press

Seattle doesn't yet have an NBA team, but investor Chris Hansen is already thinking about ticket sales. 

Starting Thursday, hopeful Sonics fans can secure a spot on the priority waiting list for future game tickets, Hansen announced on his website. Fans can sign up at sonicsarena.com Thursday at 10 a.m. SST — “Sonics-saving time!” according to Hansen.

Want to know the minute the Vatican has a new pope? There’s an app for that.

The aptly-named app Conclave, which includes a live stream of the Sistine Chapel's chimney, says its users will be “among the first to see the white smoke rise.”

And it appears Conclave has company.

Popealarm.com promises to notify users “as soon as the smoke [rising from the Sistine Chapel] turns white!”

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