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August 6, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Wednesday Memo: Parks passing … King Felix in command … Fire danger

National Weather Service forecast Park vote: As of last night, it looks like Seattle will have a new Park District. Slightly less than two-thirds of the votes have been counted, based on King County Elections’ projections, but the measure was passing 52 percent to 48 percent. More primary election news: For…


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November 14, 2013 at 6:52 AM

Thursday Memo: Machinists voted, now you can … Harley thefts … Cycle of abuse

National Weather Service forecast The Machinists’ no vote: In a nutshell, with the workers’ rejection of Boeing’s contract offer yesterday, the company may not waste any time offering work on the 777X  to other states. Perhaps as early as today, says our aerospace writer Dominic Gates. Can’t wait to see how this whole…


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April 15, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Urquhart getting ready already for November election

Although it’s six months down the road, King County Sheriff John Urquhart is getting ready for the November election. He’s set to kick off his re-election campaign at a meet and greet Wednesday evening at the House of Hong in the Chinatown-International District. He has lined up some big guns for his election roll out including King County Prosecutor…


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November 30, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, write-ins on Cowlitz County ballots

The Associated Press LONGVIEW — Among the write-in names on election ballots in Cowlitz County this year were Big Bird and Dilbert’s Pointy Haired boss. Someone also thought “Sesame Street’s” Bert and Ernie should run the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Elections Supervisor Carolyn Myers told The Daily News joke write-ins are nothing new. Others getting…


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October 23, 2012 at 9:46 AM

1,400 incorrect ballots sent to Pierce County

The Associated Press TACOMA — About 1,400 voters in Tacoma, Parkland and Spanaway received misprinted ballots. They’re in the new 10th Congressional District but the misprinted ballots had candidates from another district. Pierce County says it’s mailing those voters corrected ballots with a letter explain the problem and new voting instructions. The county says it will take steps to…


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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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November 9, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Voters reject Eyman's tolling initiative, I-1125

Voters have rejected a Tim Eyman initiative aimed at restricting the use of highway tolls and blocking light rail from the Interstate 90 bridge. The latest vote tally on Wednesday showed Initiative 1125 was falling too far behind to catch up with the remaining votes. Eyman wasn’t conceding Wednesday night. “Considering how much I-1125’s opponents outspent us, we…


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