Thursday news roundup

Budget, elections, safe injection sites, and more.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog highlights tonight’s public hearing on the city’s 2020 budget.

Erica Barnett and Crosscut report on yesterday’s Council discussion of the LEAD diversion program, that momentarily got heated.

KUOW looks at the new heating-oil tax, and the still-pending ban on natural gas hookups for new construction.

The Seattle Times and MyNorthwest report on how the city is preparing for the next time our sidewalks get icy.

CBS, NBC, and Route 50 cover a federal court ruling yesterday that found Philadelphia’s safe injection site does not violate the Controlled Substances Act.

Q13 looks at the latest independent report on Seattle’s  “prolific offenders.”

South Seattle Emerald, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, Real Change, and Erica Barnett bring us election news.

Crosscut has an op-ed discussing the recent surge in meth use in Seattle and King County.