Wednesday news roundup: Murray, Key Arena

Mayor Ed Murray’s resignation yesterday, and the subsequent fallout, tops the news this morning. Also, the MOU for redevelopment of Key Arena was released.

Seattle Times, KING, The Stranger, MyNorthwest, Patch, Crosscut, SeattleMet, Seattle Globalist, South Seattle Emerald, International Examiner, AP, The Urbanist and West Seattle Blog report on Mayor Ed Murray’s resignation yesterday after a fifth accusation of molesting a boy decades ago.

As I was combing the news feds this morning, I was thoroughly disgusted by the dozens of right-wing news organizations and blogs that have spun this story in an attempt to tie homosexuality to child molestation. For the record: there is no link, and to assert otherwise is gay-bashing of the worst kind.

International Business Times and Crosscut profile Council President Bruce Harrell, who may be Seattle’s Mayor for the next three months.

Seattle Times, KING, MyNorthwest, and the Sporting News report on the release of a draft MOU between the city and Oak View Group for renovation of Key Arena.

Seattle Times, The Stranger, and Geekwire continue the discussion of the implications of Amazon’s announcement that they will be setting up a second headquarters campus.

National Review looks at Seattle’s income tax ordinance.

The Urbanist reports on the sale of the Civic Square property downtown to Bosa Development.

 

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