Mayor Mike McGinn http://kplu.org en Seattle Mayor's Wife Arrested at Immigration Rally http://kplu.org/post/seattle-mayors-wife-arrested-immigration-rally <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">The wife of outgoing Seattle Mayor Mike </span>McGinn<span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">, Peggy Lynch, was one of the women arrested at an immigration reform rally in Bellevue for refusing to leave the office of the Washington State Republican Party.</span></p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:56:51 +0000 Manuel Valdes 10900 at http://kplu.org McGinn Concedes Defeat in Seattle Mayor's Race http://kplu.org/post/mcginn-concedes-defeat-seattle-mayors-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle Mayor Mike&nbsp;</span>McGinn<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has conceded his run for re-election, and called his successor, Ed Murray.</span></p><p>McGinn’s&nbsp;tone was relaxed and candid at the press conference held at his campaign headquarters Thursday.He offered few regrets, but acknowledged he’d made missteps in office and on the campaign trail.</p><p>“I may have to question my tactics and how I played it,” said&nbsp;McGinn. “To use a basketball analogy I probably dribbled the ball off my foot a couple of times when I could have made a good pass instead.”</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:09:02 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 10898 at http://kplu.org McGinn Concedes Defeat in Seattle Mayor's Race Murray Defeats McGinn in Seattle Mayor's Race http://kplu.org/post/murray-defeats-mcginn-seattle-mayors-race <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The leader of Washington state's successful effort to legalize gay marriage is Seattle's next mayor.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Updated election results Wednesday night show state Sen. Ed Murray has 56 percent of the vote.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 01:20:15 +0000 The Associated Press 10885 at http://kplu.org Murray Defeats McGinn in Seattle Mayor's Race Seattle on its Way to Electing a New Mayor http://kplu.org/post/seattle-its-way-electing-new-mayor <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Seattle may soon have a new mayor.</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 04:39:30 +0000 Mike Baker & Paula Wissel 10853 at http://kplu.org Seattle on its Way to Electing a New Mayor Murray Got Free Meals from Comcast Lobbyists http://kplu.org/post/murray-got-free-meals-comcast-lobbyists <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">Seattle mayoral candidate Ed Murray accepted free meals from lobbying firms who work with Comcast on 12 occasions over the first four months of this year—with a total estimated benefit of $250.</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 20:36:11 +0000 Mike Baker 10808 at http://kplu.org Murray Got Free Meals from Comcast Lobbyists Challenge for Seattle's Next Mayor: Making Housing Affordable http://kplu.org/post/challenge-seattles-next-mayor-making-housing-affordable <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle’s next mayor will face the challenge of balancing the city’s growth with affordability.&nbsp;</span></p><p>“Because our city’s popular, because we’re adding jobs, because more people want to live in our&nbsp;walkable&nbsp;urban places, the competition for existing housing is driving up the rent, driving up housing prices,”&nbsp;said Seattle Mayor Mike&nbsp;McGinn.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both </span>McGinn<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and challenger Ed Murray shared their ideas, many of them similar, on ways to create affordable housing for people of all income.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 10593 at http://kplu.org Challenge for Seattle's Next Mayor: Making Housing Affordable Bill McKibben of 350.org to Lead Climate Change Rally in Seattle http://kplu.org/post/bill-mckibben-350org-lead-climate-change-rally-seattle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Saturday, environmental activist and author Bill McKibben</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;will lead a rally&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">against fossil fuel exports and the Keystone XL pipeline in Seattle.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Known as one of the first voices to warn of the dangers of global warming,&nbsp;McKibben is on tour with his new book, <a href="http://www.billmckibben.com/index.html" target="_blank">Oil and Honey</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is also the founder of an international organization called <a href="http://350.org/" target="_blank">350.org</a>, which he created to fight climate change.&nbsp;</span></p><p>McKibben says 350 is "<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the most important number in the world, but nobody knew it until 2008,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">when Jim Hansen and his team at NASA published a paper saying we now know enough about carbon to know how much in the atmosphere is too much."&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10060 at http://kplu.org Bill McKibben of 350.org to Lead Climate Change Rally in Seattle Stabbing Death Prompts Call for Tax to Fund Mental Health http://kplu.org/post/stabbing-death-prompts-call-tax-fund-mental-health <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last weekend’s random killing of Shoreline Community College English Professor Troy Wolff in Pioneer Square has prompted Seattle Mayor Mike </span>McGinn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to call for more money to be spent on mental health resources, including a possible tax dedicated to mental health.</span></p><p>Donnell Jackson has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the stabbing of Wolff and Kristin Ito, who survived the attack.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:22:34 +0000 Paula Wissel 10058 at http://kplu.org Stabbing Death Prompts Call for Tax to Fund Mental Health New Program Helps Seattle Businesses Ban Guns in Stores http://kplu.org/post/new-program-helps-seattle-businesses-ban-guns-stores <p>Dozens of businesses in Seattle are turning their backs on customers who carry guns. They’ve signed onto a new “gun-free zone” program launched by Washington Ceasefire with the support of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Businesses can register for the program by signing up on </span>Ceasefire<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> website and posting a "no guns allowed inside" decal on their windows.</span></p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 03:55:19 +0000 Florangela Davila 9681 at http://kplu.org New Program Helps Seattle Businesses Ban Guns in Stores Round Two Begins in Seattle Mayoral Election Money Race http://kplu.org/post/round-two-begins-seattle-mayoral-election-money-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that the Seattle mayoral race has been narrowed down, Ed Murray and Mike </span>McGinn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will begin their next wave of fundraising, and it’s shaping up to be an interesting money race.</span></p><p>State Sen. Ed Murray won the primary and has so far won the race for campaign dollars. According to the state Public Disclosure Commission, Murray’s raised about $140,000 more than McGinn. And as of the most recent filings, Murray still had five times as much money in his coffers than the mayor.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:40:54 +0000 Ashley Gross 9558 at http://kplu.org Round Two Begins in Seattle Mayoral Election Money Race A Leading Question: McGinn on the Shape of Experience http://kplu.org/post/leading-question-mcginn-shape-experience <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Editor's note:&nbsp;KPLU&nbsp;has asked all nine candidates in the Seattle mayoral race to tell us about a time when his or her leadership skills were put to the test. One candidate's answer follows.</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 18px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Of the nine candidates running for mayor of Seattle, only Mike </span>McGinn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has first-hand experience. Leading up to next Tuesday’s primary, </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been asking all the candidates to talk about a time when their leadership was tested.</span></p><p>You could say Mayor Mike McGinn’s leadership skills have been put to the test every day for the past 4 years. How he’s dealt with it has a lot to do with a personal change he made shortly after taking office.</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 05:12:07 +0000 Paula Wissel 9485 at http://kplu.org A Leading Question: McGinn on the Shape of Experience Study: In Seattle, Women Paid More in Lower-Paying Jobs http://kplu.org/post/study-seattle-women-paid-more-lower-paying-jobs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Women who work for the city of Seattle earn more money than men in some jobs. The reverse is true for other jobs. The problem is the classes of jobs in which women earn more are lower-paying than the ones in which men earn more, according to</span><a href="http://mayormcginn.seattle.gov/launching-a-gender-justice-initiative/?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=launching-a-gender-justice-initiative" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">&nbsp;a new study</a>&nbsp;conducted by the city's own Personnel Department.&nbsp;</p><p>The study compared the wages of workers by gender in 871 job classes.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">While there was some inequity between women and men within the same job classes, the larger disparity involved men earning more in higher-paying jobs, according to the report&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">first reported by&nbsp;</span><a href="http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2013/07/16/report-confirms-that-seattle-pays-female-city-employees-less-than-men-for-the-same-type-of-work" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Stranger</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:43:04 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer & Hayat Norimine 9354 at http://kplu.org Study: In Seattle, Women Paid More in Lower-Paying Jobs Mr. McGinn goes to Washington, gets dealt bizarre blow http://kplu.org/post/mr-mcginn-goes-washington-gets-dealt-bizarre-blow <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle Mayor Mike </span>McGinn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> likely never saw it coming.</span></p><p>While testifying against proposed coal export terminals before a Congressional committee on Tuesday, McGinn found himself at the receiving end of a bizarre — and, at times, personal — attack.</p><p>On the offensive was U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-West Virginia, who boasts taking on “anti-coal zealots” on <a href="http://mckinley.house.gov/" target="_blank">his website</a>.</p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:22:56 +0000 Martha Kang 9096 at http://kplu.org Mr. McGinn goes to Washington, gets dealt bizarre blow Seattle mayor's omission: Buyback guns already destroyed http://kplu.org/post/seattle-mayors-omission-buyback-guns-already-destroyed <p></p><p>Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has apologized for making a deliberate omission this week when he announced a plan to turn guns from a buyback program into plaques carrying messages of peace.</p><p>McGinn left the impression during a news conference on Tuesday the 700-plus weapons collected at a highly publicized buyback in January would be used to make the plaques.</p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 21:00:02 +0000 The Associated Press 8729 at http://kplu.org Seattle mayor's omission: Buyback guns already destroyed Seattle to melt buyback guns into peace plaques http://kplu.org/post/seattle-melt-buyback-guns-peace-plaques <p><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">The Seattle Police Department collected more than 700 guns during a buyback in January, and now city officials have a plan for them.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Mayor Mike McGinn announced Tuesday they'll be melted into plaques that feature quotes from Seattle children about gun violence.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 20:18:58 +0000 The Associated Press 8693 at http://kplu.org Seattle to melt buyback guns into peace plaques