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Cary Moon concedes Seattle mayoral race to Jenny Durkan after Wednesday’s ballot drop

Excerpt: Seattle mayoral hopeful Cary Moon ended her campaign this afternoon, acknowledging that she's too far behind Jenny Durkan to catch up in late ballots.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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KVI hosts John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur are 0 for 3 in their 2017 “contests that matter”

Excerpt: Last week, prior to Election Day, right wing talk show hosts Kirby Wilbur and John Carlson (both longtime fixtures on KVI who also have served the Washington State Republican Party in different capacities) released a podcast in which they discussed their key picks for the 2017 local elections. The pair chose to focus on three […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Cary Moon reacts to disappointing early results in Seattle, hopes for surprises to come

Excerpt: Cary Moon is trailing badly in the initial results for Mayor of Seattle, but her campaign isn't ready to throw in the towel just yet.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Burien City Council candidate Jimmy Matta reflects back on an ugly campaign season

Excerpt: Right wing forces trying to hijack the Seattle suburb of Burien have resorted to incredibly desperate measures to win. But one progressive candidate says he sees a silver lining in all the ugliness.
Written by:Dominic Barrera
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Ed Murray resigns as Mayor of Seattle after fifth man steps forward alleging abuse

Excerpt: Ed Murray has decided to call it quits and resign as Mayor of Seattle, effective tomorrow evening at 5 PM, having evidently concluded that attempting to serve out the remainder of his term is no longer remotely feasible now that a fifth man has stepped forward to allege that Murray sexually abused him years ago. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Seattle: Impact Hub hosts televised 2017 Emerald City mayoral debate

Excerpt: Tonight, Seattle City Club is hosting a mayoral debate with six of the leading candidates for Seattle’s top public job, including Jessyn Farrell, Bob Hasegawa, Cary Moon, Nikita Oliver and Jenny Durkan. NPI will be chronicling the proceedings with live updates as the night continues, so stay tuned. QUESTION: What sets you apart? ANSWERS: Nikita […]
Written by:Kaylinne Shaffer
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Counties certify November general election; 2015 turnout is the worst in state history

Excerpt: Well, it’s official: The 2015 general election has now been certified by Washington State’s thirty-nine counties, and as we projected earlier this month, turnout ended up between 38% and 39% (to be precise, 38.45% statewide), which means it’s officially the worst in recorded state history. The previous low of 40.18% was set in 1985. Below […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Lisa Herbold, Shannon Braddock separated by only six votes in Seattle’s District #1

Excerpt: Talk about a razor-thin race: In the contest for Seattle City Council, District #1, Top Two finalists Lisa Herbold and Shannon Braddock are now separated by a mere six votes — out of over twenty-two thousand cast! That’s a margin of one household. Take a look at the numbers following the latest tabulation: City of […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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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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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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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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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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