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

SPD Reform: Mayor Ed Murray's steep slide backward

In his first two months in office, Mayor Ed Murray removed the two members of the Seattle Police Department management who had been most-commended by the DOJ. Is that really reform? 

THE STRANGER

A breakdown of next week's Metro transit vote in Seattle

The Seattle Times takes an in-depth look at the pros and cons of Proposition 1.

SEATTLE TIMES

Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to pull Dems far-left

The Vermont senator is eyeing a presidential run in 2016 -- and a substantial push of his party to the left. 

BOSTON GLOBE

Obama picks ex-Gates Foundation exec for Cabinet post

Former development director Sylvia Mathews Burwell has the respect of a number of Republicans. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Effects on $15 an hour in restaurant businesses

Op-ed looks at future job prospects for young adults of color. Without experience, the outlook is grim.

THE STRANGER

Kristof: 3 important policy critiques by Republicans that are right

So, how about being part of the solutions?

NEW YORK TIMES

Making sense of a star chef's secret struggle

The shocking death of Cody Spafford has raised a number of questions about addiction, police force and how to move forward as a community. 

STRANGER (SEATTLE)

Dowd: Jeb Bush in the Tea Party lions' den?

The right speculates on why he would talk about undocumented immigrants loving America.

NEW YORK TIMES

Senate takes on the gender pay gap

Legislature is urged to consider "paycheck fairness" between men and women.

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

David Horsey: Sure, Boehner knows there should be gun limits

But political forces stand in the way of doing anything, even keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.

LOS ANGELES TIMES
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