Stories tagged: washington government
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 9:03 a.m.
For many years, Spokane’s 6th Legislative District could be counted on for two things.
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018
Another year, another victory for Washington in the race for the most regressive tax system in the nation, and another question for Halloween: Who’s afraid of the income tax?
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
Spokane County Elections Office seeing record returns of ballots in early voting.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
At the fourth and final debate between Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her Democratic opponent, Lisa Brown, two different descriptions of 2018 emerged.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 12:20 p.m.
Taking the stage for the second time in less than 24 hours, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown met in a public debate Thursday hosted by Spokane Rotary 21. …
Mon., Oct. 15, 2018
Washington voters will get a chance in the November election to show their support or opposition to a tax the Legislature imposed on oil being brought to state refineries by …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
In televised debate with Dave Wilson, House candidate Jenny Graham says death penalty not racially disproportionate
In a debate with Democrat Dave Wilson, Republican Jenny Graham correctly said there were more white people than black people on death row and that she supported maintaining the death …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
Washington law has hundreds of exemptions to the Public Records Act that would likely allow legislators to protect sensitive information, attorneys who specialize in media law told a task force.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 6:47 p.m.
Maria Cantwell and Susan Hutchison clash on taxes, guns and the Kavanaugh hearings during their first debate.
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 4 a.m.
Voters will notice something familiar about the ballot for the 7th District Senate race – it features the same two women who faced each other in a special election last …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 6 p.m.
A woman has accused a Washington state lawmaker of raping her 11 years ago, saying she was inspired to speak out as she watched the televised allegations against Supreme Court …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 2:58 p.m.
A Republican-turned-Democrat and an advocate-turned-politician are vying for an open House seat in what may be Eastern Washington’s only swing district. Republican Jenny Graham views taxes as the single biggest …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:32 p.m.
In their first public forum for Washington Supreme Court – a forum that at times delved into the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh – Justice …
Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 5 a.m.
Republican challenger Susan Hutchison has a tough assignment in a campaign against three-term incumbent Sen. Maria Cantwell.
Sun., Sept. 23, 2018
Recount of key precincts showed no changes. Now candidates may challenge the process.
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
Some basic rules of polls.
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, challenger Lisa Brown differ on what to do about the Social Security system.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
Other states are watching what Washington voters do on Initiative 1631, Gov. Jay Inslee said.
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018
Younger votes tend to sway Democratic, but they’re also the demographic less likely to fill out a ballot by Election Day. Can Lisa Brown and her supporters find enough votes …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Task force grapples with protecting private information from constituents as it reviews public records law.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:34 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers urges Twitter to do a better job of removing offensive tweets to restore the public’s trust.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
Primary candidates seek hand recount of ballots in what they believe are suspicious precincts.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 11:56 a.m.
Initiative 940, which changes the rules for reviewing cases of the police use of deadly force, must go on the November ballot, a divided Washington Supreme Court rules.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 6:48 p.m.
State government offices were ordered to lower their flags to half-staff Monday and leave them there through the weekend to honor Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who died Saturday.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 5:47 p.m.
Sen. Cory Booker urges Democrats to stand up in this “moral moment.”
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
Could we really be breathing coal smoke from Mississippi, as Gov. Jay Inslee suggested?
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 12:21 a.m.
Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown on abortion, Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood
A vacancy on the closely divided U.S. Supreme Court has renewed talks about the long-standing court decision that ensured the availability of abortion in the United States. The congresswoman and …
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:01 p.m.
Paul Manafort conviction, Michael Cohen guilty pleas show “growing cloud of corruption” around President Donald Trump, Sen. Patty Murray says.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 5 a.m.
Free tickets for the first televised candidate forum featuring the candidates vying to represent Eastern Washington in Congress will be given away on Monday.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 6:06 p.m.
A gun-control initiative should not go on the November ballot because the petitions that some 378,000 voters signed were not readable, a Thurston County Superior Court judge said.