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The department aims to pass a levy in November. Property taxes would go up by 34 cents per $1,000.
If the measure passes, homeowners would pay fire/EMS taxes to the fire authority instead of the city.
Dr. Kim Schrier is challenging Dino Rossi in the congressional district east of Seattle.
We invited proponents and opponents to argue their cases before we recommend a yes or no vote.
All 98 seats in the state House are up for election, and voters will decide 25 of the Senate’s 49 seats.
Possibilities include Rotary Club of Oak Harbor, the City of Oak Harbor and Oak Harbor School District.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and Republican challenger Susan Hutchison faced off at PLU.
At their debate near Tacoma, they clashed on all the major questions of the day — including the president.
Cantwell is seeking her fourth term. Hutchison spent two decades as a Seattle TV news anchor.
Opponents say forcing gun owners to lock away their firearms could put them in danger.
In video interviews, the Herald opinion editor questions proponents and opponents.
The candidates agreed to televised debates in Tacoma and Spokane — unless the Senate is in session.
On National Voter Registration Day, 767 people in the county registered or updated their information.
In this video, the Herald opinion editor questions U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and challenger Jeffrey Beeler.
In this unedited video, Herald editors question U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen and challenger Brian Luke.
The Senate candidates say they’re ready to face off in Tacoma and Spokane but timing is in flux.
Initiative 1634 would bar cities and counties from levying new taxes on food or beverages.
As a potential probe looms, the party is pushing on with a fundraiser featuring AG Ferguson as speaker.
Susan Hutchison, a former Seattle news anchor and GOP leader, thinks people are ready for change.
The GOP candidate has raised little money, and state House Republicans don’t have much to help him out.