Tuesday news roundup

Get used to wearing a mask.

Crosscut, The Seattle Times, MyNorthwest, The Stranger, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, South Seattle Emerald, and West Seattle Blog report that Seattle and King County are now urging residents to wear masks in more places.

The Stranger and the South Seattle Emerald (here and here) discuss the fallout from last week’s decision to suspend deliberations on the proposed payroll tax.

Patch reports that Seattle will increase the use of federal funding for rent assistance programs.

KIRO and MyNorthwest cover yesterday’s Council passage of two new renter-protection bills.

The Seattle Times explains how you can get trained to do contact tracing.

The Urbanist reports that Uber has pulled the plug on Jump bike share, leaving the city without a bike share vendor once again.

West Seattle Blog covers the local impacts of the closure of the West Seattle Bridge, while the Seattle Times takes a deeper dive into what may have caused the cracking.

Erica Barnett discusses the opening of a new shelter in West Seattle.

The Urbanist continues its series looking at whether industrial uses should be spread to other zones in Seattle.

 

 

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