Elections 2013

The mayor's seat and City Council positions are up for grabs. From candidate profiles to the latest campaign happenings, KUOW has you covered for election news, and elections chatter.

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News And Analysis
10:00 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Your Take On The News

It's Friday: time to talk over the week's news with Seattle Times assistant political editor Joni Balter, Crosscut writer Knute Berger and Q13 Fox political analyst C.R. Douglas.

Primary election ballots are due on Tuesday. We'll tackle the very latest in the mayor's race as the candidates head towards the homestretch. Kirby Wilbur stepped down this week as chair of the Washington State Republican Party. Who's in line to take the job? What stories caught your attention? Share your thoughts by writing to Weekday.

2013 Elections
10:54 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Primary Election Time: How Are You Voting?

KUOW/Kara McDermott

Ballots are out for the August primary election. How are you voting? Seattle voters will decide on city council and school board positions, a parks levy, and which two candidates will face off in November’s mayoral race. Ballots are due back in the mail or an official ballot return box by August 6. Ross Reynolds talks to callers about what’s on the ballot and how they’ll be voting.

Elections 2013
10:00 am
Thu July 25, 2013

School Board Elections, Susan Orlean, And Radio Retrospective

KUOW/Kara McDermott

Seattle School Board Elections
Six candidates are vying for two seats. The top 2 candidates in each district will advance to the general election in November. KUOW's education reporter Ann Dornfeld reports.

Writer Susan Orlean
Susan Orlean spends a lot of time working on her nonfiction. She spent ten years researching her most recent book “Rin Tin Tin.” What does it mean to devote yourself to a subject, almost to the point of obsession? We listen back to our conversation with Susan Orlean about her process and her passions.

Radio Retrospective: Radio Gets Involved In Hollywood
Last week, we looked at how Hollywood actors fared on the radio. Today we take a look at how radio adapted to the big screen. Movie stars often wandered off the mic during radio dramas because they were used to moving. Radio stars were the opposite. They were often too rigid, and had trouble working with props and delivering their lines simultaneously. Adapting radio scripts for feature length movies was another challenge. Did any radio-based skill succeed in film?

Recommended Eating
Food writer Sara Dickerman joins us with a lunch recommendation. Prefer to cook for yourself? She also has a pick for a great cookbook!

News
10:18 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Green Space And Regional Trails Could Get Boost From King County Parks Levy

Bob Gerrish and his dog Lola at Big Finn Hill Park in Kirkland.
KUOW Photo/Amy Radil

King County wants to renew its parks levy on the August 6 primary ballot. The package would continue current maintenance, and include new money for open space and trail construction.

If it’s approved, the levy would generate $396 million dollars in property taxes over six years. It would cost property tax payers almost 19 cents per $1,000 of assessed value – for the owner of a $300,000 home that comes to $56 dollars per year.

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Your Take On The News
10:00 am
Fri July 19, 2013

A Review Of Mayorpalooza, And More News Of The Week


 

This week on KUOW, Weekday and The Conversation heard from all of the nine mayoral candidates. A new KING 5 poll was also released this week that has state senator Ed Murray pulling ahead in the race. Mayor of Seattle isn't the only position on the August ballot; Knute Berger, C.R. Douglas and Joni Balter give analysis on the other city and county issues on the 2013 ballot.

Also this Saturday is Bertha's last day on the waterfront, and Texas passes its controversial abortion bill. What stories caught your attention? Share your thoughts with the panel by emailing Weekday.  

Mayor's Race 2013
1:58 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Seattle Mayor's Race Debate Features Eight Candidates Ahead Of Primary

Audience members voting during the lightening round at Tuesday night's CityClub debate.
Credit KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

The Downtown District Council of Seattle and KCTS 9 hosted the Seattle mayoral candidates for a live debate ahead of the August 6 primary last night. The first hour of the debate was televised and simulcast on KUOW.

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Mayor's Race
11:16 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Meet Mayoral Candidate Peter Steinbrueck

Mayoral candidate Peter Steinbrueck at KUOW
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Ballots for the August 6 primary election go out today. Former Seattle City Councilmember Peter Steinbrueck hopes to lead the nine-person race and have a shot for getting elected mayor in November. Ross Reynolds talks to Steinbrueck about what he would bring to the mayor’s office.

Mayor's Race 2013
10:13 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Tempers Flare In Seattle Mayor's Race

Mayoral candidate Ed Murray in a skit featuring cross-dressing "campaign consultants" during Candidate Survivor Night
KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

As the August 6 primary draws near, the Seattle mayor’s race is heating up.

Candidates are now engaged in almost daily debates and forums, and some are getting testy.

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Mayor's Race 2013
9:00 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Seattle Mayoral Candidates Staadecker And Harrell, And A New Push Against "Stand Your Ground"

Mayoral candidates Charlie Staadecker and Bruce Harrell.
From the candidates' Facebook pages.

Seattle Mayoral Candidate Charlie Staadecker
Seattle mayoral candidate Charlie Staadecker joins us to talk about his run ahead of the August 6 primary election.

"Stand Your Ground" Gets New Scrutiny After Zimmerman Verdict
While George Zimmerman didn’t end up using Florida’s "Stand Your Ground" law in his defense in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the statute loomed large over his case. In an interview with CNN, one juror said that the jury had the state's "Stand Your Ground" law in mind when deciding Zimmerman’s fate. We talk with John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation, about a new push to repeal similar laws and the organization that has worked hard to get it on the books. 

Seattle Mayoral Candidate Bruce Harrell
Our series of interviews with each of Seattle's mayoral candidates continues with City Councilmember Bruce Harrell.

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