Wednesday news roundup

Amazon’s CEO talks about the company’s rocky relationship with the City of Seattle, and much more.

The Seattle Times and KUOW report on the number of SPD officers who have not certified that they are vaccinated yet, potentially exacerbating the department’s existing staffing crisis.

The Seattle Times, GeekWire, Puget Sound Business Journal, Bloomberg, and CNBC cover Amazon CEO Andy Jassy’s comments this week about the company’s rough relationship with the City of Seattle and its approach to growth in the Seattle area.

SeattleMet and PubliCola bring us the latest on the Sawant recall, now headed for the ballot on December 7th.

The Stranger, Reason, and GQ cover the Council’s vote on a resolution encouraging the decriminalization of psychedelic drugs.

The Urbanist and the Seattle PI report on the city’s agreement with Seattle Public Schools on a plan to replace Memorial Stadium and to build a new downtown school.

MyNorthwest and MyBallard cover the City Council’s approval of a rezone ordinance allowing the Seattle Storm to build a practice facility in Interbay.

The Seattle Medium reports on the Office of Labor Standards’ settlement of a violation of the “hazard pay” mandate for grocery workers.

The Urbanist has some thoughts on what to do with the SPD budget.

MyNorthwest talks to landlords about the city’s recently-passed rental regulations.

The Seattle Times, Crosscut, KING, the Seattle Medium, and the Washington Observer bring us election news.

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