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Eric Mandel

Eric Mandel
Eric Mandel joined and 710 ESPN Seattle in August of 2015 after almost a decade of reporting at daily and non-daily newspapers in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Washington. Email Eric at

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Anne Bremner sees ‘irony’ in Murray’s defense fund options
Eric Mandel | May 18, 2017 1:55 pm
Seattle attorney Anne Bremner called a decision by the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission a “huge setback” for Mayor Ed Murray.
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Seattle mayoral candidate pitches high-speed gondolas to fix traffic
Eric Mandel | May 17, 2017 11:27 am
Candidate Harley Lever says it's time to think outside the box when it comes to fixing Seattle's transportation issues. One option: high-speed gondolas.
City of Seattle aide Scott Lindsay said his decision to run for City Attorney are in no way related to the sexual abuse allegations against Mayor Ed Murray. (AP)
Top adviser Scott Lindsay says he’s not bailing on Mayor Ed Murray
Eric Mandel | May 1, 2017 5:20 am
Scott Lindsay made it clear that his decision to run for Seattle City Attorney should not be an indication that he is bailing on Mayor…
Sen. Dino Rossi says he wants to "demonstrate to the world" that the Democrats votes on a budget aren't there. (AP)
Why Republican Sen. Dino Rossi sponsored biggest tax increase in WA history
Eric Mandel | April 24, 2017 5:21 am
Sen. Dino Rossi sponsored a surprising bill prior to the end of the Washington legislature's regular session. The special session starts Monday.
Mike McGinn says he wants to focus on the issues, not Mayor Murray's sexual abuse controversies. (AP)
McGinn to ‘focus on the issues,’ not sex abuse claims made against Murray
Eric Mandel | April 18, 2017 8:40 am
Former Mayor Mike McGinn says "we should get to talk about what matters to Seattle" and not one very public controversy.
KeyArena group pitches vision for Seattle Center traffic
Eric Mandel | April 11, 2017 1:07 pm
Oak View Group's Lance Lopes gives a sneak peek into the potential for easing traffic concerns related to a remodeled KeyArena.
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Seattle father ‘disappointed’ after kidnapper’s sentencing
Eric Mandel | April 10, 2017 3:58 pm
A Seattle father explains his disappointment with the judicial system after a near abduction of his 12-year-old daughter. He's worried the kidnapper will be free…
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, second from right, is greeted by his husband, Michael Shiosaki, after reading a statement to the media, Friday, April 7, 2017, in Seattle. A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Murray of sexually molesting a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s, and in interviews with The Seattle Times, two other men claim he abused them. The mayor denied the allegations through his personal spokesman Jeff Reading. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
McKenna: Mayor Murray facing a ‘really, really tough problem’
Eric Mandel | April 10, 2017 5:23 am
Former Washington state attorney general Rob McKenna explains the difficult situation Mayor Murray faces amid recent rape and molestation allegations.
A worker finishes placing a banner while standing on a narrow ledge above a concrete wall where the massive Bertha tunnel machine eventually broke through. Bertha dug a 1.75 mile tunnel under Seattle to replace a waterfront bridge with an underground roadway, but was years late and way over budget. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Bertha has arrived — so who pays all the cost overruns?
Eric Mandel | April 6, 2017 9:51 am
Former Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna believes the state has a solid case against the Bertha contractor to pay for cost overruns.
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Business analyst offers warning over Seattle housing ‘market euphoria’
Eric Mandel | April 3, 2017 11:43 am
No matter how hot the Seattle housing market gets, CBS senior business analyst Jill Schlesinger warns bidders not to fall into a 'dopey' trap.