News roundup: secure scheduling, heroin task force, and more

This afternoon’s vote on the secure scheduling ordinance tops this morning’s news coverage.

Politico, Puget Sound Business Journal, and Civic Skunk Works report on this afternoon’s final vote on the “secure scheduling” ordinance.

Erica C. Barnett has a two-part article (here and here) on last week’s heroin addiction task force report. Seattle Times published an AP story on the roots of the heroin epidemic.

Seattle Times covers last week’s announcement that the Pronto bike-share system has hired a new company to operate the system and that company will likely scrap the existing manual bikes in favor of electric-assist bikes.

Crosscut published an op-ed by Sharon Lee of LIHI (a large operator of transitional housing in Seattle) defending transitional housing against the criticism in the reports by Barb Poppe and Focus on the homeless response in Seattle.