Seattle's city council votes 7-2 to repeal a controversial employer head tax, which was approved a month earlier.
The tax, which would have assessed $275 per employee on Amazon, was not considered a ‘winnable battle’ by officials
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- Seattle mayor Ed Murray announces his resignation after allegations surface that he sexually abused five teenagers in the 1970s and 80s.
- Bertha, once the world's largest tunnel boring machine, completes its 9,270 ft tunnel under Seattle, Washington, after four years of digging and a lengthy delay near the beginning of the project.
- Seattle-based Amazon.com says it will create 15,000 new full-time jobs across Europe by the end of 2017, increasing its European workforce by approximately 30 percent.
- The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for the missing "F-V Destination", a Seattle-based fishing vessel operating near St. George, Alaska, with a six-member crew. The Coast Guard has discovered a debris field, but no sign of the crew.
- A group of United States mayors forms ""Mayors Against Discrimination"" in the wake of recent discriminatory laws enacted in North Carolina and Mississippi against LBGT individuals. The founding members are city leaders from Honolulu, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Oakland, San Francisco, Sante Fe, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.