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October 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Sheriff candidate Urquhart says former Spokane chief would be his second in charge

Anne Kirkpatrickformer Spokane Police chief King County sheriff’s candidate John Urquhart announced Tuesday morning that if he wins the race he will appoint former Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick as his chief deputy. Urquhart, 64, who retired as a sergeant a year ago after 23 years at the Sheriff’s Office, is running against current Sheriff Steve…


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October 1, 2012 at 7:46 PM

$1 million more for marijuana legalization campaign — and support from King County sheriff

The campaign to legalize recreational marijuana has received two new boosts: another $1 million in donations, and a vote of approval from King County Sheriff Steve Strachan. The biggest donation to Initiative 502 came from Progressive Insurance founder and marijuana-legalization advocate Peter Lewis. His $670,000 donation last week brings his total contribution to $1.55 million,…


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September 19, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Sheriff’s candidates squared off in Renton today

UPDATE 2:30 P.M. The race for King County Sheriff heated up Wednesday when incumbent Sheriff Steve Strachan and contender, former sheriff’s Sgt. John Urquhart, traded barbs for a good portion of a debate in Renton. The debate, sponsored by the King County Police Chiefs Association, marked one of the first times that Strachan directly attacked Urquhart. Since…


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September 6, 2012 at 12:36 PM

King County Sheriff’s candidate receives major endorsements this week

King County Sheriff candidateJohn Urquhart King County Sheriff candidate John Urquhart has captured the support of his longtime former boss, U.S Rep. Dave Reichert. The Republican congressman who served as King County Sheriff from 1997-2004, called Urquhart, in a statement, ” a leader of rock-solid principles and integrity.” “John knows and deeply cares about our community and those who are serving…


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July 18, 2012 at 6:03 AM

Wednesday briefing: singing presidential ads; ballots out; big bucks in the 6th District

Good Morning. Something  funny, as in, odd, is happening with presidential campaign ads that feature the candidates breaking into song.  Earlier this week, Team Obama released a powerful ad against Republican Mitt Romney that takes Romney’s singing of “America the Beautiful” and overlays it with mentions of his activities overseas that have not benefited working Americans. Take…


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