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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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Ballots mailed for 2015 general election across Washington State

Excerpt: Elec­tions offi­cials across Wash­ing­ton State announced today that bal­lots are in the mail to the vast major­i­ty of the state’s three and half mil­lion reg­is­tered vot­ers, fol­low­ing last mon­th’s dis­tri­b­u­tion of bal­lots to over­seas and mil­i­tary vot­ers. “This elec­tion may not have the siz­zle of the pres­i­den­tial-year elec­tion like we’ll have in 2016, but we […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Voters in NPI’s hometown of Redmond easily rejecting public safety and parks levies

Excerpt: Sig­nal­ing that they may not be hap­py with how the Bicy­cle Cap­i­tal of the North­west is being run, vot­ers in NPI’s home­town of Red­mond are eas­i­ly defeat­ing two levies that were placed on the August Top Two bal­lot by the Red­mond City Coun­cil with the sup­port of incum­bent two-term May­or John Mar­chione. The first levy, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Steve Fields files to run against John Marchione for Mayor of Redmond

Excerpt: It’s offi­cial: We have a con­test­ed may­or’s race here in Red­mond! Ear­li­er today, busi­ness­man and gov­ern­ment effec­tive­ness enthu­si­ast Steve Fields, a long­time res­i­dent of the Bicy­cle Cap­i­tal of the North­west, filed his can­di­da­cy to run for may­or of NPI’s home­town, chal­leng­ing incum­bent John Mar­chione. “Red­mond is chang­ing very fast. We are build­ing every­where. We have […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Filing Week 2015: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Monday afternoon

Excerpt: Wel­come to Fil­ing Week 2015! Today through Fri­day, elec­tions offi­cials around the state will be accept­ing for­mal dec­la­ra­tions of can­di­da­cy from Wash­ing­to­ni­ans who have decid­ed they want to run for office at the local lev­el (and, in a cou­ple leg­isla­tive dis­tricts, the state lev­el). There are many impor­tant con­tests with­in King Coun­ty on the bal­lot […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Saturday elections update: Less than 15,000 ballots now remain to be processed statewide

Excerpt: We are now into the sec­ond half of Novem­ber, and the num­ber of bal­lots remain­ing to be processed by coun­ty elec­tions offi­cials has now dwin­dled to 12,578 (esti­mat­ed). More than three-fourths of this num­ber are King Coun­ty bal­lots. King Coun­ty Elec­tions was open for busi­ness today, and released updat­ed results this after­noon. As usu­al, some […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Friday elections update: Richard Conlin concedes to Kshama Sawant in Seattle; SeaTac Proposition 1 still ahead

Excerpt: Acknowl­edg­ing that he will not be able to over­come Kshama Sawan­t’s incred­i­ble and sus­tained late momen­tum, incum­bent Seat­tle City Coun­cilmem­ber Richard Con­lin con­ced­ed defeat this evening in a news con­fer­ence at Seat­tle City Hall, admit­ting he was “sur­prised and dis­ap­point­ed.” He was flanked by Coun­cil col­leagues and sup­port­ers, includ­ing for­mer may­oral hope­ful Tim Burgess. He […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Thursday election update: Kshama Sawant pulls further ahead of Richard Conlin

Excerpt: Seat­tle City Coun­cil can­di­date Kshama Sawan­t’s momen­tum has some­times slowed in the days since Novem­ber 5th, but it has nev­er stopped. Moments ago, King Coun­ty Elec­tions pub­lished new num­bers that reflect the lat­est batch of tab­u­lat­ed bal­lots. The fresh results show that Sawant is now ahead of incum­bent City Coun­cilmem­ber Richard Con­lin by more than […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Steve Kasner is closing in on Kevin Wallace in Bellevue: Is victory possible?

Excerpt: While there has been plen­ty of media cov­er­age sur­round­ing SeaT­ac Propo­si­tion #1 (the Good Jobs ini­tia­tive) and the con­test between Kshama Sawant and Richard Con­lin for Seat­tle City Coun­cil, there’s anoth­er very close race of sig­nif­i­cance that has­n’t received as much atten­tion: Belle­vue City Coun­cil Posi­tion 4. The con­test pits Demo­c­rat Steve Kas­ner, an activist, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Initiative 522, McGinn vs. Murray, Conlin vs. Sawant: Are these too close to call? Hardly!

Excerpt: Any­one who has ever run for office and lost or spent a few sea­sons work­ing dai­ly on an unsuc­cess­ful cam­paign knows that con­ced­ing defeat is dif­fi­cult and unpleas­ant. It’s under­stand­ably hard to go from ener­get­i­cal­ly cam­paign­ing one hour to accept­ing an appar­ent defeat the next, par­tic­u­lar­ly when you’re at a par­ty. That’s why it has […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle voters: No on public financing, yes on Districts Now charter amendment

Excerpt: Seat­tle pol­i­tics has some­times been char­ac­ter­ized as a divide between “Seat­tle nice” and “less­er ver­sus more Seat­tle.” It’s just not that sim­ple any­more. Seat­tle has 410,000+ reg­is­tered vot­ers, and we seem to have elect­ed a new may­or tonight with less than 33% vot­er turnout thus far. Maybe we’ll hit 40% by Thurs­day, but by any […]
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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