Thursday news roundup

So much to read this morning. Let’s dig in.

The Seattle Times, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, and West Seattle Blog report on the city’s plan to shut down most of its fixed vaccination sites.

KIRO, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, and PubliCola over SPD Chief Diaz’s decision to demote one of his assistant chiefs who served as incident commander during last summer’s “pink umbrella” incident.

The Seattle Times and the South Seattle Emerald report that the city is finally issuing funding for the “street sinks” program.

Crosscut looks at the status of police reform one year after the murder of George Floyd.

The Washington Examiner talks to former SPD Chief Carmen Best about the CHOP.

The Urbanist discusses the tenant protection bills passed out of a Council committee earlier this week.

MyNorthwest reports that there has now been over $1 million raised combined by the campaigns for and against recalling Councilmember Sawant.

MyNorthwest covers the campaign for a charter amendment on homelessness, now that it has moved into signature-gathering.

KIRO reports that street parking rates are about to go up.

The Stranger, Patch, and Seattle Transit Blog bring us election news.

The Seattle Times has an editorial demanding a full accounting of what happened to Mayor Durkan’s missing texts.

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