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You are currently viewing all posts written by Andrew Winner. Andrew Winner is a graduate student in the Master of Communication in Digital Media program at the University of Washington. His journalism background is primarily in sports; he was the Seattle Sounders beat writer on for three years. Some of his other work has appeared on ESPN Soccernet,, and around the world through AFP. Andrew grew up in Spokane and has spent time in the Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, and Detroit.

December 6, 2012 at 7:41 AM

Marriage Equality Day

Same-sex couples gathered in downtown Seattle today to get their marriage licenses. King County Executive Dow Constantine was on hand to sign marriage certificates, while syndicated columnist Dan Savage and others celebrated the landmark day in Washington State history. Here are some highlights.


Comments | More in State | Topics: marriage equality, Washington state

November 21, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Voter Turnout Approaches 80 Percent in Washington State

Some Washingtonians miss the satisfaction of visiting polling stations on election day. Some Washingtonians prefer the ease of voting from home on their own schedule. But no matter where your opinion falls on mail-in ballots, the correlation between them and increased voting rates is striking. Washington State ballot drop box in the 2012 election….


Comments | More in State | Topics: Election 2012, Voter Turnout, Washington

November 1, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Buzzfeed alleges Romney campaign bought relief supplies at Wal-Mart

The Romney-Ryan campaign suffered a blow today over allegations of another staged photo op, its second in three weeks in the crucial swing state of Ohio. Buzzfeed quotes an anonymous staffer as saying the Romney campaign purchased $5,000 worth of merchandise at an area Wal-Mart to serve as props in a hastily-planned “Relief Rally.” The original…


Comments | More in National | Topics: Buzzfeed, Mitt Romney, Ohio

October 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Referendum 74 finds an unlikely champion in hip-hop’s Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

A Washington State hip-hop artist bucks stereotypes by making music in support of marriage equality and Referendum 74. Hip-hop artist Macklemore, aka Ben Haggerty (Photo by Alan Berner of The Seattle Times) SEATTLE — Hip-hop is not generally considered a bastion of progressive virtue. Despite the boundaries and expansion spurred by the hip-hop movement over the…


Comments | More in Local, State | Topics: Ben Haggerty, Macklemore, Referendum 74

October 26, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Washington Initiative 502: both sides of the debate

Washington Initiative 502 has supporters and opponents. University of Washington Election Eye researched each and brings you both sides of the debate. Rick Steves speaks at a rally in Leavenworth, WA. (Photo courtesy of Mark Harrison of The Seattle Times) SEATTLE — If you want to know where your chicken fillet comes from, you definitely want…


Comments | More in Local, State | Topics: Derek Franklin, Initiative 502, John McKay

October 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Barack Obama scores social media win with #Romnesia

SEATTLE — President Barack Obama’s account popularized a new Twitter hashtag, #Romnesia, and tweeted six #Romnesia tweets in quick succession today, catching the social media world by storm and becoming a worldwide trending topic on Twitter. The first tweet came through at 12:39 p.m. EDT, calling out his presidential rival for switching positions on…


Comments | More in National | Topics: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, social media #romnesia

October 15, 2012 at 7:01 AM

Monday Eye Openers: Romney and Ryan in Ohio, Obama preps for debate, Clinton hits the road, Arlen Specter dies, and WA Governor race

Each Monday we feature several important stories in US politics — ones that just occurred, are defining moments, or are key markers on the horizon. We call these Monday Eye Openers. Romney and Ryan hammer Obama in Ohio This weekend, Mitt Romney jump-started his campaign by skydiving from 128,000 feet above the earth’s surface. Wait, no—that was…


Comments | More in Local, National, State | Topics: Arlen Specter, Barack Obama, Jay Inslee