Thursday news roundup

O’Brien is out.

The Seattle Times, Crosscut, KING, KOMO, The Stranger, Patch, Erica C. Barnett, MyNorthwest, and MyBallard all report on Council member Mike O’Brien’s announcement yesterday that he will not run for re-election this year.

The International Examiner, The Stranger, and MyBallard have the latest election news.

KING reports that the city’s gun-storage ordinance went into effect yesterday.

The Urbanist argues that the city should lead on mass-timber construction.