Election 2020

Sanders and Biden are in a dead heat in Washington’s primary

Bernie Sanders has a slight edge statewide, but Joe Biden is winning in Snohomish County.

As primary arrives, it’s decision time for Democratic voters

A once crowded field is down to a clear choice between a progressive, Sanders, and a moderate, Biden

Norma Smith will not seek re-election to the state House

A 13-year veteran, the Clinton Republican wants to pursue her next calling of teaching and mentoring

Presidential candidates turn their attention to Washington

This state’s presidential primary is March 10. It is one of six states with votes that day.

Presidential primary is a hit with voters in both parties

Ballots are roaring in. Still, some voters are peeved at having to choose a party to participate.

Sanders is tops in Washington fundraising among Democrats

Nine hundred Amazon workers gave him money. Boeing workers gave President Donald Trump $38,000.

Supreme Court to hear Washington case of ‘faithless’ electors

One of the petitioners in a landmark test of free will is an Electoral College participant from Everett.

Want choice? Democrats will have 13 for presidential primary

Not surprisingly, President Donald Trump will be the only candidate for Republicans to consider.

Initiative impresario, political provocateur — and governor?

Tim Eyman’s candidacy will settle whether voters like him as much as they like his tax-cutting ideas.

Is Eyman really running for governor? It’s looking that way

He’s launched a website, registered his campaign and decided to run as an independent in 2020.

Eyman’s next initiative is to become Washington’s governor

The renowned anti-tax crusader declared his candidacy but hasn’t said if he’ll run as a Republican.

Serial initiative-promoter Eyman says he’ll run for governor

He made the announcement while testifying at a Sound Transit board meeting.

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Patrick announces Dem presidential bid

Deval Patrick has close ties to former President Barack Obama and his network of political advisers.

Everett schools diagramming an offense to pass a $317M bond

The main difference in this proposal is that it does not contain money to build a new high school.

Mariner High School. (Mariner High School)

Bond proposal could help Mukilteo’s aging overcrowded schools

The $240 million capital bond proposal the board is considering would fund projects for six years.

Mariner High School. (Mariner High School)

Everett and Edmonds schools put big-ticket bonds on ballots

Combined, the bonds total nearly $1 billion and would replace three aging schools in each district.

A boring election for state seats in 2020? Try nine of them

Right now, most incumbents for Washington’s executive offices are not facing tough re-election fights.

One of these three Republicans will soon be a state senator

Ron Muzzall, Christine Cribb and Sara Hyatt are vying for the appointment to Barbara Bailey’s seat

Bernie Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events

The 78-year-old presidential candidate experienced chest discomfort during an event Tuesday.

Sen. Barbara Bailey

One Republican era ends and soon another one will begin

Sen. Barbara Bailey’s career quietly ended Monday. Six fellow GOP members are vying to succeed her.

Sen. Barbara Bailey