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‘Politically correct’ often used incorrectly by GOP

The Republican presidential candidates and the far-right echo chamber have made "politically correct" an all-purpose dismissal for facts and opinions they don't want to hear.Take Donald Trump's claim that when the World Trade Center towers collapsed on 9/11,...

Date: 11/24/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Trump not only one struggling with principles

Donald Trump is like a contagion who infects everyone around him. Once you've kissed, you can never wipe his saliva off your face. Consider the venerable (in its own view) NBC. This year, the network fired Trump, only to find it is Trump Lite.On June 16, when Trump was...

Date: 11/24/2015 | Opinion Columnists

A troubling accord among the GOP field

The impact of the Paris attacks on the Republican presidential race may turn out to be minimal, especially since the establishment candidates aren't making any more sense than outsiders Donald Trump and Ben Carson.Theoretically, a deadly rampage by Islamic State terrorists...

Date: 11/22/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Louisiana elects Democrat as next governor

NEW ORLEANS — Democrat John Bel Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008.

Date: 11/21/2015 | Nation & World

Lynnwood Council race back in recount range

A tight Lynnwood City Council contest from the Nov. 3 ballot keeps getting tighter.

Date: 11/18/2015 | South County Politics

Eyman has one thing right: lower sales tax

The polls may tell us we're divided on who to vote for, but in our hearts I think we all want similar things: to ensure kids can get a strong start in life, to have a college degree or a professional trade to be within everyone's reach, to have clean and safe places to play; and to live...

Date: 11/18/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Would Clinton continue Obama's Mid-East policies?

"Why can't we take out these bastards?" CNN's Jim Acosta bluntly asked President Obama at a Monday press conference at the Group of 20 summit in Turkey. "These bastards," of course, are the Islamic State — at least for Acosta. As Obama called Friday's...

Date: 11/18/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Eyman has a Plan B, and it's another ballot measure — for 2016

OLYMPIA — Tim Eyman is preparing another tax-limiting ballot measure for 2016 in case Initiative 1366 is tossed out by judges or ignored by lawmakers.

Date: 11/17/2015 | Local News

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

Attacks may end free pass for lack of knowledge by Trump, Carson

ATLANTA — The Republican outsiders have been getting a pass on their limited grasp of foreign policy in the presidential campaign. That may be ending.Republicans favored Donald Trump even after he acknowledged not knowing the difference between Hamas and Hezbollah. And...

Date: 11/17/2015 | Nation & World

How stupid are the American people, Donald?

DES MOINES, Iowa — You can't drive far in these parts without seeing Ben Carson on a billboard, looking more like a man of the cloth than of the operating room.There's something vaguely beatific in that face and beaming smile. "Run Ben Run!" reads the text...

Date: 11/16/2015 | Opinion Columnists

How to follow the money

Viewpoints: Democrat, Republican offer campaign finance fix

Date: 11/15/2015 | Commentary

GOP won’t go near income inequality

The real headline from this week's Republican debate wasn't that the candidates clashed over immigration and national security. It was that they agreed on economic policies that have proved unpopular and unwise — and that may make the eventual nominee unelectable.The...

Date: 11/15/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Auditor says nothing improper about her calls supporting Somers

The elected official who oversees elections and licensing in Snohomish County says there was nothing improper about her making robocalls supporting county executive candidate Dave Somers.

Date: 11/13/2015 | South County Politics

Lynnwood Council race gets tighter

A tight Lynnwood City Council contest from the Nov. 3 ballot got even tighter in votes counted through Thursday.

Date: 11/13/2015 | South County Politics

Voters who need to fix ballot signatures will get letters

Voters whose ballots from the Nov. 3 election were rejected for signature errors will get letters asking for corrected signatures, but won’t get the actual ballots or ballot envelopes.

Date: 11/13/2015 | South County Politics

Party insiders give Hillary Clinton early, commanding delegate edge

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton has locked up public support from half of the Democratic insiders who cast ballots at the party’s national convention, giving her a commanding advantage over her rivals for the party’s presidential nomination.

Date: 11/13/2015 | Nation & World

Sullivan likely to secure his third term on Snohomish County Council

EVERETT — When results showed up on election night, Brian Sullivan couldn't hide his dismay.The Democrat, who has spent most of his adult life in politics, was running for a third term on the Snohomish County Council. And on Nov. 3 he was trailing

Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News

Carson secures an early key endorsment: God Almighty

God has blessed America with great bounty during the 2016 Republican presidential contest, and now, with debate finally turning to the long-neglected question of who built Egypt's pyramids, our cup runneth over.Ben Carson, the nominal front-runner, last week restated his...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Culling now starts as debate turns serious

The Republican debate on CNBC was riveting, the way a train wreck is riveting — you can't take your eyes off it. The Fox Business Network debate was merely satisfying. A serious political discussion requires a bit more work, but it repays the effort.The CNBC affair was...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Lynnwood Council race could go to a recount

Remaining uncounted Lynnwood ballots will decide whether a contest on the Nov. 3 ballot will go to a recount.

Date: 11/12/2015 | South County Politics

Can we take Carson’s word as to who he is?

In the annals of presidential politics, it's hard to recall anyone who has tried so hard to be so ordinary.The fascinating story of Dr. Ben Carson's attempts to ungild his lily by telling awful stories about himself — he tried to stab a classmate, later identified as a...

Date: 11/12/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Criticism of Obama’s foreign policy fails to show different path

President Obama's foreign policy has been a regular punching bag for Republican presidential candidates, but many of their criticisms are facile. The next president — from whichever party — will have to confront the same puzzle that Obama has faced about how best to use U.S.

Date: 11/12/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Voters get a chance to fix returned ballots

A few hundred Snohomish County voters need to fix the signatures on their ballot envelopes.

Date: 11/11/2015 | South County Politics

Of football prayers and gotcha questions

Here are some random thoughts.

Date: 11/11/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Voters opt for change in Lynnwood, status quo in Mountlake Terrace

Lynnwood voters appear to be making big changes to their city council, while Mountlake Terrace voters are keeping things the same.

Date: 11/10/2015 | South County Politics

Media vet all candidates, Ben; get used to it

Ben Carson's woe-is-me whining about media scrutiny is more than just a sorry spectacle. It shows the extent to which a culture of victimization has infected the conservative movement."There's no question I'm getting special scrutiny, because there are lot of people...

Date: 11/10/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Best financed Edmonds candidates on way to winning

The Edmonds candidates who raised and spent the most money for the Nov. 3 general election all are on their way to winning.

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

Executive-elect: Priority is problem-solving, not politics

EVERETT — As a new leader prepares take the helm of Snohomish County government, he'll be facing some of the same old problems.County Councilman Dave Somers won the county executive's job in Tuesday's election with a pledge to seek solutions.

Date: 11/08/2015 | Local News

What’s the message of recent initiative results?

Voters, you're a tough nut to crack.This isn't meant to discourage those relative few who did vote. Turnout appears to be even lower than the state's modest expectations for an off-year election. State election officials were hoping about 46 percent of registered voters...

Date: 11/08/2015 | Editorials

Trump, Carson understand GOP base

Why haven't Donald Trump and Ben Carson faded away? Because they're saying what much of the Republican Party base wants to hear on such emotional issues as immigration, gun rights and opposition to President Obama.Trump and Carson are also fortunate to be outsiders at a time...

Date: 11/08/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Bushes now free to speak their minds

If the truth sets us free, then Bush family members should be warbling from rooftops.At least one Bush, patriarch George H.W. Bush, has been singing his heart out with author Jon Meacham, whose biography of the 41st president will soon be released.Early excerpts...

Date: 11/08/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Sullivan's lead over Tisdel grows in County Council race

EVERETT — Snohomish County Councilman Brian Sullivan increased his lead to 450 votes over opponent Greg Tisdel in updated vote totals released Friday evening.Tisdel was ahead on election night but the...

Date: 11/07/2015 | Local News

Edmonds campaign-contribution rules go largely unenforced

No one seems to be enforcing the strict campaign-contribution limits in the city of Edmonds.

Date: 11/06/2015 | South County Politics

3rd Latina elected to Yakima City Council

YAKIMA — Carmen Mendez is now projected to become the third Latina elected to the Yakima City Council this year.With all but a few ballots counted, Mendez increased her lead Thursday to 53.7 percent, to opponent Kelly Rosenow’s 45 percent.Rosenow conceded the race Thursday.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Northwest

Ben Carson: Questions about West Point story unfair

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — A defiant Ben Carson on Friday rejected the idea his past descriptions of receiving a scholarship offer to attend West Point were inaccurate, and called questions about the veracity of the story irrelevant to his campaign for president.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Nation & World

Ben Carson’s stories of violence in his past questioned

It was the 1960s. Ben Carson, 14-year-old ninth grader, was growing up rough in Detroit. And, one fateful day, the future neurosurgeon and Republican presidential contender got very, very angry.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Nation & World

Gentle Bern has changed Democratic campaign

I feel the Bern. But it doesn't hurt.We are told Bernie Sanders, the 74-year-old "democratic socialist" challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, is taking the proverbial gloves off and going after the front-runner more aggressively.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Opinion Columnists

CNBC debate was a windfall for Republicans

Where do Republicans get that special talent for turning gold to dross? They score an electoral "massacre" (The Economist) in 2014 and, a year later, what do they have to show for it other than another threat to shut down the government? Hillary Clinton is caught in email...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Sullivan leads Tisdel by 61 votes in Snohomish County Council race

Snohomish County Councilman Brian Sullivan increased his slim re-election lead to 61 votes over challenger Greg Tisdel in updated vote totals posted Thursday.The incumbent had trailed Tisdel by 98 votes on...

Date: 11/05/2015 | Local News

Experts scoff at Ben Carson belief pyramids were used to store grain

MIAMI — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday stood by his belief that Egypt's great pyramids were built by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain, an assertion dismissed by experts who say it's accepted science they were tombs for pharaohs.Video...

Date: 11/05/2015 | Nation & World

Four Lynnwood council incumbents trailing in election returns

The four incumbent Lynnwood city council members on the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general-election ballot all were trailing in votes counted through Thursday.

Date: 11/05/2015 | South County Politics

In new bio, George H.W. Bush slams ‘iron-ass’ Cheney, ‘arrogant’ Rumsfeld

It's long been a mystery what President George H.W. Bush thought of President George W. Bush's response to the Sept. 11 attacks and the subsequent invasion of Iraq. Bush 41, of course, had stopped short of ousting Saddam Hussein; Bush 43 had gone ahead and done just that. But what was...

Date: 11/05/2015 | Nation & World

Three Edmonds council candidates hold clear leads

Edmonds City Council candidates Mike Nelson, Neil Tibbott and Dave Teitzel hold clear leads in returns from the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election counted through Wednesday afternoon.

Date: 11/05/2015 | South County Politics

‘Absolutely elated’ Eyman celebrates initiative’s success

Voters have spoken and no one could be pleased more by what they said than Tim Eyman.

Date: 11/05/2015 | The Petri Dish

Voters to be asked to renew levy for Stanwood-Camano schools

STANWOOD — The Stanwood-Camano School Board decided Tuesday night to ask voters to renew a levy for maintenance and operations in the district's 10 schools.Voters passed a four-year levy in 2012 that is set to expire at the end of 2016. They'll be asked to renew it for...

Date: 11/05/2015 | Local News

Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada’s new prime minister

TORONTO — Justin Trudeau was sworn in Wednesday as Canada’s new Liberal prime minister, and his new cabinet ministers vowed to honor campaign pledges to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year.

Date: 11/05/2015 | Nation & World

Debate over Medicare, Social Security, other benefits divides GOP

WASHINGTON - Republicans are openly feuding over whether to seek drastic changes to Medicare, Social Security and other entitlement programs, risking a potentially damaging intraparty battle ahead of the 2016 elections.

Date: 11/05/2015 | Nation & World

Lovick concedes to Somers in county executive race

Snohomish County Councilman Dave Somers began making plans Wednesday to become the county's next leader after executive John Lovick conceded defeat in their hard-fought battle.Lovick phoned Somers...

Date: 11/04/2015 | Local News

Conflicting strategies shape GOP debate furor

WASHINGTON — Despite a handful of high-profile defections, most Republican presidential candidates are still demanding changes to the GOP’s coming debates. That’s not to say they are speaking with one voice. The White House hopefuls have distinct, sometimes contradictory, strategies to score...

Date: 11/04/2015 | Nation & World

Clinton, Carson tied in hypothetical matchup

Hillary Clinton and Ben Carson are tied in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup in a new poll released Tuesday, a year out from when voters are set to cast ballots in the 2016 general election.

Date: 11/04/2015 | Nation & World

Here’s a debate question: Do we have the courage to lead?

As Republican presidential candidates debate the debates, roiling and railing against the unfairness of it all, campaigns have been busy rebooting candidates and crafting fresh slogans.But whether Jeb can fix it, or Trump can build it, or Ben can cure it matters little in...

Date: 11/04/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Kasich hasn’t learned how to talk Republican

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is the Republican in the 2016 presidential field whom Democrats I know like the most. He evokes his Christian faith to explain his support for government spending. At the CNBC debate, he declared, "I care about poor people'' — in a way that made you...

Date: 11/04/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Setting the rules for GOP candidates’ dream debate

To: Mr. Ben GinsbergPartnerJones Day51 Louisiana Ave. NWWashington, D.C. 20001-2113Dear Ben:I write to you in your capacity as debate negotiator for Republican presidential candidates. I understand you may have an opening for a moderator...

Date: 11/04/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Tim Eyman's statewide anti-tax measure passing

OLYMPIA — Tim Eyman's latest effort to limit Washington lawmakers' ability to raise taxes was passing in early election returns.Initiative 1366 would decrease the 6.5-percent state sales tax to 5.5 percent unless the Legislature approves a constitutional amendment to...

Date: 11/03/2015 | Northwest

Washington voters pass anti-wildlife-trafficking initiative

OLYMPIA — Voters overwhelmingly passed a measure that would outlaw sales related to wildlife trafficking of items from animals like lions and tigers in Washington state.

Date: 11/03/2015 | Northwest

Somers has big lead over Lovick

Challenger winning county exec race; Tisdel ahead

Date: 11/03/2015 | Local News

Republican leads in state House race in Federal Way

SEATTLE — Early returns in the state’s most-watched House race show Republicans on the way to picking up a seat and trimming the slim majority held by Democrats.

Date: 11/03/2015 | Northwest

Everett council challenger Cassie Franklin winning big over Gipson

EVERETT — Cocoon House leader Cassie Franklin on Tuesday was soundly beating enbattled five-term incumbent Councilman Ron Gipson, who spent much of the campaign fending off accusations of sexual harassment at his day job.Franklin, in her first bid for a council seat,...

Date: 11/03/2015 | Local News

Granite Falls city-manager ballot measure passing

GRANITE FALLS — Voters are leaning toward getting rid of a strong mayor and hiring a city manager.Initial election results, with 235 ballots counted in Granite Falls, show 54 percent approval of

Date: 11/03/2015 | Local News

Community Transit sales-tax measure too close to call

It was too close to call whether voters in much of Snohomish County approve of another 0.3 percent sales-tax hike to support Community Transit on election night.Community Transit hasn't lost a countywide ballot measure since it was established almost 40 years ago. Voters...

Date: 11/03/2015 | Local News

Early results ticker for key races

Complete stories to come. Meantime, here's what we're seeing:Snohomish County executive

Date: 11/03/2015 | Local News

Where to find official election results online

Local governments will periodically post the most recent official results online. Results are not final until each jurisdiction certifies them. Snohomish County results are to be certified on Nov. 24.

Date: 11/03/2015 | Local News

Why so few candidates in Edmonds?

When Edmonds voters voted on a mayor and five city council members on Tuesday ballots, they found that they had a choice for only three council positions, with the mayor and two incumbent council members unopposed.

Date: 11/03/2015 | South County Politics

Obama: If GOP candidates can’t handle debate moderators, they can’t handle Putin

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama on Monday gleefully mocked the Republican presidential candidates who have called him weak on the world stage, suggesting the would-be tough guys “can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators.”

Date: 11/03/2015 | Nation & World

Seven things in Donald Trump’s new book you probably won’t hear at a rally

NEW YORK— Reading Donald Trump’s new book, “Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again,” is not much different than listening to him speak at a rally.

Date: 11/03/2015 | Nation & World

Vote for a better Washington

Regardless of the outsized attention that the presidential election draws, your vote matters as much if not more in local and state elections, this year determining who represents you on city councils, school boards, fire districts and more and next year as you elect legislators and...

Date: 11/03/2015 | Editorials

Debate moderators were rude; their questions were legitimate

The Republican debates have been a disaster for some candidates, a boon for others and an uninspiring spectacle for the nation to witness. But don't blame it all on the moderators.Not that the questioners are blameless, mind you. It's true that some of the queries at last...

Date: 11/03/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Mail ballots in time to get Tuesday postmark

Voters who send their ballots by mail Tuesday need to be sure that they send them in time to get a Tuesday postmark.

Date: 11/02/2015 | South County Politics

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

Turkey’s PM declares victory in election; blast injures 20

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish media reports some 20 people have been hospitalized mostly with respiratory problems following an explosion at a grocery shop in southeast Turkey.

Date: 11/01/2015 | Nation & World

Big credibility loser in GOP debate was CNBC

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had a standout moment early in Wednesday night's Republican debate when he went after, not other Republicans, but the CNBC moderators, none of whom appeared to have "any intention of voting in a Republican primary." CNBC's Jim Cramer and Rick Santelli...

Date: 11/01/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Bush’s attack on Rubio raises doubts

Jeb Bush deserves headlines from Wednesday's anarchic GOP debate, but not the good kind. Something like: "Is Bush Finished?"The evening in Boulder, Colorado, will be remembered for interruptions, non sequiturs, mangled facts and general chaos. But the most...

Date: 11/01/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Rubio ready for fight Bush shrinks from

Soon after Wednesday night's Republican debate, the phone rang: "Did the fat lady sing?" asked the voice on the other end. "Probably," I said.Meaning, it is probably over for Jeb Bush.The erstwhile front-runner had performed...

Date: 11/01/2015 | Opinion Columnists

For candidates, awkwardness is way to voter’s hearts

"That's awkward."This surely was the response of many viewers watching the chaotic, ill-moderated GOP debate Wednesday night. But maybe its weirdness became the debate's selling point. Advertising experts say that awkwardness is a peculiar attribute...

Date: 11/01/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Herald editorial board endorsements

As of Friday afternoon, only 12.7 percent of Snohomish County voters had mailed or returned their ballots for Tuesday's general election.Many of us are used to waiting until Election Day to vote, but why wait? With that extra hour that the end of daylight saving time added...

Date: 11/01/2015 | Editorials

GOP to NBC News: You’re fired for February debate

NEW YORK — Still annoyed by CNBC’s handling of this week’s presidential debate, the Republican National Committee said Friday that it was suspending its partnership with NBC News and its properties on a primary debate scheduled for February.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Nation & World

Vote in person Monday and Tuesday on accessible unit in Lynnwood

Voters can cast their ballots in person Monday and Tuesday on an accessible voting unit at the Lynnwood Library.Such units are designed for disabled people to vote independently, but anyone can use them.

Date: 10/30/2015 | South County Politics

$116 million school bond will go before Lake Stevens voters

LAKE STEVENS — The School Board has decided to ask voters for a $116 million bond to build a new elementary school and early learning center, among a number of other projects.The board voted unanimously Wednesday to...

Date: 10/30/2015 | Local News

County’s unionized workers rally against Somers

EVERETT — Members of Snohomish County’s largest public employee union filled two baskets with dog treats Thursday and delivered them to Snohomish County Council chambers.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Local News

Mukilteo candidates say no to Paine Field flights, yes to public safety

Candidates running for Mukilteo City Council have been hearing an earful from city residents: parking issues at Lighthouse Park, traffic issues, development of Japanese Gulch as a city park and solidifying the future of the city’s finances. Voters will sort through eight candidates to decide who is...

Date: 10/30/2015 | Local News

GOP candidates proved they have petulance down pat

Has there ever been a more peevish pack, a more petulant populace, than the 2016 Republican presidential contenders?The complaining began hours before Wednesday night's debate in Boulder."I am now in Colorado looking forward to what I am sure will be a very...

Date: 10/30/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Marco Rubio moves to capitalize on breakout debate performance

Marco Rubio was already cruising to a breakout performance in the latest GOP presidential debate when an attack from Donald Trump opened up more air time for him to respond according to the evening’s format.

Date: 10/29/2015 | Nation & World

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

Traffic, development are big issues in Edmonds election

EDMONDS — Edmonds voters had better study up.There's six candidates running for three contested City Council races. Local voters are quizzing candidates about issues such as how to solve the city's downtown traffic jam caused by train and ferry traffic, development and...

Date: 10/29/2015 | Local News

There’s no pay, but plenty of power on the county’s charter commission

In sheer numbers, the most competitive contests on Tuesday’s ballot in Snohomish County are for a one-year, unpaid job on a panel that could accomplish nothing.

Date: 10/29/2015 | The Petri Dish

Trump to Iowa voters: Please, I’m begging you

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Unseated as the front-runner in Iowa polls, a kinder, humbler Donald Trump emerged Tuesday evening at a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, where the billionaire businessman practically begged voters for support.

Date: 10/28/2015 | Nation & World

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

Reelect Toyer

Marysville, with a population of about 65,000, is one of the county's more quickly growing cities, and that growth brings with it issues of transportation, economic development and provisions for public safety, parks and more.Where many of the county's cities have two or...

Date: 10/28/2015 | Editorials

Jeb directs his anger at voters, not at Trump

When all else is failing, reinvent yourself.This is the new strategy of Jeb Bush's campaign. He's not going to be so nice anymore.Emerging from a weekend confab with family and donors, Bush is ready to rumble, loaded for bear. He'll dance like a butterfly, sting...

Date: 10/28/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Jeb isn’t ‘lean and mean;’ he’s lean and whine

I am starting to feel really sorry for Jeb Bush — almost as sorry as Jeb! (his campaign nom de plume) apparently feels for himself. He's the son and the brother of former presidents, yet last week's RealClearPolitics polling average put Bush in fifth place for the Republican...

Date: 10/28/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Rush, Carson don't let facts get in their way

I had the misfortune to hear Rush Limbaugh discussing the discovery of liquid water on Mars, and I can't get it out of my head. What, I worry, does it mean that such insanity has overtaken the formerly credible Republican Party? What does it imply for the future of our...

Date: 10/28/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Jeb’s petulant response to Trump explains why he’s failing

The Bushes are burning as they consume the news.Bush family patriarch George H.W. Bush is alarmed, bewildered and irritated, The New York Times reported last weekend, that his son Jeb is doing so poorly in a Republican presidential primary battle dominated by Donald Trump.

Date: 10/28/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Millennials’ love for Bernie Sanders may not be enough

They grew up in the recession, watched their parents struggle and became anxious about their own futures. They are graduating college with huge debts and gnawing uncertainty about landing jobs and affording homes. They have little faith in government and other institutions they thought they could...

Date: 10/27/2015 | Nation & World

Analysis: Will Donald Trump flip out over poll slip?

WASHINGTON — When Republican presidential candidates gather for their third debate Wednesday, Donald Trump will once again stand at center stage, but for the first time, he won’t be the undisputed leader. How he handles that could reshape the way voters perceive him.

Date: 10/27/2015 | Nation & World

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

Carson now leads Trump, rest of GOP field, in one nationwide poll

WASHINGTON — Don’t call Donald Trump the undisputed Republican front-runner anymore. As Republicans head to Colorado for their Wednesday debate, Ben Carson’s ahead nationwide, says a new CBS News/New York Times poll.

Date: 10/27/2015 | Nation & World

Individual voters' pamphlet material available online

Individualized voters’ pamphlet material for the Nov. 3 general election is available online.

Date: 10/27/2015 | South County Politics

Elect Spencer and McDaniel

During the last 10 years, Lake Stevens has been a city built by annexations, growing from about 7,400 residents before 2006 to its current population of 30,000 with the annexations of North Lake, Frontier Village, Soper Hill and areas southwest of the city.Even though the...

Date: 10/27/2015 | Editorials

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