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June 28, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Murray picks up three more endorsements

In a big week for Seattle mayoral candidate Ed Murray, the veteran state Senator today picked up key endorsements from City Attorney Pete Holmes, City Councilmember Tim Burgess and immigrant rights advocate Pramila Jayapal. All emphasized Murray’s ability to collaborate on important issues and contrasted his leadership style with that of incumbent mayor Mike McGinn, whose administration Holmes…

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March 13, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Danes importing pot advice from Pete Holmes

Copenhagen is looking at legalizing cannabis, as they call it, and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes will be traveling to the Danish city to offer advice. Officials in Copenhagen also are exploring the possibility of importing weed from Washington and Colorado, the two states that voted in November to allow legal recreational marijuana use. According to…

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January 18, 2013 at 3:50 PM

City Attorney Holmes cited for minor violations

State election watchdogs cited Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes for first-time, inadvertent, minor violations of state law in his campaigning last year for Initiative 502, which created the state’s legal marijuana law. The Public Disclosure Commission also found that Holmes’ assistant Kim Garrett violated the law in the way she scheduled campaign events for her boss…

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