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July 11, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Seattle City Council welcomes seagulls, supports ending wars

Posted by Emily Heffter

The Seattle City Council voted Monday to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan "as soon as possible."

Led by Councilmember Nick Licata, members passed the not-so-controversial resolution 9-0.

In the resolution, the council points out its past support for employees who served in the wars but says the billions of dollars being spent on the wars would better be used on domestic priorities, some in Seattle.

"Seattle is hurting in this recession," Licata said. "We need federal dollars spent here, not abroad, to create jobs get our economy growing again."

In other news Monday out of Seattle City Hall, three seagulls were born on the City Hall green roof. The City Council's Twitter feed featured the news.

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