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February 27, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Whoops! Mayor Ed Murray mourns death of former city official, who is alive

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sent out a statement to the media this afternoon mourning the death of Jim Diers, the popular former director of the city’s Department of Neighborhoods. Trouble is, Diers is alive, as the mayor’s office acknowledged, sending out an embarrassing retraction. Murray’s office mixed up Diers with Joe Dear, a former top state…

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