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UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Former foster son of ex-Seattle mayor files lawsuit

The former foster son of ex-Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has filed a lawsuit against the city and Murray, claiming Murray improperly used the city’s top office to defame him and …


Man who sued ex-Seattle mayor over sex abuse claims died of overdose

A 47-year-old man who sued former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray over sexual abuse claims that effectively ended Murray’s political career died of an accidental overdose of illegal and prescription drugs.


Seattle faces damage claim over ex-mayor abuse allegations

The former foster son of ex-Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the city negligently failed to investigate his and other men’s allegations that Murray sexually abused them decades ago.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Man who accused ex-mayor of Seattle of sexual abuse found dead in motel

Delvonn Heckard, the Kent, Washington, man who sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray last year on allegations of sexual abuse decades ago – prompting other accusations to come to light, leading …


Seattle settles sexual-abuse lawsuit with Ed Murray accuser

The city of Seattle will pay $150,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by Delvonn Heckard, one of five men this year to publicly accuse former Mayor Ed Murray of sexual …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Seattle councilman becomes the city’s 3rd mayor in a week

SEATTLE – Seattle on Monday got its third mayor in less than a week following the resignation last week of Ed Murray amid allegations he sexually abused teenage boys decades …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Temporary Seattle mayor says he doesn’t want to keep the job

Seattle’s temporary mayor, appointed after Ed Murray resigned amid sex abuse allegations, spent just 48 hours on the job before announcing Friday he didn’t want to keep it.


Response to sex abuse claims cost Seattle mayor gay support

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray built his standing in the gay community and in Washington state politics through a decades-long push for bias protections, domestic partnerships and finally, marriage equality. But …


City Council president becomes Seattle mayor after Murray steps down

Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell took the oath of office to become mayor on Wednesday, as Ed Murray, disgraced by allegations of child sexual abuse, ended his time at …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

Seattle mayor resigns after 5th sex abuse claim

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced his resignation after a fifth man came forward and accused him of sexual abuse decades ago.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 11:25 a.m.

Washington mayors call for removal of Confederate reminders

Mayors in two Washington cities took action Friday toward removing statues, monuments and signs honoring Confederate soldiers and other leaders in the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Durkan takes lead in race for new Seattle mayor

Seattle voters took the first step in choosing a new mayor with early returns in Tuesday’s primary showing former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan clearly in first in the race to …


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Seattle mayor’s accuser alleges defamation, wants $1M-plus

A man who accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing him decades ago has demanded more than $1 million from the city, saying Murray defamed him.


Seattle Mayor Ed Murray: I am not going to resign

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he is not resigning following claims by four men that he sexually abused them as teenagers.


UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 5:16 p.m.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray orders police to wear body cameras

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has ordered the city’s police department to equip patrol officers with body cameras.


UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 12:58 p.m.

Investigator found in 1984 Seattle mayor abused foster son

Three decades before Ed Murray was elected Seattle’s mayor, an Oregon child-welfare investigator found that he had sexually abused his foster son, prompting state officials to conclude that “under no …


Seattle mayor won’t mount write-in campaign

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he won’t stage a write-in campaign to try to secure a second term after a man who had accused him of sexual abuse announced plans …


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

Mayor: Unity celebrated in 43rd annual Seattle Pride parade

As temperatures began to rise, hundreds of men, women and children carrying rainbow flags hit the streets in the 43th annual Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday.


Seattle mayor offers plan to make it easier for people with criminal pasts to find housing

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has sent a proposal to the City Council aimed at reducing barriers to rental housing for people with criminal records.


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 5:44 p.m.

Accuser of Seattle mayor wants to drop sex abuse lawsuit

A man who accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing him when he was a teenager has asked a court to dismiss the lawsuit he filed against the mayor.


UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 4 p.m.

Seattle selects influential investor for KeyArena renovation

Seattle has taken a significant step forward in a long-running arena saga whose culmination could see either an NBA or NHL team playing in the city.


Judge denies venue change sought by Seattle mayor’s accuser

A judge has rejected a request from attorneys for a man suing Seattle Mayor Ed Murray for alleged sexual abuse to move the case out of King County and warned …


Seattle settles discrimination claim with former spokeswoman

Seattle officials have agreed to pay Mayor Ed Murray’s former spokeswoman $125,000 and give her a new job with the city with a $100,000 salary to settle a discrimination claim.


Seattle Mayor Ed Murray asks for dismissal of sex-abuse suit

Attorneys for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray have formally denied allegations of sexual abuse and asked that a lawsuit making the claims be dismissed.


UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray looks at the race without him in it, and a future without a job

Ed Murray isn’t endorsing a candidate in the race to succeed him as mayor of Seattle. But he has some thoughts about what’s become a wide-open contest.


Lawyer for Seattle mayor’s accuser seeking change of venue

A change-of-venue request has been submitted by the attorneys of a man in a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by Seattle’s mayor.


Police chief asks for review of 2016 incident at Seattle mayor’s home

Police have released dash camera video in connection with an officer response to a “suspicious person” report at Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s home last summer.


Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan in Seattle mayor’s race

Jenny Durkan, the former U.S. attorney for Western Washington, is running for Seattle mayor.


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:14 p.m.

Seattle mayor drops re-election bid after sex abuse claims

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Tuesday dropped his re-election bid for a second term after four men claimed he sexually abused them when they were teenagers, claims vehemently denied by …


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Judge sanctions lawyer of man who accused mayor of sex abuse

A judge on Thursday sanctioned the lawyer for the man who accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually molesting him when he was a teenager for “flagrant” violations of ethical …