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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Lisa Herbold, Tammy Morales within striking distance of Shannon Braddock, Bruce Harrell

Excerpt: Late bal­lots are once again cre­at­ing intrigue in Seat­tle City Coun­cil races, for the sec­ond cycle in a row. Although incum­bent Bruce Har­rell (run­ning in Dis­trict 2) was ahead by a com­fort­able mar­gin on Elec­tion Night, he and Dis­trict 1 can­di­date Shan­non Brad­dock (long­time chief of staff to Coun­ty Coun­cilmem­ber Joe McDer­mott) have seen their […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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President Barack Obama announces his administration has rejected Keystone XL

Excerpt: Flanked by Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Biden and Sec­re­tary of State John Ker­ry, Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma announced today that his admin­is­tra­tion has — after a lengthy and repeat­ed­ly delayed review process — reject­ed oil giant Tran­sCanada’s appli­ca­tion to build the Key­stone XL pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border. “Now, for years, the Key­stone [XL] Pipeline has occu­pied […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Opposition to Eyman’s I‑1366 rises to over 47% statewide in Thursday’s ballot count

Excerpt: Oppo­si­tion to Tim Eyman’s incred­i­bly destruc­tive Ini­tia­tive 1366 has once again gone up for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive day as coun­ty elec­tion offi­cials count more bal­lots. Fol­low­ing King Coun­ty Elec­tions’ 6:48:13 PM report, oppo­si­tion to I‑1366 statewide stands at 47.10%, and 59.69% in King County. On Elec­tion Night, Eyman had 54% of the vote. As of […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Opposition to Tim Eyman’s I‑1366 grows in King County and across Washington State

Excerpt: Just-released reports from coun­ty elec­tions offi­cials show that oppo­si­tion to Tim Eyman’s I‑1366 is increas­ing across Wash­ing­ton State, dri­ving the ini­tia­tive’s lev­el of sup­port down below 54%, which is where it stood at the end of last night. Vot­ers in Mar­tin Luther King Jr. Coun­ty, the state’s largest pop­u­la­tion cen­ter, are pow­er­ing the gains by say­ing […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle voters shake up school board, City Council — and fund transit

Excerpt: Seat­tle’s elec­tion night results defy easy cat­e­go­riza­tion. Per­haps the best way to describe it is that vot­ers are most­ly con­tent with the pro­gres­sive tra­jec­to­ry their city is on — but want that to go fur­ther, espe­cial­ly when it comes to the school board. All nine City Coun­cil seats were up for elec­tion, and we know […]
Written by:Robert Cruickshank
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Democrat Carol Gregory trailing Republican Teri Hickel in hotly contested 30th LD race

Excerpt: In the 30th Leg­isla­tive Dis­tric­t’s $2 mil­lion con­test for State House, Demo­c­ra­t­ic incum­bent Car­ol Gre­go­ry is trail­ing first time Repub­li­can can­di­date Teri Hick­el by 1,035 votes, 53.92% to 46.08%. Gre­go­ry was appoint­ed to the seat fol­low­ing the death of State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Roger Free­man in 2014. Ear­ly results may be mis­lead­ing, as Gre­go­ry faced a sim­i­lar deficit […]
Written by:Dominic Barrera
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Yakima voters are electing the first majority female city council in history

Excerpt: Seat­tle media may not care about what hap­pens east of the moun­tains, but we cer­tain­ly do. We’re incred­i­bly excit­ed to report tonight that change is com­ing to Yaki­ma… big change. As a result of the city’s adop­tion of dis­trict elec­tions (ordered by a fed­er­al judge), it appears Yaki­ma will soon have its first female Coun­cil […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Redmond Mayor John Marchione on his way to a third term; leads challenger Steve Fields

Excerpt: Hey, Nick Pernisco here for NPI. I’ll be ana­lyz­ing East­side elec­tion results tonight, and pay­ing par­tic­u­lar atten­tion to the cities of Belle­vue, Kirk­land, and Redmond. There are sev­er­al hot races on the East­side this year. At the top of the list is the con­test between Clau­dia Bal­duc­ci and Jane Hague for King Coun­ty Coun­cil Dis­trict […]
Written by:Nick Pernisco
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Democrat Claudia Balducci crushes Jane Hague for King County Council, 6th District

Excerpt: The East­side of King Coun­ty con­tin­ues to turn blue. Belle­vue May­or Clau­dia Bal­duc­ci has emerged vic­to­ri­ous over long­time incum­bent Repub­li­can Coun­ty Coun­cilmem­ber Jane Hauge in the 6th Dis­trict (Belle­vue, Kirk­land, Mer­cer Island, and envi­rons), cap­tur­ing near­ly six­ty per­cent of the vote in ear­ly returns — a stun­ning, lop­sided result that few saw coming. Bal­duc­ci has made […]
Written by:Nick Pernisco
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Tim Eyman’s I‑1366 ahead in early returns

Excerpt: Looks like we’re going to have to go back to court to fin­ish off Tim Eyman’s I‑1366. In ear­ly returns, Eyman’s awful hostage-tak­ing mea­sure was ahead in most of the state’s impor­tant swing coun­ties (like Spokane, Sno­homish, Pierce, and Clark) as well as its small­er, more rur­al ones. It is los­ing in King, San Juan, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Progressive councilmembers Shelley Kloba, Dave Asher cruising to reelection in Kirkland

Excerpt: Kirk­land City Coun­cilmem­bers Shel­ley Klo­ba and Dave Ash­er have each earned new four year terms on the Kirk­land City Coun­cil, ear­ly results show. In the race for Posi­tion #2, Klo­ba is win­ning big against Chin­chilla, who appar­ent­ly isn’t even a Kirk­land res­i­dent. He vot­ed in Wal­la Wal­la last Novem­ber, and yet he still came out […]
Written by:Nick Pernisco
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Tim Eyman will apparently spend Election Night 2015 in Seattle… at a Krispy Kreme

Excerpt: In an email sent to reporters with­in the last hour, Tim Eyman has announced that he will be ven­tur­ing out into pub­lic for a very brief Elec­tion Night par­ty, to be held at a north Seat­tle Krispy Kreme, on Auro­ra Avenue. Accord­ing to the mes­sage sent by Eyman, the par­ty (if it can be called […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Today is Election Day in Washington — time to vote NO on I‑1366 and YES on I‑1401

Excerpt: The big day is final­ly upon us! Today is Tues­day, Novem­ber 3rd… 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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Voter turnout in Washington State inches towards double digits, with one day to go

Excerpt: Vot­er turnout in the 2015 gen­er­al elec­tion is slow­ly increas­ing as the dead­line to return bal­lots nears, elec­tions offi­cials are reporting. As of this after­noon, 750,000 bal­lots had been received by Wash­ing­ton’s thir­ty-nine coun­ty elec­tion offices which amounts to 18.9 per­cent of those issued. Here is the break­down by county… 11/2/2015 @ 1:45PM                  Coun­ty Vot­ers […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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