Friday news roundup: legal defense fund

The announcement yesterday of a new legal defense fund for immigrants and refugees tops the Friday news.

Seattle Times, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, Seattle PI, SeattleMetĀ , Seattlish and Curbed report on the announcement by two Council members yesterday of legislation to create a legal-defense fund for immigrants and refugees facing deportation proceedings.

Seattle Times covers a move by Congress that prohibits an effort by Council member Burgess to help local employees set up retirement accounts.

Ballard News-Tribune reports that Rudy Pantoja is running for City Council.

Puget Sound Business Journal has an op-ed in support of the downtown upzoning.

AP and Northwest Cable News report on the hearing yesterday in the US Chamber of Commerce’s suit (on behalf of Uber and Lyft) against the City of Seattle.

Patch reports on an upcoming Socialist conference in Seattle.