Thursday news roundup

There was a forum for Chief of Police candidates last night, and someone tried to retell a Monty Python joke at a commission meeting. Welcome to Thursday.

The Seattle Times, Crosscut, and the South Seattle Emerald cover last night’s public forum for the three candidates vying to become the new Chief of Police. KING interviewed the three candidates.

Real Change discusses the results of an annual study of public safety concerns by Seattle University.

KING reports that a groups that advocates for people with disabilities has contacted the City Council with concerns about the ban on plastic straws that recently came into effect.

Real Change covers the two gun-safety ordinances passed this week.

And finally, The Stranger writes on why the most important stuff that happens in commission meetings is often not the most exciting stuff, and provides a lesson on joke-telling.