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November 5, 2014 at 5:08 PM

UPDATE: Class-size initiative back in lead after King County update

Update on Nov. 7 at 4:52 p.m.: I-1351 now leads by almost 9,000. So far, 1.75 million votes have been counted. Update at 4:25 p.m.: And just like that, King updates its count and I-1351 is back in the lead with almost 6,000 votes out of 1.7 million counted. Update at 3:57 p.m.: Initiative 1351 now trailing by a…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: class size, Initiative 1351

April 23, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Lakewood school construction bond ahead by a whisker

The $66.8 million Lakewood school construction bond measure was barely clearing the 60-percent bar required for passage in second-day returns in Snohomish County. On Tuesday, it had 59.15 percent approval; on Wednesday, it posted 60.08 percent. Everett’s $259.4 million bond picked up a percentage point in next-day results, but was still short with about 58 percent…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Education | Topics: Everett school district, Lake Washington school district, Lakewood school district

November 7, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Suzanne Dale Estey concedes Seattle school board race to Sue Peters

Seattle school board candidate Suzanne Dale Estey has conceded to Sue Peters for one of two open seats. Dale Estey announced the concession late Wednesday night on her campaign’s Facebook page: It appears that the votes aren’t there to win this election, and I just called Sue Peters to congratulate her on a hard fought…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Politics Northwest | Topics: LaCrese Green, Stephan Blanford, Sue Peters

November 5, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Peters leading Dale Estey for Seattle school board seat

UPDATE: 9:19 p.m.: Suzanne Dale Estey and Sue Peters both said they expected the race to be close. Dale Estey isn’t giving up yet. “I am really hopeful that we’re going to pull this off,” said Dale Estey, who had about 48 percent of the vote in first day returns. “It was a tough campaign and Sue’s…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections | Topics: Betty Patu, LaCrese Green, Seattle Public Schools

November 1, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Independent group mails another negative ad in Seattle school board race

An independent group supporting Seattle school board candidate Suzanne Dale Estey has dropped another negative ad on Seattle voters just days ahead of Tuesday’s election. The latest direct mail piece from the committee, Great Seattle Schools,  is headlined: “Inside the Mind of Sue Peters: A Vast Conspiracy.”  The flip side of the full-page mailer is a…

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Comments | More in Education, Politics Northwest | Topics: Great Seattle Schools, Sue Peters, Suzanne Dale Estey