Wednesday news roundup

The NHL is coming to Seattle. Now we just need to renovate the arena… and a name for the team…

The Seattle Times, KING, KUOW, Crosscut, SeattleMet, Curbed, and the Seattle PI cover yesterday’s announcement by the NHL that it has awarded an expansion franchise to Seattle.

Seattle Times, Real Change, and West Seattle Blog catch us up on what’s going on with the city-wide MHA legislation.

The Seattle PI covers a new legal challenge to Seattle’s rental inspection ordinance.

Real Change reports on a new voter initiative to roll back Seattle’s soda tax.

Seattle Bike Blog delivers the bad news on the city’s progress on building out its bike network.

The Urbanist reports on the city’s update Move Seattle work plan, accounting for soaring costs and dwindling federal funding.

The Stranger, The Urbanist, and Erica Barnett cover a new Seattle Planning Commission report suggesting that restrictive single-family residential zoning is holding the city back from achieving its racial equity and affordable housing goals.

Erica Barnett reports on two polls currently in the field.