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After 5th Sexual Abuse Allegation, Mayor Resigns

This time it's Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's cousin accusing him

(Newser) - The mayor of Seattle is resigning after a fifth person—his cousin—publicly accused him of sexual abuse, the Seattle Times reports. Joseph Dyer, 54, says Ed Murray, 62, forced him to have sex in a bedroom they shared at the home of Dyer's mother four decades ago. Murray,... More »

Seattle Approves Rich-Only Income Tax

GOP leader calls for 'forceful resistance'

(Newser) - Supporters waved "Tax the Rich" signs Monday as Seattle's city council voted unanimously to do exactly that. By a vote of 9-0, the council approved an income tax that only applies to wealthy residents, with the 2.25% tax starting at income above $250,000 for individuals and... More »

Seattle Moves Toward $15 Minimum Wage

Mayor unveils proposal headed to City Council

(Newser) - Seattle might eventually have the highest minimum wage in the nation, by a mile. Mayor Ed Murray unveiled a proposal today that would raise it to $15 an hour in three to seven years, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer . Businesses would have different deadlines to comply, depending on their size and... More »

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