The Trump administration proposed a tightening of the definition of a public charge that would allow denying the application for permanent residence to anyone who receives public benefits for more than 12 months in a three-year period. U.S. District Court Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against those changes Friday.
While Gov. Jay Inslee’s emphasis on combating climate change has helped the state land at the No. 10 spot on the list last year, the ranking represented a slight fall in the standings.
Tim Eyman’s latest anti-tax ballot measure is either a Robin Hood-like gesture for the people of Washington or a disastrous gambit that will kill the state’s necessary transportation projects. It just depends who you ask.
Constitutional amendment would expand legislative powers in catastrophic incidents.
A dozen advisory votes are on the November ballot.
A bipartisan commission draws Washington’s congressional and legislative boundaries.
Need more details to fill out a ballot? Here are sources to help. Below are some sources of information to help you make an informed choice on your ballot.
Make a list of the values you have and what you care about. Then you will be ready to look for candidates and issues that match. Make a candidate report card
About us The League of Women Voters of Washington is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. There are about 20 local Leagues throughout Washington that have more than 2,200 members.
The process of registering to vote and casting a ballot in Washington state has several distinctive features, which can create some confusion after a resident moves to a new address from either within state borders or from another state with different electoral laws. Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton, who’s served 20 years in the office and is among the longest-serving elected auditors in the state, provided a list of common misunderstandings in the process, from applying for a ballot through casting it. Misconception No. 1) If I notify one agency of my new address, others will automatically get the memo.
Voters have options to take the law into their own hands when the Legislature won’t.
Voting is a right for all American citizens, but is often one of the most ignored rights, and occasionally one of the most trampled rights.
In Washington, Election Day is a misnomer. In the state’s all-mail balloting system, registered voters get their ballots delivered to their legal residence about 18 days before the deadline for returning them, and local election officials continue to count properly cast ballots that arrive for as many as three weeks after that deadline.
For the first time in state history, Washington voters of both major parties will cast ballots in a presidential primary that will help select the two party’s nominees.
When the calendar nears Election Day all over Washington, it can seem like the stream of political advertisements from the TV and radio will never end. The First Amendment largely protects the contents of these advertisements, and while it can be easy to link a particular candidate or campaign to some of the spots broadcast into your home or car, others aren’t so simple.
On Aug. 26, 1920, the women’s right to vote in the United States will turn 100. But the big party for Washington came much earlier, on Nov. 8, 1910, when it became the fifth state to give women the vote.
In a press conference in Seattle on Friday, Governor Jay Inslee signed an executive order issuing an emergency ban against flavors for nicotine and cannabis vaping products. The order cannot take effect before a vote by the Washington Board of Health on Oct. 9.
If you signed petitions this spring to put Referendum 88 on the November election lot because you oppose affirmative action laws, should you mark it “Approved” or “Rejected” on your ballot? We explain.
Washington sues Trump administration over the transfer of money for Navy construction project.
If initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman hasn’t previously put any credence in warnings about Friday the 13th, he might want to start.