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Mailed vehicle tab renewal notices for July delayed in Washington state

UPDATED: Fri., July 10, 2020

The mailing of vehicle renewal tabs for the month of July has been delayed by a "change in system programming," according to the Washington Department of Licensing. The Spokane County Auditor's Office has asked for law enforcement to exercise leniency for drivers over the next several weeks. 

News >  Local government

2 Democrats vying for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ seat in Congress in August primary

For the first time since 2010, there will be a competitive Democratic primary for the chance to face Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who's been in Congress since 2005. Voters will have the option of a former independent who's calling for a return to centrist politics, and a 28-year-old first-time candidate who's setting his sights on supporters across the political spectrum. 
News >  Column

Spin Control: A Yankee Doodle trivia quiz

On July Fourth, Spin Control gives its readers a chance to to prove they are Yankee Doodlest of dandies with its annual Independence Day Trivia Quiz. Some are things everyone who bleeds red, white and blue should know, and a few things are, well, trivia. 
News >  Pacific NW

Court considers fate of $30 car tabs initiative

UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

OLYMPIA – A ballot measure that reduced most vehicle taxes and fees should be thrown out as misleading because the $30 tabs it promotes won’t exist and it’s guilty of “logrolling” by including more than one topic, attorneys for local governments opposing the proposal told the state Supreme Court Tuesday.

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