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June 25, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Mayor Ed Murray presents plan for a safer Seattle

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray vowed this afternoon to crack down on gun violence, reform Seattle’’s troubled police department and create more jobs to keep teenagers off the streets. In front of a full City Council chamber, Murray unveiled an ambitious plan to increase public safety in Seattle, committing to presenting an annual status report to the…

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January 28, 2013 at 3:53 PM

UW to co-host Town Hall Seattle forum on gun violence

There’s been no shortage of debate over gun policy since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. But not enough of that debate has focused on public health issues, according to University of Washington organizers of a Feb. 4 forum on gun violence. “Gun violence is a fraught topic in our society, with much of the debate framed…

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Comments | More in Education, Health, The Blotter | Topics: gun violence, shooting, Town Hall Seattle

June 18, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Feds in Seattle to target more defendants accused of gun crimes

U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan announced this morning that her office will push to prosecute more defendants accused of committing gun crimes. Defendants prosecuted in federal court face longer potential sentences that those prosecuted in state courts, like King County Superior Court. “We are here today to send a clear message: if you use a gun in a…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: gun violence, Mike McGinn, Seattle

May 28, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Memorial Day closures, gun violence, veterans education

Weather: It’s already slightly drizzly this morning across the Seattle-area, with a 30 percent chance of showers through the evening. The rain is expected to last throughout the week.  The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Delays are expected on I-90 for the holiday weekend, between Cle Elum and Easton and between the town of Hyak and…

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May 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Morning Memo/Saturday: I-90 delays… gun violence… WSU fire…

Weather: Sunny today, with a high near 72, according to the National Weather Service. Get outside because tomorrow and Monday likely will  be cooler and cloudy. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Drivers should expect delays this weekend on I-90 between Cle Elum and Easton and between Hyak and Keechelus Dam. The…

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Comments | Topics: Folklife, gun violence, Kirkland