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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
Categories:Elections
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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
Categories:Education
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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
Categories:Elections, Series & Special Reports
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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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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