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Daily Archives: August 1st, 2017

Progressive slate leads in closely watched 2017 Seattle School Board contests

Excerpt: Grass­roots edu­ca­tion advo­cates in Seat­tle can take com­fort in ear­ly results for this year’s con­tests for school board posi­tions. Emer­ald City vot­ers are enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly back­ing a trio of can­di­dates whose com­mit­ment to pub­lic schools is not in doubt. In the con­test for Posi­tion #4, Wash­ing­ton’s Para­mount Duty cofounder Eden Mack is tru­ly clean­ing up with […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County voters reject proposition to fund the arts with sales tax increase

Excerpt: Let’s stop deep­en­ing our reliance on regres­sive tax­es to fund things we care about. That seems to be the mes­sage that King Coun­ty vot­ers are send­ing tonight to King Coun­ty Exec­u­tive Dow Con­stan­tine and King Coun­ty Coun­cilmem­ber Jeanne Kohl-Welles by reject­ing Access for All, the lat­est mea­sure to car­ry the moniker “Propo­si­tion #1”, which would […]
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Incumbents winning easily in 7th, 31st, 37th, and 48th special legislative elections

Excerpt: Five appoint­ed leg­is­la­tors run­ning to keep their seats this year in a set of spe­cial leg­isla­tive elec­tions are hav­ing an easy go of it thus far, sug­gest­ing that they could all be retained by vot­ers in their respec­tive dis­tricts as of Novem­ber. In the deep red 7th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict, span­ning the rur­al coun­ties in north­east­ern […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Manka Dhingra, Democratic Party winning big in crucial 45th District State Senate contest

Excerpt: Democ­rats are on track to recap­ture con­trol of the Wash­ing­ton State Sen­ate this Novem­ber, if ear­ly results in the 45th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict are any indi­ca­tion. Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen­ate hope­ful Man­ka Dhin­gra has an impres­sive eight point lead over Repub­li­can oppo­nent Jiny­oung Lee Englund as of tonight’s ini­tial count, which King Coun­ty Elec­tions released short­ly after 8 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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