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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
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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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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