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October 20, 2014 at 10:07 AM

No women among 25 best-paid Seattle city employees

There were no women last year among Seattle’s 25 best-paid city employees, and there were just two women among city employees with the 25 highest base salaries in 2013, city records show. Seattle City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco topped both lists despite having no overtime pay. His base salary for the year was $243,715.40. Mayor Ed Murray in…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, Politics | Topics: gender pay gap, Seattle City Councilmember Jean Godden, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

May 9, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Seattle mayor’s omission: Buyback guns now rebar

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced Tuesday that more that 700 guns collected in a buyback program would be made into plaques, knowing that most of the guns had already been destroyed. (File photo) by Gene Johnson The Associated Press Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn made a deliberate omission this week when he announced a plan to turn guns…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: gun buyback, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn

October 30, 2012 at 6:17 AM

Streetcar design for Broadway extension to get $1.75 million federal grant

Mayor Mike McGinn is expected to announce today that the planned half-mile north Broadway streetcar extension will receive $1.75 million in federal grants. When a planned $1.25 million in city funds are added, the $3 million total should be enough to fully design a potential $25 million track project. This spur would connect to the First Hill Streetcar now under…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Broadway, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, streetcars

September 26, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Seattle mayor says he’ll keep fighting Backpage.com practices

Mayor Mike McGinn said city departments could begin advertising in Seattle Weekly for the first time since July 2011 now that its new owners have distanced themselves from  Backpage.com, a listing service that has been accused of exploiting minors for illegal sex trade. But that doesn’t mean he’s done fighting Backpage.com’s business…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: backpage.com;, child sex trafficking, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn