News roundup: SODO Arena vote

Even though other interesting things happened, there’s only one story in town this morning: the Council’s vote on the SODO Arena plan yesterday.

Seattle Times, The Stranger, KUOW, KING5, SeattleMetKGW Portland, the Bellingham Herald, Reuters, SB Nation, La-Kabylie, Portland Business Journal, MyNorthwest, Arena Digest, Lucena Informacion, Crosscut, Curbed, Field of Schemes, Real GM Basketball, The Fourth Period, and the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce all report on the Council’s vote to reject vacating part of Occidental Avenue for the proposed SODO Arena.

Believe it or not, something else of consequence happened in the same Council meeting: the Council voted to send the $290 million 2016 Housing Levy to the ballot in August. KUOW and Seattle Times report on the vote.

Also, Think Progress, Huffington Post, Q13, and news outlets across the country are reporting on yesterday’s refusal by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal to Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law.