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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

I-1634, a ban on local soda and grocery taxes, approved

Local governments looking for more tax money will have to look somewhere else than soda.


Brace for an ad onslaught as big money pours into initiative campaigns

Millions of dollars pour into initiative campaigns, fueling ads on television, the internet and in the mailbox.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Lopsided I-1634 campaign, with millions from soda industry, blankets airwaves

The I-1634 campaign is blanketing the airwaves with advertisements that raise the specter of looming local grocery taxes, while making little or no mention of the sweetened beverages produced by …


Spin Control: Is it true democracy if it takes millions to get an initiative on the ballot?

Some groups spend big to get signatures for ballot initiatives.


I-1634 backers warn soda tax could spread to food

Supporters of an anti-tax initiative say they fear a local tax on food would hurt working families, even though they concede that no city or county in Washington has such …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

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.