News roundup: homelessness, pipeline, and more

Yesterday’s tragic death of a homeless person, and the Council’s resolution on the Dakota Access Pipeline, head the news… but there’s much more coverage as well.

Crosscut, CBS News, Al Jazeera, Seattle Times, and AP covered yesterday’s death of a homeless person camping next to an I-5 offramp and the revival of the debate about the city’s homeless response. Crosscut also published an op-ed piece from HSD Director Catherine Lester.

The Stranger, Last Real Indians, and Seattle Globalist report on the Council’s resolution yesterday in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The Stranger reports on today’s committee hearing on a bill to cap move-in fees for tenants.

Civic Skunk Works covers today’s committee hearing wrapping up work on the secure scheduling legislation.

Forbes discusses micro-housing in Seattle.

The Stranger reports on the issues with the legislation passed last year allowing Uber drivers to unionize. SeattleMet has an op-ed on the issue.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog repots on yesterday’s Council vote to give landmark designation to two Seattle properties.

The Urbanist argues for lidding I-5.

 

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