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8:28 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Gregoire appoints daughter to board

Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed her daughter, Courtney Gregoire, to the board of trustees for Seattle Community Colleges.

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Politics
6:51 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Solar power advocate likely violated state ethics law

Solar power advocate MIke Nelson. Photo by Liam Moriarty via KPLU

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 4:39 pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. – One of the Northwest’s leading solar power advocates likely used his state position to help a company he was working for get an unfair tax designation. That’s the conclusion of a state Ethics Board investigation released Friday.

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Hot-button politics
3:01 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Did Washington almost elect a high court justice because of race?

Election results as published on the Washington Secretary of State website at 1:11 p.m. today.

The latest election results from Washington’s primary shows that more than 43 percent of Washington voters cast their ballots for a state supreme court justice candidate with no judicial experience, who raised no campaign funds and was a public no-show.

The biggest factor in the race appears to have been one candidate's last name - Gonzalez.

Election results published by the Washington Secretary of State’s office this afternoon showed Bruce O. Danielson pulled in 276,142 votes for, so far, 43.1 percent of voters.

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It's All Politics
7:09 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Live Blog: Wisconsin decides governor's fate in recall vote

Supporters of Republican Gov. Scott Walker watch returns as they await the governor's speech at an election night rally on Tuesday in Waukesha, Wis. Walker survived a recall election in the state, defeating his Democratic rival, Tom Barrett.
Brian Kersey UPI/Landov

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 4:40 am

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, just the third governor in U.S. history to face a recall effort, is now the first to successfully defeat such an attempt. The Associated Press projected that Walker would defeat Milwaukee's Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett in what was a rematch of the 2010 gubernatorial election.

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