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October 5, 2012 at 2:15 PM

New poll: Three of four statewide initiatives in plus territory

Washington voters appear to like three statewide initiatives — gay marriage, marijuana legalization and tax limitations — enough to put all three measures on the November ballot in positive territory, according to the latest KING TV SurveyUSA poll. The poll shows support for Referendum 74 (approving same-sex marriage) at 55  percent, for approving the tax measure,…

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October 1, 2012 at 6:04 AM

Monday briefing: a Todd Akin turnaround?; “Pot mama” leads I-502 campaign

Good Morning. October first. That was then: Remember that whole bit about U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri Senate candidate who caused a firestorm when he said that women’s bodies, in cases of “legitimate rape,” somehow reject a pregnancy. Republicans from all over the place, including Mitt Romney, told him to get out of the race —…

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Comments | More in Education, homepage, Marijuana, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate | Topics: Alison Holcomb, gubernatorial debates, Initiative 1240

September 25, 2012 at 6:16 PM

State and local Dems: no on charter schools

The state Democratic Party has joined 16 of the state’s smaller Democratic groups in opposing an initiative that seeks to bring charter schools to Washington state. Along with the vote by Washington State Democrats over the weekend, Democrats in 13 legislative districts across Puget Sound also have announced they oppose Initiative 1240, which calls for allowing…

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September 21, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Teachers United backs charter school initiative

  Teachers United, a two-year-old organization of about 250 teachers, announced Friday that it supports bringing charter schools to Washington state. In a prepared release, Chris Eide, the group’s executive director, said the decision to support Initiative 1240 was based largely on research done by a committee of 17 teachers. The group said its committee members were originally…

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September 17, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Ballot measures hovering around 50 percent — way too close to call

If you are looking to polling to predict whether four Washington ballot measures are likely to pass this November, the latest Elway Poll offers a giant question mark. There’s nothing wrong with the polling. It’s just that three ballot measures — the tax limitation measure, gay marriage and marijuana legalization — all are hovering around 50…

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Comments | More in Education, homepage, Marijuana, Politics Northwest | Topics: charter schools, Elway Poll, gay marriage

August 28, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Anti-charter school campaign gets first donation, still far behind supporters

Opponents of an initiative to allow charter schools in Washington state reported their first cash donation Monday — $50,000 from the SEIU Washington State Council, a labor organization. The group of opponents, called People for Our Public Schools, previously had reported in-kind donations during  its fight to change the wording of the initiative. Together the group…

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August 11, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Washington PTA announces opposition to charter school initiative

An influential Washington state parent group that likes the idea of charter schools announced Saturday it will oppose the latest attempt to bring them here. The Washington State PTA said Initiative 1240, which would authorize 40 charters over five years, does not include enough parent involvement or local oversight. “This wasn’t a decision about the value of…

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July 6, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Charter school initiative gets 350,000 signatures, likely headed for ballot

Supporters of an initiative to allow charter schools in Washington state submitted about 350,000 signatures to the Secretary of State this morning, more than enough to qualify for the November ballot. The Secretary of State’s Office reported the news in a tweet. “Voters have clearly shown they want another chance to consider this issue, and we…

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