This morning’s news focuses on two items: the ongoing homeless crisis (and the shooting at an encampment Tuesday evening) and the recent report on the state of the Seattle music industry.
Several news outlets are reporting on the fatal shooting at a homeless encampment Tuesday evening that coincided with a speech by Mayor Ed Murray on the homeless crisis and affordable housing. KIRO, Crosscut, Real Change, Seattle P-I, twice, Seattle Times, and Equilibrio Informativo. (plus many more)
Several outlets are also reporting on Tuesday’s report on the economic impact of the Seattle music industry and the financial hardships that local musicians suffer, including KING5, West Seattle Herald, and MyNorthwest.
In other news:
Contra Costa Times reports that Lyft has settled its California lawsuit with drivers, taking a “be nice” approach that seems to be sparing it the wrath that its competitor Uber has been drawing.
Government Technology covers the recent Public Records Act revelation that there are 9200 licensed ride-sharing drivers in the Seattle area.
Daily Caller reports on state Sen. Michael Baumgartner’s efforts to prevent cities from enacting minimum wage laws.