News roundup: tenant protections

The team-up of Mayor Murray and Council member Kshama Sawant over protections for tenants tops the news this morning.

AP, The StrangerCapitol Hill Seattle Blog, Crosscut, and the Urbanist all report of the announcement by Murray and Sawant of legislation to prohibit landlords from raising rent in buildings that have failed inspection.

Curbed and KUOW continue the reporting on the SODO Arena proposed street vacation.

SeattleMet reports that Council member Debora Juarez has sent a letter to Sound Transit CEO demanding that the 130th Street light-rail station be added to the official plans for ST3.

Crosscut ponders the future of embattled SDOT Director Scott Kubly.

Seattle Times reports on the renewed push for the Lander Street overpass.

KUOW asks whether Washington deserves its reputation as far left of center.