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Podcast: Sidewalk interviews with Seattle voters about their picks for mayor

At the end of the debate, Seattle mayoral candidates, from left, Nikkita Oliver, Bob Hasegawa, Jessyn Farrell, Jenny Durkan, Michael McGinn and Cary Moon prepare to leave the stage, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Seattle.

Seattle's wild 2017 mayoral primary in its final days. So what's the word on the streets? In Episode 47 of The Overcast, the Seattle Times weekly politics podcast, reporters Daniel Beekman and Jim Brunner hit the sidewalks and talk with local voters about which candidates are creating a buzz as the Aug. 1 primary-ballot deadline...

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