Ed Murray http://www.kplu.org en Feds: Seattle Police Now Have Building Blocks For 'Longstanding Reform' http://www.kplu.org/post/feds-seattle-police-now-have-building-blocks-longstanding-reform <p></p><p>The Seattle Police Department has made “significant process” in an effort to reform a culture of excessive use of force and racially-biased policing, U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said on Tuesday.</p><p>“We now have the building blocks to have significant longstanding reform,” said Durkan during a news conference held following a meeting with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Interim Seattle Police Chief Harry Bailey and Assistant U.S. Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:25:08 +0000 Martha Kang 13220 at http://www.kplu.org Feds: Seattle Police Now Have Building Blocks For 'Longstanding Reform' Seattle's New Gay Mayor, Socialist Council Member Sworn Into Office http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-new-gay-mayor-socialist-council-member-sworn-office <p></p><p>Seattle’s new Mayor Ed Murray and city council member Kshama Sawant promised to work to improve the city as they took their oaths of office on Monday.</p><p>Hundreds gathered to watch the city’s first gay mayor and first modern-day Socialist council member, who were among several city leaders sworn into office during a public ceremony.</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 00:33:22 +0000 Martha Kang & Paula Wissel 12322 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's New Gay Mayor, Socialist Council Member Sworn Into Office Seattle's New Gay Mayor, Socialist Council Member To Be Sworn In http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-new-gay-mayor-socialist-council-member-be-sworn <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As many as 2,000 people are expected to attend the inauguration of the city's first gay mayor and its first modern-day socialist council member at City Hall today.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both candidates were officially sworn in during a private ceremony on Jan. 1. Today's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ceremonial event&nbsp;is open to the public, and takes place in the City Hall lobby at 3:30 p.m.</span></p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 12231 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's New Gay Mayor, Socialist Council Member To Be Sworn In Seattle Mayor-Elect Murray Pulls Sawant Into His Minimum Wage Task Force http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-mayor-elect-murray-pulls-sawant-his-minimum-wage-task-force <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle’s incoming mayor has convened a task force to study boosting the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, and he has asked incoming socialist city council member Kshama Sawant to join. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor-Elect Ed Murray said he believes it is a necessary step toward tackling economic inequality, but he also insists he is not prejudicing the outcome of the committee.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In addition to </span>Sawant<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, his 23-member task force includes business interests, organized labor and community groups.</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:29:33 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 11902 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Mayor-Elect Murray Pulls Sawant Into His Minimum Wage Task Force Ed Murray Resigns from Senate Leadership Role http://www.kplu.org/post/ed-murray-resigns-senate-leadership-role <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Sen. Ed Murray has resigned as leader of the Senate Democrats following his election as mayor of Seattle.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Murray announced Friday that while he was giving up his leadership role, he wasn't yet resigning from the Senate in order to continue to represent the 43rd District during the special session that started on Thursday.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 18:41:18 +0000 The Associated Press 10932 at http://www.kplu.org Ed Murray Resigns from Senate Leadership Role Murray Defeats McGinn in Seattle Mayor's Race http://www.kplu.org/post/murray-defeats-mcginn-seattle-mayors-race <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The leader of Washington state's successful effort to legalize gay marriage is Seattle's next mayor.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Updated election results Wednesday night show state Sen. Ed Murray has 56 percent of the vote.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 01:20:15 +0000 The Associated Press 10885 at http://www.kplu.org Murray Defeats McGinn in Seattle Mayor's Race Seattle on its Way to Electing a New Mayor http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-its-way-electing-new-mayor <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Seattle may soon have a new mayor.</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 04:39:30 +0000 Mike Baker & Paula Wissel 10853 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle on its Way to Electing a New Mayor Murray Got Free Meals from Comcast Lobbyists http://www.kplu.org/post/murray-got-free-meals-comcast-lobbyists <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">Seattle mayoral candidate Ed Murray accepted free meals from lobbying firms who work with Comcast on 12 occasions over the first four months of this year—with a total estimated benefit of $250.</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 20:36:11 +0000 Mike Baker 10808 at http://www.kplu.org Murray Got Free Meals from Comcast Lobbyists Challenge for Seattle's Next Mayor: Making Housing Affordable http://www.kplu.org/post/challenge-seattles-next-mayor-making-housing-affordable <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle’s next mayor will face the challenge of balancing the city’s growth with affordability.&nbsp;</span></p><p>“Because our city’s popular, because we’re adding jobs, because more people want to live in our&nbsp;walkable&nbsp;urban places, the competition for existing housing is driving up the rent, driving up housing prices,”&nbsp;said Seattle Mayor Mike&nbsp;McGinn.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both </span>McGinn<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and challenger Ed Murray shared their ideas, many of them similar, on ways to create affordable housing for people of all income.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 10593 at http://www.kplu.org Challenge for Seattle's Next Mayor: Making Housing Affordable KCTS Debate: Seattle Mayoral Candidates Forced to Prioritize http://www.kplu.org/post/kcts-debate-seattle-mayoral-candidates-forced-prioritize <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It isn't always easy to pin down a politician. Most would prefer to list a range of issues they plan to address than choose just one top priority. But Tuesday night, during a debate on </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KCTS-TV</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the candidates for mayor of Seattle, incumbent Mike </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McGinn</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and challenger state Senator Ed Murray, were forced to list everything, from housing to education in the order of importance.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 06:55:54 +0000 Paula Wissel 10595 at http://www.kplu.org KCTS Debate: Seattle Mayoral Candidates Forced to Prioritize Behind 'Political Grandstanding,' Shared Views on Street Safety http://www.kplu.org/post/behind-political-grandstanding-shared-views-street-safety <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The race for mayor of Seattle has put public safety downtown front and center, and at first it&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">might seem&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to be following a familiar storyline: a polarized fight between the get-tough camp and the services-oriented approach.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"There are hotspots, and we’ve been very, very slow to act,” said challenger Ed Murray, advocating the hiring of 100 new police officers.&nbsp;</span></p><p>"You know, that's political grandstanding," said Mayor Mike McGinn, arguing we "can't arrest our way out of the problem."</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 07:00:02 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 10556 at http://www.kplu.org Behind 'Political Grandstanding,' Shared Views on Street Safety Round Two Begins in Seattle Mayoral Election Money Race http://www.kplu.org/post/round-two-begins-seattle-mayoral-election-money-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that the Seattle mayoral race has been narrowed down, Ed Murray and Mike </span>McGinn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will begin their next wave of fundraising, and it’s shaping up to be an interesting money race.</span></p><p>State Sen. Ed Murray won the primary and has so far won the race for campaign dollars. According to the state Public Disclosure Commission, Murray’s raised about $140,000 more than McGinn. And as of the most recent filings, Murray still had five times as much money in his coffers than the mayor.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:40:54 +0000 Ashley Gross 9558 at http://www.kplu.org Round Two Begins in Seattle Mayoral Election Money Race A Leading Question: Ed Murray's Approach to Winning Gay Rights http://www.kplu.org/post/leading-question-ed-murrays-approach-winning-gay-rights <p><em>Editor's note: KPLU has asked all nine candidates in the Seattle mayoral race to tell us about a time when his or her leadership skills were put to the test. One candidate's answer follows.</em><br><br>Ed Murray’s Capitol Hill office is on the same block as the Gay City LGBT library. Inside hangs a sign that says "March with Ed in Pride."<br><br>Murray wants to be Seattle’s first openly gay mayor. So maybe it won’t surprise you that many of his leadership moments have to do with securing gay and lesbian rights after many setbacks. Take 2005, for example.<br> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 9439 at http://www.kplu.org A Leading Question: Ed Murray's Approach to Winning Gay Rights Partisan divide flares as state budget worsens http://www.kplu.org/post/partisan-divide-flares-state-budget-worsens <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-958346.mp3</p><p>Washington&#39;s budget shortfall has grown to more than $5 billion. That&#39;s after Thursday&#39;s state revenue forecast. Advocates on the left immediately intensified their calls for lawmakers to end corporate tax exemptions. The Governor warned the legislature to avoid budget gimmicks.</p><p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:12:06 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 1025 at http://www.kplu.org Partisan divide flares as state budget worsens Dire state revenue forecast could force special session http://www.kplu.org/post/dire-state-revenue-forecast-could-force-special-session <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 18px; FONT-SIZE: 12px" class=Apple-style-span>In the coming days, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire will provide lawmakers with a list of budget-cutting options. It’s a first step in what could lead to a special session of the legislature before the year is out. </SPAN></P> <P> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 04:29:07 +0000 Austin Jenkins 178 at http://www.kplu.org Dire state revenue forecast could force special session