Elections

April Special Election ballots mailed to 15 counties

The Secretary of State’s Office announced that all of the ballots for the April Special Election were mailed out last week. Nearly 10 percent of...Read More

Column: Washington State should end off-year elections

OK, bear with me here. I know Washington State has a long history of holding municipal and special elections in odd years. This could be...Read More

Column: It’s already time to talk about how Washington selects its presidential nominees

We are just three months removed from the 2016 campaign, but that hasn’t stopped the Legislature from debating changes to how we select presidential nominees....Read More

What do state GOP leaders think of Trump’s stance on immigration?

At their weekly press conference, state GOP leaders distanced themselves from federal actions on immigration. The state has been in the spotlight as Attorney General...Read More

New House member sworn in after Short departs to Senate

After Republican Sen. Shelly Short, Addy, was sworn in to replace Brian Dansel, who left his seat to work with the Trump administration, her vacant...Read More

Senator challenges criticism for dual role in federal, state jobs

The first question lobbed at Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, Thursday morning at a press conference was regarding why he postponed that press conference. Rachel LaCorte,...Read More

Republican senator misses conference where he’d discuss balancing two jobs

Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, had to reschedule a Wednesday press conference wherein he was to discuss working in both Washingtons this session. But, he ended up...Read More

Senate Republicans officially holding majority again with Short’s swearing-in

Sally Short choked up a bit as she was sworn in to her new role as a state Senator Wednesday morning. “While I am sad...Read More

Now it’s Sen. Shelly Short, vacant GOP senate seat filled

Republican Shelly Short, of Addy, will fill the vacant seat of Sen. Brian Dansel, R-Republic, who left the Washington Senate for a job with the...Read More

Putting Podlodowski’s win in context

Over the weekend, Tina Podlodowski won election to be the Chair of the Washington State Democrats.  She beat the incumbent, Jaxon Ravens, riding a wave...Read More