Friday news roundup

Sick of hearing about Amazon HQ2, Trump’s emergency declaration, and people trying to “grade” the Durkan administration’s response to the winter storms?  Then you’ve come to the right place.

Crosscut and the Urbanist cover the pending MHA upzone legislation.

SeattleMet looks at now-lameduck Council member O’Brien’s legacy.

The Urbanist asks whether “participatory budgeting” is living up to its promise.

The Seattle Medium reports that Seattle’s gun-storage law went into effect this week.

The Urbanist looks at other cities’ efforts to lid their major highways.

The Sightline Institute looks at the impact of “impact fees” on the feasibility of ADU construction.