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UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 8:19 p.m.

Oregon SOS offers limited data to Trump commission, for $500

Oregon’s chief election official on Friday told President Donald Trump’s commission investigating allegations of voter fraud that it could receive a statewide list of voters for $500, just like anyone …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Oregon official sounds alarm over Medicaid eligibility

Some 86,000 people who are receiving Medicaid benefits in Oregon may be ineligible, costing $37 million per month, the secretary of state said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

Idaho secretary of state responds to grocery tax lawsuit

A lawsuit challenging how long a governor has to veto legislation threatens the constitutional separation of powers, according to an Idaho top official.


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

Tillerson calls NATO critical in countering Russian aggression

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said NATO is crucial to countering Russian aggression, easing allies’ concerns about President Donald Trump’s commitment to trans-Atlantic security while repeating demands for members …


Recent discrepancies prompt review of Idaho’s sunshine law

Officials with the Idaho secretary of state’s office say they want to review the state’s entire sunshine laws after finding discrepancies in how lobbying requirements are enforced.


Tillerson in Germany on first trip as secretary of state

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has his work cut out for him.


Move up Washington’s presidential primary

Holding the vote earlier would boost participation and relevance. Candidates would have to study up on Northwest issues such as the Hanford cleanup, dams, Pacific Rim trade, forest health and …


Former Exxon CEO Tillerson confirmed as secretary of state

Rex Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil chief, won Senate confirmation as secretary of state after lawmakers split mostly along party lines on U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice of an oilman with …


Trump’s nominee for State clears procedural hurdle in Senate

President Donald Trump’s nomination of Rex Tillerson for secretary of state cleared a Senate hurdle Monday, setting the stage for an extended debate over the president’s order banning travel from …


Tillerson approved by Senate panel as secretary of state

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee split along party lines Monday to endorse Rex Tillerson as the country’s next secretary of state, setting up a confirmation vote in the full Senate …


Despite ‘reservations,’ Rubio will back Tillerson for secretary of state

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will back Rex Tillerson as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state Monday, despite “reservations” exposed in the Florida Republican’s pointed, high-profile questioning of the Cabinet nominee …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

Kim Wyman to pay $10,000 over campaign finance violations

Secretary of state fined more than $10,000 for failing to report campaign contributions on time.


Ed Rogers: Trump’s Cabinet picks reassuring

Where Trump is brash and says what immediately comes to his mind, Sessions, Tillerson and Mattis are poised and careful in choosing their words.


Tillerson doesn’t deny climate change – but dodges questions about Exxon’s role in sowing doubt

Secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson on Wednesday said he believes “the risk of climate change does exist, and the consequences could be serious enough that action should be taken.”


Russia friend Tillerson adopts tough line on Moscow

Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, adopted a tough new line on Russia on Wednesday, calling it a “danger” to the United States and …


Tillerson and Exxon part ways; $180 million retirement package

Rex Tillerson, the nominee of President-elect Donald Trump for secretary of state, is severing ties with Exxon Mobil through a $180 million retirement package one week before his Senate confirmation …


Tillerson gets climate change, energy, trade

The main question for Rex Tillerson, who supports the Paris accord and a carbon tax, may be this: How will he manage his relationship with his new boss?


Sources: Trump to pick Exxon Mobil CEO Tillerson to lead State Department

President-elect Donald Trump has selected Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to lead the State Department, according to two people close to Trump’s transition team.


Analysis: If Exxon Mobil were a country, it would be the world’s 41st largest economy

Exxon Mobil isn’t just any company – it’s a giant. It may be better to think of it as something more akin to a state – and Rex Tillerson might …


Trump expected to pick ExxonMobil chief executive as his secretary of state

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name as his secretary of state Rex Tillerson, the chief executive of ExxonMobil, who has worked extensively around the globe and built relationships with …


Trump expected to pick Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state

President-elect Donald Trump moved closer to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state on Saturday, a decision that would bring a business leader with close ties …


Trump expands list of candidates to head State Department

President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director David Petraeus’ guilty plea for leaking classified information disqualifies him to …


Trump to meet with Petraeus, Romney as secretary of state battle heats up

President-elect Donald Trump will meet Monday with retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, a possible alternative choice for secretary of state amid an escalating feud over the position between supporters of …


Trump aide steps up bid to block possible Romney nomination

A top Donald Trump adviser warned Sunday that the president-elect’s supporters would feel “betrayed” if he tapped former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as secretary of state, a move that would …


Secretary of State Kim Wyman re-elected

Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman has been re-elected to a second term.


Wyman for secretary of state

Wyman has received a raft of endorsements from election directors and county auditors from both parties. This bipartisan support from those who know the job best is a powerful testimonial …


Computer update exposed Washington voter info for several months

Some Washington voter information improperly exposed online but elections officials say problem fixed without any sign of a computer hack.


Spin Control: Who won Wednesday’s secretary of state debate? Beats me

The last person to tell you who won a political debate is the moderator.


House Republicans receive FBI notes from Clinton interview

The House oversight committee says it has received FBI documents related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.


Spokane businesswoman, Native American advocate receives state recognition

JoAnn Kauffman, a prominent Nez Perce Tribe member and national Native American rights activist, was recently selected to be featured in the Secretary of State’s Legacy Washington project. The “Who …