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Check out online voter resources and get educated

Ballots will be mailed out in two weeks for the Aug. 7 primary, so it’s time to buckle down and start doing your homework on the candidates.

The News Tribune’s online primary election guide is a great resource for researching South Sound races. You can generate a sample ballot or just click on “65 races” or “217 candidates” to look at campaigns you’re particularly interested in. One nice feature is that you can click on two candidates’ photos and up pops a side-by-side comparison of their backgrounds, qualifications and answers to questions posed by our newsroom political team.

If you’d like to hear from the statewide candidates in their own words, the secretary’s of state’s office and TVW have collaborated on an online video voters’ guide. Read more »


Our meetings on high-earners tax, liquor privatization

TVW has posted the footage of the editorial board’s Tuesday meetings with supporters and opponents of initiatives 1098 (high-earners income tax), 1100 and 1105 (liquor privatization).

We consolidated our meeting on 1100 and 1105 since they concern the same subject; we wanted to be able to compare the two side-by-side. Even after an hour with the supporters, I’m still a bit confused about the extent to which they differ. We’ll be doing more research before we settle on which to support.

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