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KBCS 2016 Elections Coverage

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October 7, 2016 - 10:30 am

For the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you KBCS local elections coverage: unique and essential conversations about Washington ballot measures, and interviews with local candidates. Tune in to 91.3 starting at 7am Monday, and visit our Elections 2016 page to find audio and extra content.

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Earshot Jazz Festival


October 21, 2016 - 3:47 pm

91.3 KBCS is a proud sponsor of the Earshot Jazz Festival, featuring over fifty events at venues around the Seattle metro, through November 11th. Browse the full schedule here.

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Audubon Supports Carbon Tax I-732, Urges Action on Climate Change to Save Bird Populations

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October 21, 2016 - 11:29 am

Birds exist everywhere we do, so it’s little wonder that they have been important to human culture from time immemorial. Their songs thrill along with their incredible display of speed and strength. Audubon has been dedicated to ensuring their survival since it was founded in 1905. From its work in stopping the sale of feathers

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Smart Electric Meters, High Costs?

October 20, 2016 - 11:28 am

In late September, City Council staff admitted Seattle’s electric utility had failed to meet revenue projections for the past four years. Despite a significant population increase, residential energy use dropped. City Light believes a large portion of the shortfall is due to conservation and a switch to more efficient energy devices. Reporter David Griffith spoke

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Puget Sound Energy Trades in Gas, Electricity, Political Clout

October 20, 2016 - 11:05 am

If you live in western Washington, chances are you get your power or your natural gas or both from Puget Sound Energy. The state’s largest utility company serves more than a million customers in 10 counties. But it’s not just energy that PSE trades in. The company also helps power campaigns and elections in Washington

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The Social Justice Film Festival


October 19, 2016 - 8:17 am

The Social Justice Film Festival has started, and features  52 films this year.  The Film Festival dives into topics ranging from workers’ rights to environmental issues. KBCS News Director Yuko Kodama spoke with Rhenda Meiser, Communications Director for the Social Justice Film Festival, and with two local filmmakers, Christy X whose short, Local Treasure screens on October 24th, and

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Candidates John Pass and Tana Senn: State House of Representatives, 41st District

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October 18, 2016 - 8:00 am

Representative Tana Senn is running to keep her seat in the State House, representing Washington’s 41st district. Listen to her take on some big issues—like funding schools, climate change, and minimum wage. Her challenger John Pass never responded to our requests for an interview.

Candidates Joan McBride and Benjamin Judah Phelps: State House of Representatives, 48th District

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October 18, 2016 - 7:57 am

Representative Joan McBride talks about transit, state-wide minimum wage and how to fund public schools. She’s running to keep her position representing the 48th Legislative District in the State House of Representatives. Her opponent, Republican candidate Benjamin Judah Phelps never responded to our requests for an interview.

Candidates Roger Goodman and Ramiro Valderrama: State House of Representatives, 45th District

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October 17, 2016 - 8:13 am

Deputy Mayor Ramiro Valderrama is challenging State Representative Roger Goodman for his position in the 45th district. Here’s KBCS News director Yuko Kodama with the coverage. The KBCS 2016 Election Series was produced by Jennie Cecil Moore and Angie Voyles Askham.

The Campaign Contributions Ballot Initiative. I-735

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October 17, 2016 - 8:10 am

Supporters of Washington Ballot Initiative 735 are looking to overturn Citizens United— the 2010 Supreme Court decision that prohibited the government from restricting campaign contributions from corporations, under the ruling that those contributions are free speech. The ballot initiative itself pushes for the Washington state congressional delegation to propose a federal constitutional amendment that would

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Candidates Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal: Superintendent of Public Instruction

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October 17, 2016 - 8:09 am

Erin Jones and State Representative Chris Reykdal are running for the job of Superintendent of Public Instruction, a position that oversees the state’s K-12 education. This office provides funding and resources for public schools, administers basic education programs, and implements education reform. KBCS News Director Yuko Kodama has more. The KBCS 2016 Election Series was

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