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December 7, 2014 at 9:01 AM

‘I have to be mayor on more than one issue,’ Murray says of absence

Mayor Ed Murray is not in town this weekend to personally oversee the city during street protests. But in an interview Friday, Murray said he was confident that the city’s policing strategy would be successful in his absence. “We have spent hours and hours, a significant amount of time, preparing our response and getting our policing ready…


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August 12, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Pateros mayor steps down after losing house to wildfire

The Wenatchee World Pictured here being comforted by a friend the day after she lost her house to a wildfire, Pateros Mayor Libby Harrison is stepping down. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) PATEROS — The Carlton complex fires hit some families harder than others. Pateros Mayor Libby Harrison not only lost her house, but…


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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

National Weather Service forecast 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…


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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…


Comments | Topics: airport, arrested, domestic violence

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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