Thursday news roundup

Carmen Best started her confirmation hearings, and the Showbox is in peril.

The Seattle Times, KING, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, and KUOW cover yesterday’s first hearing in the confirmation hearings for Carmen Best as Chief of Police.

The Stranger and SeattleMet report that the Showbox performance venue is slated to be torn down — but the Seattle Process might save it.

KOMO covers the recently-released Seattle rental housing survey.

The Urbanist says that Lime is the big winner after the first year of Seattle’s bike-share battle, as the city prepares to expand the program.

Erica Barnett fact-checks the op-ed in Crosscut yesterday that argued bike lanes are displacing underprivileged people.

CityLab asks who should pay for the response to the homelessness crisis.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog looks at the recent changes to the design review process.