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Election 2018

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As the city of Seattle asks voters to approve a tax levy in the November election to pay for investments in education, Mayor Jenny Durkan is pointing to a new report that showed progress for kids in the preschool program, which is one of the areas the levy dollars would support.

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In an effort to get young people registered and excited to cast their ballots for this November’s election, a local alternative rock band made up of college students has been traveling around to schools and colleges as part of their “Make Your Voice Heard Loud” tour.

A year ago this month, Carla Tolle’s 13-year-old grandson Edgar Vazquez was shot and killed by a friend while they played at the friend’s grandfather’s house in Kelso, Washington.

Under pressure to step down following a new allegation of sexual misconduct, Republican state legislator Matt Manweller on Monday said that he would resign his seat if re-elected this November. 

Washington Republicans are regrouping after a primary election pounding Tuesday that extended beyond swing districts to rock-ribbed GOP pockets of the state.

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This story was updated Wednesday at 5:44 p.m. with results from the Pierce County prosecutor's race.

Early primary results are confirming many of the expectations of those closely watching the races. But they also seem to speak broadly about Democrats' chances in Washington going into November.

Embattled Democratic state Rep. David Sawyer of Tacoma was in third place in early primary returns Tuesday night, an indication of the political fallout he’s facing over numerous allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women and an investigation that found he violated House harassment policy. 

Ted S. Warren / AP

There are some very crowded races in the Washington primary and a lot of "independent spending" by political action committees, says KNKX's Olympia reporter Austin Jenkins. He spoke with KNKX's Morning Edition host, Kirsten Kendrick, this week about Tuesday's primary election.

Paula Wissel

Free speech advocates are criticizing a levy that would renew funding for King County's fingerprint identification program, saying the measure would open the door for law enforcement officials to use facial recognition technology in investigations. 

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell is running for relection and is joined by 28 other candidates in the Washington primary.
Max Wasserman

Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is running for reelection in Washington this year, but she's not alone. Twenty-eight other candidates are vying for the office in an ususally large pool of primary candidates. 

The past eight months have been a whirlwind of victories for Tarra Simmons—an honors law school graduate with a criminal past.

Two candidates for the Washington Supreme Court have been disqualified from appearing on the November ballot.

National Democrats are investing more resources in an upcoming Georgia special election, hoping new research gained from focus groups could not only pull off an upset in the suburban Atlanta district, but also give them clues to how they can best put the House in play next year.

Oregonians could be voting in two years on whether they want to remain a part of the United States. Sponsors of an initiative petition called the Oregon Secession Act submitted the initial paperwork just after Tuesday's election results became known.