Friday news roundup

Lots of news this morning… pour yourself another cup of coffee.

Seattle Times, Q13, and Puget Sound Business Journal report on the lawsuit filed by landlords yesterday challenging¬† the city’s “first to file” renter protection ordinance.

Northwest Asian Weekly, Seattle Globalist, and South Seattle Emerald cover the unhappiness that Friends of Little Saigon have expressed about the city’s lack of engagement with the neighborhood on the siting of the new Navigation Center.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog discusses the status of the First Hill Streetcar.

AP and Buzzfeed report that the US Chamber of Commerce has re-filed its lawsuit against the City of Seattle over its ordinance granting Uber and Lyft drivers the right to unionize, and Uber is fighting back locally against the Teamsters’ effort to sign up drivers.

Seattle PI, Curbed and MyNorthwest discuss the details of the Mayor’s proposed homelessness tax levy headed for the August ballot.

Seattle Weekly reports on the effect that the new Roosevelt bike lanes are having on storefronts along its path.

Meetings and Conventions and Realty Biz News report that the American Hotel and Lodging Association has issued a new report showing that commercial operators, not home-sharing, are driving the growth in AirBnB’s business.

Puget Sound Business Journal  discusses the U District rezone.

Seattle Times has a podcast interview with Council member Kshama Sawant.