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Guest Host Zaki Hamid discusses the weeks news with Crosscut’s Knute Berger, Publicola’s Erica Barnett, and Seattle Times Amanda Zhou.
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Week in Review: Charleena Lyles, The Catholic Church, and encampments

Guest Host Zaki Hamid discusses the weeks news with Crosscut’s Knute Berger, Publicola’s Erica Barnett, and Seattle Times Amanda Zhou.



A King County inquest jury has concluded that two Seattle police officers used reasonable or justifiable force when they shot and killed Charleena Lyles in 2017. Lyles' relatives say they reject the findings. What does this mean going forward?

The Catholic Church has a noticeable amount of control over abortion access, even in a liberal city like Seattle. How did so many of our hospital beds come under the control of Catholic doctrine?

Following the 1918 influenza pandemic, built up frustrations from mask wearing and other restrictions were let loose. How does that compare to the COVID pandemic locally today?

PubliCola reported that Mayor Bruce Harrell’s administration drafted a new “sidewalk strategy” for homeless encampments earlier this year that would have empowered the city’s new Unified Care Team, bolstered by Seattle police, to require anyone living in a public right-of-way in Seattle to move with just two hours’ notice. What kind of response has there been to this news?

Seattle Public Schools has seen a significant decrease in enrollment, and that has started to create financial concerns. What is the impact of this?