News roundup: minimum wage, small business summit, tree cutting

A “sampler plate” of news coverage awaits us this morning…

Seattle Times reports that local homeowners were responsible for cutting 150 trees from city property in West Seattle. Two have been identified so far, with more likely. Both civil and criminal charges may be filed.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog notes Council member Kshama Sawant is organizing a small business summit Wednesday evening.

The Federalist has the story of a college student unable to find a minimum-wage job in Seattle.