News roundup: the Jungle will be swept

The unsanctioned homeless encampment known as the Jungle is back in the news this morning. Plus much more…

Yesterday the Mayor’s office announced a plan to clear the Jungle, including outreach to all its current inhabitants. Seattle Times, The Stranger, Crosscut, KING5, Seattlish,¬†Seattle P-I, MyNorthwest, Northwest Cable News, KUOW and KPLU all report on the announcement.

Repostings of Samantha Bee’s humorous take on the recent offensive remarks aimed at the female Council members continue, including Seattle Times, MyNorthwest, Geekwire, Northwest Cable News, Washington Post, Crosscut, Deadspin, and Crooks and Liars.

Seattle Times and KING5 cover yesterday’s Council committee hearing on the SDOT’s slowdown in implementing bike infrastructure.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reports on the “slumlord bill” that the Council begins deliberations on today.

Queen Anne and Magnolia News covers a study commissioned by the Council to inform its work on secure scheduling regulations.

Huffington Post ran a piece on efforts to regulate the “gig economy.”

Queen Anne and Magnolia News covers Council member Sally Bagshaw’s efforts to connect with citizens in her district.