Seattle Times reporters for months have analyzed the SeaTac minimum wage initiative, fact-checked campaigns in the race for Seattle mayor, and broken down the science behind genetically engineered food for state Initiative 522. And that’s just the beginning. In this post, you can relive our live Election Day coverage as we broke the news and discussed the…More
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UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.: King County Executive Dow Constantine was elected to a second term tonight, leading Alan Lobdell 78 percent to 22 percent in tonight’s initial returns. ORIGINAL POST: King County voters today will decide whether to re-elect County Executive Dow Constantine or replace him with tea party candidate Alan Lobdell. Constantine’s first four years in…More
Mayor Mike McGinn has scheduled an afternoon news conference to announce additional resources for public safety, but three Seattle City Council members aren’t waiting to see what the mayor has in mind, offering instead their own suggestions this morning about how to reduce violent crime and street disorder. “Contrary to what the mayor and police commanders…More
Need some help sorting through the nine candidates for mayor? Our Seattle Times mayoral guide is here, giving you everything you need to make your choice. Get to know the contenders — their neighborhoods, families and management experience — then get an idea of where they align on the issues facing the city, like…More
Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess has dropped out of the Seattle mayor’s race. In a statement released this afternoon — hours before the filing deadline — Burgess said the city needs new and visionary leadership, and expressed concern that having too many candidates in the race might hinder that goal. “Instead, I will continue to…More