Wednesday news roundup

Sawant’s legal bills get paid, and more.

Stay inside, stay healthy — and we might get some fresh air on Friday.

The Seattle Times, Seattle PI, The Stranger, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, Q13, and MyNorthwest report that the City Council voted to authorize the city to provide legal representation to Council member Sawant in defending against a recall petition.

The Seattle Times, KIRO and KING look at the partial collapse of Pier 58 on Sunday.

KUOW talks police reform with Council President Gonzalez.

KOMO covers the imminent rollout of scooter-share in Seattle.

The Seattle Times discusses with the SDOT Director whether the city should be spending more on bridge maintenance, following a critical report by the city auditor.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reports that Black Lives Matter Seattle King-County has requested an ethics investigation of several Council members.

Crosscut has an op-ed arguing that Seattle should look at providing universal basic income.

The Stranger reports that the city will be putting another $19 million into rent assistance programs.

Publicola and KOMO write that the city is contracting with Not This Time to provide community de-escalation support.

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