Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to resign after fifth allegation of sex abuse surfaces

The accusers say that they were teenagers when the alleged abuse occurred in the 1970s and 1980s. Murray maintains that the allegations are not true.
Sep 12, 2017

Man who accused Seattle mayor of sexual abuse drops lawsuit

The man who sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray accusing him of paying him for sex when he was a teenager has dropped the lawsuit, his attorney said on Wednesday.
Jun 15, 2017

Lawsuit accuses Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing teen in 1980s

A 46-year-old man sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, accusing him of sexual abuse over several years in the 1980s. Murray denied the accusations.
Apr 6, 2017
Andres Salomon talks with a supporter outside the UW Light Rail Station Wednesday after announcing that he's running for mayor. (Photo by Katie Anastas)

Ecuadorian immigrant, bike advocate Andres Salomon announces run for mayor

In his campaign to unseat Ed Murray as mayor, software developer Andres Salomon looks to tie housing affordability and transportation to immigrant rights.
Feb 1, 2017

Seattle votes to affirm commitment to immigrants, push back on federal orders

With the "Welcoming City" resolution, Seattle stands by refugees and immigrants — and its efforts to push back on Trump's executive orders.
Jan 31, 2017
Most Seattleites don't have a lot of choice when it comes to internet service provider. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Is internet access a social justice issue?

Fifteen percent of Seattle households don't have internet access and many more are stuck in the slow lane. Is it time to make internet a public utility?
Oct 26, 2016
Sleep Steady performs at the 6th Annual Block Party at the Station coffeehouse in Beacon Hill. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

What you missed at the Block Party at the Station

The block party at The Station Coffeehouse on Saturday was a breath of fresh air in a city with increasingly inaccessible public festivals.
Jun 20, 2016

Seattle shines at COP21 — despite mayor’s absence

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray skipped COP21, but the city still had plenty of representation and leadership at the Paris climate talks.
Dec 11, 2015
Taxi drivers Getachew Mersha (left) and Dawit Tesfaye lead a group of drivers and community members on their way to deliver a petition to Mayor Ed Murray's Office requesting rideshare drivers be allowed to unionize. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers rally for better wages

Uber and Lyft drivers are keeping up the pressure on Seattle elected officials to allow union representation for ride-share services.
Nov 18, 2015
Cloud 9 in the Central District is one of 11 hookah lounges around the city that appear to be in violation of state laws that prohibit smoking in places of employment. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Replace hookah lounges with safe, healthy spaces for East African youth

A loud minority is demanding hookah lounges get a special exemption from anti-smoking laws. The city shouldn't cave to their pressure.
Sep 2, 2015
A sign posted in the window of Cloud 9 hookah lounge in the Central District frames the crackdown as an "assault on our Black communities." (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

The hookah lounge crackdown needlessly targets East Africans

Falsely equating hookah lounges with crime, and with East African culture, has many young East Africans feeling unfairly targeted by the city government.
Aug 25, 2015
Sanjay Bhadu, owner of Jucivana Smoothies and Coffee on Yesler Ave says even with just one employee, minimum wage hikes will threaten his business. (Photo by Senhao Liu)

Minimum wage increase has immigrant small business owners fretting

Monday’s historic city council vote unanimously approving $15/hour minimum wage was meant to reduce growing income inequality in Seattle. But one group has been particularly outspoken in opposition to the wage hike — immigrant small business owners. “I think it is unreasonable. The cost of my restaurant is rising rapidly and I nearly do not earn money now,” said […]
Jun 4, 2014
A protestor’s 15 Now sign sits strapped to his bicycle as marchers cross the Madison St. Bridge, entering downtown. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

Mayor’s plan not enough for May Day marchers

Thousands of marchers wound their way through Seattle Thursday afternoon to advocate for worker and immigrant’s rights — and to protest Mayor Ed Murray’s brand new proposal for a $15/hour minimum wage phased-in over seven years. “Every year of a phase-in is yet another year a worker has to live in poverty!” Socialist City Council member Kshama […]
May 3, 2014