Friday news roundup

Dig out that winter coat — it’s going to be chilly the next several days.  But at least we should get some sun over the weekend…

Here’s the news.

The Seattle Times, Business Insider, AP, and Patch report that Seattle, Portland and New York City have sued the Trump Administration over its attempt to withhold federal funding from the cities by declaring them “anarchist jurisdictions.”

The Seattle Times covers a land-transfer in Rainier Valley from Sound Transit to the City of Seattle that will be used for affordable housing.

The Stranger reports that the City of Seattle is rolling out a “Trick or Street” safe-street permit program to encourage safe trick-or-treating amidst the COVID pandemic.

The West Seattle Blog brings us the latest on the West Seattle Bridge.

Law360 covers the settlement in the long-running lawsuit over whether the City Council and Mayor violated the Open Public Meetings Act when it repealed the “Head Tax” in 2018.

PubliCola covers the competing ideas for how to organize a replacement for the Navigation Team.

Q13 reports that former Mayor Murray’s public-safety expert has some criticisms of the City Council’s understanding of 911 calls.


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