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Photo courtesy of the Washington State Senate Democrats: Bob Hasegawa has represented the 11th District since 2005, first in the state House of Representatives, and since 2012 in the state Senate.
Photo courtesy of the Washington State Senate Democrats: Bob Hasegawa has represented the 11th District since 2005, first in the state House of Representatives, and since 2012 in the state Senate.
Friday, July 14, 2017 10:17 AM
Year in and year out, few things have been more reliably consistent in Olympia than the efforts of state Sen. Bob Hasegawa to pass legislation that would establish a state bank in Washington.
  • Oliver says city has funding to take on pressing challenges

    When Nikkita Oliver entered the mayor’s race in March, she and the newly formed Peoples Party of Seattle did so against an incumbent that many thought was well positioned for a second term. 
    “We got into the race when everyone said the incumbent was undefeatable,” she said.

  • Putting Seattle in statewide context

    Leaving her position as a state representative was a difficult decision for Jessyn Farrell.
    “I have loved being in the Legislature, and I have loved the opportunity to serve the residents of the 46th District,” she said, “but I have also been seeing really significant changes coming to my district.”

  • Durkan boasts executive experience in mayoral race
    For Jenny Durkan, the election of Donald Trump made it “very clear” to the former U.S. Attorney that “the hope of America was going to be here locally.”
  • Several major national publications have featured articles in recent weeks addressing the increase in Seattle’s minimum wage. The concern seems to be how the increase to an eventual $15 an hour may affect the local economy. Will small businesses be able to afford this change? Will it contribute to a higher unemployment rate?
  • Moon hopes to stand out with public, private work, activism
    Cary Moon will be the first name on the ballot for mayor in the August primary, winning the draw for the top slot in the field of 21 candidates.
    It’s a bit of good fortune for the urban planner and activist, as she makes her first run for public office.
  • Candidate Jeopardy
    As opposed to a standard candidate forum, Seattle Mayoral and City Council Position 8 candidates came to play Candidate Jeopardy at The Summit on Pike in Capitol Hill on June 14. Seattle Weekly, the Neighborhood Action Coalition and American Muslim Empowerment Network (MAPS-AMEN), among other community organizations, worked to put on this volunteer-run and driven forum.
  • Council candidate talks small biz, government efficiency
    Seattle City Council candidate Charlene Strong describes herself as a pragmatic progressive, as someone who wants to capitalize on what the city does well and dispense with the things it doesn’t.
  • Position 8 council candidate using new Democracy Voucher program
    In last year’s city council race for at-large Position 8 in the newly created district system, Tim Burgess fended off a challenge from ex-Tenants Union executive director Jon Grant, winning another term by about 15,000 votes.
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