Thursday news roundup

A mix of catch-up coverage from earlier in the week, plus Thursday op-eds, comes your way this morning. But first, a hearing on the Navigation Team melts down.

MyNorthwest and Erica Barnett report on a heated Council hearing yesterday on the performance of the Navigation Team.

The Stranger and MyNorthwest cover Mayor Durkan’s decision not to sign the ban on winter evictions, and offer her own proposal instead.

Crosscut and The Seattle Times report on a new city program to keep legacy small businesses afloat.

Seattle Bike Blog covers the first test of Seattle’s new “mandatory bike lane” ordinance.

KING reports on a recent study of Seattle’s sweetened beverage tax.

The Seattle Times, and Bisnow discuss efforts (or lack thereof) to improve public safety downtown.

Forbes has an op-ed arguing that Seattle’s housing regulations are contributing to the homelessness problem.