Thursday news roundup

As the filing deadline approaches, election news is heating up…

The Stranger, Seattle PI, and Patch report that Council member Sawant and her Socialist Alternative party have endorsed Jon Grant and Nikkita Oliver.

Queen Anne and Magnolia News covers Sara Nelson’s launch of her campaign for City Council.

Seattle Times looks at the debate over the structure of police accountability in Seattle.

KIRO and Seattle Times report on the Council’s deliberations on a soda tax.

The International Examiner reports on new partnerships related to public safety in the Chinatown-International District.

Crosscut asks whether Key Arena can preserve its charm.