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September 30, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Mayor Ed Murray visits Ireland to drum up business for Seattle

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray met with Ireland’s prime minister for at least a half-hour in Dublin on Monday, he said in a phone interview. He and Prime Minister Enda Kenny discussed “American businesses in Ireland, Irish businesses in Seattle” and Kenny’s visit to Seattle last year to highlight a purchase of Boeing jets by Ryanair, the Irish airline, the mayor…

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September 25, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Former pastor will compete for City Council seat in North Seattle

Sanford “Sandy” Brown needs a new pair of hiking boots. The former Methodist pastor, who announced his candidacy Thursday for the Seattle City Council, has walked more than 2,200 miles in Europe since 2008, and he now says he’s going to walk every street in the newly drawn 5th District. Brown, 56, trekked across Italy and Spain…

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September 24, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Ireland is destination for Seattle mayor’s first official overseas trip

Seattle’s Ed Murray is ditching the Emerald City for the Emerald Isle on his first overseas trip as mayor. Murray, whose grandparents emigrated from Ireland in the early 20th century and who lived in Belfast himself in 1974, jetted off Wednesday. He’s spending $2,020.84 in city funds on travel, with his Irish hosts footing the rest of the bill,…

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January 14, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Off to a rocky start: Dems see state Senate prayer as swipe at same-sex marriage

The first day of the state Senate’s 2013 session got off to a rocky start Monday after the opening prayer included what some saw as a reference to same-sex marriage. As part of his invocation, Jon Sanne of Olympia’s Calvary Chapel expressed that marriage be strengthened “as You ordained it for our good…

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December 10, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Monday politics: gay marriage poll, Adam Smith, Cory Booker rising

Good morning. Big weekend for gay marriage in Washington state. So, what do voters across the country think about gay marriage? A new poll reported in Politico says a plurality — not a majority – of Americans favor gay marriage. The Times’ Carol Ostrom reported Saturday about people in our state who voted against…

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December 6, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Marilyn McKenna: ‘Get the hell out of people’s bedrooms”

Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna opposed same-sex marriage on religious grounds during his unsuccessful bid for governor this year, but his wife, Marilyn, has a different view. As hundreds of same-sex couples lined up to legally obtain marriage licenses for the first time Wednesday, Marilyn McKenna took to Twitter to broadcast her support for gay…

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December 5, 2012 at 11:22 AM

King County expects hundreds of same-sex couples, ‘festive atmosphere’ tonight

King County officials are preparing for hundreds of same-sex couples to descend on their downtown Seattle administration building to get marriage licenses as soon as same-sex marriage becomes legal at 12:01 a.m. The line will start forming outside the building, at 500 4th Ave., sometime before 10 p.m., when officials say they will…

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December 5, 2012 at 6:40 AM

Wednesday politics: Jimmy Carter and 47 percent, no Hillary in 2013, Patty Murray

Good Morning.   Former President  Carter crowing: Former President Jimmy Carter knows a thing or two about winning and losing national presidential contests. And, sure, there is a bit of grandfatherly smug oozing through his pores. But Carter told MSNBC he thinks the turning point in the recent election came when his grandson, James, contributed to…

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December 3, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Eastside suburbs joined Seattle in strong approval of gay marriage referendum

Support for Washington’s historic measure legalizing gay marriage was strongest in Seattle, but carried across Lake Washington throughout most of the Eastside suburbs. A Seattle Times analysis of precinct vote totals shows intense support inside the city of Seattle – with approval of Referendum 74 reaching a high mark of 94 percent in the Capitol…

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November 9, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday briefing: impressive youth vote, gay marriage pertinent dates, Hillary 2016, women of the Senate

Good Morning. Happy Friday. So much hand wringing about the youth vote: To all those who grumbled  — guilty as charged — that younger voters were not as fired up this election season as they might have been in 2008, pshaw to all of that. Younger voters, those roughly 18-29, turned out in the same numbers…

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