Friday news roundup

This week has been an interesting kickoff to next year’s City Council elections.

KUOW, Seattle PI, The Stranger, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, and MyNorthwest continue coverage of who is, and isn’t, running for City Council next year.

The Puget Sound Business Journal has an op-ed arguing that the City Council’s ideological focus has interfered with good governance.

Crosscut reports on what happens now that the Hearing Examiner has largely ruled in favor of the city in the legal challenge to the MHA Environmental Impact Statement.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog covers the city’s announcement earlier this week that it will petition the Seattle Municipal Court to vacate over 200 old, low-level arrest warrants.