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December 14, 2012 at 5:38 PM

McGinn calls for legislative action in light of school shooting

Mayor Mike McGinn said Friday afternoon that the city deployed extra, visible patrols around Seattle schools after the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. But he said lasting protection against such tragedies would have to come from state legislation to limit access to guns and increase funding for mental-health care. “We make this call…


Comments | More in Government | Topics: Connecticut school shooting, Mayor Mike McGinn, Police Chief John Diaz

June 18, 2012 at 8:13 AM

LIVE: Town Hall talk on urban violence

Watch the live stream of the event on The Seattle Channel’s website. In response to the recent spate of shootings in Seattle, Town Hall Seattle has invited several public figures for an evening of conversation about urban violence and public safety 7:30-9 p.m. on Monday. Participants will include Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn; Police Chief John…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: gun, Mayor Mike McGinn, Police Chief John Diaz

February 27, 2012 at 8:01 PM

10 protesters against police arrested at Seattle City Hall

Protesters hang a banner off the 7th-floor balcony of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn's office. (Greg Gilbert / Seattle Times) About 10 protesterscalling for the resignation of Seattle Police Chief John Diaz were arrested outside Mayor Mike McGinn’s office at City Hall on Monday. The protesters linked arms and refused to leave when police…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: John T. Williams, Mayor Mike McGinn, Police Chief John Diaz

December 17, 2011 at 9:45 AM

Morning Memo/ Saturday: Chief Diaz pushes back … huge overnight fire…the sun peeks out

Weather: Partly cloudy today with a high of 48. Expect rain tomorrow, though. The details. Traffic: All clear. The map and cams. Fremont fire overnight: The Seattle Fire Department plans to release information this afternoon about the cause of a two-house fire in Fremont last night. Police chief questions feds: Seattle Police Chief…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Ballard, Fremont, Morning Memo