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    Death Penalty Repeal Receives Hearing in Olympia

    This morning the House Judiciary Committee of the Washington State Legislature held a hearing on HB 1739, legislation that would repeal the death penalty in favor of a sentence of life in prison. As I’ve written previously, the death penalty…

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    Black History Month in Seattle

    February is Black History Month and I encourage you to recognize it by taking time to read stories about Seattle’s African American community on HistoryLink. This is a great resource for biographies of local figures and local history. Here are…

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    January City Inside/Out: Council Edition

    Earlier this month I joined Councilmembers Bagshaw and O’Brien and host Brian Callanan on the Seattle Channel to talk about Bertha, encampments and public safety issues. You can watch the video below.

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    The False Promise of the Death Penalty

    Two high-profile death penalty trials are underway in King County Superior Court: the 2009 assassination of Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton and the 2007 Christmas Eve mass murders of three generations of the Anderson family in Carnation. Both crimes were…

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    Our State’s Regressive Tax Structure

    Washington State continues to earn dubious distinctions in the world of tax policy. The latest report on state taxes comes from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, which ranked Washington’s tax structure as the most regressive in the nation….

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    On State and Local Marijuana Regulation

    Earlier this week City Attorney Holmes released a very helpful summary of the current status of marijuana regulations in Washington State. He also includes his recommendations for a single, integrated regulatory framework at the State level that provides access to…

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    Revisiting Wage Theft

    Earlier this month I joined a community advocate and a local attorney to talk with Seattle Channel host Brian Callanan about the ongoing problem of wage theft. You can watch the video below:

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    Looking Outside for Assistant Police Chiefs

    Earlier this week, Chief O’Toole announced that she is opening up the five assistant chief positions in the police department to a competitive application process. Within the department, members at the rank of lieutenant and above can apply. In an…

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    Academics Unite Behind Investments in Early Childhood Education

    Last month, leading academics in the field of early childhood education released a statement summarizing the benefits of increased investment in this arena. Hundreds of professors and researchers from across the country have joined the sixty-one founding signatories to show…

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    Council President Tim Burgess responds to Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project update

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/15/2014
    Council President Tim Burgess responds to Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project update

    SEATTLE – Council President Tim Burgess issued the following statement today after the Washington State Department of Trans…

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