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September 5, 2014 at 7:23 AM

Seattle Police already reaching out to diverse communities

While work remains to build SPD into the best police service in the nation, our outreach to the diverse communities of Seattle is vast [“In wake of Ferguson, expand Seattle police outreach to more communities of color,” Opinion, Aug. 28]. Some of the ways that SPD reaches out to engage these communities include: Demographic advisory councils,…


Comments | Topics: diversity, Ed Murray, Seattle Police Department

August 26, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Use general fund instead of seeking levy for Seattle police and fire

Here we go again. Blow the general fund on bicycle priorities, art work, and then beg for dollars in levies to fund the basics like police, fire, criminal justice and other infrastructure that are the backbone of what government was intended to be there for. [“Mayor to seek levy to pay for police and…


Comments | Topics: Ed Murray, property taxes, Seattle Police Department

August 7, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Murray and McGinn to face off in Seattle mayor’s race in November

Murray will win When an incumbent runs in a crowded primary field, an inordinate percentage of votes are cast either for or against the record of the incumbent. [“Murray vs. McGinn: showdown ahead,” page one, Aug. 7.] Accordingly, barring an egregious misstep between now and the day of the general election, Ed Murray is our next…


Comments | More in Politics, Seattle | Topics: Ed Murray, election, mayor's race

July 17, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Endorsement of Ed Murray

Murray’s Senate experience is not promising The Seattle Times endorsement of Ed Murray seems to leave out his experiences in Olympia over the past six months. [“Editorial: The Times recommends Ed Murray for mayor of Seattle,” Opinion, July 14.] Reading The Times during that period, I hardly heard of him and his leadership. He did enter…


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May 30, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Mayoral candidate highlights strengths

Murray can’t compromise The Seattle Times article portrays state Sen. Ed Murray — now campaigning to be elected mayor of Seattle — as a balanced, effective leader in the Senate [“State senator says his ability to compromise is key to success,” NWTuesday, May 28]. Reading the article calls to mind the adage about politicians like Murray: ”Pay…


Comments | Topics: Ed Murray, mayor