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South County Politics
May 27  |  
Lynnwood and Snohomish County Fire District 1 are looking at some kind of regional approach to fire protection.

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May 27  |  
The two 21st Legislative District incumbent state representatives have a total of four challengers in the Aug. 2 primary, but just one challenger is a Republican.

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May 26  |  
Republican Ed Barton has withdrawn as a candidate to replace Democratic 1st Legislative District State Rep. Luis Moscoso, while another Republican has filed to run for the position.

Four Democrats also are running for the seat.

Barton ran for the seat in 2014, losing to Moscoso by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin.



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May 24  |  
Incumbent Democratic State Rep. Ruth Kagi has three official challengers in the 32nd Legislative District, while fellow Democratic Rep. Cindy Ryu has two challengers.

Kagi will appear on the Aug. 2 primary ballot, along with Shoreline Democrat Wesley Irwin, Lynnwood Republican David D. Schirle and Shoreline Libertarian Alex Hart.



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May 23  |  
In-person voting for the Tuesday, May 24, presidential primary election is available Monday and Tuesday on accessible units at the Lynnwood Library and at the Snohomish County Auditor's Office in Everett.

The accessible voting unit at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W., is available Monday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Election Day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.



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May 20  |  
Friday is the last day for candidates to file to run in the 2016 election, with the deadline at either 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. depending on the office and how a candidate files.



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May 19  |  
Thursday at 5 p.m. is the deadline to volunteer to work on a voters’ pamphlet statement against a proposed City of Mountlake Terrace’s levy lid-lift, which will appear on the August primary ballot.

Snohomish County elections officials also are seeking volunteers for a voters’ pamphlet statement against a proposed county sales-and-use tax, which also will appear on the August ballot.



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May 19  |  
The new Mountlake Terrace city manager has a familiar face.

That’s because the city council has hired Interim City Manager Scott Hugill to replace former City Manager Arlene Fisher, who resigned last year in lieu of termination.

The city council announced Hugill’s hiring Monday after interviewing him and two others last weekend.



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May 16  |  
New Washington voters can register through 5 p.m. Monday to vote in the May 24 presidential primary, but they must register in person at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office in Everett.

In-person registration is at Snohomish County Elections, County auditor's office, 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, First Floor, Administration Building West. The auditor's office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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May 12  |  
Candidate filing for the August primary and November general election starts Monday, but a few candidates already have filed by mail.

That’s because candidates have been able to send filing papers by mail as long as they arrived at either the Snohomish County auditor’s office or the secretary of state’s office after May 2.



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May 11  |  
The three finalists for Mountlake Terrace city manager will meet community members at a reception Friday.



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May 10  |  
Democratic 21st District State Reps. Lillian Ortiz-Self and Strom Peterson both have opponents for the 2016 election.



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May 9  |  
Democratic 32nd District State Rep. Ruth Kagi has two announced opponents for the 2016 election.

Neither is a Republican.

One is Libertarian Alex Hart of Shoreline. The other is Shoreline Democrat Wes Irwin, who recently worked on the Washington Bernie-Sanders-for-president campaign.



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May 5  |  
Ballots are in the mail around Snohomish County for the May 24 presidential primary.

County elections officials mailed ballots Thursday to voters for delivery by Tuesday, May 10. Voters’ pamphlets were mailed by the Secretary of State’s Office two weeks ago.

Ballots went to voters registered as of April 25.



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May 4  |  
Two Republicans have announced plans to challenge Democratic State Rep. Derek Stanford in the 1st Legislative District.



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May 3  |  
The field of candidates to replace Democratic 1st District State Rep. Luis Moscoso is getting crowded.



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April 30  |  
Snohomish County elections officials plan to send ballots Thursday, May 5, for the May 24 presidential primary, but ballot drop boxes already are open.

The drop boxes in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Bothell and nine other sites around the county opened Wednesday, May 27, to accommodate military voters.



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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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