Posted inBreaking News, Elections

Peter Maier falls behind challenger Sharon Peaslee in key Seattle school board race

It looks like anoth­er incum­bent school board mem­ber may end up get­ting oust­ed by Seat­tle vot­ers, after it ini­tial­ly appeared that only one would lose his job. Though he was able to main­tain an edge in the con­test for school board direc­tor in Dis­trict #1 for near­ly a week, incum­bent Peter Maier is now in serious […]

Posted inBreaking News, Elections

Progressive city council candidate Jesse Salomon overtakes opponent in Shoreline

This after­noon, a major shift occurred in one of the close city coun­cil races that we’ve been watch­ing over the last few days. After hav­ing trailed oppo­nent Robin McClel­land for near­ly a week, young pro­gres­sive Jesse Salomon today took a twen­­ty-two vote lead in the con­test for Shore­line City Coun­cil Posi­tion #6. Salomon, who works […]

Posted inPublic Service

Governor Chris Gregoire appoints Judge Steven González to state’s Supreme Court

Gov­er­nor Chris Gre­goire announced today that she is appoint­ing respect­ed King Coun­ty Supe­ri­or Court Judge Judge Steven González to the Supreme Court to suc­ceed Ger­ry Alexan­der, who will be retir­ing from the bench at the end of the year. The appoint­ment, which does not require Sen­ate con­fir­ma­tion, is the sec­ond Supreme Court vacan­cy that Gre­goire has […]

Posted inPolicy Topics, Public Planning

Bellevue City Council votes to approve East Link agreement with Sound Transit

Sound Tran­sit’s East Link project has just moved one major step clos­er to becom­ing a real­i­ty. After many months of dis­cus­sion and nego­ti­a­tion, Belle­vue’s City Coun­cil has vot­ed unan­i­mous­ly to autho­rize the city to enter into a Mem­o­ran­dum of Under­stand­ing (MOU) with Sound Tran­sit regard­ing the project, one of sev­er­al major expan­sions of the Link […]