Stories tagged: washington government
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018
Some more numbers to consider from the recent midterm elections.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., reached across the aisle this week to partner with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on legislation designed to assist low-income families with medical costs.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Mark Schoesler named Senate minority leader.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
Spokane gun dealer, others challenge Initiative 1639 in federal court.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:55 p.m.
The City Council of Republic, Washington is mulling legislation to countermand from state and national laws that limit Second Amendment gun rights, including the recently passed Initiative 1639.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Spokane Democrat Andy Billig was named majority leader of the state Senate Monday as members of the caucus gathered to select new leaders for the 2019 session.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 10:11 p.m.
Starting next year,
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
With most counting finished for the 2018 election and very few races still in doubt, it seems appropriate to pass out the awards for the highlights and lowlifes of the …
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
Spokane County ballot counts beat all previous midterm elections, but might not beat all-time record.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 8:38 p.m.
Folks in farm country may be the first to benefit from forced cooperation in Congress brought on by the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives.
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
It wasn’t a wave, it was the tide. The regular, recurrent tide.
Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6 a.m.
Democrats make gains in the Washington Legislature.
Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 5 a.m.
Analysis: Why ‘a real race’ in Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown contest offered familiar November result
Democrats said they couldn’t match the fervor from energized Republicans in Eastern Washington that led to a comfortable GOP win in the district, despite rumors of a “blue wave.” Republicans …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:46 a.m.
During the 2018 election cycle, voters in the region appear to be split along geographic, as well as party, lines. We depict that split in 6 races.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:20 p.m.
A divisive race to replace retiring Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen seemed too close to call on Tuesday evening, though early results showed one candidate leading the other by more …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:05 p.m.
Democrats took an early lead Tuesday in key Washington state legislative races that will determine if they boost their control in the Senate and House.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
Local governments looking for more tax money will have to look somewhere else than soda.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
Law enforcement officers in Washington will face different standards for incidents involving deadly force.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
Washington residents will face more scrutiny on the purchase of semiautomatic rifles.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
Washington isn’t likely to levying a fee on crude oil and other fossil fuels to help fight climate change.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 7:03 p.m.
We’ve spent months writing about the issues, examining the ads and interviewing the candidates on your ballot for Tuesday’s election.
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018
The candidates trained their focus on voters likely already in their column ahead of Election Day over the past several weeks, with the congresswoman touring rural communities in an RV …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
Theft and defacement of campaign signs may be at an all-time high in the 5th Congressional District.
Sun., Nov. 4, 2018
Shawn Vestal: Another election year, another record high for corporate spending on Washington’s initiatives
Corporations are “speaking” louder than any other entity in this election by spending tens of millions of dollars on statewide initiatives.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
Ballot returns continue heavy in Spokane and some other Eastern Washington counties.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
Control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Washington Legislature might not be known for days, or even weeks until all the state’s bhallots are counted.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7:08 a.m.
Trump effect? Supporters of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown weigh in on president’s role in midterm contest
The party of the president rarely performs well in its first midterm after the election. With Republicans running behind President Donald Trump, supporters of both Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
Cost of the proposed carbon fee in Initiative 1631 is subject to debate and dispute.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 12:47 p.m.
Lisa Brown joined the Washington Legislature in 1993 and rose to the highest level of power in the state Senate. Many of her legislative accomplishments came as the leader of …
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 4:15 a.m.
Here are Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ recent bills that became law and her votes on high-profile legislation
The fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives is touting a historically proficient record in this Congress, pointing to six legislative actions she’s worked to get signed into law at …