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

Prominent pastor, Sandy Brown, leaning toward Seattle City Council run

First, though, he's walking across Italy, working on a guide book regarding St. Francis.

SEATTLEPI.COM

One officer has written almost all pot tickets

Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole has launched an internal investigation into the tickets for public smoking of marijuana, usually written only where poor people and minorities congregate.

SLOG (THE STRANGER)

Paul Schell, former Seattle mayor, dies at 76

He led Seattle to approval of the new downtown library and the rebuilding of the opera house. He also oversaw the city's response to the WTO demonstrations.

KING5.COM

Ed Murray ready to name ex-Chicago official to run transpo department

Scott Kubly, a former deputy transportation director of Chicago, had a big role in the city's widely hailed bike-lane network.

PUBLICOLA

Highly paid City Light boss fell for a copper con job

After convincing Jorge Carrasco that they represented a charity and had 35 children circling the block in a bus, two men walked away with $120,000 worth of copper scrap and wire.

SEATTLE TIMES

Tim Burgess blocks public financing of elections

The city council president says this is not the year for Councilmember Mike O'Brien's proposal.

THE STRANGER

City: Police officers wrong on constitutional issue

The city's first filing in a suit brought by dozens of officers against new use-of-force policies says another judge has already ruled the guidelines constitutional. 

SEATTLE TIMES
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