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October 29, 2014 at 8:28 AM

Yakima drops portion of redistricting proposal

By Mike Faulk / Yakima Herald-Republic YAKIMA — The Yakima City Council has formally dropped what it calls a “nonessential element” from its proposed electoral redistricting plan developed in response to a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union. The city had proposed a plan with five voting districts and two at-large seats, both of which would…

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November 7, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Sawant could still beat Conlin in Seattle council race

Update | 9 p.m: Although many have written off Kshama Sawant’s chances of an upset win, a Seattle Times analysis shows it is still possible. Sawant, the first socialist to make it to a general election for the Seattle City Council in 22 years, now trails four-term incumbent Richard Conlin 51.53 to 48.26 percent. That translates…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: city council, kshama sawant, Richard Conlin