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  • Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: Eastern Washington's weary Republican voters

    Seattle is a blue political bubble, where it can be tough being a Republican. In eastern Washington, voters lean more conservative. But the Spokesman Review reluctantly endorsed President Trump and many Republicans seem dispirited.

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    Seattle Now: Politics is in for young voters

    Years of youth-led protests over climate change, gun control and policing have ignited a new generation of voters. Now young people are turning up at the polls in record numbers.

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    Seattle Now: Preparing for the dark months ahead

    The third wave of Coronavirus is upon us. As winter approaches, we’re grappling with the prospect of darker days, in this time of social distance. The impending isolation is hitting home in the mountain communities of the North Cascades.

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    Seattle Now: The Covid recession is a women's recession

    Women are leaving the workforce in droves since the pandemic kicked in. 865,000 women exited work in September alone. With schools across Seattle closed because of Covid, women are picking up the extra slack at home.

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    Seattle Now: Conspiracy theories are on the ballot

    President Trump has been challenged for sharing information about far-fetched conspiracy theories, but he's far from the only politician doing so. Conspiracies and misinformation are showing up in elections all over Washington.

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    Seattle Now: Blue vs. blue in Washington's 10th Congressional District

    Washington might not be a battleground state in this November’s presidential election. But in the state's 10th Congressional District, there’s a battle underway over the future of the Democratic Party. Two Democrats, representing different shades of blue, are squaring up: former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and State Representative Beth Doglio.