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Listen: Jenny Durkan reflects on highs, lows of tenure as Seattle mayor

Jenny Durkan wears an off-white blazer and stands in front of a microphone. Behind her are an American flag and the seal of the city of Seattle.
Elaine Thompson
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The Associated Press file
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan addresses a news conference on Sept. 2, 2020.

Jenny Durkan has been mayor of Seattle during a time of incredible change. She oversaw the city's initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic, protests against racist policing and the controversy over police tactics that followed. On Friday at the stroke of midnight, she passes that responsibility on to Bruce Harrell.

KNKX's Morning Edition Host Kirsten Kendrick caught up with Durkan to reflect on these extraordinary times.