Wednesday news roundup

Tons of news coverage this morning, on a wide variety of topics. Let’s dig in.


Q13, MyNorthwest, and The Stranger look at the possibility of the federal government setting law enforcement agents into Seattle.

SeattleMet, Capitol HIll Seattle Blog, and The Urbanist discuss the new payroll tax.

Puget Sound Business Journal reports that Amazon is claiming the city’s new “premium pay” requirement for gig delivery workers is unconstitutional.

Puget Sound Business Journal reports on a new ordinance passed by the City Council that suspends personal liability provisions in commercial leases.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reminds us that homelessness is the oldest of Seattle’s four civil emergencies.

MyNorthwest updates us on what’s happening with the attempted recall of Mayor Durkan, while The Stranger reports on what a new poll says about her favorability ratings.

The South Seattle Emerald looks at the latest “Point in Time” count of homeless individuals in King County.

The Seattle Times reports on Council President Gonzalez’s take on recent protests outside Council members’ homes.

MyNorthwest reports that an increasing number of SPD officers are looking to leave the department.

CityJournal looks at “Seattle’s tarnished dream.”

The Seattle Times reports on a recent poll on what voters think of the idea of defunding SPD.

The Urbanist argues that Seattle needs to improve its building standards in order to meet its climate goals.

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