News roundup: North Precinct, heroin task force

Yesterday’s announcement of a change in plans for the controversial North Precinct station dominates the news headlines this morning.

Seattle Times, The Stranger, KING5, KOMO, MyNorthwestThe UrbanistQ13, Crosscut, Curbed, SeattleMet, and AP all report on the announcement by the Mayor and three Council members that the North Precinct police station project is being reconsidered.

Seattle Times, The Stranger, and Crosscut report on yesterday’s release of the final report from the Heroin and Opiate Task Force.

Seattle Times posted an editorial arguing against the pending “secure scheduling” ordinance.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reports that it looks like the East District Council will probably fold after the Mayor announced that the city is withdrawing its support for District Councils.

Northwest Asian Weekly reports on how the Council’s proposed legislation restricting sweeps of homeless encampments is being received in the International District.