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NPI alum Michael Finkle swears in the City of Redmond’s new female governing majority

Excerpt: NPI's hometown is beginning a new era under new management with Mayor Angela Birney and new Councilmembers Varisha Khan, Jessica Forsythe, and Vanessa Kritzer.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Recount complete! Varisha Khan elected to four year term on Redmond City Council

Excerpt: Redmond voters have made history by electing a young, dynamic Muslim woman to serve on their City Council through 2023.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Challenger Varisha Khan overtakes incumbent Hank Myers in Redmond City Council race

Excerpt: Like comeback stories? In NPI's hometown, there's been a stunning development in one of four contested city council races this year.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Thursday ballot counting update: Eyman’s 976 slides, Sawant gains, R‑88 vote gets tighter

Excerpt: Get up to speed with the latest developments in the Washington State 2019 general election.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Open Government
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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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