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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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Public Schools: the LGBTQ Community, and Communities of Color

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October 17, 2016 - 7:58 am

Next up on the KBCS 2016 Election series, we have a conversation brought to us by KBCS Guest Producer Ijeoma Oluo. She spoke with Jessie Hagopian, Garfield high school teacher-educator and IAmAnEducator.com blogger, and Sarah Mayes, a transgender parent who transitioned while her two children attended the public schools. They discussed the experiences of the

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Candidates Bob Hasegawa and Dennis Price: State Senate, 11th District

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October 14, 2016 - 7:58 am

We continue our coverage of the 2016 local elections with segments of interviews with State Senator Bob Hasegawa and Dennis Price, who are running for State Senate, 11th District. Here’s KBCS News Director, Yuko Kodama. This series was produced by Jennie Cecil Moore and Angie Voyles Askham.

Candidates Judy Clibborn and Michael Appleby: State House of Representatives, 41st District

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October 14, 2016 - 7:48 am

Next on our 2016 Election Series: candidates for the state House of Representatives, Judy Clibborn and Michael Appleby, share their viewpoints on key issues. Here’s KBCS News director Yuko Kodama. This series was produced by Jennie Cecil Moore and Angie Voyles Askham.

Governor Jay Inslee and Bill Bryant: Washington State Governor

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October 13, 2016 - 8:20 am

Next in our 2016 Election Series: Governor Jay Inslee is being challenged for his position this year by Republican candidate Bill Bryant, who previously served as Seattle Port Commissioner. KBCS News Director Yuko Kodama has the coverage. This series was produced by Jennie Cecil Moore and Angie Voyles Askham.

Candidates Sharon Tomiko Santos and John Dickinson: State House of Representatives, 37th District

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October 13, 2016 - 8:11 am

Today in the KBCS 2016 Election Series– the race to represent the 37th legislative district, first position, in the State House. Democrat Sharon Tomiko Santos currently holds that position since being elected in 1998. This year, she’s being challenged for her position by non-partisan candidate John Dickinson. The 37th district extends along the southwestern border of Lake

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The Carbon Tax Ballot Measure, I-732

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October 13, 2016 - 8:05 am

Washington State Initiative Measure 732 would establish a state-wide tax on carbon emissions to fight climate change. Revenue raised from that tax would then pay for a reduced state sales tax, a rebate for low-income working households, and the effective elimination of a manufacturing tax. The initiative was brought about by the group Carbon Washington.

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Candidates Eric Pettigrew and Tamra Smilanich: State House of Representatives, 37th District

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October 12, 2016 - 7:46 am

Democrat Eric Pettigrew currently represents the 37th district in the State House of Representatives, in the second position. Representative Pettigrew was first elected to the position in 2002. He’s being challenged by non-partisan candidate Tamra Smilanich. The 37th district extends along the southwestern border of Lake Washington, including Beacon Hill, Columbia City, Rainier Beach, and

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Candidates Steve Litzow and Lisa Wellman: State Senate, 41st District

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October 12, 2016 - 7:43 am

Republican State Senator Steve Litzow has represented the 41st legislative district for the past six years. He is being challenged this year by Democrat Lisa Wellman. The 41st legislative district covers Mercer Island, and stretches east to Bellevue, Newcastle, and the south-east border of Lake Sammamish. KBCS interviewed both candidates about their position on some

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Candidates Zack Hudgins and Erin Smith Aboudara: State House of Representatives, 11th District

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October 11, 2016 - 11:30 am

Incumbent Zack Hudgins has represented the 11th district, first position, in the State House of Representatives since 2002. He is being challenged this year by Republican Erin Smith Aboudara. The 11th legislative district includes much of south Seattle, Tukwila, Renton, and Kent. KBCS News director Yuko Kodama has the coverage. Producers are Angie Voyles Askham

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