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April 16, 2014 at 12:05 PM

City going out of state for next SPD chief

The search for Seattle’s next police chief has been narrowed to 10 candidates, all from out of state, according to sources familiar with the search. The only internal candidate to apply, Assistant Chief Nick Metz, was among 10 applicants removed from a list of 20 candidates reviewed on Friday by Mayor Ed Murray’s search committee, the…

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April 11, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to name new police chief in May

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced today that he plans to disclose his choice for the city’s new police chief during the workweek beginning Monday, May 19. Murray’s 12-member search committee is to receive a list of resumes today from a recruiting firm that gathered applications. The committee is expected to reduce the list to about 10 candidates…

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February 12, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Firm selected for SPD chief search

A California-based firm will help in the search for a new Seattle police chief, Mayor Ed Murray announced today. Bob Murray & Associates, of Roseville, Calif., was among eight firms that were considered and among three who talked with the city, according to a news release. “The experience and expertise of Bob Murray & Associates in…

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February 4, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Police now say up to 500,000 expected for Seahawks parade

The Seahawks parade is slated to start just south of Seattle Center, at Denny Way, at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Spectators should be prepared for a crowd of up to 500,000 people, and they should bundle up, because it’s going to be downright freezing. Temperatures along the downtown parade route are expected to be in the mid-20s, says…

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January 3, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Mayor Murray wants $15 an hour minimum wage for city workers

The Associated Press Seattle’s new mayor, Ed Murray, has announced plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for  city employees. Murray spokesman Jeffrey Reading said the mayor plans to sign the executive order later Friday. A preliminary budget analysis shows the move would cost Seattle an additional $690,000 in payroll and benefit costs. Reading says…

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