Mayor Mike McGinn

Gun Violence Prevention
8:30 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Seattle To Hold First Gun Buyback In 20 Years

Seattle Police Deputy Chief Nick Metz announced the gun buyback at a news conference with former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice, Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine behind him.
Ann Dornfeld

Seattle and King County officials today announced the city’s first gun buyback program in 20 years. The goal is to reduce gun violence, both intentional and accidental.

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Urban Planning
4:55 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

City Builds More Low-Income Housing In Downtown Seattle

A new affordable apartment building is planned for this corner in Seattle's International District
King County Department of Assessments

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata announced Wednesday the city will spend $19.5 million for construction and renovation of 570 new low-income housing units. It's part of an effort to ease the trend of low-income families moving out of the city.

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Politics
9:00 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Ask Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn

The country's latest episode of mass casualty gun violence has shaken Newtown, Connecticut, where 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. Speaking from the White House, an at-times emotional President Obama said "we have been through this too many times." We talk with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn about schools, safety and guns. We'll also talk about other city business, including the proposed South Lake Union rezone and last week's hearing on coal trains along the Seattle waterfront. Share your thoughts at 206.543.5869 or write to weekday@kuow.org.

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Politics
10:40 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Wash. State Senator Ed Murray Explores Run For Mayor

Sen. Ed Murray listens to debate on the Senate floor, March 1, 2007, in Olympia. The state Senate had just passed a measure, sponsored by Murray, that would create domestic partnerships for same-sex couples.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Another high-profile candidate says he’s interested in becoming the next Seattle mayor.  This time, it’s state Senator Ed Murray, a Democrat from Seattle.   

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City Budget
7:57 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Seattle City Council Expects To Approve Budget After Clash On Youth Programs

Alrick Hollingsworth picks cover art for his upcoming book as part of a Seattle-funded program..
Amy Radil

Members of the Young Urban Authors program meet twice a week in a small storefront near 23rd and Jackson in Seattle. The program is one of many funded by Seattle’s Youth Violence Prevention Initiative. In this program, the teenagers spend months writing and editing their own books — fiction or non-fiction — which are then printed in paperback form.

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