Seattle settles lawsuit over abuse claims against gay ex-mayor

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SEATTLE (AP) — The City of Seattle has settled a lawsuit filed by a man whose sexual abuse claims effectively ended the political career of former Mayor Ed Murray.

City Attorney Pete Holmes announced late Saturday that the city will pay Delvonn Heckard $150,000 to resolve the lawsuit, which, along with accusations by others, led to Murray’s resignation in September.

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Seattle swears in first openly lesbian mayor

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SEATTLE (AP) – The first woman mayor since the 1920s has taken the helm in the booming progressive city of Seattle.

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan was sworn in Tuesday at an Ethiopian community center, 91 years after the city elected Bertha Knight Landes as mayor.

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Jenny Durkan elected as first lesbian mayor of Seattle

By : Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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Former U.S. attorney Jenny Durkan won a competitive race Tuesday night to become the next mayor of Seattle, making her the city’s first lesbian mayor and Seattle’s first female mayor in nearly a century

According to the Seattle Times, Durkan won the election by taking 60.6 percent of the vote compared to the 39.4 percent won by her opponent, Cary Moon.

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