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This week we're counting down the days to a new mayor

L-R: Bill Radke, Erica C. Barnett, Bill Bryant, Essex Porter

Seattle mayor-elect Jenny Durkan assembles her transition team, and the City Council rejects a head tax on big Seattle businesses – for now. We'll cover the latest from City Hall as Durkan's swearing-in fast approaches.

A Los Angeles news anchor says Minnesota Senator Al Franken forcibly kissed her when they were rehearsing a skit together for a USO tour that happened before Franken was elected. Franken has apologized and his Senate colleagues are calling for an ethics investigation. Is that enough?

A pair of political veterans launch a new movement aimed at getting independents elected to state office. Would you quit voting for only Democrats or Republicans and go independent?

We'll make sense of those stories and hear what else we should be paying attention to this week from The C is For Crank's Erica C. Barnett, former Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant and KIRO 7 reporter Essex Porter.


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