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FOX News
Washington state judge rules in favor of supervised injection sitesCity Council member, sponsored I-27. He’s angry at the judge’s ruling and the e
FOX News / Posted 9 hours ago
City Council member, sponsored I-27. He’s angry at the judge’s ruling and the efforts of many politicians, including the Seattle City Council, who are working to silence the public. “When our elected representatives don’t listen to the citizens... Read more
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FOX News
Washington state judge rules in favor of supervised injection sitesCity Council member, sponsored I-27. He’s angry at the judge’s ruling and the e
FOX News / Posted 9 hours ago
City Council member, sponsored I-27. He’s angry at the judge’s ruling and the efforts of many politicians, including the Seattle City Council, who are working to silence the public. “When our elected representatives don’t listen to the citizens... Read more
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Crosscut
City Light CEO may lose his bonus for goodhead eligible for a bonus — technically, “performance pay” — may be numbered. I
Crosscut / Posted 11 hours ago
head eligible for a bonus — technically, “performance pay” — may be numbered. In ongoing budget discussions in the Seattle City Council, Councilmember Lisa Herbold wants to eliminate the extra pay option for Weis, already the highest paid... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Seattle City Council hopefuls rely on democracy vouchers to help fund raceSEATTLE — Less than three weeks before the November 7 general election, the Sea
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 14 hours ago
SEATTLE — Less than three weeks before the November 7 general election, the Seattle City Council Position 8 race shows no signs of slowing down. And if you haven’t already, the candidates desperately want you to dig out your likely forgotten... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Seattle Port Commission debate: Peter Steinbrueck and Preeti Shridharfeatures two candidates with long histories of government experience. Peter Ste
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 2 days ago
features two candidates with long histories of government experience. Peter Steinbrueck is a former 10-year member of the Seattle City Council. He current works as a public affairs consultant. Preeti Shridhar is an Administrator with the City of... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Seattle Port Commission Debatefeatures two candidates with long histories of government experience. Peter Ste
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 2 days ago
features two candidates with long histories of government experience. Peter Steinbrueck is a former 10-year member of the Seattle City Council. He current works as a public affairs consultant. Preeti Shridhar is an Administrator with the City of... Read more
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Crosscut
Community leaders want Feds gone on police reformreforms have gone beyond what was required by the consent decree, including swe
Crosscut / Posted 5 days ago
reforms have gone beyond what was required by the consent decree, including sweeping accountability reforms passed by the Seattle City Council last spring, scrutiny of policing at demonstrations, police interrogation techniques and others. The... Read more
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Fortune
This State Wants to Offer Universal Benefits to Gig Workersgrowth that benefits everyone. In Washington, we are fighting to ensure that g
Fortune / Posted 5 days ago
growth that benefits everyone. In Washington, we are fighting to ensure that gig work is good work. Two years ago, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to give taxi and ride-sharing drivers classified as independent contractors the... Read more
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Crosscut
New councilmember wants a tax on big businesstax on employee hours for homeless services. Credit: Matt M. McKnight/Crosscut
Crosscut / Posted 6 days ago
tax on employee hours for homeless services. Credit: Matt M. McKnight/Crosscut When now-mayor Tim Burgess was running for Seattle City Council in 2007, he campaigned on repealing the so-called employee head tax, a per-employee, per-hour tax the... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
SDOT blames SODO arena street vacation delay on Chris Hansenof the SODO vacation petition will be guided by these other actions." Hansen m
KING5 Seattle / Posted 7 days ago
of the SODO vacation petition will be guided by these other actions." Hansen made a personal pitch Tuesday in front of the Seattle City Council to move forward with his street vacation application. He told KING 5 he believes there can be two Arenas... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Hansen: SODO arena project not dead; room for 2 arenas in Seattleinvestment group started their effort to build a new arena in SODO. He was back
KING5 Seattle / Posted 8 days ago
investment group started their effort to build a new arena in SODO. He was back in town on Tuesday to testify before the Seattle City Council about the new plan to build an arena at Seattle Center. "We have the right and obligation to Sonics... Read more
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Crosscut
At-large city council race tests Seattle's progressive identityA composite split photograph of Position 8 Seattle City Council candidates Tere
Crosscut / Posted 8 days ago
A composite split photograph of Position 8 Seattle City Council candidates Teresa Mosqueda and Jon Grant. (Matt M. McKnight/Crosscut) Teresa Mosqueda and Jon Grant, candidates for one of two at-large city council seats, feel right at home in Seattle... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Vote to repeal pop tax expected todaywent into place immediately, Oakland’s started July 1 and San Francisco’s takes
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
went into place immediately, Oakland’s started July 1 and San Francisco’s takes effect Jan. 1 — when one approved by the Seattle City Council also will start being collected. Voters in Santa Fe, N.M., earlier this year rejected a soda tax, and... Read more
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New Kerala
Former Congressman, Ambassador, Author John R. Miller, Dead at 79 - newkerala news #279080election, Miller, a native of New York and graduate of Bucknell University and
New Kerala / Posted 9 days ago
election, Miller, a native of New York and graduate of Bucknell University and Yale Law School, was elected to the Seattle City Council as part of a reform group called CHECC (Choose an Effective City Council). He was instrumental in... Read more
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FOX News
Columbus Day nixed for 'Indigenous Peoples' Day' by more universities nationwideparameters. A sign is held aloft during an Indigenous Peoples Day march Monday
FOX News / Posted 9 days ago
parameters. A sign is held aloft during an Indigenous Peoples Day march Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Seattle. In 2014, the Seattle City Council voted to stop recognizing Columbus Day and instead turned the second Monday in October into a day of... Read more
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FOX News
Columbus Day nixed for 'Indigenous Peoples' Day' by more universities nationwideparameters. A sign is held aloft during an Indigenous Peoples Day march Monday
FOX News / Posted 9 days ago
parameters. A sign is held aloft during an Indigenous Peoples Day march Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Seattle. In 2014, the Seattle City Council voted to stop recognizing Columbus Day and instead turned the second Monday in October into a day of... Read more
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Mashable
All the places celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day instead of Columbus Day"We’re only voting on positive Indigenous Peoples' Day." "This is about taking
Mashable / Posted 9 days ago
"We’re only voting on positive Indigenous Peoples' Day." "This is about taking a stand against racism and discrimination," Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant toldThe Seattle Times. "Learning about the history of Columbus and transforming... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Once controversial, Indigenous Peoples’ Day has caught onMany spoke out against recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the same day as t
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 9 days ago
Many spoke out against recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the same day as the Columbus holiday. The 7-0 vote by the Seattle City Council followed an emotional public discussion on both sides. People cheer during Indigenous Peoples’ Day... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Seattle Council selects Kirsten Harris-Talley to fill open seatThe Seattle City Council in a bit of a surprise went with new blood instead of
KING5 Seattle / Posted 12 days ago
The Seattle City Council in a bit of a surprise went with new blood instead of a old colleague to fill an open seat. On Friday afternoon it voted to appoint Kirsten Harris-Talley to the vacant District 8 seat. It was relinquished when Tim Burgess... Read more
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Crosscut
City will pay to defend Sawant against defamationSeattle City Council member Kshama Sawant during a meeting in the council chamb
Crosscut / Posted 12 days ago
Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant during a meeting in the council chambers at City Hall. Credit: Matt Mills McKnight/Crosscut Seattle will defend City Councilmember Kshama Sawant in a defamation suit brought by landlord Carl Haglund, sparing... Read more
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Crosscut
City Council picks progressive, sixth womanKirsten Harris-Talley was selected to fill Tim Burgess' seat on the Seattle Cit
Crosscut / Posted 12 days ago
Kirsten Harris-Talley was selected to fill Tim Burgess' seat on the Seattle City Council. Credit: Matt Mills McKnight/Crosscut In a tense vote Friday, the Seattle City Council chose Kirsten Harris-Talley — program director for Progress Alliance and... Read more
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Crosscut
Liberal Seattle has Republican rootsremembered is that Miller was part of a cohort of ambitious young politicians w
Crosscut / Posted 12 days ago
remembered is that Miller was part of a cohort of ambitious young politicians who replaced a stodgy, aging Seattle City Council at a time when the public sought to end bipartisan corruption at various levels of local government,... Read more
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Crosscut
Murakami attempts an upset against GonzálezCredit: Matt Mills McKnight/Crosscut In the Aug. 1 primary election, there was
Crosscut / Posted 12 days ago
Credit: Matt Mills McKnight/Crosscut In the Aug. 1 primary election, there was a clear winner in one of the at-large Seattle City Council races. One-term incumbent Lorena González led civic activist Pat Murakami, 64 percent to 20... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Hockey’s head man says NHL is ‘nowhere near’ giving Seattle a team but this will helpwe say ‘OK we want to commit to a franchise in Seattle. Here’s what has to happ
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 13 days ago
we say ‘OK we want to commit to a franchise in Seattle. Here’s what has to happen, here are the terms of engagement.’” The Seattle City council still needs to give the okay to the MOU before anything can happen. And then there’s Chris Hansen’s... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Former congressman and Seattle city councilman John R. Miller dies at 79John R. Miller, a Republican who represented the Seattle area in Congress for n
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 14 days ago
John R. Miller, a Republican who represented the Seattle area in Congress for nearly a decade and previously served on the Seattle City Council, died Wednesday in Corte Madera, Calif., after a long battle with cancer, the Discovery Institute said.... Read more
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Crosscut
How much can really be done on gun control locally?last week, Mayor Tim Burgess proposed adding up to five new city employees to e
Crosscut / Posted 15 days ago
last week, Mayor Tim Burgess proposed adding up to five new city employees to enforce the state’s firearm surrender law, which allows courts to strip domestic abusers of their firearms. The Seattle City Council still needs to approve the f... Read more
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Crosscut
Nick Licata, 15 others apply for open council seatNick Licata leads the pack of 16 applicants for Tim Burgess' vacant council sea
Crosscut / Posted 16 days ago
Nick Licata leads the pack of 16 applicants for Tim Burgess' vacant council seat. Credit: Matt Mills McKnight The Seattle City Council received 16 applications Monday to fill Councilmember-turned-Mayor Tim Burgess’ open seat. Of the names on the... Read more
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Crosscut
King County sues to stop appeal of new youth jailJanuary. They were denied by the hearing examiner, who said the language of the
Crosscut / Posted 21 days ago
January. They were denied by the hearing examiner, who said the language of the permit did not allow for an appeal. But Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, who’s said he regrets voting for it in the first place, said the city always... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Seattle city attorney facing $13.4 million shortfallPete Holmes outside counsel costs," said Lindsay, "I really question how much t
KING5 Seattle / Posted 22 days ago
Pete Holmes outside counsel costs," said Lindsay, "I really question how much the city is relying on outside counsel." The Seattle City Council will spend the next two months debating Burgess' proposed budget. "We have to defend all claims against... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Seattle growth brings hits, misses for comedy clubsbe the end of our lease,” Dennison said. “If I had a 15-year lease, I’d say it
The Seattle Times / Posted 22 days ago
be the end of our lease,” Dennison said. “If I had a 15-year lease, I’d say it was awesome.” Meanwhile, in February, the Seattle City Council approved an upzone that will allow buildings to climb to 320 feet on some blocks near the University... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess: 'Black Lives Matter'2018 budget calls for additional spending for police and civilian oversight. Th
KING5 Seattle / Posted 23 days ago
2018 budget calls for additional spending for police and civilian oversight. That's a product of most of his work on the Seattle City Council, where he has served for years, and pitched the original proposal. It's in this pitch that he made his... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Plan proposed to fill Seattle Mayor Burgess’ vacant council seatSeattle City Council President Bruce Harrell announced a plan Thursday for temp
The Seattle Times / Posted 26 days ago
Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell announced a plan Thursday for temporarily filling Mayor Tim Burgess’ former council seat. Harrell’s proposal calls for the city clerk to accept applications next week and for the council to appoint... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Here's how Amazon totally disrupted Seattleand de facto segregation) have been hardest hit. A city of neighborhoods is fig
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 27 days ago
and de facto segregation) have been hardest hit. A city of neighborhoods is fighting the march of generic development. The Seattle city council reacted by passing America's first $15/hour minimum wage and a 2.25 percent tax on high-earning... Read more
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Philly.com
Beware, Philadelphia: Amazon could drive up housing priceswe had a crystal ball, we would have gone back and started this process a coupl
Philly.com / Posted 29 days ago
we had a crystal ball, we would have gone back and started this process a couple of years before we did,” Seattle City Council member Rob Johnson said. “… I would hazard a guess that if we had those recommendations back in 2013, we... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Tim Burgess becomes 55th mayor of Seattleof Seattle need to know the government is open and functioning well on their be
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 30 days ago
of Seattle need to know the government is open and functioning well on their behalf,” said Burgess. Monday afternoon, Seattle City Council members praised Burgess’ integrity for the position in a vote to nominate him for the position. “You... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Seattle Council talks KeyArena deal, potential public bondingOffice of Economic Development to build a $600 million arena at the current Key
KING5 Seattle / Posted 30 days ago
Office of Economic Development to build a $600 million arena at the current KeyArena site last week. It still needs Seattle City Council approval to proceed. The agreement, called a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), also lays out $20... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
$660M KeyArena deal submitted to Seattle City Counciland be complete by 2020. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), as it is commo
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 30 days ago
and be complete by 2020. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), as it is commonly known, was formally submitted to the Seattle City Council on Tuesday morning in the Select Committee for Civic Arenas. OVG co-founder and CEO TIm Leiweke said in... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Seattle councilman becomes the city's 3rd mayor in a weekA protester holds up a sign against Seattle City Council… AP News | 09/18/17 0
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 30 days ago
A protester holds up a sign against Seattle City Council… AP News | 09/18/17 04:09 PM SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle on Monday got its third mayor in less than a week following the resignation last... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Seattle councilman becomes the city's 3rd mayor in a weekA protester holds up a sign against Seattle City Council member Tim Burgess, ri
Dayton Daily News / Posted 30 days ago
A protester holds up a sign against Seattle City Council member Tim Burgess, right, who has been chosen by the Seattle City Council as temporary mayor, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at City Hall in Seattle. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP) Seattle... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Seattle gets third mayor in one week: Council votes in Tim BurgessSEATTLE — The Seattle City Council on Monday selected its third mayor in just o
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 30 days ago
SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council on Monday selected its third mayor in just one week. The Council voted 5-1 to elect Councilmember Tim Burgess as mayor, following the resignation of Ed Murray due to sex abuse allegations. Councilmember Kshama... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Loftium will help you buy a house if you agree to Airbnb a bedroom and split the profitsLoftium is the one that takes on that risk rather than the homeowners.” MORE F
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 30 days ago
Loftium is the one that takes on that risk rather than the homeowners.” MORE FROM GEEKWIRE: Loftium’s launch comes as the Seattle City Council considers a new set of regulationsthat would, among other things, levy a $10 per night tax on hosts of... Read more
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The Seattle Times
City Council to pick another Seattle mayor today — the third in less than a weekAnother day, another mayor? The Seattle City Council will attempt Monday after
The Seattle Times / Posted 30 days ago
Another day, another mayor? The Seattle City Council will attempt Monday afternoon to pick another of its members to replace Council President Bruce Harrell as the temporary mayor. Harrell declined the longer tenure Friday, saying he wanted to... Read more
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Crosscut
Tim Burgess ready to be mayor as González bows outSeattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess (center) and Councilmember Sally Bagshaw
Crosscut / Posted 30 days ago
Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess (center) and Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (right) at Bruce Harrell's swearing-in as Seattle mayor. Matt Mills McKnight/Crosscut Following the resignation of former-Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle City Hall this week is... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
For second time in a week, a Seattle mayor decides to step downSEATTLE — As the Seattle City Council wraps up a week of transitions, Monday is
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 1 months ago
SEATTLE — As the Seattle City Council wraps up a week of transitions, Monday is already looking to be a packed day for the council. On the agenda is a special meeting about the Memorandum of Understanding on KeyArena that will follow the regularly... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Bruce Harrell turns down Seattle mayor’s job, council will pick a replacementBruce Harrell, the Seattle City Council president who became mayor Wednesday af
The Seattle Times / Posted 1 months ago
Bruce Harrell, the Seattle City Council president who became mayor Wednesday after Ed Murray stepped down, has decided he won’t keep the job. Instead, the council will choose another of its members to serve as mayor through Nov. 28 — when the... Read more
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Crosscut
Seattle gets a new mayor next weekA composite split image of Seattle City Council members Lorena González and Tim
Crosscut / Posted 1 months ago
A composite split image of Seattle City Council members Lorena González and Tim Burgess. Credit: Courtesy of Seattle City Council via Flickr The tenure for Seattle’s first mayor of Asian-American descent will likely end Monday, after only five days... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Homeless RV Camping back in spotlightthe area," said Chris Helbacka, one manager who safely collects the needles. "O
KING5 Seattle / Posted 1 months ago
the area," said Chris Helbacka, one manager who safely collects the needles. "Officers we've talked to feel that their hands are tied." Currently, Seattle city council members have tabled an idea to allow RV campers on city streets. © 2017 KI... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Seattle, development group set to announce deal to renovate KeyArena for NBA, NHL usewith completion of the arena slated for 2020, according to the memorandum of un
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 1 months ago
with completion of the arena slated for 2020, according to the memorandum of understanding that will be submitted to the Seattle City Council on Tuesday. The announcement comes after several weeks of negotiations and ahead of a deadline set by... Read more

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