Friday news roundup

Prepare for a couple more days of toasty weather as we head into the weekend. Also, remember to vote!

Here’s the news.

KOMO, KING (here and here), and MyNorthwest discuss Mayor Durkan’s call for the City Council to release funds so that SPD can address its staffing shortage, and the support she is receiving from local grocers.

The Seattle PI covers a recent report showing that a significant percentage of 911 calls in Seattle could be handled in ways other than sending a police officer.

The Seattle Times and PubliCola report that an SPD command officer is suing over his demotion for his handling of the “pink umbrella” incident last summer.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog looks at the next phase of the 23rd Avenue corridor project, while The Urbanist discusses the latest revision of the plan for the Pike/Pine corridor downtown

The AP, GeekWire, and MyNorthwest report that the Compassion Seattle charter amendment has qualified for the November ballot.

The Seattle Times reports that the Bonneville Power Administration will be cutting wholesale power rates.

The South Seattle Emerald looks back over Seattle’s plans for addressing homelessness over the past ten years.

The Seattle Times, Crosscut, The Urbanist, MyNorthwest, and West Seattle Blog bring us election news and discussion.

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