CAPITOL HILL Andrew Geske, 26, was walking home with his roommate from the Capitol Hill gay bar Pony at 2:30 a.m. on September 3 when, according to a police report and Geske's own account, he was attacked by a young man driving a black BMW and dragged down Broadway as the car sped away and a passenger held onto Geske's arms. Geske, a bar back at a nearby bar and a personal trainer, suffered sprained fingers and scrapes on his back, elbows, and knee, but is otherwise unharmed. "It was a gay bashing," Geske says. "Word needs to get out that gays are still being targeted. Call me naive, but I didn't think this could happen here." The attack is being investigated as a bias crime. (A witness told police she heard the people in the car calling Geske and his roommate "faggots" and "homos.") No one was able to get the license plate. —ES

EASTLAKE On September 7, 19-year-old Bryce Lewis was riding his bike toward the University Bridge on Eastlake Avenue East. As Lewis approached the intersection at Eastlake and Fuhrman Avenue East, he collided with a dump truck and was dragged for 25 feet. Lewis was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene. A fellow biker—the pair had recently moved here from Colorado—was also dragged under the truck, but only suffered minor injuries. The Seattle Police Department did not cite the truck driver, who was turning right onto Fuhrman. According to SPD spokesman Jeff Kappel, "From preliminary indications, there's no reason [the driver] should have been cited." David Hiller, the advocacy director of the Cascade Bicycle Club, disagrees. "The jury's out on exactly what happened. The bias tends to be against [cyclists] in these conditions." —JS

BALLARD The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) is getting involved in the fight to save Lock Vista Apartments in Ballard, which are slated to be converted into condos. SHA is thinking about purchasing Lock Vista to preserve the 192 low-cost rental units. But the with a price tag of $15 million to $20 million, SHA is struggling to come up with the cash. If SHA was able to acquire the cash, it could use eminent domain to force Lock Vista's current owner to sell the building to it instead of the Northlake Group, which wants to buy the complex in the next few weeks. —JS