The Sunday Observer: A big campaign to kill a small-city ballot initiative
Plus spending and results in Vancouver and Spokane, some interesting maps
Seattle’s hot municipal races got most of the ink in the immediate aftermath of Tuesday’s election, but there was plenty of other action around the state, where some big outside money poured into local races.
Let’s start up in Bellingham, where voters faced a slate of four progressive ballot measures sponsored by People First Bellingham, a local group we wrote about last month because of the $50,000 that the Group Health Foundation, a big new player on the left, poured into the campaign. One of them ran into a giant buzz saw of money.