Thursday news roundup

The City Attorney and Director of Public Defense gang up on a judge, and more. Welcome to Thursday.

The Seattle Times, Crosscut, and KING report that the City Attorney and the King County Director of Public Defense jointly sent a letter to Seattle Municipal Court Presiding Judge Ed McKenna chiding him for lack of impartiality.

MyNorthwest and West Seattle Blog have the latest election news.

KUOW and KOMO look at Council member Sawant’s new effort to impose rent control in Seattle.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reports that the Council has placed the Seattle Library Levy renewal on the August ballot.

The Urbanist and Real Change cover the appointment of Abel Pacheco to fill the vacancy on the City Council.

The Urbanist looks at the arguments for an against a light-rail tunnel in West Seattle.