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Mayor, tear down that bridge!

Mike McGinn is balking at the 520 bridge plans, but is he being consistent? If a no-tunnel, surface option is right for the post-Viaduct waterfront, why not consider a modest proposal to simply remove the Seattle-Eastside bridge?

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

Facebook billionaire to start fueling GOP politics

Sean Parker, a founder of Facebook and longtime Democratic donor, has begun meeting with Republican candidates and says he plans to put his support behind those willing to compromise on things like immigration reform and gun control.

TALKING POINTS MEMO

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)
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