News This Week’ Stranger News Section
posted by July 18 at 16:40 PMon
I’m psyched. We’ve got a fat news section this week.
Erica C. Barnett has a scoop about Mayor Nickels’s move to undermine the much-heralded master bike plan. Surprise! Nickels is kissing the ass of influential business leaders, flouting the plan at their request.
Regular freelancer Dominic Holden details an unwarranted (pun intended) and egregious bust of a sick couple who (legally) use medical marijuana.
Jonah reports from West Seattle where town home developers used a loophole to avoid community review. By the time neighbors knew what was going on, it was too late to weigh in. Jonah reports that developers are getting away with this all over the city.
Love Crimes, City Hall, and the U.S. Congress
Finally, we’ve got Charles Mudede’s Police Beat column on love, ECB’s In the Hall column on your city council members, and my Counter•Intel column on Rep. Jay Inslee’s misguided attempt to “save” webcasters.
Eli Sanders’s reports from Election ‘08 will be back next week.
Meanwhile, in other news sections today:
The Seattle Times has a story about Mayor Nickels’s battle with clubs; the PI has a story about a wild police chase; and the Seattle Weekly reports on the campaign finances of Port Candidate Gael Tarleton—a story you may had heard something about before it was in the Weekly.