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Class-size initiative supporters say they have enough signatures

OLYMPIA — Supporters of a ballot measure that would reduce class sizes in public schools say they’re confident the proposal will be on the November ballot after turning in more than 325,000 signatures this morning. The Secretary of State’s office will still have to check…


Add 2 to Nov. ballot

OLYMPIA — Washington residents will have two advisory votes on taxes to cast in the November election. One on a change to agricultural tax preferences affecting marijuana growers, the other involving excise tax on leasehold property on tribal land. You say that sounds like something…


McMorris Rodgers won’t debate before primary

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said she wants to debate her opponent in this year’s election — but only after the primary. The five-term incumbent Republican responded to a challenge from independent Dave Wilson, who wanted to debate five times before the primary and five times…


GOP group backs four in Central WA race

The group whose goal it is to elect Republicans to the U.S. House of Representatives has weighed in on Central Washington’s 4th Congressional District race. But Republicans looking for some help in narrowing the field of eight GOP candidates down to one might not find…


Sunday Spin2: Tread lightly on tragedy during campaigns

Washington residents can expect the volume to go way up on the gun control issue with dueling initiatives on the November ballot. I-591 wouldn’t allow any changes in background checks unless they are national; I-594 would extend background checks in Washington to private sales. The…


McMorris Rodgers challengers find hope in Cantor loss

The day after the House’s No. 2 Republican fell to a primary challenger, Eastern Washington congressional candidates were hoping Wednesday for a boost to knock off the No. 4 Republican. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faces three challengers in the August primary – one Republican, one…


Nethercutt: Cantor loss is warning to GOP leaders

Former Rep. George Nethercutt, who pulled off his own dramatic unlikely Congressional victory 20 years ago unseating Speaker of the House Tom Foley, of Spokane, said Tuesday he could see parallels between his experience and that of David Brat. “It’s a message, as I look…


State chooses Voter Pamphlet art

OLYMPIA — Talia Anderson, a Port Angeles fifth grader, got a bit of a surprise when Secretary of State Kim Wyman showed up at school. She knew Wyman was going to speak to students Anderson didn’t know Wyman was going to announce her artwork had…





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