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Lynch deflects questions about Clinton emails

Republican lawmakers Tuesday lambasted Attorney General Loretta Lynch over her refusal to discuss the details of the Justice Department’s recent decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for using a private …


Secretary of state Wyman could face tough test in re-election bid

Secretary of State Kim Wyman is the lone statewide elected Republican in Washington state, the latest in a line of GOP chief election officers who have held the office for …


Spin Control: Call to cancel Washington’s presidential primary came too late

Calling for cancellation of the presidential primary may sound good, but it wouldn’t be legal.


Michael Bloomberg drops big donation to Oregon candidate

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has dropped $250,000 into state Rep. Val Hoyle’s campaign for Oregon secretary of state, raising the stakes in what’s considered the hottest statewide …


Spin Control: Question about Washington’s initiative petitions sets off alarm bells

Initiative petitions must have certain things on them, but for now, the five top donors isn’t one of those things.


2 Americans dead in Brussels attacks; Kerry visits

At least two Americans have been confirmed killed in the Brussels attacks, the State Department said Friday, as top U.S. diplomat John Kerry visited the stricken city to express condolences …


Syria war at critical juncture five years after the spark

After five years of bloodshed – after a quarter of a million deaths, and the flight of millions of refugees – Syria has arrived at a critical juncture: A diplomatic …


Clinton concedes she should have used government email

UNITED NATIONS — Breaking her silence, Hillary Rodham Clinton conceded Tuesday that she should have used a government email as secretary of state, but insisted she was not violating any …


Capitol exhibit marks 125 years of Washington statehood

OLYMPIA – 1889 was a momentous year for Washington. Three of its largest cities, including Spokane Falls, nearly burned to the ground that summer and then began to rise from …


Lawerence Denney seeks Idaho Secretary of State post

BOISE – Former Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney, now a state representative from Midvale, launched his campaign for Idaho Secretary of State on Thursday, even as current GOP Secretary of …


Wyman will be next secretary of state

SEATTLE – The Democratic candidate for secretary of state conceded Saturday, making Kim Wyman Washington’s next top election officer and the only Republican to win a statewide election this year. …


Same-sex marriage backers celebrate

With ballot counts continuing around Washington, supporters of same-sex marriage claimed victory Wednesday, saying their projections convince them Referendum 74 will pass. While they collected congratulations from the measure’s chief …


Inslee out front as count goes on

Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna will continue their battle for the job of Washington’s chief executive for at least another day. Ballots tallied Tuesday night gave Inslee a …


Secretary of State Reed retiring at end of term

OLYMPIA – Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed will retire in early 2013 after three terms in that office and more than 34 years as an elected official. Reed, a …


Equipment, legalities create ballot-counting bottlenecks

Washington’s election system has many virtues, but speed isn’t one of them. Only 40.6 percent of last month’s Spokane County general election ballots were counted on election night.