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Four West Coast mayors lift bans on city-funded travel to Indiana

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Indianapolis, Ind.
The mayors of four West Coast cities say they're lifting bans imposed on city-funded travel to Indiana after changes were made to that state's religious objections law to make clear it can't be used to discriminate. [...]

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Seattle mayor Ed Murray joins Indiana boycott, says no city-funded travel

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Ed Murray
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he will not allow work-related city-funded travel to Indiana after the passage of a new law that has the potential to discriminate against LGBT people and others based on religious beliefs. [...]

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Accused killer says murders of four men were ‘vengeance’ against U.S.

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Ali Muhammad Brown
A Seattle man accused in a nationwide murder spree that has claimed four victims, including two gay men in Seattle, has told investigators that he had launched his own "jihad" against Americans as an act of "vengeance" to retaliate for U.S. military action in the Middle East. [...]

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Seattle nightclub arsonist sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Musab Masmari
SEATTLE -- A man who set fire to a crowded Seattle nightclub on New Year's Eve has been sentenced to 10 years in prison — twice what prosecutors asked. No one was injured when 31-year-old Musab Mohammed Masmari ignited gasoline in a stairwell at Neighbors, a gay nightclub, where more [...]

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Suspect in ‘execution-style’ murders of two Seattle gay men captured in N.J.

Monday, July 21, 2014
Ali Muhammad Brown
SEATTLE -- The suspect in the murder of two gay men in Seattle last month has been arrested in New Jersey, according to Seattle police. Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, was taken into custody in West Orange, N.J. on Friday. No additional details about the arrest have been provided. Earlier this [...]

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Suspect in ‘execution-style’ murders of two Seattle gay men may be in N.J.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Ali Muhammad Brown
SEATTLE — Prosecutors in King County, Wash., have filed aggravated murder charges against a transient accused of the June 1 execution-style shooting deaths of two young Seattle men shortly after they left a gay nightclub. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole says police are working with law enforcement in New Jersey, [...]

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George Takei beams at front of Seattle pride, Macklemore surprises crowd

Monday, June 30, 2014
George Takei beams at front of Seattle pride march on Sunday, June 29, 2014.
SEATTLE — Thousands of people gathered in downtown Seattle on Sunday for the city's 40th annual Pride Parade. This year's theme — "Generations of Pride"— honors civil rights battles in the city that elected its first openly gay mayor last November. Actor George Takei, who played in the "Star Trek" [...]

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Starbucks celebrates LGBT pride with huge rainbow flag atop Seattle HQ

Monday, June 23, 2014
The rainbow pride flag atop the Starbucks headquarters in Seattle on Monday, Jne 23, 2014.
SEATTLE -- Starbucks celebrated the opening of LGBT Pride week in Seattle on Monday by hoisting an 800 square foot rainbow pride flag over its Seattle headquarters. "A gesture as simple as flying a flag might not seem like much on face, but it represents another step forward for the [...]

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One man in custody, another on the run in Seattle homicide of two gay men

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Ali Muhammed Brown is wanted in the slayings of two gay men in Seattle.
SEATTLE -- One man is in custody and another suspect is on the run in last weekend's double homicide of two gay men in Seattle's Central District. Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, and Ahmed Said, 27, were fatally shot in the early morning hours on Sunday, June 1. Both victims are believed [...]

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Judge allows gay administrator’s lawsuit against Catholic school to go forward

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Mark Zmuda
SEATTLE -- A lawsuit against a Washington state Catholic high school that fired an openly gay administrator after he married his same-sex partner can move forward, a judge has ruled. [...]

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