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Small shifts but no changes in second day of vote counting

A levy increase sought by Fire District 24 in Darrington continued to falter.

After this primary thrashing, GOP could be SOL in Olympia

Republicans in the Legislature have three months to come up with a stunning election counterpunch.

Primary roundup: State Sen. Hobbs survives GOP attack ads

Meanwhile, in Everett, an appointed city councilwoman was trailing two challengers.

It’s Election Day, and no stamp is no problem

Drop your ballot in any mailbox, but it must be postmarked today. There also are special ballot boxes.

Voters face array of decisions in Tuesday’s primary election

For example, which of 28 challengers will face Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell this fall?

Dueling GOP candidates dominate Senate race in the 39th

A duel involving two conservative Republicans with political experience is dominating a contest for a state Senate seat in the northeast stretches of Snohomish County.… Continue reading

The union predicted it: Teacher pay is rising statewide

So far, it’s happening in Edmonds, Omak, Othello, Bellevue and Lake Washington, to name a few.

Hobbs seeks 4th term against two challengers

What makes this an important seat is the partisan divide in the chamber.

New deal sets starting pay for Edmonds teachers at $62,688

The proposed scale ensures the district’s classroom teachers are amongst the highest paid in the state.

Larsen faces 5 foes in bid for 10th term

It’s the first time he’s run without a mainstream Republican in the race.

DelBene faces four challengers looking to change dynamic in DC

They are competing to represent the 1st Congressional District.

It’s only the primary but for the parties the stakes are high

In the era of the Top Two primary, next month’s winners likely will also win in the general election.

Bump stock buy-backs on hold because the money isn’t there

Budget committee leaders acknowledged the lack of funds and pledged to cover the costs in the future.

McCoy faces two foes who say he’s lost touch with the district

The top two in the Aug. 7 primary will face off in November with the winner earning a four-year term.

News media and lawmakers to resume clash over public records

As litigation continues over access to legislators’ records, a task force will begin meeting next month.

In ads, Republicans punish a Democrat for voting their way

State Sen. Steve Hobbs is getting slammed for supporting bills introduced by GOP lawmakers.

Ballots will be mailed Thursday for Aug. 7 primary election

Participation could creep higher this year because voters, for the first time, won’t need stamps.

Does Washington need a ‘surgeon general’s warning’ for guns?

Initiative 1639 would require something similar on paperwork for firearms purchases.

Soda pop seen at a grocery store in Everett. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Ballot measure would ban local taxes on groceries and soda

Backers have submitted petitions to put Initiative 1634 to a vote in November.

Soda pop seen at a grocery store in Everett. (Sue Misao / Herald file)