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May 19, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Mayor will name his pick for Seattle police chief this morning

SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will hold a news conference today at 10 a.m. to announce his pick for police chief. The mayor’s choice will then need to be approved by the Seattle City Council. Murray said over the weekend he made an offer that was accepted. A search committee had narrowed a list of candidates…

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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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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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November 1, 2012 at 10:26 AM

City of Seattle: Be prepared for winter folks

If all this rain hasn’t been a warning, winter’s a-comin’ and Seattle Mayor McGinn wants to make sure you’re ready to deal with it. (Even if you don’t live in Seattle, there’s some good information to be had here.) Hizzoner’s staff has put together a list of things to think about and gather if and when…

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October 4, 2012 at 12:25 PM

No criminal charges against Pacific mayor, police department

No criminal charges will be filed against the mayor of Pacific or the city’s police department following investigations by the King County Sheriff’s Office and the State Patrol respectively, the Sheriff’s Office said today. The president of the Pacific City Council, Leanne Guier, had asked for an independent investigation in July following allegations of misconduct by…

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July 10, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Granite Falls mayor arrested at Sea-Tac in domestic-violence investigation

Granite Falls Mayor Haroon Saleem was arrested at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after 8 p.m. Monday for investigation of domestic violence, according to Port of Seattle Police. Police were called to the baggage claim area after witnesses reported that a man, later identified as Saleem, was shouting at family members and threatening them, said airport spokesperson…

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May 14, 2012 at 10:18 AM

McGinn says DOJ changes to police force would cost $41M a year

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said the changes sought by the Department of Justice to the Seattle police force would cost the city $41 million a year, a number he called “frankly, shocking.” Speaking on KUOW this morning, the mayor said the potential number of new officers and the amount of training the DOJ is seeking under…

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February 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM

McGinn addresses crime concerns in annual speech

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn’s 2012 State of the City Address was light on specifics and passion until a short section near the end when the he responded to concerns about crime and drugs. Reading from prepared remarks in the City Council chambers this afternoon, McGinn used most of his nearly hour-long speech to recap minor initiatives…

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