Thursday news roundup: Harrell is Mayor

Seattle has a new Mayor.  And we might repeat this process early next week.

Seattle Times, The Stranger, AP, KING, KIRO, Q13, KOMO, SeattleWeekly, KUOW, Crosscut, SeattleMet, Patch, Governing, MyNorthwest and West Seattle Blog all report on yesterday’s swearing in of Council President Bruce Harrell as Seattle’s 54th Mayor — at least for a few days.

Curbed and The Columbian cover the draft MOU between the city and OVG for renovation and operation of Key Arena.

KIRO profiles Council member Lorena Gonzalez.

GeekWire looks at SDOT’s use of permitting instead of an RFP to set up bike share in Seattle.

Capitol Hill Times discusses the demise of plastic straws in Seattle.

GeekWire reports on the proposed regulations on AirBnB rentals in Seattle.