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Moscoso optimistic about passage of Washington Voting Rights Act

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


Liias pushing bills to reduce student-loan debt

State Sen. Marko Liias and other legislators have introduced three bills aimed at reducing student-loan debt.

Date: 02/05/2016 | South County Politics


Congressman Larsen to speak to Democrats Monday

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


Superintendent to speak Thursday about Feb. 9 school election

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


Kagi bill to limit children's access to firearms gets Thursday hearing

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 Republicans challenge Democrats in 1st Legislative District

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 starts campaign in 1st Legislative District

Republican Brian Travis has started the campaign for the 2016 election in the 1st Legislative District.

Date: 01/11/2016 | South County Politics


Monday deadline to register to vote in February Edmonds schools election

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


Epiphany

Brier church keeps Theophany tradition alive

Date: 01/09/2016 | Local News


Review of 2015 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


DelBene to speak to Democrats Monday

U.S. Rep. Susan DelBene will speak to the 1st Legislative District Democratic organization Monday.

Date: 12/11/2015 | South County Politics


4 familiar candidates, 2 newcomers win charter review positions

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


Low voter turnout in south county still above county average

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


Council action on Brier fireworks vote could come in first half of 2016

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


Lynnwood Council race now out of recount range

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. Larsen to talk Saturday about Pacific Trade agreement

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


Fireworks bans passing in Marysville, Brier

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


Voters returning ballots more slowly than expected

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


Issue statement from White, unopposed Edmonds School Board incumbent

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


Edmonds, Woodway area leads south county in early ballot returns

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


Cast three votes for charter-review commission

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


3 Brier council seats challenged; fourth goes unopposed

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


All voters should have ballots by Tuesday

Snohomish County voters should have ballots and voters’ pamphlets for the Nov. 3 General Election.

Date: 10/20/2015 | South County Politics


Issue statement from Brier Council incumbent Kaemingk

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


Issue statement from Brier Council incumbent Steele

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


Charter review suggestions from candidates in District 4

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


Budget statement from Edmonds School Board incumbent Gary Noble

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


Walktober: Taking traffic to the sidewalk

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


Brier ballot measure would advise City Council on fireworks ban

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


What’s on November ballots in south Snohomish County

South Snohomish County will have a full ballot for the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 09/29/2015 | South County Politics


Issue statements from candidates for an open school board position

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


Introductory statement from Alderwood Water incumbent Donna Cross

Incumbent Alderwood Water and Wastewater Commissioner Donna Cross is running unopposed in the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 09/17/2015 | South County Politics


Introductory statement from Fire District 1 candidate Erica Ash

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


Introductory statement from Brier Council incumbent Steele

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


Rep. Larsen to meet riders on Lynnwood-Seattle bus trip Tuesday

U. S. Rep. Rick Larsen will meet riders on a Lynnwood-to-Seattle bus trip Tuesday morning.

Date: 08/31/2015 | South County Politics


Introducing charter-review candidates in County Council District 4

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. Larsen, VA officials to meet vets at Mountlake Terrace Senior Center

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


Familiar names on ballot for county charter-review commission

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


Introductory statements from Brier candidates Kaemingk and Wines

Brier Councilman Dale Kaemingk faces challenger David Wines in the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 08/21/2015 | South County Politics


Introductory statements from Fire District 1 candidates Schrock and Luke

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


Introductory statements from Brier Council at-large candidates

Brier Councilman at-large John Joplin faces challenger Ken Yohe in the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 08/18/2015 | South County Politics


Introductory statements from candidates for Edmonds School Board director district 1

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


No 1st District Democratic meeting Monday

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


Ballots coming in at expected rate

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


Issue statements from Edmonds School Board candidates

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 dedicates Hickory Way Park on Saturday

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


Introductory statements from Edmonds School Board candidates in primary

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


County exec candidates to speak to 1st District Democrats Monday

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


Cities negotiating new emergency-management plan

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


Candidates for offices in south Snohomish County

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


7 cities contract with Snohomish County for emergency services

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


Candidate withdrawals eliminate primaries for school, fire positions

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 School Board positions will have primary battles

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


School Board candidates include one former, two current members

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 starts Monday

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


State Reps. Kagi, Ortiz-Self, Ryu not surprised about special session

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


Liias bill on payday loans nearly dead in legislature

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


1st Legislative District Democrats meet Monday

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


Cities deciding on contract with the county for emergency services

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. Larsen to hold town hall event in Everett

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 incumbent in, one out of school board election

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


Larsen touts virtues of Affordable Care Act on fifth anniversary

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


McAuliffe expects 'significant investment' in basic education

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


County charter-review positions will be on November ballot

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


Legislative District town-hall events Saturday in 1st, 21st, 32nd districts

Legislators from the 1st, 21st and 32nd districts will play host to town-hall meetings Saturday.

Date: 03/12/2015 | South County Politics


McAuliffe initially supported amendment to restrict initiatives, now opposes it

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




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