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Mayor Durkan Responds to Federal Judge Placing Temporary Restraining Order Blocking Release of Downloadable Blueprints for 3D-Printed Guns

Seattle (July 31) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today applauded the decision by a Seattle federal judge to place a temporary restraining order blocking the current administration’s proposal to allow the release of downloadable blueprints for 3D-printed guns.  On Monday, Mayor Durkan stood with Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson… [ Keep reading ]

AG Ferguson sues over Trump Administration giving dangerous individuals access to 3D printed firearms

Downloadable guns make weapons easier for criminals to obtain Original release: https://www.atg.wa.gov/news/news-releases/ag-ferguson-sues-over-trump-administration-giving-dangerous-individuals-access-3d SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced he is leading a multistate lawsuit to block a Trump Administration action that gives criminals and terrorists access to downloadable, untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed weapons. This lawsuit is being filed… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Legislation into Law

Seattle becomes the first U.S. city to enact enforceable protections for domestic workers Seattle (July 27) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan was joined by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, and domestic workers as she signed the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights into law at Casa Latina. This legislation marks the first time in history a city in the United States has set enforceable worker standards for domestic employees. “Seattle continues to lead the way by… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan on Passage of Domestic Workers Bill of Rights: Seattle Leading the Way to Protect Our Most Vulnerable Workers

Seattle (July 23) –  After committing to pass a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in her first year, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated the Seattle City Council’s passage of this legislation that will help protect Seattle’s domestic workers. The legislation, authored by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, would help ensure domestic… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Cooling Shelter Locations Announced

Seattle (July 23) – The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Seattle and surrounding areas from 10 AM this morning through 9 PM this evening.  As summer temperatures hover near 90 degrees over the coming days, the City of Seattle is providing information on how to stay safe… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Applauds City Council Committee for Advancing A Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Seattle (July 19) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today applauded Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda and the other members of the Housing, Health, Energy & Workers’ Rights Committee for advancing a “Domestic Workers Bill of Rights” legislation that will help protect Seattle’s domestic workers. The legislation would help ensure domestic workers… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Signs Her Safe Storage Legislation

Seattle (July 18) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan was joined by Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, Councilmember M. Lorena González, and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best as she signed her legislation requiring safe storage of firearms and increasing civil penalties and legal responsibility for failing to report unsecured firearms… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Names Interim Chief Carmen Best as Next Chief of the Seattle Police Department

Seattle (July 17) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan selected Interim Chief Carmen Best as the next Chief of the Seattle Police Department (SPD). Best, who previously served as Deputy Chief under Chief Kathleen O’Toole, is a widely-respected law enforcement leader who has been an instrumental part of implementing the historic… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Her Legislation to Provide Free ORCA Cards to Seattle Students 

Durkan’s Signs Her Fifth Major Piece of Legislation In Recent Weeks In Addition to Providing Free ORCA Passes, Mayor Durkan’s Plan Will Also Help Meet Growing Demand for Transit Seattle (July 10) – Standing today with local students and community members, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan did a ceremonial signing of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Celebrates City Council’s Passage of Her Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence

Legislation Would Increase Civil Penalties and Legal Responsibility for Individuals Who Fail to Responsibly Store Their Firearms Seattle (July 9) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today celebrate the Seattle City Council’s passage of her legislation to reduce gun violence by requiring responsible storage of firearms unless carried by or under the… [ Keep reading ]