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January 3, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Friday Memo: Machinists vote today … Gun measures … Beer & Starbucks

Machinists vote today: The vote on Boeing’s proposal to extend the Machinists’ contract for a commitment to build the 777X jet at Boeing plants here began at 5 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. The results are to be announced this evening. Let the fight begin: Or continue, that is. Supporters and opponents of expanded…


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October 7, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Deadline for online voter registration is Monday

Still waiting to register to vote or update your registration with a new name or address? You’ve got until Monday to get it done online at If you aren’t currently registered in Washington, you can register in person at the elections offices through Oct. 29. King County voters have two in-person options:  King County Elections headquarters at…


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July 9, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Sea wall bond measure approved for November ballot

The Seattle City Council today unanimously approved placing a $290 million bond measure on the Nov. 6 ballot to rebuild the badly deteriorated waterfront seawall and two city-owned piers. The 30-year bond measure would cost the owner of a $360,000 home about $59 per year. “This is a very straightforward plan to replace critical parts of our…


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June 4, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Gay-marriage opponents to turn in signatures

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Opponents of gay marriage say they will turn in their signatures for Referendum 74 on Wednesday morning. Joseph Backholm, with Preserve Marriage Washington, said Monday the campaign will turn the signatures in to the secretary of state’s office at 9 a.m. Wednesday. As of this weekend, they had collected nearly 200,000 signatures, well…


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