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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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King County gets a new Sheriff: Mitzi Johanknecht defeats John Urquhart

Excerpt: It appears that King County will soon have a new top law enforcement official, thanks to a strong Thursday showing for Mitzi Johanknecht.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Democrat Claudia Balducci crushes Jane Hague for King County Council, 6th District

Excerpt: The East­side of King Coun­ty con­tin­ues to turn blue. Belle­vue May­or Clau­dia Bal­duc­ci has emerged vic­to­ri­ous over long­time incum­bent Repub­li­can Coun­ty Coun­cilmem­ber Jane Hauge in the 6th Dis­trict (Belle­vue, Kirk­land, Mer­cer Island, and envi­rons), cap­tur­ing near­ly six­ty per­cent of the vote in ear­ly returns — a stun­ning, lop­sided result that few saw coming. Bal­duc­ci has made […]
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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Dow Constantine: Join me in supporting Best Starts for Kids (King County Proposition 1)

Excerpt: Edi­tor’s Note: It is our great plea­sure tonight to wel­come King Coun­ty Exec­u­tive Dow Con­stan­tine to NPI’s Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate. In this spe­cial guest post, Exec­u­tive Con­stan­tine explains why it is crit­i­cal that we pass King Coun­ty Propo­si­tion #1, the Best Starts for Kids levy, this Novem­ber. NPI has tak­en a posi­tion enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly sup­port­ing this mea­sure, […]
Written by:Dow Constantine
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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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Sherril Huff confirms retirement as King County Director of Elections; won’t run again

Excerpt: King Coun­ty’s incum­bent Direc­tor of Elec­tions Sher­ril Huff con­firmed this morn­ing what polit­i­cal insid­ers and a num­ber of activists have been hear­ing over the last few days: She’s retir­ing from the job and will not run again this year. In a news release sent to NPI, Huff said she had been plan­ning to run for anoth­er […]
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 this year,  […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Live in King County? Vote Yes by April 28th, 2015 to upgrade our region’s emergency public safety radio network

Excerpt: April may not seem like an elec­tion month, but in Wash­ing­ton, it’s actu­al­ly one of two times dur­ing the year when local juris­dic­tions may sched­ule spe­cial elec­tions, most often for the pur­pose of send­ing the vot­ers a levy for their consideration. This year, the nine-mem­ber King Coun­ty Coun­cil has opt­ed to place a propo­si­tion on […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles confirms she’ll run for King County Council, District 4

Excerpt: This after­noon, State Sen­a­tor Jeanne Kohl-Welles made it offi­cial: She’s run­ning to suc­ceed Lar­ry Phillips as the coun­cilmem­ber for King Coun­ty’s 4th Dis­trict, which encom­pass­es neigh­bor­hoods on the Puget Sound side of North Seat­tle, includ­ing Bal­lard and Green­wood. And she is doing so with Phillips’ support. “It’s been an incred­i­ble priv­i­lege, hon­or and plea­sure rep­re­sent­ing […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County Councilmember Larry Phillips won’t seek reelection, will retire at year’s end

Excerpt: King Coun­ty Coun­cilmem­ber Lar­ry Phillips, long a fix­ture on the state’s largest coun­ty’s leg­isla­tive body, announced today he has decid­ed not to run again in Novem­ber and will retire at the end of the year, when his cur­rent term expires. “It has been an hon­or and a priv­i­lege to serve the peo­ple of King Coun­ty […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County Medic One renewal levy passing overwhelmingly with 80%+ in favor

Excerpt: King Coun­ty vot­ers have giv­en a big thumbs up to Medic One, approv­ing a levy that renews fund­ing for emer­gency med­ical response ser­vices for sev­er­al more years and ensur­ing that King Coun­ty remains the best place in the world to be in the very unfor­tu­nate event of a heart attack (or car­diac arrest, to use […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Bellingham: Council candidates share their vision for Whatcom County

Excerpt: Here comes the home stretch of yet anoth­er elec­tion season. As cam­paigns move into get-out-the-vote mode, vol­un­teers are phonebank­ing and knock­ing on doors, can­di­dates hope to make an impact on more civi­cal­ly active vot­ers by speak­ing at forums. While many of these just serve to engage the base and get a few more peo­ple to […]
Written by:Patrick
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King County Council appoints Rod Dembowski to succeed Bob Ferguson in 1st District

Excerpt: This just in from the King Coun­ty Cour­t­house: Min­utes ago, in a unan­i­mous 8–0 vote, the King Coun­ty Coun­cil chose attor­ney Rod Dem­bows­ki to suc­ceed Bob Fer­gu­son as the next Coun­cilmem­ber from the 1st Dis­trict (North Seat­tle, Shore­line, Lake For­est Park, Wood­inville, Both­ell, Ken­more, Kirkland). Dem­bows­ki was one of three indi­vid­u­als named by King Coun­ty […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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