Mayor Ed Murray

Mayor Ed Murray

Sawant ‘Relieved’ with Murray’s Resignation, Blames Council for Lack of Leadership

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Sawant has long been a vocal opponent of Murray maintaining his seat for the duration of his last year in office. ...
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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Resigns, Cousin Says He Sexually Abused Him

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Seattle Mayor Murray has announced his impending resignation effective 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 13. ...
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Seattle City Council Approves City Income Tax on High Earners

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Seattle City Council unanimously approved legislation creating a city income tax on high-income households to move Seattle toward a fairer, more progressive tax system. ...
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Seattle Files Lawsuit Against Trump’s ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Executive Order

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San Francisco also sued Trump over the sanctuary cities Executive Order earlier this year, also saying his order was unconstitutional. A hearing has been set for April 14. ...
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House Approves Inslee’s Children, Youth and Families Bill with 77-19 Bipartisan Vote, Seattle Preschool Program Expands

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The Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) will add 20 new classrooms for the 2017-2018 school year, bringing the total number of classrooms to 53. The program will serve more than 1,000, three- and four-year-old students. ...
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Seattle City Council Urges Congress to Approve the ‘Equality Act’ for LGBTQ Rights

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Seattle City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday urging Congress to introduce and adopt “The Equality Act,” which would grant equal protection to LGBTQ residents across the United States. ...
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Jessica Finn Coven Appointed Seattle’s First Chief Resilience Officer for 100 Resilient Cities Program

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She will lead citywide resilience building efforts to help Seattle prepare for, withstand, and bounce back from heat waves, floods, and longer term pressures like climate change, income inequality, and impacts from Seattle’s unprecedented growth. ...
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Seattle City Council on Eve of Homeless Sweeps: We Should Have Listened to Tent City Tenants, ‘That was Our Mistake’

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After the city council meeting, the group of residents and advocates went to Mayor Ed Murray’s office and waited for two hours to speak with a representative. ...
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Amid Chaos, Trump Administration Rescinds Title IX Protections for Transgender Students

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The Department of Education and Department of Justice have rescinded the guidance issued by the Obama administration on accommodating transgender and gender nonconforming students under Title IX. ...
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Enacted: 12-Week Paid Family Leave, Wage Transparency for City Employees

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The legislation makes Seattle the first municipality in the region to offer robust parental and paid family care leave. ...
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