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DJs’ Favorites for 2018

There are top ten lists and best of lists and then there’s the KBCS DJ Favorite’s list: check out over 200 of the best albums released in 2018! Find your favorite KBCS DJ’s list here.

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

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 the event.

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Election 2018 – False Election Mailers in Washington State

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

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.

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Election 2018: Initiative 1631 on Pollution and Clean Energy

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 spokesperson for the No on 1631 campaign, and Mo McBroom, from The Nature Conservancy; an organization that is part of the coalition supporting Initiative 1631.

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Election 2018 – BYOB: Bring Your Own Ballot Party in Seattle

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 Development Director, about the event.

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Election 2018: Initiative 940 on Law Enforcement Training

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 use of deadly force results in death or substantial or great bodily harm. In addition, law enforcement would be required to provide first aid to save lives. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Leslie Cushman, Citizen Sponsor for Initiative 940 and Co-Chair of De-Escalate Washington, and Teresa Taylor, Executive Director of the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs, who opposes Initiative 940.

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Election 2018: Initiative 1634 on Grocery Tax

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 the No on I-1634 campaign, and Brandon Hersey, Federal Way Teacher and community advocate on the Yes on I-1634 Campaign.

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Election 2018: 28th Legislative District Position 1

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.

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Elections 2018 – State Senate 47th Legislative District

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 but he wasn’t able to accommodate either request.

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