Stories tagged: washington government
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 6:36 p.m.
This year’s campaigns for seats on Washington state Supreme Court have shaped up to be relatively tame affairs.
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, challenger Lisa Brown differ on what to do about the Social Security system.
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
Some basic rules of polls.
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9:56 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers lengthened her lead over Democrat Lisa Brown Friday as the ballot count continued in Washington’s 5th Congressional District primary.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 6 a.m.
Just hours after votes were counted her closest election to date, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers hosted a breakfast Wednesday featuring a powerful Republican from Texas and a score of …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 5 a.m.
The November race for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress will be the closest campaign in at least two decades. What are the signs that each candidate has the edge heading …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 6:38 a.m.
In towns along Washington’s Pacific Coast, there are tsunami zones with sirens to warn of an approaching wave and marked routes to take to higher ground. Tuesday’s election results are …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 10:30 p.m.
Whatever blue wave was seen in other parts of the state, it doesn’t look ready to wipe out long-time Republican state Rep. Joel Kretz, who easily topped three challengers in …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 11:04 p.m.
Democrat Dave Wilson won 6th District primary with 42.7 percent of the votes, while Republican Jenny Graham came in second with 30.5 percent.
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018
Answers to frequent excuses for not voting in the primary.
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018
Two more initiatives have enough signatures to go on the November ballot.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee took aim at President Donald Trump and sidestepped questions about his own 2020 plans during a wide-ranging town hall hosted by The Spokesman-Review.
Sun., July 29, 2018
For all the talk about a blue wave of voters that might wash over the 2018 elections, it seems appropriate to mention that turnout in this year’s primary is lagging …
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Initiative 1639, a gun control measure, has enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, but faces a new lawsuit.
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 11:46 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes – one of President Donald Trump’s strongest supporters in Congress and a sometime lightning rod for criticism for the House investigation into Russian meddling in the …
Sun., July 15, 2018
Since 2003, food production within Washington’s Department of Corrections has shifted towards larger, industrial-scale operations. But while the move has generated cost savings, some inmates and their advocates also see …
Sun., July 15, 2018
Washington has taxed groceries in the past.