Election 2018

Tulalip fire district hopes to hire 3 full-time firefighters

The department aims to pass a levy in November. Property taxes would go up by 34 cents per $1,000.

Stanwood voters to consider annexing into North County Fire

If the measure passes, homeowners would pay fire/EMS taxes to the fire authority instead of the city.

Dems try to flip Washington’s 8th District for the first time

Dr. Kim Schrier is challenging Dino Rossi in the congressional district east of Seattle.

Debated: I-1634 would ban local taxes on grocery items

We invited proponents and opponents to argue their cases before we recommend a yes or no vote.

Democrats hope to retain narrow margin of control in Olympia

All 98 seats in the state House are up for election, and voters will decide 25 of the Senate’s 49 seats.

North Whidbey explores pool partnerships through levy

Possibilities include Rotary Club of Oak Harbor, the City of Oak Harbor and Oak Harbor School District.

ICYMI, here’s a replay of the Senate candidates’ debate

Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and Republican challenger Susan Hutchison faced off at PLU.

Cantwell and Hutchison disagree about pretty much everything

At their debate near Tacoma, they clashed on all the major questions of the day — including the president.

US Sen. Maria Cantwell, Susan Hutchison hold first debate

Cantwell is seeking her fourth term. Hutchison spent two decades as a Seattle TV news anchor.

Initiative 1639 seeks to curb gun violence

Opponents say forcing gun owners to lock away their firearms could put them in danger.

Pro and con on I-1639, the gun-safety ballot measure

In video interviews, the Herald opinion editor questions proponents and opponents.

It took a while but Cantwell and Hutchison are set to debate

The candidates agreed to televised debates in Tacoma and Spokane — unless the Senate is in session.

Uptick in voter registration as deadline nears

On National Voter Registration Day, 767 people in the county registered or updated their information.

Editorial board interview: 1st Congressional District

In this video, the Herald opinion editor questions U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and challenger Jeffrey Beeler.

Maria Cantwell (left) and Susan Hutchison

Cantwell and Hutchison tussle over details of debate

The Senate candidates say they’re ready to face off in Tacoma and Spokane but timing is in flux.

Maria Cantwell (left) and Susan Hutchison

Pressed to pick between a food tax we fear or power we value

Initiative 1634 would bar cities and counties from levying new taxes on food or beverages.

Failure to file reports nets complaint against county Dems

As a potential probe looms, the party is pushing on with a fundraiser featuring AG Ferguson as speaker.

While favored to win, Cantwell faces strongest opponent yet

Susan Hutchison, a former Seattle news anchor and GOP leader, thinks people are ready for change.

Sutherland counting on the ‘R,’ not the green, to win House

The GOP candidate has raised little money, and state House Republicans don’t have much to help him out.