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

Requests for SPD records dropped

A computer programmer, who says there are flaws in plans to give police body cameras, dropped his wide-ranging request for public documents and agreed to meet with officials about his concerns.

SEATTLE TIMES

Sawant takes a trip to jail to support workers

She says her five hours behind bars won't dissuade her from further efforts.

SEATTLE TIMES

Murray loses another press aide

Press Secretary Jeff Reading, a longtime confidant of Ed Murray, is leaving less than a year into the administration. Murray earlier lost the deputy press secretary, who has filed a racial discrimination complaint.

PUBLICOLA

Mian Rice, son of ex-mayor, is running for City Council

The Port of Seattle official is seeking a north end seat.

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL (SEATTLE)

Transportation activist is latest challenger to Jean Godden

Rob Johnson, executive director of Transportation Choices Coalition, will run for the City Council's District 4 position.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Police to examine handling of property crimes

The review follows a Danny Westneat column with damning details of inattention to car break-ins.

SEATTLE TIMES

Arbitration panel clears Seattle officer in use-of-force case

Two of the three panel members were fellow officers, a fact likely to renew controversy about how the city handles discipline cases.

SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle imposes Sunday pay for parking in Pioneer Square

The city says it's to help merchants. Some business people scoff at the notion, saying it's all about revenue for the city.

KOMO NEWS

Tent City moves with no permission onto public land under I-5

"It's in the hands of the mayor," says one of the Tent City supporters. Police say they will leave a decision up to city leaders.

KING-TV

'Basta!' Italian-Americans plan to strike back at Seattle leaders

A group of activists say they will lobby for recognition of Italian-American heritage and for keeping the new Indigenous Peoples Day, but not on Columbus Day.

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