News roundup: SODO Arena vote, minimum wage, earthquake preparedness

This afternoon’s vote on the SODO Arena highlights this morning’s news.

Curbed, KING5, Q13, and KPQ report on this afternoon’s Council vote vacating part of Occidental Avenue to allow for construction of the proposed SODO Arena. Also, Seattle Times and The Stranger report on the back-room politics between the Mayor and the City Council that led to today’s vote.

Reuters and The Statesman report this morning’s breaking news: that the Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law.

Crosscut reports that Seattle is still woefully behind in its preparations for an inevitable megaquake.