Posts Tagged ‘election’

Passion, Pain Drive Police Accountability Initiative On 2018 Ballot

Although Election Day 2018 is nearly a year away, initiative-backers are already working to get proposals on the ballot. Initiative 940, or De-Escalate Washington, would make it possible to hold officers accountable in police shootings and mandate de-escalation training. Its backers say I-940 is a product of the many painful experiences communities have had after…

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2017 General Election Set Record-Low Voter Turnout

One month ago was General Election Day 2017. Locally, it included several city council, school board and fire district positions. Those decisions were made by a fairly small slice of the electorate, with voter turnout low across North Central Washington. In what’s called an “off election year,” only 26 percent of Chelan County voters returned…

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Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal Announces Retirement in 2018

Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studios after having announced last week he will retire from law enforcement next year. Gjesdal will not seek re-election as sheriff next fall, after more than 30 years in law enforcement. Gjesdal also talks about last week’s Washington State Association of Sheriff’s & Police…

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2017 Election Results

Election Results for Nov. 7, 2017 General Election Low voter turnout: Chelan County 26%, Douglas County 18% CITY OF LEAVENWORTH PROPOSITION NO. 1 – Parks Levy Yes 68.95%      No 31.05% CITY OF LEAVENWORTH Council Member #4 Carolyn Wilson 55.58%        Jason Lundgren 44.42% CITY OF LEAVENWORTH Council Member #5 Sharon Faye…

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Today Is General Election Day 2017

It’s Election Day 2017. On your ballot this year are races for city councils, school districts, fire and water districts and other local measures specific to your voting district. Statewide it’s nearly 3,000 local races. The highest profile races include a new Seattle mayor and a special election the Senate’s 45th district in Seattle’s eastern…

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KOHO Candidate Forum – East Wenatchee City Council Seat #3

The final KOHO candidate forum features Chuck Johnson, running for re-election to the East Wenatchee city council seat #3. His opponent Morgan Fletcher was not available to join.   Ballots are due this Tuesday, Nov. 7; either postmarked that day or placed in an official ballot box.

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KOHO Candidate Forum – Leavenworth City Council Seat #4

KOHO 101 is the place to hear directly from your local candidates ahead of this fall’s general election. Today’s candidate forum features Carolyn Wilson and Jason Lundgren, both vying for Leavenworth city council seat #4. Part 1: Part 2:     Ballots are due Tuesday, Nov. 7; either postmarked that day or placed in an official…

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KOHO Candidate Forum – Chelan County Fire District #1

KOHO 101 is the place to hear directly from your local candidates ahead of this fall’s general election. Today’s candidate forum features Cam de Mestre and Doug Miller, both vying for Chelan County Fire District #1.   Ballots are due Tuesday, Nov. 7; either postmarked that day or placed in an official ballot box.

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