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Don’t Tamper With Nuke Waste Pact

Don’t blame yourself if you’re confused about Proposition 3, the initiative seeking to void Idaho’s nuclear waste agreement with the U.S. government. You’re not alone.


Munro, Pritchard Endorse Bergeson For Superintendent

Washington’s two Republican statewide elected officials on Monday endorsed Terry Bergeson for state school superintendent. Bergeson, former president of the Washington Education Association and a favorite of the state Democrats, …


Bergeson Will Keep Schools Thriving

The race for state Superintendent of Public Instruction is this simple: If you value schools and want to see them improved, vote for Terry Bergeson. That’s where this newspaper’s endorsement …


Former Banker, County Treasurer Bid For State Post Deyoung Seeks To Be First Woman, Second Republican To Be Treasurer

Lucy DeYoung, the Republican candidate for treasurer, says voters have a clear choice Nov. 5: They can elect a politician who has learned finance - her opponent - or they …


As Auditor, Sonntag Doesn’t Fit The Stereotype He’s Weightlifter And Baseball Fan Who Loves Old-Time Rock ‘N’ Roll

State Auditor Brian Sonntag is shattering the stereotypical image of his profession. A self-described “baseball fanatic,” Sonntag has filled his Capitol office with baseball memorabilia. He also loves old-time rock …


State Senators Battle For ‘Light Governor’ Job Democrat Pushes Anti-Drug Crusade; Republican Wants To Reduce ‘Red Tape’

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Sounding Out Washington, Idaho Neighbor States Are Poles Apart Idaho Voters More Likely To Back Food-Stamp Cuts While State Voters Lean Toward Cutting Military

Washington and Idaho voters see the presidential candidates - and some tough financial issues the next occupant of the White House will face - in very different lights. That may …


Seattle Times Endorses Locke For Governor

Democrat Gary Locke has been endorsed for governor by the state’s largest newspaper, The Seattle Times. Meanwhile, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has endorsed Terry Bergeson for superintendent of public instruction, Christine …


Chukar Hunting Makes Its Return Starting Saturday

Saturday will be the first time in years that some hunters have gone afield to pursue chukars. News of a good spring hatch has revived interest among fallen partridge-hunting brethren …


State Superintendent

An ultra-conservative landlord, a former teachers union president and a King County councilman have risen to the top of a colorful crowd of candidates vying for the state’s top education …


State Insurance Commissioner

The survivor of a Republican slugfest for the state insurance commissioner post must then fight the feisty incumbent, Deborah Senn. Four Republicans have bickered through more than 20 public forums …


Millionaire Pours Fortune Into Campaign Taber Says It’s A Gift, But Others Say He’s Trying To Buy Education Office

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11 Candidates Fight Over Future Of State Schools Some Push For Voucher System, Return To Corporal Punishment

The state schools superintendent’s office has never before been so popular. “It blows me away that 11 people want this job,” said Judith Billings, who is leaving Washington’s top education …


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Some Contests Warm, Others Not Too Hot For State Offices

Nearly a dozen people want to be governor, but only a handful are running for the second most powerful executive post - attorney general. And one of them, incumbent Democrat …


Lands Chief Called Stingy On Timber Sales

In 1992, state Lands Commissioner Jennifer Belcher won the office as an environmentalist who stressed the need to conserve state-owned timber for the longterm. Now, three Republicans jousting to oust …


Race To Unseat Senn Turning Hostile Sniping Among Four Gop Candidates Forces Party Chairman To Intervene

The four Republicans sparring to take on state Insurance Commissioner Deborah Senn are getting so hostile with each other the state party is trying to referee the brawl. Each candidate …


Grass-Roots Campaign Has A Prayer

Most of the delegates attending the Pierce County Republican convention didn’t get very far before bearing witness to the organizational army forming around one of the candidates for governor. In …


Lowry Says Some Tax Cuts May Not Be Prudent Softening Of Washington’s Economy Could Reduce State Revenues, Governor Says

Gov. Mike Lowry, fresh from a meeting with his economic advisors, said Thursday that some legislatively approved tax cuts may not be prudent given the softening Washington economy. But the …


Board Reverses Decision, Revokes Graduation Prayer

Concerned about the potential costs of a threatened law suit, the Columbia School Board has revoked permission for prayers at a high school graduation ceremony. The board voted 3-2 Tuesday …


Blanchet Annexes Title By Defeating Old Rival

AA girls Blanchet beat Franklin’s girls once, twice, three times and, finally, a fourth time. The Braves made it 4-0 against the Quakers Saturday night by winning the state high …


Franklin Barely Gains Repeat Championship

AA boys Franklin’s boys made it two championships in a row after the Quakers girls failed in their title game. But just barely.