Charter Amendment 19 http://www.kplu.org en As Seattle Voters Mull Amendment 19, Tacoma Serves as Example http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-voters-mull-amendment-19-tacoma-serves-example <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many people who live in Seattle probably have a hard time naming their city council representatives. There are nine at-large positions that govern the entire city. Charter Amendment 19 on the November ballot wants to make politics more local in Seattle by having seven of those positions look out for the needs of specific districts.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 10601 at http://www.kplu.org As Seattle Voters Mull Amendment 19, Tacoma Serves as Example How Redistricting Would Change Seattle's Political Landscape http://www.kplu.org/post/how-redistricting-would-change-seattles-political-landscape <script src="http://zoom.it/qy84.js?width=auto&height=400px"></script><p></p><p><br /><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">What We Have Now</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle has nine at-large city council positions. The council members are responsible to all 600,000+ city residents.</span></p><p><strong>Pros: </strong>Council members try to solve problems in ways that benefit all taxpayers. Supporters say it's a more holistic approach that lays a strong foundation for future growth.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 07:00:01 +0000 Jennifer Wing 10553 at http://www.kplu.org Election 2013: What You Should Know before You Vote http://www.kplu.org/post/election-2013-what-you-should-know-you-vote <p><strong>CHEAT SHEETS</strong></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Initiative 522:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.kplu.org/four-things-you-should-know-about-initiative-522?" style="line-height: 1.5;">Four Things You Should Know</a></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle Mayoral Race: </span></strong><a href="http://www.kplu.org/ask-candidates?" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ask the Candidates</a></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charter Amendment 19: </span></strong><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/how-redistricting-would-change-seattles-political-landscape" style="line-height: 1.5;">How Redistricting Would Change Seattle</a></p><p><b>Seattle School Board Race:&nbsp;</b><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/three-reasons-why-you-should-care-about-school-board-race">Three Reasons Why You Should Care</a></p><p><strong>STORIES</strong></p><p><b>Seattle Mayoral Race:&nbsp;</b></p><p><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/behind-political-grandstanding-shared-views-street-safety" style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Behind 'Political Grandstanding,' Shared Views on Street Safety</span></a></p><p><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/mayoral-candidates-differ-most-effective-transportation-fix" style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline;">Mayoral Candidates Differ on Most Effective Transportation Fix</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/challenge-seattles-next-mayor-making-housing-affordable">Challenge for Seattle's Next Mayor: Making&nbsp;Housing Affordable</a></p><p><strong>Charter Amendment 19 for District Representation in Seattle:&nbsp;</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-voters-mull-amendment-19-tacoma-serves-example">As Seattle Voters Mull Amendment 19, Tacoma Serves as Example&nbsp;</a></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle School Board Races:</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/two-newcomers-vie-seat-seattle-school-board">Two Newcomers Vie for Seat on Seattle School Board</a></span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/do-arts-matter-seattle-school-board-candidates-weigh">Do Arts Matter? Seattle School Board Candidates Weigh In</a></span></p><p><strong>For New Washington Voters:&nbsp;</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/new-wash-voter-its-not-too-late-register">New Wash. Voter? It's Not Too Late to Register</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/protips-3-things-remember-when-voting">Protips: 3 Things to Remember When Voting</a></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 07:00:01 +0000 KPLU News Staff 10554 at http://www.kplu.org Election 2013: What You Should Know before You Vote