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The Seattle Times' Eastside section covers the news of Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Woodinville, Issaquah, Sammamish, Mercer Island, Newcastle and other suburban cities in King County. Coverage areas include government, crime, community events and neighborhoods.

Hundreds file to run in local elections, including 56 for Seattle City Council

A group of ballots are counted before opening them at King County Elections in Renton, Nov. 6, 2018.

An unequal distribution of candidates means that while some races will be bitterly fought, others will be all but perfunctory. In total, 609 people filed for 337 offices.

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