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Daily Archives: November 4th, 2014

Class size initiative too close to call

Excerpt: With 49.5% of the vote, it’s too soon to tell if Initiative 1351 will pass. If approved by voters, the initiative would lower public school class sizes in grades kindergarten through 12. Washington’s pupil-teacher ratio ranks 47th nationally, and both the state and national teachers unions were the primary supporters of the campaign. State Superintendent […]
Written by:Kathleen Reynolds
Categories:Education
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Initiative 594 leading–Washington just got safer

Excerpt: Owning a gun is a big responsibility, one which increases the risk of suicide or homicide for gun owners and their families. In Washington state, nearly 6,000 people were killed with a gun in the last decade. Thankfully, today Washington voters are making a decision that will save lives, by passing Initiative 594 by a […]
Written by:Kathleen Reynolds
Categories:Elections
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U.S. Senate map looking grim for Democrats; Republicans may end up with the majority

Excerpt: There are still many ballots left to count in quite a few places, but the U.S. Senate map is not looking good for Democrats of this hour. The mass media are projecting Republican victories in Iowa and Colorado – two states that Democrats really needed to win in order to protect their U.S. Senate majority. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Networks project a win for Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire

Excerpt: New Hampshire’s Jeanne Shaheen has won another term in the U.S. Senate, major news networks are projecting, in what is an incredibly important Democratic hold. ABC News was the first out of the gate to declare a win for Shaheen. NBC News/MSNBC followed suit shortly thereafter. Shaheen faced Republican Scott Brown, who previously served in […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tom Wolf wins in Pennsylvania as Democrats take back governorship from Republicans

Excerpt: An important gubernatorial race is now being called in Pennsylvania for the Democrats. Democratic challenger Tom Wolf is the projected winner, defeating incumbent Republican Tom Corbett. Very few ballots have been tabulated and reported so far, but apparently Wolf’s margin of victory is significant enough that mass media feel comfortable calling it. Polling showed that […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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As expected, networks project victory for Mitch McConnell in Kentucky

Excerpt: Polls in Kentucky have now closed, and news networks are projecting that Mitch McConnell has been reelected as Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator, defeating Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. Grimes raised a lot of money and ran a credible campaign in the eyes of many observers, but found going up against “Senator Gridlock” to be an […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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