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The Overcast: How To Make Sense Of Big Spending On Ballot Initiatives

Ted S. Warren
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In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, empty envelopes from Washington state's primary election are shown stacked at King County Election headquarters in Renton, Wash.

The results of Tuesday's midterm elections are still being unpacked. While much of the focus has been on what they could mean for Democrats and Republicans, Washington state's ballot initiatives have also proven interesting. 

In The Overcast, Seattle Times reporters Jim Brunner and Dan Beekman talk about the rejection of a carbon fee, the passage of a ban on food and beverage taxes, and the influx of corporate spending into both of those initiatives.

The Overcastis the Seattle Times politics podcast recorded at KNKX. You can find The Overcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and anywhere else you get your podcasts.

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.