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February 2, 2015 at 9:53 AM

Grading the attendance of Seattle City Council members

They have other duties, but Seattle City Council members primarily go to meetings – a lot of meetings. There were 48 full council meetings and more than 200 committee meetings in 2014, according to a review of council meeting attendance by The Seattle Times. And most of the time, the council members showed up. Members are required to attend each…


Comments | More in Local government, Politics Northwest, Seattle City Council | Topics: 2015 Seattle City Council elections, attendance, meetings

September 18, 2012 at 11:58 AM

State Sen. Don Benton threatens to sue challenger for $1 million

Editor’s note: This post was updated at 12:20 p.m. to include comments from state Sen. Don Benton. We’re less than 50 days away from the general election now, which means that campaign attacks and responses are ramping up. But while we’re used to hearing candidates complain that their opponent is distorting their records, it’s not everyday you…


Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: attendance, campaign attacks, cease and desist