Friday morning news roundup: homeless encampments

This morning’s news coverage focuses on homeless encampments, drivers unionizing, and whether Seattle and Tacoma might ever merge.

Two new homeless encampments opening this week in Interbay and Ballard. The Stranger and Ballard News-Tribune cover it.

KPLU covers taxi, Uber and Lyft drivers’ efforts to unionize.

An op-ed column in the Tacoma News-Tribune suggests that Seattle’s and Tacoma have become political fast-followers of each other, and wonders whether thy might merge one day.