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The Coast News Top 10 storylines of 2018

Aaron Burgin
From a “blue wave” to “green” initiatives, from the grand opening of an airline to the closing of a psychiatric facility, North County saw its
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Levin defeats Harkey in 49th Congressional District Race

Aaron Burgin
Democrat Mike Levin defeated Republican candidate Diane Harkey, 53.5 percent to 46.5 percent, flipping the district in favor of the Democrats for the first time
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Mystery mailers puzzle local candidates

Lexy Brodt
Mailers circulating around town have raised questions about why an out-of-town PAC would take a stance on local politics in the second-smallest city in San
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As Election Day nears, District 1 candidates push messages

Steve Puterski
On Nov. 6, Carlsbad residents will take to the polls and choose between District 1 candidates Linda Breen, Tracy Carmichael, Barbara Hamilton and Dave McGee.
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‘Dark money’ pushing thumb on council races

Aaron Burgin
Thousands of dollars of so-called “dark money” is emerging as a major factor in city council races in a pair of North County cities.