News roundup: SODO Arena, and yeah, some other stuff

Yesterday’s committee hearing on the SODO Arena street vacation dominates the news this morning.

Seattle Times, MyNorthwest, KHQ, Puget Sound Business Journal, AP, KIRO and KING5 all report on yesterday’s committee hearing in which a street vacation request for the SODO Arena was passed and sent to the full Council for its approval on May 2.

Seattle Times and The Stranger report on yesterday’s announcement by Mayor Ed Murray of draft legislators to ban landlords from discriminating against tenants who use housing subsidies to pay their rent.

Seattle Times has an editorial raising concerns about the Mayor’s ongoing support of SDOT Director Scott Kubly despite the ethics investigation targeting him. Crosscut jumps on the same bandwagon.

C is for Crank highlights the Seattle Chamber of Commerce’s new effort to rally the business community against labor laws.

The Stranger discusses how construction of the light rail line to Ballard could be accelerated.