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THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016


Podlodowski wants Wyman to cancel primary 

Tina Podlodowski, Democratic candidate for Washington secretary of state, said incumbent Kim Wyman should cancel the presidential primary to save money. Problem is, Wyman doesn't have the authority to do that, and many of the ballots are already in the mail.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016




Striker's email on Condon, Lundgren's response

In today's paper, I reported on a scathing letter written by Patrick Striker, the director of the city's Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, that called Mayor David Condon "aggressive and angry and threatening." Here's Striker's full email, unedited: The Mayor’s assistant scheduled a meeting...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016

What has to be on initiative petitions, and what doesn't 

When someone hits you up for your name on an initiative petition, how much of it do you read before deciding whether to sign? Some people probably read almost nothing, and sign just to get away from the signature gatherer. Others may read just the ballot title, or the first few lines or check out the signatures to see if there’s anyone they know.

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