Friday news roundup

It looks like Seattle will be moving to Phase 2 of re-opening, after the Governor tweaked the requirements this week.  But with new, more easily transmissible variants of the virus spreading through the country, it’s more important than ever to “up your mask game.”

Here’s the news.


The Seattle Times reports on how the County, State and City are looking to provide a financial bailout for the convention center expansion project.

The Stranger covers Councilmember Sawant’s proposal to offer a right to counsel for individuals facing eviction proceedings.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reports that construction of the Montlake Lid park and transit plaza is about to commence.

The Urbanist covers the proposed changes to the city’s energy code.

PubliCola and the South Seattle Emerald reports on the Community Police Commission’s strongly-worded critique of SPD’s proposed changes to its use-of-force and crowd-control policies.

Crosscut looks at the patchwork of organizations trying to provide COVID vaccinations to vulnerable communities in Seattle.

Seattle Bike Blog observes that Seattle isn’t making progress in reducing traffic deaths.

West Seattle Blog looks at how things are going with the West Seattle low bridge while the high bridge is being repaired.

The Seattle Times has an opinion piece arguing that the City Council is ignoring the importance of the business climate in Seattle.

The South Seattle Emerald has an opinion piece discussing the real meaning of “Defund the Police.”



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