This week the man accusing Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing him when he was 15 has revealed his identity. D.H. is Delvonn Heckard, a 46-year-old Kent man. Murray once again denied ever having a sexual relationship with Heckard.
Meanwhile, Seattle's mayoral race just grew by two candidates. Former mayor Mike McGinn announced he will be running along with waterfront activist Cary Moon.
Also, homeowners in West Seattle cut down more than 150 trees in an effort to improve their views. The City of Seattle has settled one of two lawsuits this week against those homeowners, who will have to pay the city $440,000.
Finally, Olympia passed a tougher distracted driving law and Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox News.
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Get caught up on the news:
- The Seattle Times: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray denies knowing accuser in sex-abuse lawsuit, who says ‘I have nothing to hide’
- KUOW: Former Seattle mayor McGinn jumps into the 2017 mayoral race
- NY Times: Bill O’Reilly Is Forced Out at Fox News
This week's panel:
Bill Radke @KUOWradke, host
Natalie Brand @NatalieBrandK5, political reporter at KING 5
C.R. Douglas @crdouglasq13fox, political analyst at Q13 Fox News
Sydney Brownstone @sydbrownstone, reporter for The Stranger