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Daily Archives: November 5th, 2013

Seattle voters: No on public financing, yes on Districts Now charter amendment

Excerpt: Seat­tle pol­i­tics has some­times been char­ac­ter­ized as a divide between “Seat­tle nice” and “less­er ver­sus more Seat­tle.” It’s just not that sim­ple any­more. Seat­tle has 410,000+ reg­is­tered vot­ers, and we seem to have elect­ed a new may­or tonight with less than 33% vot­er turnout thus far. Maybe we’ll hit 40% by Thurs­day, but by any […]
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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King County Medic One renewal levy passing overwhelmingly with 80%+ in favor

Excerpt: King Coun­ty vot­ers have giv­en a big thumbs up to Medic One, approv­ing a levy that renews fund­ing for emer­gency med­ical response ser­vices for sev­er­al more years and ensur­ing that King Coun­ty remains the best place in the world to be in the very unfor­tu­nate event of a heart attack (or car­diac arrest, to use […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bernie Talmas ahead in Woodinville despite anonymous attacks

Excerpt: A shad­owy group that tar­get­ed Wood­inville May­or Bernie Tal­mas with attack ads and robo­calls may have impact­ed his elec­tion returns, but Tal­mas is still mak­ing a good show­ing this evening, cap­tur­ing 54% of the vote for Wood­inville City Coun­cil. Tal­mas is the only Wood­inville City Coun­cil mem­ber out of four run­ning for office who attract­ed a […]
Written by:Kathleen Reynolds
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Tim Eyman’s I‑517 going down to defeat; I‑522 also losing, but not by as much

Excerpt: We final­ly have some elec­tion returns of our own to pore over and ana­lyze now. So let’s turn our atten­tion to what’s hap­pen­ing here in the real Wash­ing­ton. As of a few min­utes ago, both of the statewide ini­tia­tives on this year’s bal­lot were los­ing (Tim Eyman’s ini­tia­tive on ini­tia­tives, I‑517, and I‑522, to label […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Live from Whatcom County: Election Night Coverage

Excerpt: After all of the long hours, can­vass­ing, phone calls, tears, endorse­ments, the day (or night has arrived) where we hear whether or not we’ll have a coun­ty coun­cil that will oppose the Cher­ry Point coal ter­mi­nal, pro­tect local water qual­i­ty, and sup­ports work­ers, or one that will con­tin­ue to keep What­com Coun­ty out of align­ment […]
Written by:Patrick
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Tea Party’s Ken Cuccinelli has early lead in Virginia, but Terry McAuliffe is closing in

Excerpt: Today isn’t just Elec­tion Day in Wash­ing­ton; it’s also Elec­tion Day in New York, Vir­ginia, New Jer­sey, Alaba­ma, Col­orado, and many oth­er states.  The mar­quee race on the East Coast this year is the matchup between Tea Par­ty Repub­li­can Ken Cuc­cinel­li and estab­lish­ment Demo­c­rat Ter­ry McAu­li­ffe in Vir­ginia. This is the con­test that cable news […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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6,300 lives could be greatly improved tonight

Excerpt: Today, Novem­ber 5th, and for the past cou­ple of weeks vot­ers in the small Seat­tle sub­urb of SeaT­ac have been cast­ing their bal­lots on a mea­sure, SeaT­ac Prop. 1, that would set a min­i­mum wage of $15/hr for air­port and hotel work­ers in the city. If this mea­sure pass­es we could see sim­i­lar action on […]
Written by:Richard Champion
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Today is Election Day in Washington; time to vote NO on I‑517 and YES on I‑522

Excerpt: The big day is final­ly upon us! Today is Tues­day, Novem­ber 5th… Elec­tion Day, also known as the last day you can do your civic duty and vote. Tonight we’ll begin to have some idea of who will be gov­ern­ing cities, ports, schools, and coun­ties across Wash­ing­ton State for the next few years (not to […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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