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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Ben Bradlee dies at 93

The legendary Washington Post editor oversaw the coverage of the Watergate scandal, which brought down President Nixon, but he had made the paper a more serious news institution from his first days on the job. 

WASHINGTON POST

Scarecrow Video's grand re-opening as non-profit is today

Seattle's well-loved independent video shop is reopening today as a membership-based non-profit film education center.

Another independent alt-weekly is dead

One of America's great alternative weekly newspapers, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, just shut down due to "financial reasons." 

 

SLATE

E. coli found again on Mercer Island; boil-water alert issued

 

Mercer Island issued another boil advisory for their water. Again, all restaurants have been ordered to close.

SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle City Council adopts bill to improve high-speed fiber network deployment

The Seattle City Council approved legislation that will help expand high-speed fiber network deployment by removing excessive administrative requirements for siting of new broadband cabinets.

CITY OF SEATTLE

Joel Connelly: Stranger, Herald staffers strike out on own

Dominic Holden is leaving The Stranger and Peter Jackson, surprisingly, will depart from The Herald's editorial page.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Dominic Holden: I am leaving The Stranger

"But after taking a shot of make-up-your-damn-mind and after working on staff since 2008 (and contributing to the paper since 2003), I have decided to leave to work on new freelance projects."

THE STRANGER

NFL leadership: Where ambiguity mixes with deliberate ignorance

It's so inconvenient for Circus Maximus to have to answer questions about its players' behavior. Fortunately, TV makes it easier for the league to get off the hook.

NEW YORK TIMES

Plagiarizing former-Buzzfeed editor hired by National Review, an outlet he lifted from

"A little more than a month after he lost his job at BuzzFeed for widespread plagiarism, Benny Johnson has landed on his feet at National Review," where he will begin his work as social media director next week.

TALKING POINTS MEMO

Op-Poetry: A collection of opinionated poems

The Los Angeles Times picks the best from among submissions by nearly 1,000 of its readers for its second annual collection of Op-Ed poetry.

LOS ANGELES TIMES
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