Murray Allegations

Bruce Harrell Is Seattle's Mayor

The former council president now has five days to decide whether he wants to stay in the executive office until November.

09/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

So Murray Is Resigning—What's Next for the City?

Bruce Harrell will be mayor as of 5pm on Wednesday.

09/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Murray Resigns After Fifth Man Accuses Mayor of Sexual Abuse

Mayoral candidate Cary Moon said the city was more willing to "circle the wagons and protect his legacy" than to demand justice for survivors.

09/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Seattle Times: Murray's Cousin Becomes Fifth to Accuse Him of Sexual Abuse

The Seattle mayor again denied the claim.

09/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle Is Set to Ban Plastic Straws and Utensils

"The bottom line is this: We are creating plastic pollution at an unprecedented scale, and we cannot clean or recycle it fast enough."

09/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Charleena Lyles's Father Sues Officers Who Shot Her

Charles Lyles's legal counsel said they would not participate in the inquest hearing organized by the city and King County.

09/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Immigration

Seattle's Response to Trump Ending DACA

A recap of yesterday's news on DACA.

09/06/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Immigration

Seattle Helps Fight Trump's Threat to Pull Funding from Cities That Won't Enforce Immigration Laws

Seattle joined 36 other local governments in support of Chicago's lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

08/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Court Decisions Haven't Stopped Some Uber Drivers from Fighting Unionization

A small group of rideshare drivers continue to protest a law put on hold, but so far ultimately upheld in court.

08/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Council Bars Landlords from Using Criminal Records

"Regardless of my criminal history, I deserve housing. We all deserve housing."

08/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Week in Review: Election Results, Seattle's Gun Tax, and Westlake Rallies

A wrap-up of last week's news in politics.

08/14/2017 By Liz Weber

Mayor's Race 2017

Murray's Chief of Staff Leaving to Join King County Executive

Mike Fong has a job lined up post-Murray.

08/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle Public Schools to Get $2.3 Million from SDOT Traffic Safety Funds

The money will allow public schools to switch to a two-tier bus system this year.

08/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

International District Resolution Prompts Backlash for Removing "Manilatown"

A substitute version of the resolution struck out "historic Manilatown" from a sentence recognizing neighborhoods in the district.

08/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Sawant Urges Murray to Resign

"I think the first step is for the city council to show the political will to do what's needed."

07/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Murray Faces Mounting Pressure on Sexual Abuse Allegations

The LGBTQ Commission is asking for his resignation.

07/25/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Murray Opposes More Human Rights Commission Appointments

"This attitude can only create an echo chamber between the commissions and the city's political branches," the Human Rights Commission wrote to the Seattle mayor.

07/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

A Change to Income Tax Bill Pits Sawant Against González, Herbold

The city council unanimously passed the city income tax legislation on Monday.

07/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Week in Review: City Income Tax, McCleary, and Trumpcare Town Halls

A wrap up of this week's news in politics.

07/07/2017 By Liz Weber