Wednesday news roundup

News coverage today is dominated by the election results certification, and by the swearing in of Lorena Gonzalez.The recent election’s results were certified yesterday, finalizing the results for all races except City Council District 1 where Lisa Herbold leads by less than 40 votes — triggering a recount. Seattle Times, the West Seattle Blog, West Seattle Herald,  the Seattle P-IKUOW, and KOMO News have coverage.

Lorena Gonzalez was sworn in yesterday, the city’s first Latina city council member. KIRO TV, Q13, the Stranger, KING5, and the West Seattle Blog covered it.

Queen Anne News has an op-ed piece questioning the convention wisdom as to what the recent election results mean for “urbanists” and progressives in Seattle.

SportsNet reports that the NHL is not waiting for Seattle to figure out whether it’s building a new arena before it decides on awarding expansion franchises.

The Stranger muses over what would happen if the city decided to allow homeless encampments in residential areas.

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