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July 2, 2013 at 7:18 AM

Ed Murray gets highest rating from Muni League in mayor’s race

State Sen. Ed Murray, getting a rating of “outstanding,” topped the nine-candidate field in the Seattle mayor’s race in ratings released today by the Municipal League. Mayor Mike McGinn and former City Councilmemeber Peter Steinbrueck were rated “very good;” City Councilmember Bruce Harrell and real-estate broker Charles Staadecker were rated “good.” The Municipal League characterizes its ratings…

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June 3, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Elway Poll: Resistance to transportation taxes softens a bit

A new Elway Poll, taken after the Skagit River Interstate 5 bridge collapse, shows raising taxes to make transportation improvements remains unpopular with a majority of Washington voters. But pollster Stuart Elway said the objection to certain taxes to pay for transportation was not as great as in a similar poll in March. A gasoline tax remains particularly…

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December 4, 2012 at 7:43 AM

Robert Mak leaves KING5 TV

Robert Mak, whose half-hour Sunday political show on KING-TV was canceled after 11 years, confirmed Tuesday he opted to leave the station rather than accept its offer to stay on as chief political reporter. “I appreciate the offer to stay, and after considering it seriously I simply decided it was time to start something new,” Mak said. Mak said…

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