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Deal Would Lift Cap On Rideshare Cars In Seattle

A deal brokered by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray would lift a cap on the number of rideshare cars allowed on the road at one time.

CBS Seattle–06/16/2014

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Portland Utilities To Grant Unprecedented Access To Watchdog

City commissioners Nick Fish and Steve Novick have sponsored a resolution allowing a consumer group to analyze Portland’s water and sewer services.

01/02/2014

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Seattle Elects Socialist To City Council

Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history.

11/15/2013

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Socialist Candidate Takes Lead In Seattle City Council Race

Voters in left-leaning Seattle, where police recently handed out snacks at a large marijuana festival and politicians often try to out-liberal each other, are close to electing a Socialist candidate to the City Council.

11/13/2013

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Seattle Mayor Supports $15 Minimum Wage

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 standard even higher.

CBS Seattle–10/09/2013

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Seattle Mayor Orders Police Department To Abandon Plan To Use Drones

Seattle’s mayor on Thursday ordered the police department to abandon its plan to use drones after residents and privacy advocates protested.

02/08/2013

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Washington Town On Brink Of Extinction Due To Financial Problems

Financial problems have pushed the Snohomish County town of Gold Bar to the brink of extinction — at least as a local government.

11/21/2012

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Seattle City Council Protects Breastfeeding Mothers

It’s already against Washington state law to discriminate against public breastfeeding, but the Seattle City Council on Monday specifically made it illegal for businesses and other entities to ask nursing moms to stop, cover up or move to a different location in public areas.

04/09/2012

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