News roundup: SPD, FBI, and more

Hiring police officers and building a new North Precinct station are drawing news coverage again this morning. along with FBI surveillance in the Central District.

Seattle Weekly looks at why the price tag for the new North Precinct building is so high.

MyBallard reports on the Mayor’s plan to pay for hiring additional police officers.

The New York Times and the Seattle P-I both report on efforts by the FBI to prevent Seattle Public Utilities from disclosing information about surveillance cameras placed by the FBI on utility poles along 23rd Avenue (and possibly elsewhere).

Seattlish writes about Initiative 124, providing important protections for hotel employees.

Counterpunch covers former Council member Nick Licata’s recently published book about citizen activism, and discusses activism’s impact on Seattle’s politics.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reports that Council member Lisa Herbold is collecting information on which iconic Seattle businesses need preservation.