Many Races Still In Flux In Washington

Nov 7, 2012

Initiatives to legalize recreational use of marijuana passed in Washington and Colorado, November 6, 2012.
Initiatives to legalize recreational use of marijuana passed in Washington and Colorado, November 6, 2012.
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Many races in Washington state are yet to be decided. In the highly contested race for governor, Republican Rob McKenna is trailing Democrat Jay Inslee by about 2.5 percentage points. The same-sex marriage referendum and the charter schools initiative are also too close to call.  But the returns on the marijuana initiative are decisive: recreational use will soon be legal in Washington. 

KUOW’s Sara Lerner speaks with our political reporter Austin Jenkins.

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