Thursday news roundup

So many topics in the news this morning.

The Seattle Times, KUOW (here and here), The Urbanist, Seattle Bike Blog, The Stranger (here and here), and MyNorthwest bring us election news.

Crosscut, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, and MyNorthwest cover the Mayor’s affordable housing announcements yesterday.

The Seattle Times reports that rents are starting to go up again in King County as vacancy rates plummet.

The Seattle Times and Real Change discuss the city’s soda tax.

Bisnow reports on the organized resistance to rezoning and redeveloping “The Ave.”

Real Change covers the city’s lack of public toilets.

The Urbanist declares an escalating pedestrian safety crisis in Seattle.

Post Alley presents the Showbox landmarking as a cautionary tale for the city.

Real Change looks at the changes in outreach services built into the Navigation Team.