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Election Coverage 2015 – Seattle City Council At-Large position candidates

Seattle voted by district for the first time. Sonya Green spoke with the 4 candidates running for the two at-large positions.

Seattle City Council Candidates – Position 8

Today on Music + Ideas, KBCS News Director Sonya Green referees a discussion between candidates in the August. 6th primary election for Seattle City Council, Position 8: Albert Shen Mike O’Brien David Ishii Listen and download the in

Young, Gifted and Brown: 2015 Seattle Post-Election Analysis

In South Seattle last week, a group of young politicos of color decided to offer their points of view on this year's vote with an event titled, Young, Gifted and Brown: 2015 Seattle Post-Election Analysis. It was a packed house as they shared their o

Seattle and Affordable Housing

The Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) rolled out earlier this month.  Since then, a lot buzzes around Seattle’s proposed zoning changes, tenant's rights and interests and access to home ownership. This week's series looks at so

Seattle’s Fair Trade Music

You’ve heard the term fair trade.  It applies to everything from clothing to coffee to chocolate. And to music. Recently in Seattle, local musicians struck a fair trade agreement with some participating music venues and the city to create a set o

Bruce Lee in Seattle

You may know Bruce Lee as a martial artist legend and action movie hero. The city of Seattle is where much of his story begins. Bruce Lee spent his youth in Hong Kong and moved to Seattle at the age of eighteen. Ruby Chow, a family friend, and fut

The Seattle Preschool Vote – Proposition 1A and 1B

Voters in Seattle are considering two propositions on early learning programs and providers. Proposition 1A establishes a $15 minimum wage for childcare workers, seeks to reduce childcare costs, prohibits violent felons from providing professional

Seattle Surveillance Cameras

KBCS reporter, David Griffith has been following the controversy surrounding proposed surveillance cameras in several Seattle neighborhoods. In March, the Seattle City Council passed a bill concerning public surveillance equipment and confirmed appo

Lawmakers look to help women get fair pay

By John Stang. Jean Godden used to be one off six columnists for the now-closed Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper. The other five were men. Then, Godden, who is now a Seattle City Council member, found out she was the lowest paid of the six.

General Election: November 5th, 2013

In King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties the last day to register to vote is October 28th. The 2013 general election is Tuesday, November 5th.  You can vote: By mail. Ballots require first class postage and must be postmarked by November 5th.

Democrats keep pushing for new voting measure

By John Stang Senate Democrats and supporters made a symbolic push Thursday to get a state voting rights act to the Washington Senate floor. The legislation appears doomed for 2015. Technically, though, two similar bills are in play, one spo

Would a new pipeline ease state’s oil train worries?

By John Stang As the debates increase over transporting oil by rail, Sen. Mike Baumgartner wants the state to study a potential east-west oil pipeline. Baumgartner, R-Spokane, introduced a bill Wednesday to spend $250,000 on a study by the Wash

Muslim group calls for apology by legislator for his remarks

By John Stang An organization of American Muslims said Thursday that Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, should apologize publicly for saying it is a subsidiary of violent Middle East groups. In reply, Haler issued a press release saying he has apolo

Oil train safety bill prompts debate about public notifications

By John Stang Should the public know when oil trains come through and what type of oil they are carrying? That question was debated Tuesday at a Washington House Environment  Committee hearing on an oil train safety bill introduced by Rep. Jes