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And Then There Was One: Banda Now Sole Candidate In Seattle Superintendent Race

Ross Reynolds
04/30/2012 at 12:00 p.m.

And Then There Was One — Banda Now Sole Candidate In Seattle Superintendent Race: On April 16 the School Board announced three finalists for superintendent: Jose L. Banda, Steven W. Enoch and Sandra L. Husk. On Saturday night, Enoch withdrew his candidacy, and on Monday morning, Husk also withdrew her candidacy. The vote is set for this Wednesday even though there is only one name left on the ballot.

Pot Debate Lights Up: In November Washington voters will decide Initiative 502, which would legalize and regulate marijuana. In addition, at least six cities will vote in November on measures to make marijuana a low priority for law enforcement. Meanwhile, cities like Tacoma are trying to decide how to lift the ban on new dispensaries. KUOW's Amy Radil reports.

Proposed Child Labor Changes Now Off The Table: Northwest farm groups are cheering a federal decision this week to dump proposed child labor rules. The Department of Labor decided to withdraw the plan after it received thousands of comments opposing the change. But child safety advocates say the fierce opposition was based on faulty information. Jessica Robinson reports.

Federal Gov. Appeals To Northwest — Please Boost Vaccination Rates: The federal government's top health officers are making an appeal to the Northwest's medical community to boost vaccination rates. On Friday the deputy director for the Center for Disease Control's immunization branch spoke about using science and information to help raise the rates while at a public health conference in Coer d'Alene.


Phyllis Fletcher is a reporter and editor at KUOW.

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