Tuesday news roundup

We’re talking about garbage.

Grist reports on how people keep dumping their household garbage at unsanctioned homeless encampment sites, and that has become an excuse for the city to remove the encampments (and the homeless people) too.

The International Examiner brings us election news.

The Urbanist covers a grant acceptance ordinance passed by the City Council yesterday.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog and West Seattle Blog report on this morning’s scheduled Council discussion of switching to every-other-week garbage pickup.

Crosscut looks at whether there are lessons for Seattle in how Portland has addressed its homelessness crisis.

Seattle Bike Blog reports that there are openings on the city’s Bicycle Advisory Board, but the appointments have become political.

The Seattle Times reports on a local restaurant chain filing for bankruptcy and blaming minimum-wage increases.