Tuesday news roundup

A much-anticipated hearing examiner ruling opens the door for the ADU legislation to finally move forward. Plus, election news as candidates officially file to run this week.

The Seattle Times, Curbed, MyNorthwest, and Capitol Hill Seattle Blog all cover yesterday’s Hearing Examiner ruling dismissing an appeal of the Environmental Impact Statement for the pending ordinance loosening rules on ADU construction.

The Seattle PI, The Stranger, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, and Erica Barnett bring us the latest election news.

The Seattle Times reports on yesterday’s Council briefing on the city budget and economic outlook.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog and Patch cover new legislation to allow for easier prosecution of hate crimes.

KING reports on the Council’s response to a spate of shooting incidents in the Central Area.

KUOW looks at the underfunding of the city employees’ pension plan.

Seattle Bike Blog has two articles (here and here) on the response to SDOT’s proposed update to the city’s Bicycle Master Plan.