Thursday news roundup

The local elections are starting to heat up.

The Seattle Times reports that Seattle City Light has settled a class-action lawsuit related to overbilling customers.

The AP, Seattle Times, KOMO, and MyNorthwest report that the recall of Councilmember Sawant has qualified for the ballot.

Reason and KOMO discuss the city’s newest rental regulations.

The Urbanist has a “destination guide” for the Roosevelt area around the new light rail station.

The Seattle Times discusses how Seattle has diversified over the past ten years.

The Urbanist makes the case for streetcars to Magnolia and Fremont, while the Seattle Times previews what lies ahead for Madison as the RapidRide G line is installed.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reports that the city has removed a homeless encampment on Capitol Hill.

The Stranger discusses the Mayor’s proposed budget, and the Council budget chair’s reaction.

And finally, there’s plenty of election coverage this morning:

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