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u 2018 Washington General Election, Nov. 6

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Spin Control: Dozens of initiatives won’t make the ballot

The initiatives likely to make the ballot are a small sample of those that won’t.


State to check signatures on gun initiative despite concerns

Three initiatives submit far more signatures than they need to qualify for the ballot, but Secretary of State Kim Wyman says one proposal’s petitions raise legal concerns.


Voters to be asked to stop local soda and grocery taxes

Voters likely to be asked whether to prevent new local taxes on soda and other groceries.


Gun control campaign turns in signatures for I-1639

Supporters of gun control initiative turn in more than 267,000 signatures.


Court rejects bid to keep gun-control measure off ballot

An effort to get the Washington Supreme Court to block a proposed gun-control initiative was dismissed.


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue endorses work requirements for food assistance

Congress is preparing to reconcile two versions of the farm bill, a sweeping piece of legislation renewed every five years that governs an array of agricultural and food assistance programs, including SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.


U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue seeks to allay farmers’ trade concerns

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue sought to assure Eastern Washington agriculture and forestry leaders on Monday that American farmers will not bear the brunt of an international trade war. But Perdue would not say, specifically, how his USDA might assist farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs imposed by China and other trading partners.


Paul Turner: Mungo Jerry for Congress

When a red sign appears in a yard right next door to a lawn sporting a blue sign, I like to imagine how those neighbors get along in these polarized times.


Carbon fee initiative likely headed for Washington’s November ballot

Supporters of an initiative to impose a fee on fossil fuels turn in signatures.


4 initiative drives could turn in signatures next week

Four initiative petition drives may have enough signatures to make the ballot, secretary of state’s office says.






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