Wednesday news roundup

In case you haven’t heard yet, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is going to be a Seattle City Council member. Except he is a zombie.   Still, that could work here.

The Seattle Times and Erica Barnett report that the city has increased its rate of homeless encampment cleanups this year.

Crosscut and the Seattle PI cover SPD Chief Carmen Best’s swearing-in ceremonies around the city.

Crosscut looks at the unfulfilled promises of tech to help solve the homelessness crisis.

KUOW reports that Ofo will be donating its bikes to nonprofits in Africa as it exits the local bikeshare business.