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The Seattle Times
Seattle police officers’ union overwhelmingly rejects contract with citywere notified of the vote Thursday afternoon. It wasn’t immediately clear what
Seattle police officers’ union overwhelmingly rejects contract with city
The Seattle Times / Posted 3 days ago
were notified of the vote Thursday afternoon. It wasn’t immediately clear what would happen next. A spokesman said Mayor Ed Murray would have no comment until the city was officially notified of the vote. A tentative agreement was reached in... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
District Councils raise concern over Mayor's Executive Orderand helps to guide neighborhood policy and grants. It is one of 13 district co
District Councils raise concern over Mayor's Executive Order
KING5 Seattle / Posted 4 days ago
and helps to guide neighborhood policy and grants. It is one of 13 district councils in the City, but Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said it is an outdated system that lacks diversity. That's why, last week, he issued an executive order to end... Read more
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The Seattle Times
City Council should challenge Mayor Murray on neighborhood councilsThe unceremonious dumping of Seattle’s neighborhood district councils by Mayor
City Council should challenge Mayor Murray on neighborhood councils
The Seattle Times / Posted 4 days ago
The unceremonious dumping of Seattle’s neighborhood district councils by Mayor Ed Murray is disappointing. The Seattle City Council should pause before signing off on this mayoral consolidation of power. The council should give residents a say in... Read more
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Crosscut
Seattle’s 30-year fight to end homelessnessyear joined other West Coast cities in proclaiming that homelessness had reache
Seattle’s 30-year fight to end homelessness
Crosscut / Posted 4 days ago
year joined other West Coast cities in proclaiming that homelessness had reached a state of emergency. In January, Mayor Ed Murray followed with a major address in which he repeatedly referred to the city’s complex human service network as... Read more
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Crosscut
Murray squanders chance for positive neighborhood reformMayor Ed Murray visits with Hillman City residents on a find-it, fix-it tour to
Murray squanders chance for positive neighborhood reform
Crosscut / Posted 4 days ago
Mayor Ed Murray visits with Hillman City residents on a find-it, fix-it tour to look at improvements the city could make in their neighborhood. Credit: Mayor Murray's Office/Flickr In rolling out a plan to change the way the city interacts with... Read more
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Reuters
Seattle judge hears challenge to Uber, Lyft union laware reacting to it," the judge said. Seattle's ordinance was approved unanimou
Seattle judge hears challenge to Uber, Lyft union law
Reuters / Posted 5 days ago
are reacting to it," the judge said. Seattle's ordinance was approved unanimously by the city council but opposed by Mayor Ed Murray. The Teamsters union also organized in favor of it. The city argued that the lawsuit was filed too early because... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Heroin deaths down in King County, but problem remainscomes amid a renewed focus on heroin in King County. In March, King County Exec
Heroin deaths down in King County, but problem remains
The Seattle Times / Posted 5 days ago
comes amid a renewed focus on heroin in King County. In March, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray formed a new task force aimed at expanding addiction treatment. At the same time, in March, bicycle police in... Read more
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Crosscut
Celebration and anger as Seattle's neighborhood council system upendedMayor Ed Murray dissolved all formal ties between the city and the 13 neighborh
Celebration and anger as Seattle's neighborhood council system upended
Crosscut / Posted 7 days ago
Mayor Ed Murray dissolved all formal ties between the city and the 13 neighborhood District Councils last Wednesday, upending a system three decades old. Since then, reaction has ranged from surprise and anger from the district councilmembers, to... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Seattle housing levy: Yes, but the city can do betterSEATTLE’S addiction to levies gets worse by the year, with Mayor Ed Murray doub
Seattle housing levy: Yes, but the city can do better
The Seattle Times / Posted 9 days ago
SEATTLE’S addiction to levies gets worse by the year, with Mayor Ed Murray doubling every tax measure in sight. Combined with soaring property values, this spree of tax increases is making the city less affordable to renters and homeowners... Read more
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The Seattle Times
White Center greenbelt won’t be sold to pay for homeless, mayor saysBowing to objections from green-space advocates and neighbors, Seattle Mayor Ed
White Center greenbelt won’t be sold to pay for homeless, mayor says
The Seattle Times / Posted 9 days ago
Bowing to objections from green-space advocates and neighbors, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has nixed a plan to sell leafy surplus property near White Center to help pay for homelessness relief. The land instead will be retained for future park use. In... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Local voters on VP choice Mike Penceyear, he signed a controversial religious freedom bill into law. Critics said i
Local voters on VP choice Mike Pence
KING5 Seattle / Posted 10 days ago
year, he signed a controversial religious freedom bill into law. Critics said it legalized discrimination; Seattle Mayor Ed Murray even banned city funded travel to Indiana as a result. Pence later signed a revised bill, calling concerns a... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Mayor changes course on land sale to fund homeless initiativesThe land, off Myers Way, is little used, and littered with garbage. It was part
Mayor changes course on land sale to fund homeless initiatives
KING5 Seattle / Posted 10 days ago
The land, off Myers Way, is little used, and littered with garbage. It was part of the state of emergency order by Mayor Ed Murray and elected leaders last fall. On Thursday, Murray reversed course. "We took another look at it, and decided not... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Seattle mayor: City unable to cut ties in stalled development for legal reasonsSeattle Mayor Ed Murray revealed Thursday why the city’s long-delayed plan to r
Seattle mayor: City unable to cut ties in stalled development for legal reasons
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray revealed Thursday why the city’s long-delayed plan to redevelop a vacant downtown block is still going nowhere: the threat of a lawsuit. For about a decade, the plan has called for Seattle to sell most of the property just... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Ruth Woo, influential behind-the-scenes figure in state politics, dies at 84and community activists gathered, talked strategy, played bridge and enjoyed Mr
Ruth Woo, influential behind-the-scenes figure in state politics, dies at 84
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
and community activists gathered, talked strategy, played bridge and enjoyed Mr. Woo’s gourmet cooking. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray spoke of Mrs. Woo at a news conference Thursday, calling her “a great leader in this city” and “perhaps the most... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Mayor Murray cuts ties with Seattle district councilsOn Wednesday, Mayor Ed Murray announced the city will soon be cutting ties with
Mayor Murray cuts ties with Seattle district councils
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 10 days ago
On Wednesday, Mayor Ed Murray announced the city will soon be cutting ties with the district council system that represents neighborhoods throughout Seattle. Murray said the change will bring greater equity to what he calls an outdated system for... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Mayor Murray cuts ties with Seattle district councilsOn Wednesday, Mayor Ed Murray announced the city will soon be cutting ties with
Mayor Murray cuts ties with Seattle district councils
KING5 Seattle / Posted 10 days ago
On Wednesday, Mayor Ed Murray announced the city will soon be cutting ties with the district council system that represents neighborhoods throughout Seattle. Murray said the change will bring greater equity to what he calls an outdated system for... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
‘My heart is sick,' Seattle police union chief says of social media postnot represent us.’” Hankerson said. “Exactly what we called for. So it's a step
‘My heart is sick,' Seattle police union chief says of social media post
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 11 days ago
not represent us.’” Hankerson said. “Exactly what we called for. So it's a step in the right direction.” Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said he was surprised by the post, because Smith was interested in reform, especially with regards to race and LGBT... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
‘My heart is sick,' police union chief says of social media postnot represent us.’” Hankerson said. “Exactly what we called for. So it's a step
‘My heart is sick,' police union chief says of social media post
KING5 Seattle / Posted 11 days ago
not represent us.’” Hankerson said. “Exactly what we called for. So it's a step in the right direction.” Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said he was surprised by the post, because Smith was interested in reform, especially with regards to race and LGBT... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Mayor seeks more diverse community input, cuts ties with Seattle’s district councilsrepresented Seattle’s neighborhoods in city government for nearly three decades
Mayor seeks more diverse community input, cuts ties with Seattle’s district councils
The Seattle Times / Posted 11 days ago
represented Seattle’s neighborhoods in city government for nearly three decades will be replaced by a new model that Mayor Ed Murray hopes will be younger, with more renters and people of color. Murray signed an executive order Wednesday that... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Some Seattle police union members wanted Smith out as president after Facebook post, sources sayheads in swivels brothers and sisters #weshallovercome.” On Wednesday, in the
Some Seattle police union members wanted Smith out as president after Facebook post, sources say
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 11 days ago
heads in swivels brothers and sisters #weshallovercome.” On Wednesday, in the wake of Smith’s resignation, Mayor Ed Murray said Smith’s Facebook post surprised him. “My experience with working with Ron is that somebody who even in the... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Seattle's 'Liberals' Get Chance to Finally Start Addressing Police Brutalityany police officers in any of those cases. Jay Inslee, the governor of Washing
Seattle's 'Liberals' Get Chance to Finally Start Addressing Police Brutality
Op-Ed News / Posted 11 days ago
any police officers in any of those cases. Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington, has remained silent on the initiative. Ed Murray, the current mayor of Seattle, recently tentatively endorsed the initiative. While Murray's endorsement is hopeful,... Read more
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Crosscut
Locals on police reform: ‘We don’t have a voice'deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and five Dallas police officers have
Locals on police reform: ‘We don’t have a voice'
Crosscut / Posted 11 days ago
deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and five Dallas police officers have lent momentum to the conversation: Mayor Ed Murray has given two press conferences, and community meetings have begun to pop up in libraries and school gyms. Behind... Read more
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Boise Weekly
The Over/Under on Pierce MurphySeattle—in which time the city's police union referred to him as a "Wolf in She
The Over/Under on Pierce Murphy
Boise Weekly / Posted 11 days ago
Seattle—in which time the city's police union referred to him as a "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing"—Murphy has been told by Mayor Ed Murray that he will not be automatically reappointed to another three-year term. "I'm not a quitter," he told Boise... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
Secretary of State modernizes business filing systemmakes business filings, such as annual reports, available to the public through
Secretary of State modernizes business filing system
KULR-8 Billings / Posted 12 days ago
makes business filings, such as annual reports, available to the public through an online database. Secretary of State Ed Murray on Monday called the move a "game changer." The changes are expected to save businesses and state employees more... Read more
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The Seattle Times
O’Toole accused of retaliation in trial over police transfershis portrayal of the case, also sought to effectively put O’Toole on trial, sug
O’Toole accused of retaliation in trial over police transfers
The Seattle Times / Posted 13 days ago
his portrayal of the case, also sought to effectively put O’Toole on trial, suggesting she acted expediently because Mayor Ed Murray brought her in as a reformer in 2014 after the U.S. Justice Department found that officers too often resorted to... Read more
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Crosscut
Brother killed by police, Andre Taylor works to reform the systemNorth Carolina. In the days following the shooting, the police posted pictures
Brother killed by police, Andre Taylor works to reform the system
Crosscut / Posted 14 days ago
North Carolina. In the days following the shooting, the police posted pictures of a gun they said Che had in his car. Mayor Ed Murray quickly said he thought the shooting looked justified and expressed great confidence in the reforms of the police... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Landlord fights city’s effort to seize Seattle site for new parkdomain to take over one of his Roosevelt neighborhood properties and turn it in
Landlord fights city’s effort to seize Seattle site for new park
The Seattle Times / Posted 15 days ago
domain to take over one of his Roosevelt neighborhood properties and turn it into a park. Furthermore, Sisley says Mayor Ed Murray and other officials trespassed on his Northeast 65th Street property when they held a news conference there last... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Seattle transportation department hired Director Kubly’s former bossDuring his time at Alta, Kubly worked on the company’s role in launching Pronto
Seattle transportation department hired Director Kubly’s former boss
The Seattle Times / Posted 16 days ago
During his time at Alta, Kubly worked on the company’s role in launching Pronto in Seattle. In 2014, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray hired Kubly as his transportation chief, and later in 2014, Pronto launched. Soon afterward, Alta was sold and... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Seattle Mayor: 'This is both a pivotal and dangerous moment'SEATTLE -- Seattle Mayor Ed Murray once again reacted to a stunning burst of vi
Seattle Mayor: 'This is both a pivotal and dangerous moment'
KING5 Seattle / Posted 16 days ago
SEATTLE -- Seattle Mayor Ed Murray once again reacted to a stunning burst of violence in the national headlines. “Today there is anger and uncertainty and bitterness and fear among the black community in Seattle,” he said during a press conference... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Seattle city leaders call for unity following Dallas shootingsof division and find a way, despite our disagreements with each other, to recog
Seattle city leaders call for unity following Dallas shootings
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 16 days ago
of division and find a way, despite our disagreements with each other, to recognize some good in the other,” Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said. Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole says since the 2012 consent decree with the DOJ, Seattle police has been... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Six years ago, four Lakewood cops were gunned down in a coffee shop: ‘like it was yesterday’of the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild, said he was “very disappointed’ with sta
Six years ago, four Lakewood cops were gunned down in a coffee shop: ‘like it was yesterday’
The Seattle Times / Posted 16 days ago
of the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild, said he was “very disappointed’ with statements made Thursday by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who said he believed two men recently killed by police in Minnesota and Louisiana would still be alive had they... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Mayor, police chief to discuss Seattle reaction to Dallas shootingsto Seattle on the “first flight back” to deal with the unfolding national situa
Mayor, police chief to discuss Seattle reaction to Dallas shootings
The Seattle Times / Posted 16 days ago
to Seattle on the “first flight back” to deal with the unfolding national situation. O’Toole will be joined by Mayor Ed Murray for a media availability to discuss community reaction to the fatal shootings of five police officers in Dallas. It... Read more
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Crosscut
Following shootings, Seattle's police reform faces scrutinyIn a press conference Thursday, Mayor Ed Murray expressed solidarity with the b
Following shootings, Seattle's police reform faces scrutiny
Crosscut / Posted 16 days ago
In a press conference Thursday, Mayor Ed Murray expressed solidarity with the black community following the police shootings in Baton Rouge and St. Paul this week, while making assurances regarding the city’s own process toward police reform. But... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Mayor says shrink size of Seattle Preschool ProgramSeattle Mayor Ed Murray is shrinking the projected number of children the city’
Mayor says shrink size of Seattle Preschool Program
The Seattle Times / Posted 17 days ago
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is shrinking the projected number of children the city’s preschool program will serve during its trial period, he said Thursday. Now Murray is projecting the program will reach 1,615 children by its fourth year. That’s... Read more
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The Seattle Times
'Things need to change:' Seattle reacts on social media to recent police shootingsthe immediate aftermath in a Facebook Live video that, as of Thursday afternoon
'Things need to change:' Seattle reacts on social media to recent police shootings
The Seattle Times / Posted 17 days ago
the immediate aftermath in a Facebook Live video that, as of Thursday afternoon, garnered 4.3 million views. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray held a press conference Thursday afternoon, at which he said all people of color are feeling pain, fear and... Read more
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The Seattle Times
‘I could be the next victim’: Seattleites react to shootings in St. Paul, Baton RougeKlux Klan-ness with uniforms. I think America is headed in the wrong direction.
‘I could be the next victim’: Seattleites react to shootings in St. Paul, Baton Rouge
The Seattle Times / Posted 17 days ago
Klux Klan-ness with uniforms. I think America is headed in the wrong direction.” Seattle police deferred comment to Mayor Ed Murray, who said at a news conference that he believes both men would still be alive had they been white. He noted the... Read more
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The Seattle Times
In wake of shootings, mayor says Seattle ‘must get police reform right’Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is speaking out against the recent shootings of two bla
In wake of shootings, mayor says Seattle ‘must get police reform right’
The Seattle Times / Posted 17 days ago
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is speaking out against the recent shootings of two black men by police, saying he believes both men would still be alive had they been white. Speaking during a news conference, Murray said all people of color are feeling... Read more
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Crosscut
Missing dash-cam video raises questions about police oversightover the shoulder of a police department in the midst of transition. These ques
Missing dash-cam video raises questions about police oversight
Crosscut / Posted 17 days ago
over the shoulder of a police department in the midst of transition. These questions are made even more relevant by Mayor Ed Murray’s recent decision to not reappoint anyone to the two civilian watchdog positions inside the department, waiting,... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
8-week parental leave proposed for Seattle employeesSEATTLE - Mayor Ed Murray has put forth a proposal that would give Seattle city
8-week parental leave proposed for Seattle employees
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 17 days ago
SEATTLE - Mayor Ed Murray has put forth a proposal that would give Seattle city employees considerable time off to spend with newborns or sick family members. The plan would extend the city's four-week paid parental leave to eight weeks. It would... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
8-week parental leave proposed for Seattle employeesSEATTLE - Mayor Ed Murray has put forth a proposal that would give Seattle city
8-week parental leave proposed for Seattle employees
KING5 Seattle / Posted 17 days ago
SEATTLE - Mayor Ed Murray has put forth a proposal that would give Seattle city employees considerable time off to spend with newborns or sick family members. The plan would extend the city's four-week paid parental leave to eight weeks. It would... Read more
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KTVB Boise
Seattle Mayor defends police oversight changesSEATTLE -- Seattle Mayor Ed Murray defended his decision Wednesday not to renew
Seattle Mayor defends police oversight changes
KTVB Boise / Posted 17 days ago
SEATTLE -- Seattle Mayor Ed Murray defended his decision Wednesday not to renew the contract of an official charged with ensuring police accountability and oversight. The mayor's office made the announcement just as the city shut down for this past... Read more
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Crosscut
Washington trails the nation in mental health treatmentTo address the region’s growing homelessness, nearly every major observer — fro
Washington trails the nation in mental health treatment
Crosscut / Posted 17 days ago
To address the region’s growing homelessness, nearly every major observer — from Mayor Ed Murray to rank-and-file service providers — points to the gaps in Washington’s mental health system as a major priority. By one count, almost a quarter of... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
New medic van to serve Seattle homeless-- A new mobile medical van in Seattle will bring free care directly to the peo
New medic van to serve Seattle homeless
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 18 days ago
-- A new mobile medical van in Seattle will bring free care directly to the people who need it most. On Wednesday, Mayor Ed Murray formally unveiled the new RV calling it the latest tool in his plan to address homelessness. "The crisis of... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Seattle Mayor defends police oversight changesSeattle Mayor Ed Murray defended his decision Wednesday not to renew the contra
Seattle Mayor defends police oversight changes
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 18 days ago
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray defended his decision Wednesday not to renew the contract of an official charged with ensuring police accountability and oversight. The mayor's office made the announcement just as the city shut down for this past Fourth of... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Proposal could mean more paid leave for city employees with newborns, ill family membersA plan proposed Wednesday by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and the majority of the Ci
Proposal could mean more paid leave for city employees with newborns, ill family members
The Seattle Times / Posted 18 days ago
A plan proposed Wednesday by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and the majority of the City Council means that city employees could see considerable time off to spend with newborns or sick family members, a move that coincides with a nationwide conversation on... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
New medic van to serve Seattle homeless-- A new Mobile Medical van in Seattle will bring free care directly to the peo
New medic van to serve Seattle homeless
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 18 days ago
-- A new Mobile Medical van in Seattle will bring free care directly to the people who need it most. On Wednesday, Mayor Ed Murray formally unveiled the new RV calling it the latest tool in his plan to address homelessness. "The crisis of... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Transportation director’s $10K fine over Pronto missteps OK’d by Seattle Ethics CommissionDepartment of Transportation Director Scott Kubly’s involvement with the city’s
Transportation director’s $10K fine over Pronto missteps OK’d by Seattle Ethics Commission
The Seattle Times / Posted 18 days ago
Department of Transportation Director Scott Kubly’s involvement with the city’s Pronto bike-share system. Before Mayor Ed Murray hired him to run the transportation department in 2014, Kubly was president of Alta Bicycle Share, a company that... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Mobile medical van launches to help Seattle’s homelessday where we in Seattle make a step forward in addressing the national epidemic
Mobile medical van launches to help Seattle’s homeless
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 18 days ago
day where we in Seattle make a step forward in addressing the national epidemic of homelessness,” said Seattle Mayor, Ed Murray. Mayor Murray toured the 39-foot long vehicle on Wednesday. Inside the mini clinic, will be a staff full time... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
New medic van to serve Seattle homeless-- A new Mobile Medical van in Seattle will bring free care directly to the peo
New medic van to serve Seattle homeless
KING5 Seattle / Posted 18 days ago
-- A new Mobile Medical van in Seattle will bring free care directly to the people who need it most. On Wednesday, Mayor Ed Murray formally unveiled the new RV calling it the latest tool in his plan to address homelessness. "The crisis of... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Mayor announces new mobile clinic for homelessA new medical clinic on wheels will begin serving homeless people in Seattle th
Mayor announces new mobile clinic for homeless
The Seattle Times / Posted 18 days ago
A new medical clinic on wheels will begin serving homeless people in Seattle this month, Mayor Ed Murray said Wednesday. The mobile clinic will complement a vehicle that’s already been serving South King County and the Eastside by making daily... Read more
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