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A young mom with a stroller took a seat in front as about 50 people filled the pews at a church in Bellevue on a Thursday morning. Many are immigrant advocates, and they came to talk with Melissa Nitsch, a community relations officer with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is endorsing candidates for the 2017 election. The lone Socialist on the City Council said she’s supporting Nikkita Oliver and Jon Grant in their respective campaigns for city hall. Both candidates pledged not to take any corporate money during their campaigns.

Seattle area travelers will have two airport options starting next year. Alaska Airlines says it's bringing commercial flights to Paine Field, bordering Everett and Mukilteo , by fall of 2018. It's the first airline to do so.

After years of work, the Seattle City Council is finally going to vote on police accountability legislation. A council committee is expected to vote on the bill Thursday and it's expected to go to the full council next week.