State of the City http://www.kplu.org en In State of the City, Seattle mayor focuses on economic recovery http://www.kplu.org/post/state-city-seattle-mayor-focuses-economic-recovery <p>Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn delivered his third State of the City Address today focusing on education, public safety, and the economy &ndash; noting that the city was knocked down pretty hard during the recession.</p><p>He said Seattle lost 35,000 jobs with unemployment peaking at 8.2 percent. But progress has been made.</p><p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:55:55 +0000 Erin Hennessey 4216 at http://www.kplu.org In State of the City, Seattle mayor focuses on economic recovery Seattle Mayor says more police should live in city http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-mayor-says-more-police-should-live-city <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-954115.mp3</p><p>With 82-percent of Seattle&#39;s officers living outside the city limits, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn says it&#39;s hard to have a good local police force. It&#39;s also difficult to do anything about it because state law prevents cities from requiring officers to live where they work. McGinn says there could be an opportunity, though, when 300 officers who are eligible for retirement leave the force.</p> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 01:12:33 +0000 Paula Wissel & Charla Bear 853 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Mayor says more police should live in city