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April 28  |  
Republicans to blame for budget delay, State Rep. Ryu says Democratic State Rep. Cindy Ryu says she was disappointed at the end of the 60-day regular 2016 legislative session, when Republicans, who...

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April 28  |  
Voters’ pamphlets for the May 24 presidential primary came about 10 days before ballots will arrive. State elections officials say that early mailing of the pamphlets helps state efforts to educate voters.

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April 27  |  
Mountlake Terrace officials will conduct interviews May 13-14 with candidates to be the new city manager.

That puts the city two weeks behind the schedule reported in early March.



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April 25  |  
U.S. Rep. Larsen's staff offers aid to constituents Thursday in Lynnwood U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen offers help Thursday to constituents dealing with federal agencies. 

Members of Larsen’s staff will meet constituents at what they call "mobile office hours" from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lynnwood Public Library large meeting room, 19200 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. 



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April 21  |  
Monday, April 25, is the last day before the May 24 presidential primary election for voters to register online or by mail or to update an existing registration.

New Washington voters may register through May 16, but after Monday, they must register in person at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office in Everett.



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April 20  |  
Good and bad for children, schools in 2016, State Rep. Kagi says State Rep. Ruth Kagi says that she saw good and bad results for children and for education in the 2016 legislature.



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April 18  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
At least two Democrats plan to run to replace Moscoso At least two Democrats have announced plans to run for the position in the State House of Representatives that incumbent Democratic 1st Legislative District State Rep. Luis Moscoso is giving up to run for a position in the State Senate.



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April 12  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
State senator from Edmonds says she's disappointed with 2016 legislature Democratic State Sen. Maralyn Chase says that she is disappointed with the performance of the 2016 legislature. 



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April 11  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Democratic State Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe’s surprising retirement has led to a scramble among candidates in the 1st Legislative District.



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April 11  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Democrats in the 1st Legislative District will hear a debate about the Trans-Pacific Partnership proposal Monday. 

The Democrats meet at the International Union of Operating Engineers Hall, 18701 120th Ave. N.E., Bothell at 7 p.m. Monday following a potluck dinner at 6.



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April 6  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Republican delegates selected at the Feb. 20 precinct caucuses will participate Saturday in the Snohomish County Republican convention at Mariner High School in south Everett.



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April 6  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Democrats in the 1st Legislative District plan a forum Saturday on economic issues.

The forum, "How to get the economy to work for everyone" is scheduled for the International Union of Operating Engineers Hall in Bothell at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 9.

The program includes speakers, lunch and breakout sessions.



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April 5  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
The Town of Woodway is seeking to annex the Upper Bluff east of Point Wells, the industrial site where a developer proposes to build a 3,087-unit condominium project.

Woodway has sent the request for annexation to the Snohomish County Boundary Review Board.



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April 4  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Friday that calls on school districts to start regional school safety and security programs so schools across the state are prepared for emergencies like fires, earthquakes or active-shooter situations.



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April 1  |  By Evan Smith
April 26 will be Election Day for many cities, school districts and other government entities around Washington, but not in South Snohomish County.

That’s because no entity in the area had anything to put on the ballot.



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March 30  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Saturday Caucus results from Democrats in two south Snohomish County legislative districts were similar to statewide results.Democrats in the 1st and 32nd legislative districts reported turnout close to the record turnout of 2008, when then-Sen. Barack Obama was competing for the nomination with then-Sen. Hillary Clinton.

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March 25  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Democrats in the 1st Legislative District have announced changes in the sites of many precinct presidential caucuses for Brier, Bothell and other parts of the district.

The caucuses are scheduled for Saturday, March 26, at 10 a.m.



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March 22  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
If you vote in the presidential primary May 24 your party choice will be a matter of public record. That’s not true for caucuses.



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March 21  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
It’s too late for Democrats who can’t get to the March 26 precinct caucuses to designate their choices for president, but they can declare their candidacy to represent their precincts at legislative district caucuses and the King County Democratic Convention.



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March 18  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Democrats who want to participate in the March 26 precinct caucuses but can’t get to their caucus sites because of religion, military service, work schedule, disability or illness still can designate their choices for president.

They do it by sending a "Surrogate Affidavit Form" with the Washington State Democratic Party by Friday (March 18).



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March 16  |  
By Evan Smith, Herald Writer

State Rep. Luis Moscoso‘s proposed Washington Voting Rights Act has stalled in the State Senate.



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March 11  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Democrats in the 1st Legislative District plan to hold a "mock caucus" at their Monday, March 14 meeting.

Democrats say that the mock caucus will help people prepare for the March 26 precinct caucuses, the first events in selecting Washington state’s delegates to the national Democratic presidential nominating convention in Philadelphia in late July.



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March 11  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
State Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe’s bill to improve the Interstate 405 express toll lanes is part of the supplemental state transportation budget passed by the legislature this week and sent to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature.



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March 7  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Mountlake Terrace city officials invite residents and local business owners to a "Coffee with the City" event Wednesday.

City officials will be available from 6 to 7 p.m. to answer questions and have casual conversation over coffee with anyone who comes to the Recreation Pavilion’s Jungle Room at 5303 228th St. S.W. in Mountlake Terrace.



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March 7  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Mountlake Terrace is in its last week of seeking applicants to be its next city manager. The application deadline is Friday.

The City Council has hired the firm of Colin Baenziger & Associates to conduct the recruitment. The firm is doing the search for free because the manager hired in its previous search didn’t stay two years.



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March 4  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
The legislature has passed a bill sponsored by State Sen. Marko Liias, a bill that would help students apply class credits from four-year colleges toward degrees at two-year schools.

The State House of Representatives passed the Liias-sponsored Senate Bill 6354 Wednesday. It requires Washington state colleges and universities to develop policies to allow the transfers by the end of 2017.



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March 3  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
The Edmonds City Council will meet in its annual retreat Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, at the Edmonds Library Plaza Room, 650 Main St., Edmonds.

The meeting is scheduled for Friday from about 8:30 a.m. to about 5 p.m. and Saturday from about 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m.

It is an open, public meeting.



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March 1  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Decisions on the proposed Point Wells condominium project along Puget Sound in southwest Snohomish County still are years away.

An environmental impact statement for the project now is years behind schedule, while target dates for the final environmental impact statement keep moving further into the future.



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February 26  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
State Sen. Maralyn Chase will meet 32nd Legislative District constituents at a town hall meeting Saturday in Edmonds.

The meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the second floor of the Edmonds Senior Center Ballroom at 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds.



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February 22  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Almost as many voters in the Feb. 9 special election and other recent elections have been using ballot drop boxes as have been using mail.

In the Feb. 9 school election, about 47 percent of Snohomish County voters used a ballot drop box instead of the mail.



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