Election 2019

Candidates for Arlington mayor keep city’s growth in mind

Don Vanney, Jr. is running against Mayor Barb Tolbert, who has been in office since 2012.

 

Washington state to vote on affirmative action referendum

Voters will decide on the amendment to a law that bans both discrimination and preferential treatment.

 

Sparks fly at I-976 debate: Eyman vs. a mayor and a senator

Dishonesty was a prevalent theme at a Herald forum on the car-tabs ballot measure.

 

I-976 debate moderators assess Thursday’s showdown in Everett

In “Herald Headlines,” Jerry Cornfield and Jon Bauer sum up the forum that featured sponsor Tim Eyman.

Three director seats up for grabs on Edmonds School Board

Incumbents Carin Chase and Gary Noble face challengers while two newcomers face off for open spot.

Anticipated growth a theme for Sultan mayoral candidates

Russell Wiita is challenging incumbent John Seehuus for the position. The election is on Nov. 5.

A Sound Transit train arrives at Westlake Station in downtown Seattle. (Sue Misao / Herald file) May 2019

Does Sound Transit realize the consequences of this do-over?

Pass or fail, Initiative 976 is a reminder of what critics most dislike about the regional agency.

A Sound Transit train arrives at Westlake Station in downtown Seattle. (Sue Misao / Herald file) May 2019

2 immigrants make their case to be a Snohomish County judge

Anna Alexander, who went by Anna Goykhman for years, is challenging judicial appointee Edirin Okoloko.

Voters, get out your ink pens. Ballots are coming this week.

At stake are an affirmative action law, a car tab initiative and a seat on Snohomish County Council

Accusations fly between Dunn and Rohrbough in council race

Dunn decries the use of wedge issues. Rohrbough rails at leftist politics. They agree on car tab fees.

County Council wants your opinion about a fireworks ban

A question on the Nov. 5 ballot asks what you think about outlawing them in some areas.

Should firework use be banned in unincorporated areas?

The Snohomish County Council is asking for an advisory vote on the Nov. 5 ballot.

Car tabs and Sound Transit in cross hairs of voters again

Initiative 976 lowers the cost of tabs and strips transit agencies of a key source of funds for expansion.

Edmonds council colleagues square off in mayoral election

Councilmen Mike Nelson and Neil Tibbott present differing ideas for the growing city’s future.

In sheriff’s race, a sergeant and his boss feud over arrests

Sheriff Ty Trenary and Sgt. Adam Fortney sharply disagree on how to approach jail bookings.

Edmonds board hopeful lives in Everett, would have to move

Alvin Rutledge, who’s run for office unsuccessfully 12 times, would have to return to take office.

What happens if the Mukilteo Council is running things?

A Monday work session will examine its role if voters remake Mukilteo’s form of government.

Candidates for sheriff say they couldn’t be more different

Here’s a lively discussion with Sheriff Ty Trenary and his challenger, sheriff’s Sgt. Adam Fortney.

Joint interview: Candidates for Snohomish County Council

Republican Anna Rohrbough and Democrat Megan Dunn visited the Herald newsroom.

They voted but their ballots came in too late to be counted

Snohomish County rejected 1,271 ballots in the primary. It’s a problem in every corner of the state.