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November 6, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Charter school initiative has narrow lead in initial vote count

After three unsuccessful campaigns, the push to bring charter schools to Washington state holds a narrow lead in initial vote counts statewide but trails in King County. Backed with $10.8 million in donations, charter schools supporters argued Washington should join the 41 other states, saying the publicly funded, privately run schools can provide better options for…


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August 7, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Darcy Burner: ‘Feedback has been very positive’

The mood inside Zeeks Pizza in Redmond is festive as about 50 of Darcy Burner’s supporters await the results. “I’m nervously optimistic,” she said. ¬†“We’ve been talking to thousands of voters and the feedback has been very positive.” When the results from Whatcom County flashed on the TV screen, showing opponent Suzan¬†DelBene several points ahead, Burner said:…


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