Wednesday news roundup: Uber lawsuit, homeless camps, and much more

So much news this morning… let’s jump in.

Crosscut, The Stranger, GeekWire, KUOW, Q13, and Law360 report on Uber’s lawsuit filed yesterday challenging the city’s rulemaking on the ordinance allowing Uber drivers to organize for collective bargaining.  Meanwhile, GeekWire covers a protest by Uber drivers yesterday.

West Seattle Blog, The Urbanist, and White Center Now report on today’s Council briefing on the proposed annexation of White Center and Duwamish.

Seattle Times, West Seattle Blog, and MyNorthwest cover yesterday’s Mayoral orders to permit three additional homeless encampments.

Crosscut and MyNorthwest discuss a bill introduced in the State Senate yesterday that would ban safe consumption sites like the one Seattle is considering. Meanwhile, the New York Times discusses safe consumption sites.

Next City and Tree Hugger report on the demise of the bike share system in Seattle.

Crosscut looks at the history of Key Arena.

Seattlish discusses a bill introduced in Olympia that would prohibit cities from enacting commercial rent control.

Seattle Times reports that Sheley Secrest has announced that she will run for City Council this year.

Heidi Groover at The Stranger has updated her “Seattle Politics 101 for Newcomers” column.