Thursday news roundup

As we head towards the (rainy, windy) weekend, the news cycles also start to wind down…

Reuters, KUOW and Vocativ discuss this week’s court ruling placing a preliminary injunction against the city’s ordinance allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize — and the ongoing split among Uber drivers on whether a union is a good thing.

NextCity looks at the controversy over the “public benefits” package associated with alley vacations for the Convention Center expansion.

KOMO reports on a community meeting over public safety (and the North Precinct police station) in the north end of the city.

The Urbanist covers efforts to make the City of Seattle pay for Bertha’s cost overruns.