Tuesday news roundup

The Black Brilliance Research Project runs into trouble, and much more.

(PSA: make sure you’re prepared for the cold weather that’s going to hit us over the next week)


The Seattle Times, PubliCola, The Stranger, and Capitol Hill Seattle Blog cover yesterday’s public split between King County Equity Now and the coalition of researchers working on the Black Brilliance Research Project.

The Seattle Times reports on the ever-increasing delays in processing public document requests by the City of Seattle — especially for SPD.

KING and KOMO bring us the latest on Seattle’s efforts to prepare for mass vaccination sites.

The South Seattle Emerald reports that SPD asked the King County Jail to violate COVID-19 protocols and book non-violent protesters — and it did.

Puget Sound Business Journal says that the lawsuit challenging the “hazard pay” ordinance is a long-shot.

SeattleMet, PubliCola and Crosscut bring us election news.

MyNorthwest reports that Mayor Durkan has signed legislation restricting gas heat in new commercial and multifamily buildings.

Post Alley asks whether SPD can fire police officers who participated in the events in Washington D.C. on January 6th.

Seattle Bike Blog reports that portions of Lake Washington Boulevard will once again become a “Stay Healthy Street” over winter and spring breaks.

The Urbanist takes a big-picture look at Seattle’s under-leveraged bus system.

The Stranger has an op-ed saying that the next Mayor needs to make municipal broadband happen.


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