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Seattle Mayor Resigns Amid Child Sex Allegations

The Seattle Times reports: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned Tuesday, just hours after new allegations that he sexually abused a younger cousin decades ago in New York. Murray, a former Democratic state legislator elected mayor in 2013, said in a statement that he is resigning effective 5 p.m. Wednesday. “While the allegations against me are not true, it is important ...

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SEATTLE: Mayor Ed Murray Drops Reelection Bid In Wake Of Decades-Old Abuse Allegations [VIDEO]

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray won’t seek a second term in office, dropping his reelection bid as he faces allegations of sexual abuse from four men. Little more than a month after Murray was first publicly accused of paying a teen boy for sex in the 1980s, Murray said Tuesday morning that he will remain in office ...

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SEATTLE: Gay Mayor Ed Murray Reaches Labor Deal For $15/Hour Minimum Wage

Openly gay Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has struck a deal with local labor groups that could result in a $15/hour minimum wage, which would be the highest in the nation. Via the Associated Press: The mayor’s proposal gives businesses with more than 500 employees nationally at least three years to phase in the increase. Those providing health insurance will have ...

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Seattle’s Gay Mayor On Nightclub Arson: Let The Police Do Their Job

“Less than an hour after I officially became Seattle’s first gay mayor, there was an arson at Seattle’s oldest gay nightclub with a potential for considerable loss of life. I am not just invested as the chief law enforcement officer of this city in bringing this case to justice, I am personally invested. But we also need to let our ...

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SEATTLE: Man Arrested For Facebook Death Threats Against Gay Mayor

Local police have arrested a man for posting death threats to the Facebook page of Seattle’s openly gay mayor, Ed Murray. Mitchell Munro Taylor of Seattle was arrested Thursday night, two days after Mayor Ed Murray’s staff found more than 20 threatening, anti-gay postings from the man’s account on Murray’s Facebook page, court documents said. One post said “Mayor, meet ...

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SEATTLE: Russian Official Pissed That Mayor Attended Protest At Consulate

Two weeks ago hundreds of activists including Dan Savage staged a protest in front of the Russian consulate in Seattle. (Slideshow here.) Also in attendance was Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn (above) and his Democrat mayoral opponent, openly gay state Sen. Ed Murray.  Dominick Holden reports on the fallout: One of four Russian consul generals living in the United States sent ...

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Openly Gay WA State Sen. Ed Murray Launches Bid For Seattle Mayor

Unlike San Diego’s homocon candidate for Congress, Ed Murray puts his sexuality (and his partner) front and center in the first television ad of his campaign for mayor of Seattle.

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