Friday news roundup

We made it to the end of the week!  And it’s going to be another beautiful weekend.

Here’s the news.


The Seattle Times, The Stranger, and Q13 report on the ongoing tension between protesters and federal troops, who are now starting to be deployed in Seattle.

KING and the AP cover a judge’s ruling on the City Council’s recent ban on crowd-control weapons.

KING, NPR, and Northwest Asian Weekly update us on the discussions over cuts to SPD’s budget.

The Stranger reports that SPD is poinsed to stop being the gatekeeper to the LEAD diversion program.

Erica Barnett looks at the ongoing 2020 budget rebalancing process, and the effect of the rift between the City Council and the Mayor.

West Seattle Blog reports in from the West Seattle “town hall.”

The Urbanist and West Seattle Blog update us on what’s going on with the repair of the West Seattle Bridges.

The Stranger covers the frustration over the city’s slow approach to issuing outdoor dining permits.

KUOW reports on new rent assistance on the way.

Northwest Asian Weekly says that the Democracy Vouchers program is now open for 2021 candidates.

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