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Mac McGregor/Nate Gowdy
Local Politics
If elected, Mac McGregor would become the first transgender person to hold a seat on Seattle City Council and the first transgender person elected to office in Washington state. ...
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Nicole Macri
Editorial Politics
Research shows that before a woman will run for office, she must be asked seven times. Consider this 26 requests - one from each of us. ...
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Senator Pramila Jayapal poses with her campaign poster inside her office in downtown Seattle. Photo: Elizabeth Alvarado
Local Politics
Jayapal (D-Seattle) is campaigning to take the House of Representatives seat that Jim McDermott, who has announced his retirement, has held since 1989. ...
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Seattle City Hall Chambers
Local Top News
Seattle City Council has selected eight finalists to consider for the vacant Council Position 9 once held by Councilmember Sally J. Clark. ...
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Local Politics Top News
Funding will be awarded to the YWCA of Seattle, King County and Snohomish County ($310,000) and Catholic Community Services ($310,000). ...
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Local Politics Top News
Seattle City Councilmember Jean Godden Monday led her colleagues in a unanimous vote to bring a paid parental leave policy to City of Seattle employees. ...
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Washington State Wage Gap
Local Politics Top News
Women in Washington earn less than 78 cents per dollar a man earns. At the current rate of progress, it would take until at least 2071 to reach pay parity. ...
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Seattle City Councilmember Sally J. Clark at the 2012 Inauguration reception at Seattle City Hall January 9, 2012.
Local Politics Top News
Openly lesbian Seattle City Councilmember Sally J. Clark announced Wednesday that she will not run for re-election in fall 2015. ...
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Morgan Beach, District 3 candidate for the Seattle City Council. District 3 includes Capitol Hill and the Central District. Photo: Erika Lillian Sommer
Local Politics Top News
Morgan Beach worked at Human Rights Watch while in graduate school, and was a member and president of a student group called Women in Public Policy. ...
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Rod Hearne is interviewed by The Seattle Lesbian to discuss his Seattle City Council run. Photo: Tom James
Local Politics Top News
Rod Hearne is easygoing and open, avoiding the tone of lecture even as he talks politics with the confidence of someone who has been deep in the game. ...
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