Election 2018

Kloba, Blodgett share ideas for 1st Legislative District

The candidates for representative, position 2 answer questions on taxes, guns and more.

Editorial: Levy is a valuable investment in pool district

John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool in Oak Harbor was closed after a replacement levy failed last year.

Republican Rick Hannold faces Democrat Janet St. Clair.

Island County ommissioner candidates tout leadership styles

Janet St. Clair is facing Rick Hannold for the seat.

Republican Rick Hannold faces Democrat Janet St. Clair.

Island County department insiders vying to be sheriff

Felici and Campbell outline their differing priorities for the job.

Masquerading junk election mailers sneak across the aisle

Last time, in 2010, it was Democrats. This time it’s conservatives. Either way, it’s opaque misdirection.

Districting decision up to Everett voters now

If Proposition 1 is approved, City Council seats no longer would be elected entirely at large.

Hobbs, Roulstone duel for important Senate seat

After a testy primary, tolls, traffic and taxes are dominant concerns on the campaign trail.

District 38 candidates focused on mental health, addiction

Neither person challenging Democratic incumbents in the House and Senate has held public office.

Sales tax measure would pay for emergency radio replacement

Snohomish County voters are asked to weigh raising the sales tax by 10 cents on a $100 purchase.

Vendor to blame for wrong ballot envelopes in 2 counties

A Tacoma-based mail vendor contracted by Asotin and Grant counties used the wrong envelopes.

Opponents of carbon fee break initiative fundraising record

Supporters of Initiative 1631 have raised about $12.5 million.

GOP candidates face incumbent Dems in 21st District

Three seats are open — one in the Senate and two in the House — in Nov. 6 election.

Legal community rallies behind a challenger in judicial race

Sitting judges usually face no opposition, but this year’s race in Cascade District Court is different.

Arlington voters to consider $107.5M bond for second time

The money would go toward building a new Post Middle School and adding to Arlington High School.

State officials brace voting systems against hacking

The Washington National Guard has conducted assessments to check for weak spots in the voting systems.

Time to vote: Ballots are in the mail

Voters are tackling big questions in the much-anticipated midterm election.

Mark Harmsworth tries to hold political battleground for GOP

Democrat Jared Mead opposes the Republican state House rep on roads, mass transit and schools.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers outraised by Democratic opponent

It’s the costliest race ever for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress.

All on one page, election-related editorial board interviews

We recorded a selection of discussions with candidates and ballot-measure proponents and opponents.

I-1631, the carbon tax: Proponents and opponents face off

Both sides, seeking The Herald’s endorsement, met with us as we formulated our opinion.