Ed Murray is two months into his new term as Seattle's mayor. Seattle Times news analyst Joni Balter says Murray was off to a strong start, but events in the past week mean "the hotel has slid the bill under the door, the honeymoon is winding down."
Seattle’s ongoing effort to reform the police department seems to be shifting to a new phase, from policy to implementation. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says 2014 will be “the year of training” for Seattle cops.
Network engineer Lee Kirk was working for Comcast when a friend of his tried to hire him away to Gigabit Squared Seattle for a partnership between the company and the city to improve Internet service in the area.
The eyes of the nation descended on Seattle city hall this week as Mayor Ed Murray and City Councilmember Kshama Sawant took office. In one of his first acts, the mayor named Harry Bailey Seattle's new interim police chief. Also, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced the 520 bridge project will need a lot more money to get completed.
We review these stories and more with news analyst Joni Balter, The Stranger's Eli Sanders and Crosscut's Knute Berger. Plus, we hear from Live Wire host Luke Burbank.