On teahouse windows and wooden power poles, the signs of discord appear throughout Seattle’s Chinatown International District.

“SAVE THE CID,” “WHAT’S AT STAKE?” and “SPEAK UP FOR THE CHINATOWN INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT,” they say, beckoning people to learn about the years of noise, dust, demolitions and truck traffic ahead, if Sound Transit chooses to dig the district’s second light-rail station at Fifth Avenue South, next to the landmark Chinatown Gate.




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