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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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Tim Eyman associate Mike Fagan eliminated in Top Two for Spokane City Council President

Excerpt: One of Tim Eyman's longtime sidekicks has failed in his efforts to seek higher office after two terms on the Spokane City Council.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County Parks For All levy will pass; park improvements to continue over next six years

Excerpt: King County's Parks, Recreation, Trails, and Open Spaces Levy is passing overwhelmingly. Funding will increase trail connectivity, trailhead parking, and community outreach.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
Categories:Elections, Our Environment, Public Planning
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April King County special election results: LWSD levy passing, Evergreen bond failing

Excerpt: Read NPI's summary and analysis of results in the April 23rd, 2019 special election for jurisdictions in King County.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Jessyn Farrell resigning from state House to focus on Seattle mayoral campaign

Excerpt: Farrell's campaign said in a news release she would elaborate on her decision tomorrow in a press conference in the University District.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ed Murray to end political career; won’t seek reelection as Mayor of Seattle

Excerpt: At a press conference this morning at Alki Beach, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced that he has decided not to seek a second term as leader of the state’s largest city, saying “it tears me to pieces to step away“. Flanked by loyal supporters, Murray reflected on his accomplishments before saying the 2017 mayoral race […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County voters turn down Proposition 1; Metro service remans in jeopardy

Excerpt: Well, the initial batch of returns for the April 22nd special election just got reported by King County Elections, and they aren’t pretty. By a vote of 55% to 44%, voters are rejecting Proposition 1, the measure unanimously referred to the ballot by the King County Council to save Metro and fund badly needed road […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Jessica Greenway making a comeback in Kirkland, after starting out behind

Excerpt: Don’t count incumbent Kirkland City Councilmember Jessica Greenway out just yet. Though she started out some distance behind her challenger (former state legislator Toby Nixon) last night, Greenway has closed the gap today and now trails by only two hundred and ten votes. If this trend continues, she may pull ahead of Toby before the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Slimy Kemper Freeman mailer misleads voters

Excerpt: Kemper Freeman must have a lot to lose on Election Day. A campaign mail piece that he sent to Bellevue voters this week, smearing progressive city council candidate John Stokes, reeks of desperation. Freeman had a difficult time finding filth to throw at Stokes, who is running against Freeman’s chosen candidate, Aaron Laing, so he […]
Written by:Kathleen Reynolds
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Governor Gregoire steps up to mediate negotiations to end Tacoma teacher strike

Excerpt: After seven days without school for thousands of Tacoma students, Gov. Chris Gregoire has stepped up to mediate talks between Tacoma Public Schools and the Tacoma Education Association. After failing to reach an agreement today, the governor called for school district officials and members of the teachers union to negotiate in her office. Members of […]
Written by:Wes Murry
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Filing Week 2011: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Thursday afternoon

Excerpt: June and the 2011 filing period for elected office are upon us. All this week, elections officials around the state will be accepting formal declarations of candidacy from Washingtonians who have decided they want to run for office. Throughout the week, we’ll be keeping watch on who has filed in key races in King County […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Filing Week 2011: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Wednesday afternoon

Excerpt: June and the 2011 filing period for elected office are upon us. All this week, elections officials around the state will be accepting formal declarations of candidacy from Washingtonians who have decided they want to run for office. Throughout the week, we’ll be keeping watch on who has filed in key races in King County […]
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Filing Week 2011: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Monday afternoon

Excerpt: June and the 2011 filing period for elected office are upon us. All this week, elections officials around the state will be accepting formal declarations of candidacy from Washingtonians who have decided they want to run for office. Throughout the week, we’ll be keeping watch on who has filed in key races in King County […]
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