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Daily Archives: November 9th, 2011

Spokane County turns against Tim Eyman’s I‑1125; NO vote strengthening statewide

Excerpt: What was that about I‑1125 being “too close to call”? Now that most of Wash­ing­ton’s thir­ty-nine coun­ties have released updat­ed returns with fresh­ly tab­u­lat­ed bal­lots, we can project even more con­fi­dent­ly that Tim Eyman’s I‑1125 is head­ed down to defeat. A sec­ond coun­ty, Spokane, has now flipped from the Yes col­umn to the No col­umn, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Jessica Greenway making a comeback in Kirkland, after starting out behind

Excerpt: Don’t count incum­bent Kirk­land City Coun­cilmem­ber Jes­si­ca Green­way out just yet. Though she start­ed out some dis­tance behind her chal­lenger (for­mer state leg­is­la­tor Toby Nixon) last night, Green­way has closed the gap today and now trails by only two hun­dred and ten votes. If this trend con­tin­ues, she may pull ahead of Toby before the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Adams County joins the NO on I‑1125 column

Excerpt: Last night at the NO on I‑1125 par­ty, I was asked sev­er­al times for a guessti­mate of what the final spread on I‑1125 would be. Though I don’t much care for mak­ing pre­dic­tions, I replied that I thought it was con­ceiv­able that we might reach 53% no by the time the elec­tion was cer­ti­fied. Now, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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For the first time in years, Port Commission will remain unchanged after an election

Excerpt: If last night’s ear­ly elec­tion returns are any indi­ca­tion, the five-mem­ber leg­isla­tive body that gov­erns the Port of Seat­tle is going to remain unchanged in the wake of this year’s elec­tion — the first time that has hap­pened in a long time. Incum­bent Com­mis­sion­ers Bill Bryant and Gael Tar­leton, who each oust­ed incum­bents back in […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Public Planning
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