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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 […]
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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 […]
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