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Election Coverage 2017

  • Election Coverage 2017

    October 28, 2017 KBCS brings you local elections coverage: unique and essential interviews with local candidates. Visit our Elections 2017 page to find audio and extra content.
  • Elections 2017: Washington State Senate District 45 – Dhingra and Englund

    October 27, 2017 The 45th District race will likely determine which party controls the State Senate. KBCS’s Gregg Selby interviewed candidate Manka Dhingra. Her opponent, Jinyoung Englund , had a scheduling conflict, so we used her responses to similar questions that were asked of the candidates at a September 18th election forum hosted by the League of Women ...
  • Elections 2017: Burien City Council Position Number 5 – Tosta and Green

    October 27, 2017 KBCS continues its coverage of the 2017 Washington State General Election. KBCS’s Gregg Selby interviewed incumbent candidate Nancy Tosta Her challenger, Darla Green of the “Burien Proud, Burien First” slate of City Council candidates did not respond to our request for an interview or written statement.
  • Elections 2017: Bellevue City Council Position 4

    October 27, 2017 Bellevue City Council Position Number 4 is an open seat. KBCS’s Gregg Selby spoke with Bellevue City Council candidates Jared Nieuwenhuis and Karol Brown. They are running for Bellevue City Council Position 4. Procucers Gregg Selby and Ruth Bly
  • Elections 2017: Seattle City Council Position Number 8 – Grant and Mosqueda

    October 27, 2017 Seattle City Council Position number eight, is an open seat and one of the two citywide, at-large positions on the Seattle City Council. KBCS’s Gregg Selby interviewed candidates John Grant and Teresa Mosqueda.
  • Elections 2017: Renton City Council Position 6 – Ruth Perez and Jami Smith

    October 27, 2017 Renton City Council Position  Number 6 incumbent, Ruth Perez  and challenger, Jami Smith  discuss economic development and transportation with KBCS’s Gregg Selby.
  • Elections 2017: Special Purpose Districts

    October 27, 2017 Election Day is around the corner, and KBCS brings you elections coverage for the 2017 Washington State General Election. In this series, KBCS’s Yuko Kodama speaks with Association of Washington Cities CEO, Peter King, about Special Purpose Districts. Producer Yuko Kodama
  • Elections 2017: Judicial Races

    October 27, 2017 Why should we study up on judicial candidates? KBCS’s Esther Little Dove John spoke with Stephanie Cirkovich, from the League of Women Voters about judicial races. Below are some resources to study up on judicial candidates: vote411.org votingforjudges.org ballotpedia.org Producer Esther Little Dove John
  • Elections 2017: Seattle Mayoral Candidate Forum

    October 27, 2017 On Wednesday night, Low Power FM station, KVRU, Ranier Valley Radio, hosted a Seattle Mayoral candidate forum with finalists Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan. The candidates responded to questions from three former Mayoral candidates and several South Seattle journalists. KBCS pulled highlights from of the KVRU hosted, Seattle Mayoral Candidates Forum. The full forum is also ...
  • Elections 2017 – Tacoma Mayoral Race

    October 24, 2017 This week, KBCS continues it coverage of the 2017 Washington State General Election. We now turn to the Tacoma Mayoral elections with candidates Victoria Woddards and Jim Merritt. KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi interviewed each of the candidates individually for KBCS at their respective campaign headquarters. Producer Gol Hoghooghi
  • Inside Perspectives on the Electoral College, Part 2

    January 5, 2017 Continuing our coverage of the 2016 Electoral College, we’ll take a look at the experiences of individual electors. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with three Washington electors who shared what it was like to vote in the Electoral College on December 19th.  
  • Inside Perspectives on the Electoral College, Part 1

    January 5, 2017 The Electoral College met last month and formally cast their votes for the president of the United States. Washington State elector, Brett Chiafalo, co-founded the Hamilton Electors, a movement aimed to block president elect Donald Trump’s presidency by encouraging electors to vote for a Republican alternate for President. Here’s KBCS’s Yuko Kodama speaking with Chiafalo and ...
  • An Inside Look At Vote-Counting In King County

    January 3, 2017 In the wake of this year’s election, KBCS features a rare look at how your vote is counted. Jim Cantu of KBCS News reports from the King County Elections headquarters. In the first part, King County Elections Director Julie Wise describes how election ballots are processed. In the second part, KBCS News and Public Affairs ...