News roundup: inquests, UW landmark buildings, small business

A judge rules that UW can ignore local landmark ordinances, police inquests come under the microscope, and both the Mayor and the City Council claim to love small businesses.

Seattle P-I reports on the critique of the county’s police inquest process at Wednesday morning’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee meeting, focusing on how it excludes the families of shooting victims if they can’t afford legal representation.

Crosscut and Seattle Times report on a judge’s ruling yesterday that the University of Washington is not subject to the city’s landmark preservation ordinance for buildings on its campus — clearing the way for a new computer science building to be built on the current site of an older building that had been designated as a historical landmark.

The Stranger covers the Mayor’s apparent snub of the Council’s request to investigate the feasibility of commercial rent control in the city.

Northwest Asian Weekly reports on advancing legislation that would rename a city park in honor of Donnie Chin.

The Atlantic discusses the next battlefront for workers after the $15 minimum wage, including secure scheduling.

The Blaze discusses how the next Supreme Court nominee could end up ruling on whether Seattle’s gun tax is legal.

Seattle P-I reports on a recent interfaith discussion on Islamophobia, including a critique that City Council resolutions are meaningless.