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News roundup: yeah, more arena coverage…

Good morning!  Bertha has dug 148 feet under the Viaduct. But hey, who’s counting…

Everyone is still writing about Monday’s Council vote to reject a street vacation for the SOD Arena, including The Inquisitr, Bleacher Report, Sportsnet, Crosscut, MyNorthwest, KING5, NWProgressive, Emerald City Swagger, Tacoma News-Tribune, and the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.  Also, ABC/ESPN reports that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has joined the conversation.

The Stranger and West Seattle Blog cover the Council’s approval Monday of the 2016 Housing Levy.

Seattle Times reports that the Swedish Cherry Hill campus master plan is headed to the full Council for a vote on Monday.

News roundup: SODO Arena vote

Even though other interesting things happened, there’s only one story in town this morning: the Council’s vote on the SODO Arena plan yesterday.

Seattle Times, The Stranger, KUOW, KING5, SeattleMetKGW Portland, the Bellingham Herald, Reuters, SB Nation, La-Kabylie, Portland Business Journal, MyNorthwest, Arena Digest, Lucena Informacion, Crosscut, Curbed, Field of Schemes, Real GM Basketball, The Fourth Period, and the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce all report on the Council’s vote to reject vacating part of Occidental Avenue for the proposed SODO Arena.

Believe it or not, something else of consequence happened in the same Council meeting: the Council voted to send the $290 million 2016 Housing Levy to the ballot in August. KUOW and Seattle Times report on the vote.

Also, Think Progress, Huffington Post, Q13, and news outlets across the country are reporting on yesterday’s refusal by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal to Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law.

This week: SODO arena, housing levy, minimum wage impact

Lots of things are happening this week in Council chambers, including a hearing and possible vote on the SODO Arena street vacation, a report on the impact of the increased minimum wage, and amendments to the 2016 Housing Levy.

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