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November 5, 2014 at 6:45 AM

City of Blaine still plain old Blaine

The Associated Press BLAINE — The city of Blaine is still plain old Blaine. Voters rejected a proposal to change the name to Blaine Harbor. The Bellingham Herald reports it’s the second time since 2000 residents have rejected the idea. Supporters thought drawing attention to the border town’s water would attract more visitors as they crossed to and from…

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October 29, 2014 at 5:20 PM

U.S. Attorney’s Office appoints Election Day watchdog

Acting U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes has appointed a long-time federal prosecutor to oversee and investigate complaints of Election Day fraud. Assistant U.S. Attorney Arlen Storm has been appointed to the Western District of Washington’s Election Office and will be responsible for handling complaints of fraud or voter-rights abuses in consultation with the Justice Department headquarters in Washington,…

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Comments | More in General news, Politics, The Blotter | Topics: election, Election Day, U.S. Attorney

August 5, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Tuesday Memo: Election help … Party on your block … Bear cub rescue … Not-so-nice otter

National Weather Service forecast  It’s election day, and it’s not too late. Really. Grab that ballot and spend a few minutes with our last-minute guide to the primary election. Pop it in the mail and you get your gold star for civic duty. Feeling neighborly: Keep that community-involvement rush going by hitting…

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November 2, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Saturday Memo: Feds criticize tunnel hiring … Bellevue’s pricey election … Sounders host Portland

Weather:  Rainy, windy, in the 50s. Here’s the National Weather Service forecast. State officials and tunnel contractors fall short on minority hiring: The Federal Highway administration says the state Department of Transportation and the main contractor for the Highway 99 tunnel failed to make a good-faith effort to sign up businesses owned by minorities and women….

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June 26, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Suzanne Dale Estey takes fundraising lead in Seattle School Board races

Suzanne Dale Estey, a public affairs and economic development consultant, has taken an early lead in fundraising for her campaign for a seat on the Seattle School board, reporting about $20,000 in contributions. Sue Peters, a parent activist and freelance writer, has raised about $1,000 total, according to the state Public Disclosure Commission.  Dean McColgan, director…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Dean McColgan, election, LaCrese Green

January 12, 2013 at 10:57 AM

School levy campaign launched, election Feb. 12

Seattle Schools backers launched a campaign Saturday to support renewal of operating and capital levies. The measure will be on the ballot in a special election Feb. 12. Schools First, the volunteer-led organization that convenes every three years to campaign  for the levies, was holding a rally today at the McKinstry Innovation Center on South Hudson…

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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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April 6, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Election to replace Inslee may cost $1 million

By MIKE BAKER Associated Press OLYMPIA – The special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee may end up costing Washington state $1 million as state officials factor in the spending needed to educate voters about the confusing ballot situation, officials said Friday. Washington secretary of state spokesman Dave Ammons said the agency is asking lawmakers for…

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January 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM

16 minutes, 21 words cause pro-school funding argument to be taken off voters pamphlet

Some Federal Ways parents are upset that the argument in favor of providing more money to that city’s school district will not appear on next month’s voters pamphlet due to a technicality. The Citizens for Federal Way Schools submitted its statement in favor of the district’s construction project levy 16 minutes too late and 21 words over the…

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