Seattle mayor Ed Murray resigns after one of the mayor’s cousins becomes the fifth man accusing him of sexual abuse in the past.
Meanwhile the two candidates running to replace him, Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon, meet in their first mayoral debate.
Tucson, Arizona sends Jeff Bezos a cactus to woo Amazon’s HQ2 to their city.
And football’s national anthem protests to call attention to racial inequity get kicked upstairs to the White House when an ESPN anchor calls the President a white supremacist.
Get caught up on the news:
- Seattle Times: Mayor Ed Murray's cousin: He sexually abused me too
- Seattle Times: Durkan, Moon square off in debate overshadowed by Murray's resignation
- Puget Sound Business Journal: Arizona group sends Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos 21-foot cactus in headquarters bid
Our panel this week:
Phyllis Fletcher @phylfletch, managing editor of the Northwest News Network
Nikkita Oliver @nikkitaoliver, former mayoral candidate with the Seattle People's Party
Greg Nickels @gregnickels, former two-term Seattle mayor
Dave Zirin @edgeofsports, sports correspondent at The Nation magazine