Thursday news roundup

A new candidate enters the City Council race, and more…

The Stranger, SeattleMet, Seattle PI, KING, and the Puget Sound Business Journal report that Sara Nelson has announced she will run for City Council this year.

Capitol Hill Times covers the recently approved legal defense fund for immigrants and refugees.

Q13, West Seattle Blog, and SeattleMet report on the city’s settlement with four West Seattle residents who illegally cut trees on public property.

Seattle Times reports that the schedule for renovating Key Arena might get pushed out a year.

Sightline Institute and Queen Anne News discuss the slow road (and resistance) to increasing mother-in-law apartments and backyard cottages in Seattle.

Seattlish tells you how to figure out which candidates are accepting Democracy Vouchers.