News roundup: Housing preservation, youth detention, safe injection, and of course the arena

Yesterday’s committee discussion of housing preservation tops the news this morning.

KING5 reports on yesterday’s hearing in which Council member Lisa Herbold put forth two ideas for new programs to help preserve affordable housing.

The Stranger covers an effort by prisoner rights advocates to stop the construction of a new youth detention center due to ground contamination at the site.

American City and County reports on the City Council’s look at creating a safe injection site.

KING5 discusses Tuesday’s contentious hearing on the proposed street vacation to make room for the SODO Arena, in which SDOT and the Port of Seattle presented opposite views.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reports on the increasing number of people ditching their privately-owned cars as the Car2Go car-share system expands in the city.