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October 7, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Preschool levy campaign rips competing ballot measure with new ads, Norm Rice

The political campaign supporting a proposed property tax levy to subsidize preschool in Seattle is taking aim at a rival ballot measure with two new television advertisements airing Tuesday, including one featuring former Mayor Norm Rice. Quality Pre-K for Our Kids, the campaign behind Seattle Proposition No. 1B, has shelled out more than $100,000 for the…

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October 6, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Union-backed preschool push to air first TV ad during Hawks game

The Seattle political campaign pushing a preschool ballot measure bankrolled by two labor unions will air its first television advertisement during Monday night’s Seahawks football game. Yes For Early Success has paid $25,000 for the ad to run for a week on local cable and digital TV, says Heather Weiner, spokeswoman for the campaign. SEIU Local 925…

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February 6, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Peyton Manning could not be consoled, says Gov. Inslee

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee says he felt bad for Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning when he encountered him walking alone after the Seahawks trounced his team 43 to 8 this past Sunday in the Super Bowl. Inslee was leaving MetLife Stadium down a long hallway when he saw the quarterback. “He’s all alone. There was no entourage…

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January 28, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Nancy Pelosi pays up after losing Super Bowl bet against Seahawks

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif), middle, looks happy for being empty handed. Washington House Democrats from left to right: Rick Larsen, Everett; Derek Kilmer, Gig Harbor; Adam Smith, Bellevue; Suzan DelBene, Medina; Jim McDermott, Seattle; and Denny Heck, Olympia. WASHINGTON — No Michael Crabtree-Richard Sherman rivalry here. A smiling House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on…

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January 10, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Patty Murray and Paul Ryan agree Seahawk Russell Wilson rocks

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray both like Wisconsin Badger-turned Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. (Courtesy of Murray’s office.) WASHINGTON — They forged the first bipartisan federal budget plan since 2009. Now Patty Murray and Paul Ryan found another common ground: they both like Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Murray, a Washington Democrat, on Friday…

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January 8, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell hoist Seahawks flag on Capitol

U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell (L) and Patty Murray show off their Seahawks spirit Wednesday in front of the Capitol. (Courtesy of Murray’s office.) WASHINGTON — Seattle Seahawks blue and white flew briefly in the nation’s capital Wednesday, as Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray hoisted the “12th Man” flag on the steps of the U.S….

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September 25, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Obama calls Seahawks-Packers touchdown call “terrible”

WASHINGTON — President Obama weighed in Tuesday on the controversial officiating at the Seahawks-Packers game last night, calling the disputed call that gave Seattle a game-winning touchdown “terrible.” Obama made the comment shortly after arriving back at the White House at 2:50 p.m. from New York, where he addressed the United Nations General Assembly regarding Iran. As…

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