Wednesday news roundup

Prospects for an NHL team in Seattle get brighter.

Seattle Times, KING, KOMO, NBC Sports, Yahoo Sports, The Sporting News, Puget Sound Business Journal, and Fox News report that the NHL has moved one step closer to awarding an NHL expansion franchise to Seattle, after a presentation by OVG and Mayor Durkan yesterday.

Crosscut covers the city’s updated policy on disposing of surplus public property, intended to give a boost to affordable housing projects.

Patch covers the agreement approved by the Council on Tuesday that will finally get a public restroom in Hing Hay Park.

The Urbanist reports on the ordinance passed on Monday that requires some employers to offer their employees a chance to purchase transit passes with pre-tax dollars.