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UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017

Trump scoffs at ‘politically motivated ingrates’ after Maria

President Donald Trump on Sunday scoffed at “politically motivated ingrates” who had questioned his administration’s commitment to rebuilding Puerto Rico after a pulverizing hurricane and said the federal government had …


Moscow City Council, mayor candidates talk goals, accomplishments

Candidates for Moscow City Council and mayor answered questions ranging from the role of city government to their thoughts on the city granting a conditional use permit to New Saint …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017

Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor who begged for more help

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said Saturday that there is “no time for politics” in Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria, hours after she was blasted by President Donald …


Salt Lake City mayor: Investigation found arrest of nurse broke policies

An investigation into the rough arrest of a Utah nurse who refused to allow a blood draw on an unconscious patient found evidence that police officers violated department policies, the …


Racial politics color New York City’s looming mayoral race

Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t much of a dancer. But there he was on a recent Sunday morning, bobbing his head and bending his knees ever so slightly, as the …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017

Houston residents mark Labor Day sorting through storm ruins

Houston’s mayor insists that America’s fourth-largest city is “open for business,” but with areas under water, people not yet in their homes, and billions in damage to repair, major disasters …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017

Emergency declared in New Orleans as flood threat looms

With more rain in the forecast and city water pumps malfunctioning after weekend floods, New Orleans’ mayor is urging residents of some waterlogged neighborhoods to move their vehicles to higher …


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017

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: Wed., June 14, 2017

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.


Froma Harrop: President prompts others to apologize for him

But President Trump has launched his own brand of apology tour. The big difference is that Obama was apologizing for our country. Now the country is apologizing for Trump.


Farrell resigns from Legislature to focus on mayoral race

Democratic state Rep. Jessyn Farrell is resigning from the Legislature to focus on her run for Seattle mayor.


UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017

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.


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017

Local candidates: On your mark, get set, file

Filing week for candidates seeking many local offices this year starts Monday morning and ends Friday afternoon.


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

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: Sat., May 6, 2017

Former mayor David Rodgers remembered as the man who inspired Riverfront Park

Former Spokane Mayor David Rodgers was remembered Saturday as a man with a fondness for his morning bowl of Wheaties, tennis and time with his family at his lake cabin.


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017

Fourth man accuses Seattle mayor of sex abuse

A fourth man is accusing Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of paying him for sex when the man was a teenager.


Portland mayor condemns violent May Day protest

The mayor of Portland on Tuesday condemned the actions of protesters after more than two dozen people were arrested a day earlier during a May Day march that turned violent.


Urban planner Cary Moon enters Seattle mayor’s race

Urban planner Cary Moon, a founder of the People’s Waterfront Coalition and an opponent of the Highway 99 tunnel under downtown Seattle, declared her candidacy Wednesday for mayor.


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017

David Rodgers, mayor who ‘taught Spokane to dream big,’ dies at 93

Former Spokane Mayor David Rodgers, the father of modern Spokane who presided over the city during a time of economic expansion, died Tuesday at the age of 93.


UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017

Mike McGinn, former Seattle mayor, to run again

Former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn will try to get his old job back. McGinn on Monday announced he would challenge incumbent Ed Murray, who defeated McGinn in 2013.


UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017

Accuser’s lawyer wants to depose Seattle mayor on May 2

The lawyer for a man suing Seattle’s mayor for alleged sexual abuse over several years in the 1980s has filed a court notice to have him deposed next month.


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017

Attorney: Sex abuse case against mayor disproven after exam

A lawyer representing the mayor of Seattle in a sexual abuse lawsuit says the case should be dropped because a medical exam refutes the alleged victim’s claims of a mole …


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017

Former Downtown Spokane Partnership president files for mayor’s race in 2019

Michael Tedesco, a 38-year-old Spokane native, has filed to run when Mayor David Condon is termed out of City Hall in 2019. Tedesco called for a more collaborative relationship between …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017

Washington governor, AG meet traveler affected by ban

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson welcomed a passenger at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport who had been blocked by President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban.


Missoula’s mayor reveals treatment for alcoholism

Missoula Mayor John Engen says he has been absent from his job for the past month because he was in a treatment program for alcoholism.


Portland mayor cancels march he was to lead

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has called off an anti-hate march he was planning to lead after hearing that a counter-protest was planned.


Mayor in West Virginia resigns after racist Michelle Obama post

A West Virginia mayor resigned Tuesday following a backlash after she posted a response to a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook.