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November 15, 2014 at 2:49 PM

I-594 protesters, low turnout, and lots of birthday candles: your political week in review

Spice your weekend up with some of this: 1. Washington mid-term election turnout lowest since disco era. 2. Patty Murray readies for new role in Senate minority, has eye on tea party. 3. State Patrol won’t arrest anti-I-594 protesters for exchanging guns at rally. 4. One congested Seattle City Council race now includes …  a…

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November 8, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Elections, elections, elections: your political week in review

You’re going to get lonely without all those politicians keeping you company with their TV ads. So bookmark this page. Here’s what happened this past week: 1. Voters approve I-594, measure to expand checks for gun buyers, and defeat rival I-591. 2. Still a close race for I-1351 to decrease class sizes, though now it leads. 3….

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November 1, 2014 at 12:24 PM

The hot mess of election eve and a death in the House: your political week in review

It was a busy week in the politics world. Campaigns scrapped with each other and begged, cajoled and harrassed voters to turn in their ballots ahead of next Tuesday’s election deadline. We also had a death, future campaign prospects and an interesting look into lobbying at the state Attorney General’s Office. Here’s how it went: 1. Stoned-driving accusation…

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October 25, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Didier drama, Seattle poll numbers, the secrets of a first lady: your week in review

If you need something to to take your mind off the Marysville school shootings, there’s always the drama of politics. So, here’s what happened this week: 1. DelBene, Celis give 1st District a clear choice for Congress 2. U.S. Congres candidate Clint Didier drops suit against Newhouse campaign volunteer ; PAC backed by Slade Gorton attacks Clint Didier  3….

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September 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Climate activist money, NRA endorsement, new I-594 ads: Your week in review

Some tidbits from the week. To wit: 1. Climate activist fuels fight to switch control of state Senate. 2. Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant tries, fails to flatten the city’s light rates for residents. 3. Nick Hanauer, advocate for $15/hour minimum wage, speaks in Eastern Washington (Addy Hatch/SR). 4. NRA endorses Dan Newhouse in Fourth Congressional District; Didier asks…

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September 13, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Hipsters, Sarah Palin, constitutional conflict: your week in review

You’re perfect, so we know you’d never miss any news. But just in case: 1. Obama visit costs Seattle $40k; Medina bills former Costco CEO. 2. State Supreme Court finds state Legislature in contempt on McCleary funding. 3. Lt. Gov. Brad Owen to pay fine for using state resources for his nonprofit. 4. We now have a…

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August 31, 2014 at 6:43 AM

Fife’s pot-store ban, more I-594 money, Inslee nudges Yakima on voting rights: your week in review

Happy Labor Day weekend! Here’s your homework: 1. Judge upholds city of Fife’s ban on pot businesses. 2. Bill Gates and a Michael Bloomberg group donate money to support I-594 background check initiative. 3. Many in Seattle are taking a stand against rise of micro-apartments. 4. Gov. Inslee asks Yakima not to appeal judge’s order to…

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August 23, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Ferry complaints, tribal heritage, big money for I-594 : your week in review

  Another week is behind us. Here’s what you may have missed while doing whatever it is you do: 1. Seattle officials want tribal heritage reflected in city waterfront. 2. Lawmakers turn up the heat on troubled ferry system. 3. Paul Allen gives $500K to support gun-sale background…

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August 16, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Labor disputes, psychiatric boarding, pro-gun money: your week in review

For those of you “relaxing” this weekend by checking the interwebs every 15 minutes, we present: news and bits you may have missed over the past week. 1. More than 100 patients could be released from hospital emergency rooms later this month as the state scrambles to find long-term beds and funding to abide by a…

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