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City Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez said Monday that Seattle Mayor Ed Murray should consider stepping down after new revelations about the sex abuse allegations against him.

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The Seattle City Council voted 9-0 Monday to pass a citywide income tax on high earners.

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced he's staying out of the already crowded race for mayor. Murray was considering a run as a write-in candidate, but said today he decided against it. Instead, the out-going mayor is backing one of the 21 candidates, former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan.

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The City of Seattle has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration, to combat an executive order condemning so-called “sanctuary cities.” Mayor Ed Murray and city attorney Pete Holmes held a press conference to discuss the legal action. Murray wants the courts to declare the President’s order unconstitutional, and disrupt what he calls a climate of fear.

The serious illness of a Washington state Senator could threaten to alter the balance of power in that legislative chamber. The majority is now potentially short a critical vote.

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One of the key battles shaping up in Olympia this year is over education reform. The Senate’s new majority coalition is proposing a series of measures aimed at getting better results in the classroom. Among the ideas: a state takeover of failing schools.

On an already tense first day of session in the Washington State Senate, the opening prayer became a source of controversy. It had to do with the issue of same-sex marriage.

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Election year tensions erupted at Washington’s latest quarterly revenue forecast. At the center of the partisan flare-up Wednesday was former Republican gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi. He’s been appointed to finish out a vacancy in the Washington senate.