Friday news roundup

Lots of local news and commentary to end a momentous week.

The Seattle Times reports that a controversial building bordering Pike Place Market has been designated as a landmark, blocking its redevelopment as a 14-story hotel.

KOMO, KING and Q13 cover the calls for city elected officials to denounce the rioting on Wednesday night that left several downtown businesses damaged.

The South Seattle Emerald, Q13, and KIRO continue coverage of Councilmember Sawant’s calls for an investigation into threatening messages she has received from a city employee’s email account.

The International Examiner reports that the Mayor’s Office is soliciting candidates for an open position on the International Special Review District board.

The South Seattle Emerald covers this morning’s announcement that the city’s mobile vaccination teams are now reaching out to home-care workers, and older residents of permanent supportive housing and affordable housing projects in Seattle.

PubliCola looks at why reform of off-duty police officers’ secondary work has stalled.

The South Seattle Emerald and Seattle Times have local election news and discussion.

PubliCola reports that the city’s post-COVID homelessness response relied heavily on the perhaps-overhyped “rapid rehousing” program.


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