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Breaking Down The First Ballot Drop

Nov 5, 2013
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Steve Scher sat down with former Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna and former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels on Tuesday night as the first ballot results were released, around 8:15 p.m. (The results will be updated daily in the afternoon as mailed ballots are counted until all the races are finalized.)

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State Sen. Ed Murray appeared to be winning the Seattle mayoral race on Tuesday night, with 56 percent of the votes. Mayor Mike McGinn trailed with 43 percent.

Elections 2013: Campaign Dispatches From Around Seattle

Nov 5, 2013
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KUOW reporters are on the ground at several campaign sites in Seattle, sending back snapshots from the scenes as the ballot countdown nears an end.

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Ross Reynolds talks with Robin Wright, foreign policy analyst at the Wilson Center, about what the anti-US protests in Iran could mean for US-Iran diplomacy.

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Kshama Sawant didn’t have to identify as a socialist.

Seattle City Council races are nonpartisan, after all, and her views aren’t particularly revolutionary, as far as Seattle goes: She supports a $15 minimum wage (as do both mayoral candidates), unions for low-wage workers and rent control.

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Supporters of last year’s charter schools initiative in Washington state promised the law would bring successful charter models from across the country and improve academic outcomes for public school students.

9 Elections To Watch

Nov 5, 2013

Tuesday's elections are anything but dull. From the Eastern Seaboard to the Pacific Northwest, there's a colorful and compelling roster of political contests. Although there isn't anything close to the drama of an Election Day in a presidential year, many of the races have national implications.

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Marcie Sillman talks with Tacoma News Tribune columnist Peter Callaghan about the city's Proposition 1, which would use a 2 percent tax increase on utility companies to pay for repairs on Tacoma's city streets.

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Ross Reynolds talks with Christian Science Monitor Cairo correspondent Kristen Chick about Mohamed Morsi's trial, Kerry's visit to Egypt and protests within the country.

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Ross Reynolds interviews reporter Ben Markus of Colorado Public Radio about Colorado proposition that would help answer a question that both Colorado and Washington state have been struggling with: How do you tax and regulate recreational marijuana?

The Christmas tree destined for the nation's capital is set to begin a cross-country roadtrip. But getting an 80-foot tree out of a national forest isn't quite like going to a U-cut.

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It’s been a year since Kenneth Bae, a missionary who once hailed from Lynnwood, Wash., was arrested and imprisoned in North Korea. Over the weekend, his family quietly marked the anniversary of his arrest.

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Librarians have long asked you to “shhh,” and starting Monday, they may also ask you to please stop waving your gun around.

Reductions To SNAP Puts Pressure On Food Banks

Nov 1, 2013
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Steve Scher talks with Jeannie Falls, executive director of Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank, about how SNAP reductions will affect food bank operations.

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Washington’s health care exchange got off to a rocky start one month ago Friday: from the temporary shut down on its first day to the recent errors calculating tax credits. Even so, Washington state has fared well compared to the federal Website and even has some fans.

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