Thursday news roundup

Stay cool out there. And eat some cheesecake.

Here’s the news.

The Seattle Times reports that the Compassion Seattle charter amendment has officially qualified for the November ballot.

Real Change reports that the repairs to the West Seattle Bridge are proceeding on schedule.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog and MyNorthwest report on the push to rename “single family” zoning.

The South Seattle Emerald covers the city’s announcement that it is handing over some COVID vaccination and testing efforts to third parties.

The Seattle Times reports that King County Executive Dow Constantine has issued a new order that will allow inquests to proceed, following a recent state Supreme Court order clarifying the requirements under the law.

PubliCola and the Seattle Times discuss a new report recommending shifting a certain portion of 911 call response away from police.

The Seattle Times has an op-ed saying that City Attorney Pete Holmes must do more to atone for missteps in his office’s litigation of a public-records lawsuit.

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