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October 15, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Monday briefing: Big group of business leaders for gay marriage; Biden laugh-a-thon in an ad

Good Morning: Business exec ad is a big deal:  The Olympian wrote a piece about an “unprecedented”effort by a large number of Northwest business leaders who announced support for approving Referendum 74 — for same-sex marriage — in a Seattle Times newspaper ad.  Click here to see the ad. TV ads are up on both sides…

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Comments | More in Education, homepage, Live chats, Marijuana, Politics Northwest | Topics: Bill Clinton, bruce springsteen, business leaders

October 12, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Friday briefing: Debating the debates; new Inslee ad featuring the Big Dog

Happy Friday, Everyone The debates: So admit it, you watched both debates. You have no known life. I did, too. Who won the vice-presidential debate? And, if you don’t like that question, Who made the case for the Democratic or Republican ticket? The whole idea of a vice-presidential debate, of course, is to figure out which…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: debates, Jay Inslee, Joe Biden

October 8, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Upcoming marijuana legalization debates for Initiative 502

As I wrote about last week, there is no organized law enforcement opposition to Initiative 502 and legalizing marijuana sales. But that doesn’t mean there’s no push-back: it’s just mostly coming from within the marijuana legalization community. Below is a list of debates scheduled for the next several weeks around the…

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Comments | More in homepage, Marijuana, Politics Northwest | Topics: debates, I-502, live chats

August 29, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Wednesday briefing: Cue up 2013 mayor’s race; Ramtha guru likes the Dems

State Sen. Ed Murray Good morning, All. Seattle City Councilman Tim Burgess Forget all that chit-chat about president, governor and attorney general. That’s so 2012. Let’s talk for a minute about the 2013 Seattle mayor’s race. It is taking shape, quietly, behind the scenes. No announcements, official or otherwise. But I am going out on a…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, Seattle City Council | Topics: Attorney General, debates, ed murray

August 28, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Attorney General debates coming

State attorney general candidates Bob Ferguson and Reagan Dunn made quite an impression during their crisp, confrontational first debate in June. Robert Mak of King5-TV reported that the warm-up act, Ferguson and Dunn, “stole the show” from debate headliners, Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna, who are running for governor. Worry not, political nerds, more Ferguson-Dunn…

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Comments | More in Attorney General, Politics Northwest | Topics: Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, debates

July 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Inslee and McKenna agree to two more debates, still bickering over others

Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee have agreed to two more debates in Washington’s hotly contested gubernatorial race. They’ll meet in Vancouver on Aug. 29 in a debate hosted by local civic, business and government groups. And they’ll debate in Yakima on Oct. 2 in an event sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and KCTS. As for other…

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Comments | More in Governor, homepage | Topics: debates, Jay Inslee, Rob McKenna