Friday news roundup

I-27 gets shot down, and more.

The Seattle Times, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, KING and KOMO cover yesterday’s State Supreme Court ruling that King County Initiative 27 may not be placed on the ballot because it is outside the scope of initiative power.

Curbed reports on a new lawsuit challenging the city’s rental inspection ordinance.

Crosscut writes on the proposed legisation creating the Office of Employee Ombud.

The Seattle Times and Patch report on the ongoing revelations of city officials using private email accounts to conduct city business.

The Urbanist and the UW Daily cover the recently-announced candidacy of Shaun Scott for City Council District 4.

The Seattle Times has an op-ed arguing that the MHA program will worsen Seattle’s housing crisis.