Dances with Taxes: Capitol Hill City Blog says that after being slapped with an obscure, $90,000 "Opportunity to Dance" tax, Capitol Hill's Century Ballroom is fighting for survival the only way they know how: dancing. This week, Cienna also wrote about a bill in Olympia to repeal the tax.
That's One Way to Park a Car: A car has been found on someone's lawn, West Seattle Blog reports. The exact situation that led the car to be outside of its usual paved domain is unclear, but the adjacent shattered fence and muddy tire marks lead some to believe it was driven there by mistake.
Ballard Fred Meyer Hands Out $65,000: Not in cash, says My Ballard. The money was donated to the "Susan G. Komen for the Cure Project" in the form of a tremendously large novelty check. There were also balloons.
Please, Think of the Children: When Seattle's 2013 budget excluded $240,000 in funding for Wellspring Family Services, an organization that provides early learning services for homeless children, Rainier Valley residents were not impressed. So unimpressed, in fact, that they rallied enough public support to have it reinstated in this year's budget. Rainier Valley Post rejoices.
More Taxes, Less Dancing: First Hill's El Mestizo Mexican restaurant is being charged with tax fraud, an alleged $42,063 worth of tax fraud, says Capitol Hill City Blog.