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1/23/2015
Murray praises Councilmember Rasmussen’s public service
"Seattle is losing a major champion on the council, but we know his community activism will find new outlets as he writes his next chapter."
1/22/2015
Mayor Murray today issued the following statement after meeting this week with the commissioners of both the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League...
1/21/2015
Murray lauds Councilmember Licata
"After decades of committed public service to the people of Seattle, we owe him a huge debt. His voice will be sorely missed on the City Council."
1/20/2015
Today, Mayor Murray issued the following statements on legislation passed by the Seattle City Council...
1/19/2015
Celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of service
The Mayor's office joined the Nature Consortium, students from the University of Washington, and current Miss Seattle Taryn Smith to plant native trees and spread mulch to help restore the West Duwamish greenbelt.
1/18/2015
Mayor Ed Murray released the following statement following the NFC Championship Game:   Super Bowl here we come! That was the greatest football game ever played in Seattle. The determination of the Seahawks is truly inspiring. Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks for another incredible season. Not only do we have the best team in the […]

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