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Seattle Mayor facing new accusations  (Stephen Brashear-Getty Images)
Seattle Mayor facing new accusations (Stephen Brashear-Getty Images)
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Now, Seattle Mayor’s Cousin Accusing Him of Molestation-UPDATE Murray Resigns

Seattle's embattled Mayor Ed Murray has told the Seattle Times he has no plans to resign, even after a new accuser has stepped forward with sexual abuse claims.

(UPDATE--shortly after the news broke and this story was published, Mayor Murray resigned his position).

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Due to controversial tax, people are buying their guns outside of Seattle (Getty Images)
Due to controversial tax, people are buying their guns outside of Seattle (Getty Images)
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Judge Says Seattle’s Controversial Gun and Ammo Tax IS Legal

The tax, which was passed in 2015, and went into effect in 2016, was designed to provide funds to 'combat' (maybe the wrong word!) violence in the city. It was met with legal challenges, but now the State Supreme Court says it's legal.

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Now some on Seattle City Council are calling for Mayor's resignation (Stephen Brashear)
Now some on Seattle City Council are calling for Mayor's resignation (Stephen Brashear)
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Seattle City Council Calls For Mayor’s Resignation, Murray Refuses

After Mayor Ed Murray said earlier this week he would not be resigning, one City Council member hinted it might be time to consider a "transition in executive leadership," meaning forcing out the Mayor who's facing sex abuse charges.

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New bombshell accusations against Seattle Mayor  (Stephen Brashear-getty)
New bombshell accusations against Seattle Mayor (Stephen Brashear-getty)
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Oregon CPS Officials Say Seattle Mayor Abused Foster Son in 1984

Jeff Simpson is a 49-year-old who, along with three others, claim Seattle Mayor Ed Murray abused him as a teen in the 1980's. Although Murray and his attorney strongly deny such accusations, shocking new documents have been found in the Oregon CPS (Child Protective Services) system showing officials believe he actually did.

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Seattle City Council votes to impose income tax on wealthiest citizens (Getty Images)
Seattle City Council votes to impose income tax on wealthiest citizens (Getty Images)
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Seattle City Council Breaks State Law by Passing Income Tax on Wealthy

A quick and hostile legal challenge is expected, after the Seattle City Council voted 5-3 to place an income tax on the highest earners in the city.

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Passengers held behind security area after assault on flight to China (Getty Images)
Passengers held behind security area after assault on flight to China (Getty Images)
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Beijing-Bound Seattle Flight Diverted After Passenger Assaults Flight Attendant

There were a lot of frustrated folks standing around in Sea-Tac Airport Thursday night after a Delta Airlines flight found for Beijing, China had to return. Why? Because a passenger assaulted flight attendant. Authorities also say he attempted to enter the planes cockpit.

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UW study says higher wages offset by fewer hours (Chris McGrath)
UW study says higher wages offset by fewer hours (Chris McGrath)
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New UW Study Says $15 Minimum Wage Actually Costs Workers

In yet another example of how those who were pushing the $15 minimum wage didn't to their homework, or use business common sense, a new University of Washington study shows while workers ARE making noticeably more money, it's offset because they're getting fewer hours.

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Boeing to shift hundreds of jobs to Arizona (Getty Images)
Boeing to shift hundreds of jobs to Arizona (Getty Images)
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Cost Cutting Will Send Hundreds Of Boeing Jobs to Arizona

Overall, officials and sources say it's part of a number of cost-cutting measures to save the aerospace giant money, and to reorganize and make itself more efficient.

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Jones Soda considering flip back to Canada, due to oppressive new Seattle soda tax (Amazon.com)
Jones Soda considering flip back to Canada, due to oppressive new Seattle soda tax (Amazon.com)
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New Seattle Soda Tax May Drive ‘Jones Soda’ Back to Canada

Maybe it's because most of them never studied Economics, or business, or ever had any exposure to business in their lives. Seattle leaders have come up with another brainchild that has people across the country shaking their heads. Either way, the new Seattle soda tax is likely to drive one of the most famous and popular companies across the border.

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Seattle Mayor wants to raise soda tax 8 fold (Getty Images)
Seattle Mayor wants to raise soda tax 8 fold (Getty Images)
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Seattle Wants To Raise Soda Tax 8 Times Higher Than Beer

It was tried and rejected in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but now Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to tax soda at a rate 8 times higher than beer.

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