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Murray Will Leave Office With a Stack of Accomplishments, and More Than a Few Enemies

A year-by-year look at Murray’s mayoral tenure.

We Can Now Have the Mayor’s Race This City Needs

Murray dropping out of the race allows the courts to seek justice while we seek a leader.

Murray Drops Re-Election Bid, Will Finish Term

The move comes more than a month after sex abuse allegations against the mayor emerged.

Activists Shut Down More Than a Dozen Chase Bank Branches Across Seattle

And more than two dozen were arrested during an anti-pipeline action Monday.

Sen. Bob Hasegawa Announces Run For Mayor

The labor activist will run on an anti-Wall Street platform.

What Will Happen to Murray’s War Chest Now That He’s Out of the Race?

The mayor can’t just transfer his $200,000 in campaign contributions to another candidate.

Six Arrested in Bust of Western Washington Prostitution Ring

The operation was allegedly making hundreds of thousands of dollars by prostituting Asian sex workers.

Seattle Could Have Cheap, Functional Bikeshare By Mid-June

Council is prepping for an expected influx of privately-owned rent-a-bikes you can park anywhere.

Feds Say Spokane Torture Contractors Are on Their Own

Government lawyers are citing national security while denying the defendants’ requests for testimony from CIA officials they say directed the interrogation program they devised.

Bigots Attacked a Pair of Pedestrians After They Didn’t Cross the Street Fast Enough

The bigots called them names, drove away, drove back, threw a bottle, waived a gun, and drove away again.

UW Shooting Victim Doesn’t Want Shooter’s Gun Rights Permanently Revoked

Joshua Dukes says what led to his being shot is bigger than a Glock.

Reichert’s ‘No’ Vote on Trumpcare Came Too Late for Some Indivisibles

Some constituents suspect House Republicans allowed him to vote “no” as a political ploy.

Lawyer In Murray Lawsuit Hit With $5,000 Fine

A judge today ruled that Lincoln Beauregard is abusing the courts for publicity.

In Murray Case, Presumption of Innocence Crashes Headlong Into Respect for Survivors

The mayor’s response to allegations that he raped minors has drawn more criticism than the allegations themselves.

Dems Want to Keep Trump Off the Ballot If He Doesn’t Release His Tax Returns

A group of legislators is asking the attorney general if such a thing is possible.

Following Recent Layoffs, Two Bills Threaten Boeing Tax Break

The aerospace company has eliminated 7,500 Washington state jobs in the last year. If the layoffs continue, say some Republicans and Democrats, the state should curtail the 2013 deal.

Seattle’s Turn Toward An Income Tax Is Sudden. And Welcome.

When it comes to making our tax system more fair, there’s no time like the present.

What I Learned Living One Year Without a Car In Seattle

It’s the only way to escape gridlock. But is it worth it?