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Election Coverage 2018

October 31, 2018 - 1:46 pm

KBCS brings you local elections coverage: unique and essential interviews with local candidates.

  • Election 2018 – Voices From The Bring Your Own Ballot Party in Seattle

    November 6, 2018 El Centro De La Raza, in Seattle’s Beacon Hill, hosted “BYOB: Bring Your Own Ballot Party!” on October 27th, 2018; a special gathering to help voters. The event provided assistants and interpreters to answer questions about this year’s election ballot, and celebrated the act of voting with live music. KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi spoke with several people at ...
  • Election 2018 – False Election Mailers in Washington State

    October 31, 2018 You may have heard about the false campaign flyers mailed to voters in Pierce, Spokane, Kitsap and the Olympic Peninsula districts this election season. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama speaks with Kent City Councilwoman, Brenda Fincher, whose identity was misused in a false election mailer.  Produced by Ruth Bly and Yuko Kodama
  • Election 2018 – The Washington Bus: Encouraging Young People to Vote

    October 30, 2018 The Washington Bus is a youth driven organization that encourages young people across Washington State to vote and get politically involved. During this elections season, The Washington Bus is busy with campaigns to “Get Out the Vote!”. In addition to door-knocking, the organization hosts phone banking and text banking parties – with a twist.
  • Election 2018: Initiative 1631 on Pollution and Clean Energy

    October 26, 2018 KBCS’s Elections 2018 coverage turns to Initiative 1631, focusing on pollution and clean energy. The measure would charge pollution fees on sources of green house gas pollutants and use the revenue to reduce pollution, promote clean energy, and address climate impacts under oversight of a public board. KBCS’s Jim Cantú spoke with Dana Bieber, coalition ...
  • Election 2018 – BYOB: Bring Your Own Ballot Party in Seattle

    October 26, 2018 In an effort to help get out the vote, El Centro de la Raza in Seattle’s Beacon Hill, is hosting the BYOB: Bring Your Own Ballot Party!; an event on Saturday, October 27th, 2018, to help voters understand their ballots. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Miguel Maestas, El Centro De La Raza’s Housing and Economic ...
  • Election 2018: Initiative 940 on Law Enforcement Training

    October 25, 2018 KBCS continues its Elections 2018 coverage, taking a look at Initiative 940 on law enforcement training and use of deadly force. The measure would require law enforcement to receive violence de-escalation and mental health training, as well as change standards for use of deadly force and require independent investigations in the case that an officer’s ...
  • Election 2018: Initiative 1634 on Grocery Tax

    October 24, 2018 The KBCS Elections 2018 coverage turns to Initiative 1634, determining if foods and beverages available for human consumption (except in the case of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and marijuana) should be exempt from a new local or privileged tax. KBCS’s Ruth Bly spoke with Victor Coleman, Campaign Manager for Washington Healthy Kids Coalition who is sponsoring ...
  • Election 2018: 28th Legislative District Position 1

    October 23, 2018 The KBCS Elections 2018 coverage speaks with two candidates for the Washington State House of Representatives for the 28th Legislative District, Position 1. KBCS’s Gregg Selby spoke with Dick Muri, Republican candidate running for re-election to a 3rd two-year term, and Mari Leavitt, Democratic candidate. Produced by Gregg Selby, Ruth Bly, Jim Cantú and Yuko Kodama
  • Elections 2018 – State Senate 47th Legislative District

    October 23, 2018 The KBCS Elections 2018 coverage continues, focusing on the Washington legislative race for the State Senate, 47th District. KBCS’s Gregg Selby spoke with Mona Das, Democratic candidate running for re-election to a 3rd four-year term. KBCS reached out to Joe Fain, Republican candidate for this contested State Senate seat, for an interview or a statement ...
  • Election 2018 – Ballots & Baristas 2018

    October 23, 2018 The League of Women Voters Seattle-King County is organizing Ballots & Baristas – a night out for democracy.  People are invited to go to designated coffee shops for discussions about ballot measures for this election season.  Ballots and Baristas events are held Tuesday, October 23rd  facilitated by the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County, ...
  • Election 2018: State Senate 30th Legislative District

    October 19, 2018 The KBCS Elections 2018 coverage takes a look at the State Senate race for Washington’s 30th legislative district which covers Federal Way and borders Pierce County. Current Republican Senator Mark Milosicia faces Democratic challenger Claire Wilson for the 30th legislative district seat. Miloscia previously served seven terms as a Democrat in the State House of Representatives ...
  • Election 2018: 47th Legislative District Position 1

    October 18, 2018 The KBCS Elections 2018 coverage highlights two candidates for the Washington State House of Representatives for the 47th Legislative District, Position 1. KBCS’s Gregg Selby spoke with Mark Hargrove, Republican candidate running for re-election to a 5th two-year term, and Debra Entenman, Democratic candidate and Congressman Adam Smith’s District Director. Produced by Gregg Selby, Ruth Bly, ...
  • Election 2018 – Initiative 1639 on Gun Control

    October 17, 2018 We kick off the KBCS Elections 2018 coverage with a look at both sides of Initiative 1639 on gun control. KBCS’s Gregg Selby spoke with Tallman Trask, spokesperson from the Alliance for Gun Responsibility (the organization for who is supporting Initiative 1639) and Brett Bass, firearms instructor and spokesperson for the Save our Security – No ...