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March 18, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Murray says city will review rules on helicopter landing sites

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said this morning the city will review its rules for helicopter landing sites. The close proximity of several news stations and the heavy tourist traffic at the Seattle Center raise questions about safety. “It could have been much worse. It was a quiet day at the Center,” Murray said of this morning’s crash…

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March 6, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Mayor, councilmembers visit East Coast preschools

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and City Council President Tim Burgess are wrapping up a study mission to Boston, New Jersey and Washington D.C., this week to learn first-hand about high-quality, publicly funded preschool programs. Both Boston and New Jersey have  implemented preschool programs that produce significant short- and long-term benefits for participating children, according to independent evaluations, Burgess…

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February 24, 2014 at 8:28 AM

SPD officer’s misconduct finding to be reinstated

Corrected version A Seattle police officer — whose one-day suspension for threatening to harass a journalist was lifted last week by interim Police Chief Harry Bailey — has agreed to have a misconduct finding reinstated. Bailey unleashed a torrent of questions and controversy when he reduced the suspension to a referral for additional training, which removed the…

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February 22, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Saturday Memo: Snow ahead? … Murray backs police chief … Rice tweets apparent goodbye

Weather: Low 40s today, and dipping to mid-30s many places tonight. Still, some places could be cold enough for snow tonight and early Sunday. Check details on the National Weather Service forecast. Inslee thinks about raising state workers’ minimum wage:  Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday his administration is considering raising the minimum…

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January 27, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Seattle, Denver mayors make Super Bowl bet

Even politicians can have an open, friendly wager. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock promised each other local goods and philanthropic gestures today, depending on which city’s team wins the Super Bowl. If the Broncos win Sunday, Murray will have to fork over a road bike from Rodriguez Bicycles, and some salmon and Dungeness crab. A blown…

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January 8, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Murray to SPD: ‘We can – and will – do better’

Editor’s note: Mayor Ed Murray, who today named Harry C. Bailey new interim chief of the Seattle Police Department, sent this letter to the department: To the Law Enforcement Officers of the Seattle Police Department, As I take on my duties as Mayor of our great city of Seattle, I want to take this moment to…

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January 8, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Wednesday Memo: Mulally nixes Microsoft … State pensions at risk? … New interim chief

Ford exec not coming to Microsoft: Finally ending any more of the long, long speculation that he might be Microsoft’s next CEO, former Boeing exec Alan Mulally say he’s NOT coming to Redmond. Speaking of Boeing … Times columnist Danny Westneat writes that Boeing’s success at removing pensions for future line workers puts state…

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January 6, 2014 at 6:29 AM

New leaders taking charge at Seattle City Hall

The Associated Press Officials expect hundreds of people to pack the Seattle City Hall lobby this afternoon for the swearing-in ceremony for new officials, including gay Mayor Ed Murray and Socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant. Other city council members and the city attorney also will be sworn-in. Sawant told KIRO her speech will note a historic change. Sawant won…

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January 4, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Saturday Memo: Machinists say yes … A pipe blocks Bertha … Pay raise for Seattle workers

Weather: Glistening, sunny, in the 40s. The National Weather Service forecast Boeing: A divided Machinists union accepted Boeing’s contract proposal Friday by a slim 51 percent. The deal passed despite a full-throated Vote No campaign led by the union’s local leadership. As the result was announced inside the Seattle union hall filled with Machinists…

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December 31, 2013 at 5:24 AM

Tuesday Memo: Mayor’s oath … Seahawks’ Harvin back? … Speeding Ferrari

Seattle mayoral inauguration: The ceremonial oaths of office for Mayor-elect Ed Murray and socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant are getting national media attention. Harvin back? Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin may be healthy enough to play in Seattle’s playoff game Jan. 11. Scary Ferrari ride: Olympia police chased a Ferrari at speeds up to 100 mph…

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