State Rep. Luis Moscoso says he is optimistic about the chances for passing the Washington Voting Rights Act during this year's legislative session.
Date: 02/08/2016 | South County Politics
State Sen. Marko Liias and other legislators have introduced three bills aimed at reducing student-loan debt.
Date: 02/05/2016 | South County Politics
U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen is scheduled to speak Monday at a meeting of the 1st Legislative District Democrats.
Date: 02/04/2016 | South County Politics
Edmonds School Superintendent Nick Brossoit will speak and answer questions Thursday about the Feb. 9 school district ballot measure.
Date: 01/27/2016 | South County Politics
State Rep. Ruth Kagi’s bill to limit children’s access to firearms will have a hearing Thursday before a legislative committee in Olympia.
Date: 01/20/2016 | South County Politics
Two challengers have declared their candidacy to run against incumbent Democrats in the 1st Legislative District.
Date: 01/12/2016 | South County Politics
Republican Brian Travis has started the campaign for the 2016 election in the 1st Legislative District.
Date: 01/11/2016 | South County Politics
Monday, Jan. 11, is the last day before the Feb. 9 special school election to update an existing voter registration or to register to vote on line or by mail.
Date: 01/11/2016 | South County Politics
Local politics in 2015 were notable for the low voter turnout in the Nov. 3 general election. The countywide turnout of 34.76 percent was the lowest for a general election in 44 years. It was the lowest since 1971, which was only the second year that Washington held November elections...
Date: 12/30/2015 | South County Politics
U.S. Rep. Susan DelBene will speak to the 1st Legislative District Democratic organization Monday.
Date: 12/11/2015 | South County Politics
South Snohomish County voters have elected four familiar political candidates and two newcomers to the Snohomish County Charter Review Commission.
Date: 12/01/2015 | South County Politics
The voter turnout for the Nov. 3 general election in South Snohomish County was slightly higher than the countywide average.
Date: 11/27/2015 | South County Politics
Expect the Brier City Council to consider during the first half of 2016 a possible ban on the sale and discharge of all types of fireworks in the city at all times during the year.
Date: 11/17/2015 | South County Politics
A tight Lynnwood City Council contest from the Nov. 3 ballot got out of recount range Friday.
Date: 11/16/2015 | South County Politics
U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will meet with constituents Saturday at Lynnwood High School about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and other issues important to people in Northwest Washington.
Date: 11/09/2015 | South County Politics
MARYSVILLE — Ballot measures that seek to lay the groundwork for banning fireworks in Marysville and Brier appeared to be passing.
Date: 11/09/2015 | Local News
Snohomish County voters are returning their ballots for the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election more slowly than expected.
Date: 11/02/2015 | South County Politics
Edmonds School Board incumbent Diana White recently sent a statement about what she thinks is the most important issue in the Nov. 3 school-district election.
Date: 10/29/2015 | South County Politics
Downtown Edmonds, Woodway and nearby areas lead south Snohomish County in early ballot returns for the Nov. 3 general election.
Date: 10/28/2015 | South County Politics
You can vote three times for Snohomish County Charter-Review Commission.That’s because each county council district selects three commission members.
Date: 10/27/2015 | South County Politics
BRIER — Three City Council incumbents face challengers in the Nov. 3 election. A fourth member, Dennis Nick, is running unopposed for a four-year term in Position 6.Position 4
Date: 10/23/2015 | Local News
Snohomish County voters should have ballots and voters’ pamphlets for the Nov. 3 General Election.
Date: 10/20/2015 | South County Politics
Brier City Council incumbent Dale Kaemingk recently sent a statement about what he thinks are the most important issues in this year’s election.
Date: 10/19/2015 | South County Politics
Brier City Council incumbent Kerin Steele recently sent a statement about what she thinks are the most important issues in this year’s election.
Date: 10/16/2015 | South County Politics
Candidates for the Snohomish County charter review commission representing council district 4 recently sent their suggestions for reviewing the charter.
Date: 10/07/2015 | South County Politics
Edmonds School District board incumbent Gary Noble recently sent a statement about the school district budget.Noble’s general-election challenger, Mary Murphy, declined to send a statement.
Date: 10/05/2015 | South County Politics
October has been dubbed Walktober by Seattle-based Feet First, a group that promotes walking — to school, to work, and just for fun."Everybody walks. Making it easier, safer and more accessible is a...
Date: 10/05/2015 | Street Smarts
Ballots in Brier for the Nov. 3 general election include Advisory Proposition No. 1, which will ask city voters whether the city council should ban fireworks at all times of the year and eliminating the exception that allows sale and use of fireworks on July Fourth between 9 a.m. and...
Date: 10/02/2015 | South County Politics
South Snohomish County will have a full ballot for the Nov. 3 general election.
Date: 09/29/2015 | South County Politics
School Board candidates Carin Chase and Bill Willcock recently sent statements about what they think is or are the most important issue or issues in this year’s election.
Date: 09/25/2015 | South County Politics
Incumbent Alderwood Water and Wastewater Commissioner Donna Cross is running unopposed in the Nov. 3 general election.
Date: 09/17/2015 | South County Politics
Snohomish County Fire District 1 candidate Erica Ash will meet incumbent Commissioner Bob Meador in the Nov. 3 general election.
Date: 09/16/2015 | South County Politics
Brier City Council incumbent Kerin Steele will meet challenger Tony Corrado in the Nov. 3 general election.The position is one of four Brier Council positions on the November ballot.
Date: 09/11/2015 | South County Politics
U. S. Rep. Rick Larsen will meet riders on a Lynnwood-to-Seattle bus trip Tuesday morning.
Date: 08/31/2015 | South County Politics
Voters in Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Bothell, Mill Creek and the rest of Snohomish County Council District 4 will see 10 candidates on the November ballot for three positions on the Snohomish County charter-review commission.
Date: 08/28/2015 | South County Politics
U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen and representatives of federal veterans’ organizations will meet with local vets Saturday at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center.
Date: 08/27/2015 | South County Politics
You’ll see a lot of familiar names on the November ballot for positions on the Snohomish County charter-review commission.
Date: 08/26/2015 | South County Politics
Brier Councilman Dale Kaemingk faces challenger David Wines in the Nov. 3 general election.
Date: 08/21/2015 | South County Politics
Incumbent Fire District 1 Commissioner Richard Schrock and challenger Mike Luke will meet in the Nov. 3 general election.
Date: 08/19/2015 | South County Politics
Brier Councilman at-large John Joplin faces challenger Ken Yohe in the Nov. 3 general election.
Date: 08/18/2015 | South County Politics
School Board candidates Carin Chase and Bill Willcock will run in the Nov. 3 general election for the position that director district 1 Director Kory DeMun is giving up.
Date: 08/17/2015 | South County Politics
The 1st District Democrats will not have their normal monthly meeting Monday. Instead, the District Democratic organization will have its annual picnic Saturday, Aug. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Brightwater facility on highway 9 north of Woodinville.
Date: 08/10/2015 | South County Politics
Early primary-election ballot returns for the Aug. 4 primary election are arriving at the Snohomish County auditor’s office in Everett at a pace that would lead to a final turnout in the estimated range of 25-26 percent.
Date: 07/28/2015 | South County Politics
Edmonds School Board member Gary Noble faces challengers Mark Norton and Mary Murphy on the Aug. 3 primary-election ballot.
Date: 07/14/2015 | South County Politics
BRIER — A new park will be dedicated Saturday in Brier.The ceremony is set for 2 p.m. at Hickory Way Park at the intersection of Poplar Way and Hickory Way, northeast of the Brier Park tennis courts.
Date: 07/09/2015 | Local News
Edmonds School Board incumbent Gary Noble faces challengers Mary Murphy and Mark L. Norton on the Aug. 4 primary election ballot. Three other board positions have only one or two candidates and will appear only on the November ballot.
Date: 06/22/2015 | South County Politics
The two Democratic candidates for Snohomish County executive will face questions in a forum at a meeting of the 1st Legislative District Democrats Monday in Bothell.
Date: 06/05/2015 | South County Politics
South Snohomish County cities expect to reach an agreement over the next few months on a contract to get emergency-management services from the Snohomish County department of emergency management (DEM).
Date: 05/29/2015 | South County Politics
Candidate filing for local offices ended May 15.Filing became final when the withdrawal period ended May 18.
Date: 05/27/2015 | South County Politics
EVERETT — Seven cities south of Everett have decided to contract with Snohomish County for emergency management.The agency that helped them prepare for earthquakes and flooding is shutting its doors.
Date: 05/24/2015 | Local News
Late withdrawals by candidates for positions on the Edmonds School Board and the Snohomish County Fire District 1 board on 2015 ballots have reduced the number of positions on the Aug. 4 primary ballot.
Date: 05/21/2015 | South County Politics
Two of the four Edmonds School Board positions on 2015 ballots have three candidates each, meaning that the two positions will appear on the Aug. 4 primary ballot, with the top two vote-getters for each position advancing to the Nov. 3 general election.
Date: 05/18/2015 | South County Politics
Candidates for the four Edmonds School Board positions on 2015 ballots include two incumbents, one newcomer and former Board President Susan Phillips, who will seek to replace the woman who replaced her on the board.
Date: 05/14/2015 | South County Politics
Candidate filing for local offices starts Monday.Filing online or in person at the county auditor’s office begins at 9 a.m. May 11, and ends at 4 p.m. Friday, May 15.
Date: 05/08/2015 | South County Politics
When Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that he expects to call the legislature back for a special session, local representatives weren’t surprised.
Date: 04/23/2015 | South County Politics
A bill on payday loans, sponsored by Democratic State Sen. Marko Liias, appears to be dead for the current legislative session.
Date: 04/13/2015 | South County Politics
The 1st Legislative District Democrats will meet Monday at the International Union of Operating Engineers Hall in Bothell.
Date: 04/10/2015 | South County Politics
EVERETT — Seven cities in south Snohomish County are considering a contract for the county to take over their emergency management in 2016.Each city is supposed to make a decision by June 30, so an interim contract could start in July.The seven cities...
Date: 04/08/2015 | Local News
U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will meet citizens at a town-hall event Wednesday evening in Everett.
Date: 03/31/2015 | South County Politics
One Edmonds School Board member has revealed plans to run in the coming election, and another says he won’t run.
Date: 03/30/2015 | South County Politics
U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen used the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act to tout the virtues of the health care law.
Date: 03/24/2015 | South County Politics
State Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe says she expects the current legislature to make what she calls a "significant investment" in basic education.
Date: 03/23/2015 | South County Politics
Voters in the November election throughout Snohomish County will choose 15 members of a county charter-review commission.
Date: 03/16/2015 | South County Politics
Legislators from the 1st, 21st and 32nd districts will play host to town-hall meetings Saturday.
Date: 03/12/2015 | South County Politics
Democratic State Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe withdrew in late January as a co-sponsor of a proposal to amend the state constitution to stop petitioning for any citizen initiative that would keep the state from complying with balanced-budget requirements.
Date: 02/19/2015 | South County Politics