THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2016
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
Fri., July 8, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
I-1501 and I-1464 turn in petitions before the Friday afternoon deadline with enough signatures they are likely to make the November ballot.
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
Thu., July 7, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Supporters of Initiative 1491 turned in their first batch of signed petitions Thursday, saying that by Friday afternoon they will submit a total of 330,000 signatures.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
Wed., July 6, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
From wages to guns to restroom access, ballot measure topics for voter cover a wide spectrum of issues in Washington this year. To have a chance of making the ballot, signatures on petitions must be turned in by week's end.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016
Sun., June 5, 2016, 10:03 a.m.
When initiative petitions might double as campaign ads, a list of top donors could be required.
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016
Sun., May 29, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Supreme Court decision on I-1366 would make logrolling the Legislature into passing a two-thirds super majority amendment very difficult
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
Tue., March 15, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
Last year’s initiative that told legislators to pass a constitutional amendment or face a cut in the sales tax presents several thorny questions for the Washington Supreme Court. Tuesday they posed those questions to attorneys representing the people who want to save Initiative 1366, and those who want it thrown out.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2, 2015
SATURDAY, NOV. 21, 2015
MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2015
MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
Mon., March 9, 2015, 7:15 p.m.
OLYMPIA – State initiatives would contain a ballot message that they could require the Legislature to cut programs or raise taxes if they pass under a bill passed overwhelmingly by the Senate.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 2014
Wed., Dec. 3, 2014, 11:18 a.m.
OLYMPIA -- Like a college student keeping a watchful eye on the GPA, the Secretary of State's office successfully argued for a higher grade and got an A on its voter guide. The grader in question, Ballotpedia, had to admit it missed a feature worth...
SUNDAY, NOV. 16, 2014
Sun., Nov. 16, 2014, 11:58 a.m.
In politics, as in military campaigns, victory has many fathers. That may explain the self-congratulatory press release from supporters of I-594. . . To continue reading this item, or to comment, continue inside the blog.
Sun., Nov. 16, 2014, 6 a.m.
Spokane County voters said yes to both gun initiatives, causing some observers on the West Side of the state to scratch their heads on election night. One could reasonably vote no on I-591 and I-594, they opined, but voting yes twice seemed illogical on measures...
THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014, 10:44 a.m.
Spokane County votes on the gun initiatives are almost, but not quite, a mirror image of each other. (Click on the "continue reading" function to see both maps on the same page.) That's not surprising, considering the two ballot measures essentially were competing with each...
TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2014
Tue., Oct. 14, 2014, 6:55 p.m.
People who say there's no passion in this year's mid-term elections don't read the online newspaper's comments. It's not really a surprise, but Sunday's story on the two gun control initiatives and Tuesday's story on the 5th Congressional District race are generating significant comments elsewhere...
Tue., Oct. 14, 2014, 10:34 a.m.
An initiative that would require smaller classes in Washington's public schools has strong support among voters polled a month before election day. Elway Research says two of three voters surveyed last week said they were either definitely or probably going to vote yes on Initiative...
MONDAY, OCT. 13, 2014
Mon., Oct. 13, 2014, 10:07 a.m.
OLYMPIA -- Support for both gun initiatives on the November ballot is falling, but the proposal to expand background checks to most sales still has majority support, a new Elway Research poll says. Three of five voters polled last week said they would definitely or...
SATURDAY, SEPT. 6, 2014
Sat., Sept. 6, 2014, 6:01 p.m.
OLYMPIA – Law enforcement agencies may not be getting much love in most of the country after images of heavily armed cops filled news coverage of protests in Ferguson, Missouri. But here in Washington, the dueling gun initiatives are competing for the claim of “cops...
FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 2014
Fri., Aug. 22, 2014, 11:30 p.m.
The vast majority of money supporting the initiative to expand background checks on guns comes from just 10 ZIP codes in the Seattle area, much of it from people with ties to the state's tech industry. An analysis of contributions reported to the state Public...
TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
Tue., July 29, 2014, 5:20 p.m.
A suggestion by an NRA spokesman that Jews should oppose gun control because of what happened in Nazi Germany has added new ammunition to the debate over two competing measures on the November ballot. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and others on Tuesday called...
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
Wed., July 23, 2014, 5:20 p.m.
The League of Women Voters of Washington wants supporters of a gun-rights initiative to denounce the unknown group that left used targets at or near their office. But supporters of Initiative 591 called the incidents a "propaganda stunt" the good government group is milking to...
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