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📱Mayor Jenny Durkan turned in re-created texts to KUOW. The public radio station submitted a record request for Durkan’s text message from June 5 to 10 to find out what led to SPD’s decision to abandon the East Precinct. The texts they received five months later turned out not to be the mayor’s actual texts but a re-creation taken from her chief of staff and deputy mayor’s cell phones, as revealed in an anonymous email sent early last month. (KUOW)
- Related: This revelation comes as The Seattle Times published an article last week detailing how the mayor’s office mishandled multiple public records requests after finding nearly a year’s worth of Durkan’s texts were missing. KUOW’s request was one of 48 made as of Nov. 6, 2020.
💵The city continues to struggle over how to spend money on public safety. In unsurprising news, councilmember Tammy Morales and the committee she heads are at odds with the mayor. Morales heads the Community Economic Development committee which is tasked with freeing up $30 million that the community would decide how to allocate for policing alternatives. (Crosscut)
⚾️In more unsurprising news, the Mariners are once again reminding fans why we don’t hold our breath. As usual, the team started off strong with a record of 13-8, but they’ve since fallen back into familiar patterns and currently sit at 18-17. (The Seattle Times)
- Related: If you’re looking for more hopeful sports seasons, the Storm kick off their regular season on Saturday against the Las Vegas Aces. Due to renovations at Climate Pledge Arena, they will play their home games at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett.
📚Looking for your next read? Try one of these books from local authors. The author of the bestseller “The Boys in the Boat” is releasing a new book that tells the stories of four Japanese American families whose sons served in the army in World War II. If that’s not your thing, there are also three different books that touch on Amazon and our city’s existential identity crisis. (Seattle Met Magazine)