In national news:

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Seattle over a landmark law which allows Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize. Last year, Seattle became the first U.S. city to pass a law giving drivers for ride-sharing apps the right to collectively negotiate like taxi drivers. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik refused to grant a request to stop the ordinance from taking effect, which was filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Judge Lasnik agreed with Seattle officials, who argued that the lawsuit was filed too early because the ordinance had not yet taken effect. Further, the city argued and Judge Lasnik agreed, that the chamber did not have legal standing to sue because it was not directly impacted.

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