The Nov. 5 election saw 10 API candidates in contested races throughout King County. Four were decidedly victorious; four others appear headed for overwhelming losses, while one is too close to call. In the days following election night, it was generally considered that Kshama Sawant, looking to replace Richard Conlin in his Seattle City Council […]
By Assunta Ng Congratulations to Sen. Ed Murray for winning the election as our next mayor of Seattle. You’ve made history by being the first openly gay mayor of Seattle, though you said on election night that you are not making history, you want to “make a difference.”
By Staff The Associated Press SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of San Leandro, Calif. has suspended the city’s plan to raise China’s flag to mark the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
By Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s police commissioner on June 27 called the City Council’s move to impose new oversight on the department misguided. The mayor joined in, vowing to fight the council measure.
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The ballad of Pacific Mayor Cy Sun seems to be reaching its finale as early returns from the City of Pacific’s June 25 special election show that their mayor is likely to be recalled.
By Assunta Ng Who scored last week Last week, Mayor Mike McGinn received two major setbacks. His leading challenger for mayor, Sen. Ed Murray, received endorsements from former King County Executive Ron Sims — who contemplated running — and the Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy (CASE), a political organization sponsored by the Seattle Metropolitan […]
By Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press NEW YORK, New York (AP) — New York City’s biggest government-workers’ union is backing City Comptroller John Liu for mayor, its leaders announced May 29.
The One Night Count, a count of homeless people in King County, took place early in the morning on Friday, Jan. 25.
By Beth Duff-Brown The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bowing deeply and shaking hands with shopkeepers along the streets of Chinatown, San Francisco’s newly elected mayor understands the significance. These are the people who put him in office, the people for whom he fought when he was an activist attorney, and the people who […]
By Beth Duff-Brown The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Mayor Ed Lee, born in Seattle and raised in Beacon Hill, held a commanding lead in the mayor’s race against a diverse slate of 15 candidates, but because he didn’t garner a majority in last Tuesday’s election, the city’s instant runoff system kicked in. Lee, a […]