secretary of state

Historical Memoir
8:00 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Early Recollections Of Prague And War With Madeleine Albright

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at an interactive session on "America, India and Democracy in the 21st Century" in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006.
Credit AP Photo/Gurinder Osan

Madeleine Albright was the first woman to hold the Secretary of State position for former president Bill Clinton. She became known as an advocate for peace in the Middle East and for bringing war criminals to justice. In her new memoir, she chronicles her traumatic early life in Prague during the Nazi occupation, through the end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War.

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The Two-Way
1:23 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Ambassador Rice Asks Not To Be Considered For Secretary Of State

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.
Allison Joyce Reuters /Landov

Moving to withdraw her name from among those being considered to be the next secretary of state, embattled U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has told President Obama she does not want to be nominated.

The White House just released a statement from the president that says, in part:

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Elections 2012
12:09 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Democrat Concedes Secretary Of State Contest

Kim Wyman will be the next Republican secretary of state in Washington if she holds her lead.
Courtesy Citizens for Kim Wyman - GOP

Democrat Kathleen Drew has conceded the race for Washington secretary of state.

In a statement Saturday, Drew said of her Republican rival Kim Wyman, "I know that she will carry forward Washington’s tradition of fair and impartial elections, and I am optimistic that she will work on measures to remove barriers and increase voter participation."

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Elections 2012
9:54 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Wash. Ballots Continue To Be Counted, Some Races Will Be Called Friday

Revelers celebrate early election returns favoring Washington state Referendum 74, which would legalize gay marriage, during a large impromptu street gathering on Capitol Hill in the early hours of Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

This is Washington’s first presidential election after making the switch to all mail-in voting. Just over half of the ballots have been counted and many races are still undecided.  KUOW’s Sara Lerner speaks with Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed.

Elections 2012
11:46 am
Mon November 5, 2012

In A Tight Race, Is A Mess Expected?

Mailed ballots must be post marked no later than November 6. Or you can drop your ballot at a drop box until 8:00 p.m.
KUOW Photo/Liz Jones

Scheduled for The Conversation, November 5 at noon.

Ross Reynolds talks with Secretary of State Sam Reed about how he is prepping for all the tight races. 

Elections 2012
9:00 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Wash. Secretary Of State Candidates Wyman, Drew Debate

Washington Secretary of State candidates Kathleen Drew (left) and Kim Wyman.
Credit (Courtesy of Drew and Wyman campaigns)

Former state Senator Kathleen Drew wants to become the first Democrat in nearly 50 years to hold the office of Washington's Secretary of State. She faces Thurston County Auditor Kim Wyman in November. Both candidates join us in the studio.

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Elections 2012
11:00 am
Fri October 19, 2012

How Accurate Are Candidate Statements In The Voter's Pamphlet?

You may have already received your state voter's pamphlet in the mail. How much do you trust the candidate's statements?

We talk to Shane Hamlin, elections co-director for the Office of the Secretary of State, about a controversial statement by a candidate for King County Superior Court.

Voter Registration
7:52 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Are Washington Voters At Risk Of Being Hacked?

The New York Times says Washington state’s online voter registration system is not secure. Ross Reynolds talks with Washington's assistant secretary of state, Steve Excell.