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Mayor's Race 2013

Hires and Fires: Ed Murray's Transition To City Hall

Nov 25, 2013
Washington state Senator Ed Murray
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David Hyde checks in with Publicola news editor Erica Barnett to hear which city department heads will make the cut when Mayor-elect Ed Murray takes office.

Amy Radil

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn conceded the race to his challenger Ed Murray on Thursday. Meanwhile Murray said he wants to resign his state senate seat as soon as possible so he can focus on his transition to City Hall.

KUOW Photo/David Hyde

Ross Reynolds talks with Sen. Ed Murray, Seattle mayor apparent, about his first priorities in his new political role.

Breaking Down The First Ballot Drop

Nov 5, 2013
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Steve Scher sat down with former Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna and former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels on Tuesday night as the first ballot results were released, around 8:15 p.m. (The results will be updated daily in the afternoon as mailed ballots are counted until all the races are finalized.)

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State Sen. Ed Murray appeared to be winning the Seattle mayoral race on Tuesday night, with 56 percent of the votes. Mayor Mike McGinn trailed with 43 percent.

Elections 2013: Campaign Dispatches From Around Seattle

Nov 5, 2013
KUOW Photo/David Hyde

KUOW reporters are on the ground at several campaign sites in Seattle, sending back snapshots from the scenes as the ballot countdown nears an end.

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It’s Friday — time to talk over the week's news with The Stranger's Eli Sanders, Joni Balter of the Seattle Times and Crosscut's Knute Berger.

Questions over who knew what and when about the latest NSA spying revelations and troubles with the Affordable Care Act rollout dominate Washington, D.C. The panel weighs in on those stories and takes one last look at state and local races before Tuesday's election. Plus, we get post-Halloween action items from Live Wire host Luke Burbank.

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It’s Friday — time to talk over the week's news with Joni Balter of the Seattle Times, Crosscut's Knute Berger, and C.R. Douglas of Q13 FOX News.

The City of SeaTac is debating whether to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Seattle is considering two proposals that would impact City Council races and we take another look at the Seattle mayoral race with less than two weeks to go before Election Day.

Plus, we talk over the Affordable Care Act's glitchy start and check in with Live Wire host Luke Burbank.

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It’s Friday — time to talk over the week's news with Crosscut's Knute BergerEli Sanders of The Stranger and KIRO 7's Essex Porter.

Congress reached a deal to reopen the government and avoid defaulting on the national debt. Have we turned the page or will things be right back where they started come January?

Also, we remember Eastern Washington Congressman and former Speaker of the House Tom Foley, who passed away today at 84. 

The panel checks in on Seattle's mayoral race and one state legislative contest that's drawing big money, and Live Wire host Luke Burbank joins us from Los Angeles.

Week In Review Web Extra

We look at a new study that finds Washington state is doing better than most when it comes to the cost of doing business.

KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

A new poll is out in the Seattle mayor’s race, and it doesn’t bode well for the incumbent.

The SurveyUSA poll, commissioned by Seattle TV station King 5, was conducted just after the first televised debate between Mayor Mike McGinn and state Senator Ed Murray last week.

Of the 557 likely voters reached by phone, 52 percent said they would vote for Murray if the election were held today, 32 percent said they would vote for McGinn.

Flickr Photo/Dave Lichterman

Yesterday, a group of nightclub and bar owners endorsed Ed Murray for mayor. Nightclub owners have worked a lot with current Mayor Mike McGinn. 

McGinn lobbied the liquor control board to extend late night hours and his nightlife initiative was designed to bring club owners into discussion with police and neighbors over issues of public safety, noise and transportation.

In fact, many of the club owners endorsing Murray actually voted for McGinn in the last election. Dave Meinert is one of them. He’s been involved with nightlife in Seattle for years as an investor at The Crocodile, a manager of bands, owner of the 5 Point Café in Belltown, and founder of the Capitol Hill Block Party.

KUOW Photo/Amy Radil

It’s Friday — time to talk over the week’s news. President Obama took to primetime to postpone a vote in Congress authorizing a Syrian strike in favor of diplomatic talks.

Seattle mayor Mike McGinn officially kicked off his reelection bid against challenger Ed Murray and big money poured into the campaign against Washington's GMO labeling Initiative 522.

Plus, KING 5 announced big plans for new local programming and a the state Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for light rail to come to Bellevue.

It all happened this week, and we'll talk about it with Joni Balter of the Seattle Times, The Stranger's Eli Sanders and Knute Berger of Crosscut.

Your Take On The News

Aug 9, 2013

It's Friday: time to talk over the week's news with Crosscut writer Knute Berger, Q13 Fox political analyst C.R. Douglas and Publicola news editor Erica C. Barnett. Incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn and state senator Ed Murray emerged from the pack this week in the mayoral primary. What could a McGinn-Murray race end up looking like? Who were the other winners and losers in Tuesday's primary? We'll have a comprehensive wrap-up of the primary. This week also saw Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buy the Washington Post. What could this mean for the future of journalism? What stories caught your attention? Share your thoughts by writing to Weekday.

The Final Countdown: McGinn Vs. Murray In November Election

Aug 7, 2013

Incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn and state Senator Ed Murray are on top in the primary election for mayor of Seattle. Ross Reynolds talks to Ed Murray, the top vote-getter last night. We also hear from KUOW’s David Hyde, who was at Mayor McGinn’s election party last night.

Primary Results, And Being Allowed To Die

Aug 7, 2013
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Primary Results
We reflect on the results of yesterday’s primary. What happened? How do the results affect the November election? Call us with your reaction at 206.543.5869.

Being Allowed To Die: A Case Study On When To Remove A Ventilator
Imagine having to decide when to remove an injured loved one from a ventilator.  Some of you have had to make that decision and doctors have to make it too.  Every situation is unique and it’s not simply a medical decision. It can be ethical and emotional too. Jim deMaine is a retired pulmonary and critical care doctor who frequently gives talks to patients about planning for end-of-life issues.  He joins us to talk about two patients who wanted to be taken off the ventilator and allowed to die.

On The Job: Avain Vet
Parrots, like all pets, need to check-ups and that means a trip to the Avian Vet.  As part of our “On the Job” series, Katy Sewall visited the Bird & Exotic Clinic of Seattle.

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UPDATE: 8/7/13, 1:13 p.m. PT

Peter Steinbrueck, who was trailing Ed Murray and Mike McGinn in the Seattle mayor’s primary this morning, spoke with KUOW’s Marcie Sillman on Weekday today and conceded the race.

Top Four Issues In The Seattle Mayor’s Race

Aug 5, 2013
KUOW/Kara McDermott

Tomorrow is primary day and candidates are drumming up as many last-minute votes as they can. Publicola’s Erica C. Barnett compares the candidates for mayor of Seattle.

Your Take On The News

Aug 2, 2013

It's Friday: time to talk over the week's news with Seattle Times assistant political editor Joni Balter, Crosscut writer Knute Berger and Q13 Fox political analyst C.R. Douglas.

Primary election ballots are due on Tuesday. We'll tackle the very latest in the mayor's race as the candidates head towards the homestretch. Kirby Wilbur stepped down this week as chair of the Washington State Republican Party. Who's in line to take the job? What stories caught your attention? Share your thoughts by writing to Weekday.

Primary Election Time: How Are You Voting?

Jul 29, 2013
KUOW/Kara McDermott

Ballots are out for the August primary election. How are you voting? Seattle voters will decide on city council and school board positions, a parks levy, and which two candidates will face off in November’s mayoral race. Ballots are due back in the mail or an official ballot return box by August 6. Ross Reynolds talks to callers about what’s on the ballot and how they’ll be voting.


 

This week on KUOW, Weekday and The Conversation heard from all of the nine mayoral candidates. A new KING 5 poll was also released this week that has state senator Ed Murray pulling ahead in the race. Mayor of Seattle isn't the only position on the August ballot; Knute Berger, C.R. Douglas and Joni Balter give analysis on the other city and county issues on the 2013 ballot.

Also this Saturday is Bertha's last day on the waterfront, and Texas passes its controversial abortion bill. What stories caught your attention? Share your thoughts with the panel by emailing Weekday.  

KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

The Downtown District Council of Seattle and KCTS 9 hosted the Seattle mayoral candidates for a live debate ahead of the August 6 primary last night. The first hour of the debate was televised and simulcast on KUOW.

Meet Mayoral Candidate Peter Steinbrueck

Jul 17, 2013
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Ballots for the August 6 primary election go out today. Former Seattle City Councilmember Peter Steinbrueck hopes to lead the nine-person race and have a shot for getting elected mayor in November. Ross Reynolds talks to Steinbrueck about what he would bring to the mayor’s office.

KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

As the August 6 primary draws near, the Seattle mayor’s race is heating up.

Candidates are now engaged in almost daily debates and forums, and some are getting testy.

From the candidates' Facebook pages.

Seattle Mayoral Candidate Charlie Staadecker
Seattle mayoral candidate Charlie Staadecker joins us to talk about his run ahead of the August 6 primary election.

"Stand Your Ground" Gets New Scrutiny After Zimmerman Verdict
While George Zimmerman didn’t end up using Florida’s "Stand Your Ground" law in his defense in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the statute loomed large over his case. In an interview with CNN, one juror said that the jury had the state's "Stand Your Ground" law in mind when deciding Zimmerman’s fate. We talk with John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation, about a new push to repeal similar laws and the organization that has worked hard to get it on the books. 

Seattle Mayoral Candidate Bruce Harrell
Our series of interviews with each of Seattle's mayoral candidates continues with City Councilmember Bruce Harrell.

Seattle Mayoral Candidate Mary Martin

Jul 16, 2013
KUOW Photo/Jason Pagano

Meet Socialist Worker’s Party candidate for mayor of Seattle, Mary Martin. She says the next mayor of Seattle must defend the working class. What exactly would she do as mayor to protect the working class? Ross Reynolds talks to her about that and what else she would bring to the mayor’s office.

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Mayoral Candidate Douglas McQuaid
Seattle Mayoral candidate Douglas McQuaid joins Weekday to discuss the issues he feels are important to the city ahead of the August primary.

The Hidden Dangers in Common Beauty Products
People use a lot of products to stay clean and attractive. Lotion, shampoo, deodorant, face cream, sunblock, and cosmetics are commonplace, but do we know what’s in them? Shampoos often contain sulfates and parabens which can be hormone disrupters. Lotions often contain propyleneglycol which is used to make anti-freeze. Chemicals in some sunscreens are linked to cancer in women. In a complicated world of long unknown chemical names, what can we use to stay clean and attractive without hurting our bodies inadvertently? Why aren’t these products better regulated?

Greendays Gardening Panel
Our gardening panel includes a flower expert, native plant expert, and vegetable gardening expert. They answer your gardening questions every Tuesday.   

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Sakara Remmu On Zimmerman's Acquittal
The verdict in the George Zimmerman trial sparked protests, copious editorials and even riots across the country this week with many voices calling for more dialogue around racism in the US. To that end, we speak with local activist, writer and self-described “mother of black children” Sakara Remmu.

Mayoral Candidate Kate Martin
Seattle Mayoral candidate Kate Martin joins Weekday to discuss the issues she feels are important to the city ahead of the August primary.

Chuck Klosterman On Grappling With Villains
What is is about the bad guy, or girl, that’s so alluring?  From Robert Redford and Paul Newman as con men in “The Sting” to the murderous drug dealer Omar Little of HBO’s “The Wire,” we have an increasing fascination with the villains in our culture.  At least, that’s what writer Chuck Klosterman thinks.  He expands on his ideas in a new book called “I Wear The Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)."

The Weather And Hike Of The Week
Michael Fagin suggests a hike that matches the week’s weather forecast.

McGinn Makes The Case For A Second Term

Jul 15, 2013
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Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn faces tough competition in his campaign for re-election. He came to office as a political outsider, championing public transit and environmental issues. But many question whether he has followed through on his campaign promises. Ross Reynolds talks with Mayor McGinn about what he would bring to a second term in office.

KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Mayoral Candidate Joey Gray
Seattle mayoral candidate Joey Gray joins Weekday to discuss the issues she feels are important to the city ahead of the August primary.

Reaction To The Zimmerman Trial
Over the weekend a jury of six found George Zimmerman not guilty of second degree murder and the lesser charge of manslaughter in the shooting of 17-year old Trayvon Martin. Protests erupted around the country following the verdict, including a rally of at least 400 people in Seattle’s Westlake center. The incident and subsequent trial touched a nerve with the American public, igniting a debate about race relations in America. Jerry Large wrote about the Zimmerman trial in his Seattle Times column, he explains what the verdict says about the race conversation.

Growing Old With Pleasure
Maybe youth isn’t wasted on the young. Maybe growing old has its own deep and rich rewards. Wendy Lustbader wrote "Life Gets Better: The Unexpected Pleasure of Growing Old.”

The Interfaith Amigos On 13 Years Of Interfaith Dialogue
The Interfaith Amigos have been engaging in religious dialogue for 13 years now. Imam Jamal Rahman, Rabbi Ted Falcon and Pastor Don Mackenzie discuss what they’ve learned throughout their years of discussion. They explain the issues that stand in the way and the lessons they’ve learned that make interfaith conversation more effective.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray in the KUOW studios.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

News From D.C.
We preview the week ahead in Washington, D.C., with Jill Jackson, Capitol Hill Producer for CBS News.

Mayoral Candidate Ed Murray
Seattle Mayoral candidate Ed Murray joins Weekday to discuss the issues he feels are important to the city ahead of the August primary.

Eating Wild With Jo Robinson
Eating healthy isn’t really as simple as eat your fruits and veggies. Author and investigative journalist Jo Robinson examines the nutrients in our fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs and dairy products. Jo explains how we can get the most benefits from our food in her book “Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health.”

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