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   Mayor  Jenny Durkan 1 17 +12.33%
   City Attorney  Pete Holmes 3 17 +49.61%
City Council
 Council President   
   Seattle City Council Pos. 1  Lisa Herbold 2 19 +11.85%
   Seattle City Council Pos. 2  Tammy Morales 1 19 +21.48%
   Seattle City Council Pos. 3  Kshama Sawant 3 19 +4.13%
  Seattle City Council Pos. 4  Alex Pedersen 1 19 +4.26%
   Seattle City Council Pos. 5  Debora Juarez 2 19 +21.62%
   Seattle City Council Pos. 6  Dan Strauss 1 19 +11.88%
   Seattle City Council Pos. 7  Andrew Lewis 1 19 +6.43%
   Seattle City Council Pos. 8  Teresa Mosqueda 1 17 +19.58%
   Seattle City Council Pos. 9  Lorena Gonzalez 2 17 +41.87%
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 Alaskan Way Viaduct Ballot Measure   
  Ref. 1 - Strip Club Restrictions  No 229 06 +26.13%

Parents > United States > Washington > Counties > King  
Established 00, 0000
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedRalphie September 10, 2009 02:34am
Description The city of Seattle now stands on land once owned by the Duwamish Tribe, led by Chief Sealth (pronounced Sea-at-thl, or what would latter be known as Seattle). The first white settlers landed at Alki Point, now located in West Seattle, a group of 24 led by Arthur Denny, a founder of the city. The group traveled from Independence, MO, via covered wagon along the Oregon Trail. Instead of ending their journey in the Willamette Valley, the Denny Party traveled northward to the Puget Sound country, which had previously been occupied solely by Hudson Bay fur trappers. While up to that time Alki Point was not a general camping ground for the Duwamish, soon after landing the Denny Party found over one thousand had set up camp in the same area. Contrary to the settlers' fears, Chief Sealth treated the guests hospitably, and to honour him, changed the name of their settlement from "New York" to "Seattle." Even as the amount of white settlements increased in the region, Chief Sealth supported them. He died in 1866, stating the following shortly beforehand:

There was a time when our Indian people covered the whole land as the waves of a wind-ruffled sea covers its shell-paved floor...I will not dwell on nor mourn our untimely death nor reproach my pale-faced brothers with hastening it. We too may have been somewhat to blame...Your time of decay may be distant but it will surely come...We may be brothers after all...Let...the white people...be just and deal kindly with my people.

All-America City Winner 1959 and 1966.
Site of Crusades by Reverend Billy Graham 1951, 1962, 1965, 1976 and 1991.

Seattle, WA City Council Districts Jan 3, 2016-Jan 3, 2024

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Demographic Amount % As Of Contributor
Population 744,955 100.00% Jul 01, 2018 IndyGeorgia


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 25, 2007 11:00pm News NBA Sonics seek arbitration to escape Seattle lease  Article The Sunset Provision 
Apr 17, 2007 10:00pm News Bennett: Sonics likely leaving Seattle after next season  Article The Sunset Provision 
Nov 16, 2006 12:00am Study 12.9% in Seattle are gay or bisexual, second only to S.F., study says  Article Ralphie 
Apr 10, 2006 08:00pm Analysis Seattle best educated city, AP analysis shows  Article Ralphie 
Jun 20, 2005 07:00pm News Man shot dead at federal courthouse  Article Ralphie