News roundup: Guns, Ducks, AirBnB, and the Jungle

Lots of stuff in the news today.  Plus the #SEAHomeless conversation, which I will recap tomorrow in full.

Seattle Times, KIRO, the Examiner, and MyNorthwest all report on the Council’s vote earlier this week on SPD gun procurement and the decision to destroy, rather than resell, SPD’s surplus guns.

MyNorthwest and Seattle Times report that an investigation has found that the fatal shooting of Che Taylor earlier this year was “within department policy.”

Seattle Times covers the Mayor’s decision not to evict homeless people from the Jungle.

The Stranger reports on Ride the Ducks’ invocation of a 1909 state law to avoid paying restitution to the Korean parents of a student killed in the Aurora Bridge accident.

SeattleMet published an op-ed arguing that Seattle should “double down” on its transportation investments.

KING5 covers this afternoon’s joint City Council – King County Council hearing on public health issues, including the opioid addiction crisis.

Seattle Times reports that AirBnB has sued the City of San Francisco over its regulation of short-term rentals, and speculates about what it means for Seattle’s attempt to pass its own regulations.

The Courier-Herald reports on the King County Board of Health’s deliberations over enacting a septic tank fee (three members of the board are Seattle City Council members).

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reports that Council member Mike O’Brien is advocating for Central Co-op to become the anchor tenant at a development project next to the Capitol Hill light rail station.

The Stranger wonders whether the surplus revenues from taxes on marijuana could be spent to help the homeless.

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