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

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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