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In anticipation of cold weather, the Seattle Human Services Department will open the emergency co-ed adult shelter at the Seattle Center Pavilion (305 Harrison St.) from Sunday, December 4th through Thursday, December 8th. This shelter will be [...]


Mayor Ed Murray signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mexico City’s Chief of Government, Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa, Ph.D. The MOU pledges cooperation on trade and the economy, information technology, clean technology, creative [...]


Today, Mayor Ed Murray signed an Executive Order reaffirming Seattle as a welcoming city. The order states that City employees will not ask about the status of residents and all City services will be available to all residents, and it creates an [...]


Mayor Ed Murray released the following statement on reports that Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions has been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next U.S. Attorney General: “Senator Sessions has been the leading anti-immigrant senator for [...]


  Today, the Mayor’s Education Summit Advisory Group, comprised of 32 representatives from Seattle Public Schools, the City of Seattle, community leaders, parents, business and philanthropy, presented a set of recommendations aimed at ensuring all [...]


Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement marking Veterans Day in the United States: “Today we express our gratitude to the brave women and men that have served our country in the armed forces. Veterans are our family members, colleagues, [...]

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Katherine Jolly

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