Thursday news roundup

Coronavirus news, and so much more.

Crosscut (here and here), Seattle Times, GeekWire, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, and the International Examiner report on local impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Stranger looks at the challenges in signature-gathering for a voter initiative while social-distancing measures are in place, and what the “Tax Amazon” campaign is demanding to make their job easier.

Reach Change (here and here) covers the campaign to establish a new payroll tax.

Firehouse and Fire Engineering report on the approval of construction of a new Fire Station 31.

West Seattle Blog and Seattle Bike Blog bring us the latest on the closure of the West Seattel Bridge.

Post Alley reflects on the current emptiness of Occidental Park and considers what it might mean for Seattle’s open spaces in a post-COVID-19 Seattle.