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Can Seattle legally force developers to fund affordable housing?

Last spring, as the clock ran down on Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's affordable housing task force, tensions built around proposals to require developers to help…

Seattle’s war on hookah lounges, hotbeds of crime

Another Monday night at Aladdin Hookah Lounge, stone sober and plotting robberies. Some people, they drink booze before breaking the law. Others, they prefer pomegranate-flavored…

What Mayor Ed Murray said at Civic Cocktail

Even with an experienced politician like Mayor Ed Murray, setting can make a difference.  The warm space at Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom lent to a…

Ed Murray’s transportation plan: Is everybody happy?

Using the backdrop of a noisy Market Street in Ballard, Mayor Ed Murray launched Seattle's new transportation vision, Move Seattle. The Seattle Department of Transportation program…

Mayor wants parks nominee to pursue equity

Mayor Ed Murray says he wants to bring Jesus Aguirre from Washington D.C. to lead the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department toward more social justice and service…