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
Candidates for Snohomish County executive, county council and the Lynnwood City Council will appear at a forum Wednesday in Lynnwood.
Date: 07/20/2015 | South County Politics
Friday, July 17, is the deadline to register as a write-in candidate for the Aug. 4 primary election.
Date: 07/15/2015 | 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
Democratic 32nd District State Rep. Ruth Kagi, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, says that the legislature will pass a budget in time to avoid a government shutdown.
Date: 06/29/2015 | South County Politics
Initiative sponsor Tim Eyman says he’s optimistic about getting enough signatures to qualify his latest measure for the Nov. 3 ballot.
Date: 06/29/2015 | South County Politics
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
Democrats in the 32nd Legislative District have endorsed one incumbent and two challengers for places on the Lynnwood City Council.
Date: 06/16/2015 | South County Politics
Democratic State Sen. Maralyn Chase and seven other senators recently argued against high-stakes testing as a requirement for high-school graduation.
Date: 06/15/2015 | South County Politics
Some local legislators say that they remain optimistic about an end to the second special legislative session in Olympia. Many, however, say that they won’t know much until leaders finish negotiating.
Date: 06/11/2015 | South County Politics
The 2015 Snohomish County Democratic Dinner and Henry M Jackson Awards at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood Saturday will feature Snohomish County Executive John Lovick, U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, TV comedian John Keister and travel writer Rick Steves.
Date: 06/09/2015 | South County Politics
When the state legislature started the first week of its second special session Monday, Democratic State Reps. Ruth Kagi and Lillian Ortiz-Self both agreed with House Appropriations Committee Chairman Ross Hunter that the legislature could finish by the end of the second week in the...
Date: 06/05/2015 | South County Politics
A bill that State Sen. Maralyn Chase sponsored to require that voters in a water or sewer district get to decide whether a city or town can assume jurisdiction of their district became law in May when Gov. Jay Inslee signed it.
Date: 06/02/2015 | 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
SEATTLE — Virginia Mason Medical Center has joined the widow of a man who contracted a "superbug" infection at the Seattle hospital in a lawsuit against a medical scope maker.The scope has been tied to outbreaks that have sickened dozens with...
Date: 05/12/2015 | Northwest
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
Last week, State Rep. Ruth Kagi praised fellow House members for including $227 million for early learning in their budget, but Monday she saw the Senate pass a budget with less than half the amount for early learning.
Date: 04/09/2015 | 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
Democratic State Rep. Ruth Kagi says that the State Senate needs to at least consider the Democrats' proposed capital-gains tax in the House budget.
Date: 04/06/2015 | 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
A bill that State Sen. Marilyn Chase introduced to ensure that ratepayers have a voice in a city assumption of water or sewer districts is now under consideration in the state House of Representatives after it passed the Senate last week.
Date: 03/19/2015 | 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
The 32nd Legislative District Democrats will discuss early endorsements, the 2016 presidential nominating process, and common-core education standards when they meet Wednesday in Shoreline.
Date: 03/11/2015 | South County Politics
State Sen. Maralyn Chase and State Rep. Cindy Ryu will be hosts for a town-hall meeting Saturday, March 14* from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Shoreline Fire Department at 17525 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline.
Date: 02/26/2015 | 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
The Lynndale Elementary School community will relocate this summer to the former Woodway Elementary — one year earlier than expected — so construction on their new school can start. The Edmonds School Board on Feb. 10 voted unanimously to make the change. The decision keeps $600,000 in the project...
Date: 02/18/2015 | Local News
Incumbent Democratic 21st District State Sen. Marko Liias leads South Snohomish County legislative candidates in fundraising.
Date: 10/28/2014 | South County Politics
WOODWAY — A developer seeking to build more than 3,000 condos at Point Wells has offered to pay for extra Snohomish County planning staff to expedite the project.That has some neighbors worried about a potential conflict of interest. Their issue isn't with
Date: 10/20/2014 | Local News
A representative of the developer of the proposed condominium project at Point Wells in southwest Snohomish County says that the developer is waiting for the county’s draft environmental impact statement before deciding whether to seek to be excused from the requirements for a...
Date: 10/15/2014 | South County Politics
An attorney for the developer of the proposed condominium development at Point Wells in southwest Snohomish County says that the developer has no plans to seek to be excused from the requirements for a second road to and from the development.
Date: 10/10/2014 | South County Politics
EDMONDS — If you live in Woodway or Edmonds and own art by Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Guy Anderson, Helmi Juvonen and/or Kenneth Callahan, then Edmonds arts commissioner Marni Muir is asking for your help.Muir has sent out a call for the loan of paintings by these...
Date: 10/10/2014 | Entertainment
The proposed condominium development at Point Wells in southwest Snohomish County may need a road through the town of Woodway if it is to go forward.
Date: 09/19/2014 | South County Politics
EVERETT — The King County city of Shoreline can’t take over sewer service in the unincorporated Point Wells area...
Date: 09/15/2014 | Local News
The Snohomish County boundary review board has scheduled a vote Thursday on the City of Shoreline’s proposed assumption of the Snohomish County part of the Ronald Wastewater District.
Date: 09/04/2014 | South County Politics
Incumbent Democratic 32nd District State Sen. Maralyn Chase held a clear lead over two challengers in early primary-election returns Tuesday night.
Date: 08/06/2014 | South County Politics