Thursday news roundup

More tax talk. Also transportation. Fun!

Seattle Times, The Stranger, KING, and MyNorthwest continue the discussion of the proposed employee-hours tax on businesses.

Crosscut and SeattleMet cover Mayor Durkan’s proposal for renewing two expiring education levies.

Seattle Times compares Vancouver and Seattle for their approach to transportation.

The Urbanist reports on Sound Transit’s announcement of potential alignments for light rail to Ballard and West Seattle.

KING covers the Washington Transportation Commission’s deliberations on tolls for the SR99 tunnel.

Arena Digest points out that Chris Hansen’s alley vacation petition for the SOD Arena is still in limbo.

Real Change discusses the disaster that is Seattle’s response to homeless people living in vehicles on the city’s streets.