Election 2020

Comment: NBC caved to ratings with Trump counter-programming

The network could have scheduled a town hall at any time; it chose to drown out ABC’s Biden town hall.

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, center, speaks as King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg, left, and Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney Jon Tunheim look on during a news conference about Ferguson's lawsuit challenging a Trump Administration practice of ICE arrests at courthouses Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Seattle. Washington state has sued the Trump administration over its practice of arresting people at courthouses for immigration violations, saying it interferes with the state's authority to run its own judicial system. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Editorial: Ferguson clear choice to lead state’s ‘law firm’

The AG has a proven record on issues of criminal justice, Trump’s over-reach and consumer protection.

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, center, speaks as King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg, left, and Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney Jon Tunheim look on during a news conference about Ferguson's lawsuit challenging a Trump Administration practice of ICE arrests at courthouses Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Seattle. Washington state has sued the Trump administration over its practice of arresting people at courthouses for immigration violations, saying it interferes with the state's authority to run its own judicial system. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Editorial: Stanford, Duerr, Kloba for 1st Legislative District

The three Democrats have shown their ability to move useful legislation through both chambers.

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The 2020 General Election voter's pamphlet

Decision time arrives for 500,000 Snohomish County voters

Ballots are to be mailed Thursday. Turnout in Snohomish County is expected to be near 85%.

The 2020 General Election voter's pamphlet
Top (L-R): Emily Wicks, Bert Johnson. Right (L-R): David Wiley, Mike Sells.

Incumbents face challengers in races for the 38th District

Two seats in the state House representing parts of Everett and Marysville are up for grabs.

Top (L-R): Emily Wicks, Bert Johnson. Right (L-R): David Wiley, Mike Sells.

Comment: Trump lost the trade war he said was easy to win

Not only did U.S. consumers and producers pay the tariffs, the trade deficit is at its highest since 2006.

June Robinson (left) and Bernard Moody

Moody seeks political balance; Robinson touts her experience

Bernard Moody is seeking his first elected office against longtime former Rep. June Robinson.

June Robinson (left) and Bernard Moody
Stephanie Jerdon with A Voice for Washington Children holds a stack of signed petitions for Referendum 90 at the group’s celebration in the Spokane Valley on June 2. (A Voice for Washington Children)

Voters get final word on a controversial sex education law

Referendum 90 stirs the passion of partisans, religious leaders and defenders of local control.

Stephanie Jerdon with A Voice for Washington Children holds a stack of signed petitions for Referendum 90 at the group’s celebration in the Spokane Valley on June 2. (A Voice for Washington Children)
Brenda Carrington (left) and Jared Mead

Mead faces Republican challenger in bid to keep council seat

Brenda Carrington hopes to unseat the appointed, Democratic Snohomish County councilman on Nov. 3.

Brenda Carrington (left) and Jared Mead

Comment: Election offices are ready; are you ready to vote?

Here’s how you can make sure you’re registered, can get your ballot, vote and then track your ballot.

Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp

Editorial: Tested by pandemic, Inslee deserves third term

The governor’s leadership and trust in science has saved lives and ultimately the state economy.

Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp

Comment: South County Fire seeks change in how property taxed

For most homeowners it could mean their tax bill will be reduced or stay the same.

The candidates for Washington State Treasurer are incumbent Duane Davidson, a Republican; and state Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way.

Editorial: Pellicciotti best choice for state’s treasurer

Current Treasurer Duane Davidson has many accomplishments but a poor committee attendance record.

The candidates for Washington State Treasurer are incumbent Duane Davidson, a Republican; and state Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way.
Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson

Wildfires, forest health are key issues in race to lead DNR

Republican Sue Kuehl Pederson is challenging incumbent Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.

Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson

Comment: No more presidential debates? I’m OK with that

Trump’s refusal — for the moment — to accept a virtual debate won’t be a big loss to the voting public.

John Lovick (left) and April Berg

Editorial: Lovick, Berg deserve House seats for 44th district

Both Democrats offer resumes with applicable experience and thoughtful leadership.

John Lovick (left) and April Berg
Washington gubernatorial candidates Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, left, and Loren Culp, a Republican, right, are shown on a monitor in a video control room at the studios of TVW, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Olympia, Wash., as they take part in a debate. Due to concerns over COVID-19, each candidate took part in the debate from individual rooms separate from moderators. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Inslee, Culp joust on COVID, climate, crime in feisty debate

In their only televised match-up, the two gubernatorial candidates differed on pretty much everything.

Washington gubernatorial candidates Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, left, and Loren Culp, a Republican, right, are shown on a monitor in a video control room at the studios of TVW, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Olympia, Wash., as they take part in a debate. Due to concerns over COVID-19, each candidate took part in the debate from individual rooms separate from moderators. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp

Watch the debate: Gov. Jay Inslee vs. challenger Loren Culp

The candidates for Washington governor faced off for the only time before the Nov. 3 election.

Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp
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Editorial: Wagoner, Joens, Eslick for 39th district

District voters would serve themselves best with a ticket split among two Republicans and a Democrat.

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Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp

Inslee, Culp will meet in only televised debate Wednesday

The two candidates will answer questions for an hour but they will not be on stage together.

Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp
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