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Carmen Best Nominated As Next Chief of the Seattle Police Department

Editorial
Mayor Jenny A. Durkan selected Interim Chief Carmen Best as the next Chief of the Seattle Police Department. Best is a widely-respected law enforcement leader who has been an instrumental part of implementing the historic reforms undertaken by the SPD. The Mayor’s nomination is subject to City Council confirmation. ...
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Seattle Mayor Announces Free ORCA Cards to High School Students and Seattle Promise Scholars

Local
For the first time ever, approximately 15,000 Seattle Public School high school students and Seattle Promise scholars would have access to free year-round ORCA passes. ...
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Jenny Durkan Becomes First Lesbian Mayor of Seattle, Only Second Woman to Ever Take the Post

Politics Local
Jenny Durkan wins Seattle's mayoral race to become only the second woman in the city to take the post. Bertha Knight Landes won nearly 92 years ago to become the first. ...
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Sawant ‘Relieved’ with Murray’s Resignation, Blames Council for Lack of Leadership

Politics Local
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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Victory Fund Endorses Nine LGBTQ Candidates, Including Seattle Mayoral Candidate Jenny Durkan

Jenny Durkan/Ted S. Warren/AP
Politics
If elected, Jenny Durkan would become the first lesbian mayor of Seattle and just the second woman. Spotlight Endorsements are given to candidates especially well-positioned to breakdown barriers and drive equality forward. ...
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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2018

Politics Local
“It tears me to pieces to step away,” Seattle Murray Ed Murray said as he addressed the media Tuesday morning at Alki Beach Bathhouse in West Seattle. ...
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Seattle City Employees: Four Weeks Parental Leave

Top News Politics Local
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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Seattle, King County Receive $28 Million in Homeless Grants

A record $28 million was awarded jointly to Seattle and King County, including over $3.6 million to create new housing opportunities for over 200 people.
Local
A record $28 million was awarded jointly to Seattle and King County, including over $3.6 million to create new housing opportunities for over 200 people. ...
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Exclusive: Rod Hearne Discusses Sawant, Marriage, Race, Class

Rod Hearne is interviewed by The Seattle Lesbian to discuss his Seattle City Council run. Photo: Tom James
Top News Politics Local
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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City Celebrates Transit Passage, New Bus Service Agreement

King County Metro
Top News Politics Local
Murray, Dow Constantine and Tom Rasmussen announced the framework of an agreement on transit funding and service delivery between Seattle and King County. ...
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