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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.
Island County ommissioner candidates tout leadership styles
Janet St. Clair is facing Rick Hannold for the seat.
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.