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‘Greedy’ young mayor stole from investors, feds say

A Massachusetts mayor who was first elected at age 23 was charged Thursday with using investments in a company he formed as his “own personal ATM” to enjoy casinos and …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Italy arrests mayor for allegedly aiding illegal immigration

The mayor of a small town in southern Italy that became a model for immigrant integration was placed under house arrest Tuesday for allegedly aiding illegal immigration, a move that …


Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan unveils $5.9 billion budget proposal

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s budget proposal for 2019 and 2020, unveiled Monday, would boost the city’s overall spending by about $300 million next year.


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won’t seek 3rd term

In a surprise announcement, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he would abandon his effort to seek a third term next year but gave no reason for his sudden …


Attack on Burien mayor over city’s sanctuary-city policy investigated as hate crime

King County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the alleged assault of Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta as a possible hate crime after he reported being attacked Saturday night by an unidentified man …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018

Former Wapato mayor files restraining order against current mayor

A judge has granted a temporary restraining order to the former mayor of Wapato in the latest manifestation of a back-and-forth tussle between him and his successor.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018

Seattle mayor to move quickly to house more homeless

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Wednesday she wants to get hundreds more homeless people into tiny houses, emergency shelters and other safe housing over the next 90 days.


Durkan’s dilemma: Seattle mayor caught between fury over head tax, push to help homeless

Mayor Jenny Durkan is facing a homeless crisis, residents and business owners questioning Seattle’s spending, and City Council members pushing a tax on large employers that would raise $75 million …


NYC mayor angry over crosswalk deaths of 2 children

New York City’s mayor said a driver with a history of seizures who fatally struck two children, including the daughter of an acclaimed Broadway actress, never should have been behind …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018

Immigration chief: 800 avoided arrest due to mayor’s warning

A top immigration official said Wednesday that about 800 people living illegally in Northern California were able to avoid arrest because of a weekend warning that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018

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 mayor wants to use money from land sale for homeless

Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to use $11 million in proceeds from the expected sale of a city-owned property to fund new rental assistance and short-term housing options for the homeless.


Montana town gets new mayor after no-show from mayor-elect

A different mayor of a southern Montana town was sworn into office a day after the mayor-elect failed to appear for a swearing-in ceremony.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, who oversaw explosive growth, dies suddenly at 65

Mayor Ed Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in San Francisco that brought with it sky-high housing prices despite his commitment to economic equality, died suddenly early Tuesday at …


Vera Katz, longtime Portland mayor, dies

Vera Katz, a former three-term Portland mayor and first female speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives, has died. She was 84.


Seattle mayor pushing for free community college program

Seattle’s new mayor is pushing free community college tuition for all of the city’s graduates.


Jenny Durkan sworn in as Seattle’s first female mayor since 1920s

Jenny Durkan took the oath of office as Seattle mayor Tuesday, becoming the first woman to lead the city since the 1920s as the result of her win in the …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017

Kennewick mayor’s woes mount with ethics complaint

A self-appointed government watchdog is pursuing theft and code of ethics charges against Kennewick Mayor Steve Young over his role in a Hanford discrimination lawsuit.


Billboard targeting Idaho Falls mayor draws scrutiny

Eastern Idaho officials said a billboard targeting the incumbent mayor of Idaho Falls by a political action committee called Businesses for Growth contains misleading information.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Europe

Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma said he plans to take his fight against Venezuela’s socialist government to Europe after he escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia on Friday. The …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017

Liberian refugee elected mayor of Helena, Montana

Voters in Montana’s capital city have elected a Liberian refugee as their next mayor.


Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio wins 2nd term

Democrat Bill de Blasio has cruised to a second term as mayor of New York City.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017

Jenny Durkan defeats Cary Moon to become Seattle’s first woman mayor since the 1920s

Seattle will have its first woman mayor since 1920s — and it’ll be Jenny Durkan.


Candidates for mayor see growth for Moscow

Ten years ago, left-leaning Moscow city councilors perceived as having anti-growth views were swept away by three Greater Moscow Alliance-backed members. Linda Pall was one of the left-leaning incumbent members …


Ex-Portland mayor’s assistant alleges sexual harassment

The executive assistant of former Portland Mayor Sam Adams has accused him of engaging in unwanted sexual behavior and says that staffers adopted a “code of silence and complicity” that …


Honolulu officers plead not guilty in corruption case

A Honolulu police lieutenant, an officer and a retired major have pleaded not guilty to charges alleging they helped former Chief Louis Kealoha and his deputy prosecutor wife frame a …


Trump fatigue? Female mayoral candidates dominate in Seattle

After 91 years, Seattle is poised to elect its second female mayor next week. Voters will choose between urban planner Cary Moon or former U.S. attorney Jenny Durkan to lead …


Best answer to Seattle affordability may win the race for mayor

It’s a race away from a scandal and a race to become Seattle’s first woman mayor in about 90 years, a race about beating traffic and beating back President Donald …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017

Montana mayoral candidate needs only 1 vote – his – to win

There’s one person running for mayor of Manhattan, Montana, and he only needs to vote for himself to win.


Mozambican mayor fatally shot on peace deal anniversary, Mahamudo Amurane, Nambula

The mayor of one of Mozambique’s biggest cities was fatally shot after giving a speech about peace efforts on the 25th anniversary of the signing of an accord that ended …