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UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

Macklemore makes endorsement in Seattle mayoral race

SEATTLE – Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver has picked up an endorsement from one of the city’s best-known artists. Macklemore endorsed the educator and activist in a Facebook post. “We …

UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017

Seattle mayor denies sex abuse claims – ’simply not true’

Ed Murray led a long campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state, toiled for nearly two decades as a state lawmaker and won his biggest personal political victory in …

Seattle mayor decries sexist attacks to sports arena vote

SEATTLE – Seattle’s mayor and an investor have condemned sports fans’ sexist attacks against the mostly female City Council after its vote sidetracked a proposed arena project aimed at luring …

Sen. Ed Murray wrests seat from Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn

SEATTLE – The leader of Washington’s successful effort to legalize gay marriage is now set to become Seattle’s next mayor. Updated election results Wednesday night showed state Sen. Ed Murray …

Seattle mayor would support minimum wage above $15

SEATTLE — The idea of a $15 minimum wage continues to build momentum in the Seattle area, with Mayor Mike McGinn saying he would support an effort to set the …

McGinn sworn in as new Seattle mayor

Mike McGinn’s young children administered the oath of office to Seattle’s new mayor on Monday.