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KNKX, along with NPR, will bring you all the information you will need as we close in on Election Day 2016. Stay up to date with local and national issues along with stories about how this election cycle will affect you and your family here in Washington and around the world.Also be sure to check out our series on Sound Transit's Proposition 1, also known as Sound Transit 3. You can read more about ST3 and this series here. Be sure to stay up-to-date with our national coverage too by clicking here.

KNKX To Launch New Series Examining Sound Transit Ballot Measure

Passengers get off a Sound Transit light rail train.
Paula Wissel
Passengers get off a Sound Transit light rail train.

November's election is fast approaching, and voters can expect a long ballot. As part of our election coverage, knkx will be looking into many candidates and issues around the state and the region.

But starting this week, knkx will focus on Sound Transit Regional Proposition 1, better known as Sound Transit 3. Voters in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties will decide whether to adopt the 25-year, $54 billion transit expansion plan. 

Voters have a lot of questions about what this proposal will mean. They want to know if ST3 is the right way to address the region's transportation problems or if it simply costs too much and takes too long.

88.5 will head out on light rail, bus, and commuter rail around the region to break down just what Sound Transit is trying to do. The series is called Sound Transit 3: The $54 Billion Question. 

A Seattle native and former KNKX intern, Simone Alicea spent four years as a producer and reporter at KNKX. She earned her Bachelor's of Journalism from Northwestern University and covered breaking news for the Chicago Sun-Times. During her undergraduate career, she spent time in Cape Town, South Africa, covering metro news for the Cape Times.