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Latino Vote
6:29 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

At-Large Elections Just One Barrier To Latino Vote In Eastern Washington

In some Washington cities, Latinos make up 84 percent of the population, but they only cast a quarter of the votes.
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Last month, a federal judge ruled that Yakima’s City Council elections stifle the voice of Latino voters in the city. But that verdict doesn’t apply to dozens of other places in Eastern Washington where Latinos are just as underrepresented in elected office.

In communities like Othello, leaders are grappling with broader problems of civic education and participation in local government.

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Yakima Voting
4:44 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Yakima Election Change May Effect Entire Northwest

A recent federal court ruling that orders the city of Yakima to change the way it elects its city council, could have wide reaching effects in the northwest.
Credit Joe Shlabotnik / Flickr

A recent federal court ruling that orders the city of Yakima to change the way it elects its city council could have wide reaching effects in the Northwest.

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Latino Features third story
7:41 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Why Can't This Man Win The Northwest's Most Hispanic District?

Photo of Pablo Gonzalez.
Photo Credit: Jessica Robinson

Is the Latino candidate in Washington's first majority-minority district a shoo-in? Not so much.

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Lack of Latino Officials
7:46 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Latinos Barely Represented On Elected Bodies

Photo Credit: Chris Lehman

Across the Northwest, Latinos make up nearly 12 percent of the population, but only two percent of the region’s elected officials.

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Northwest News
7:02 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Why Can’t This Latino Candidate Win NW’s Most Hispanic District?

Photo of Pablo Gonzalez.
Photo Credit: Jessica Robinson

This year, Latino voters have an edge for the first time in one of the Northwest’s major Hispanic hubs. Redistricting gave them a majority. You might think the Latino candidate there would now be a shoo-in. Not so.

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