Election 2022

State Rep. April Berg will resign from Everett School Board

The Mill Creek Democrat will step down June 1. Meanwhile, she filed Monday for re-election to the state House.

 

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Election season about to get real as candidate filing begins

It will be an intriguing year in Snohomish County politics, as retirements open seats and redistricting stirs competition.

 

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Cuts loom in Marysville as final tally shows levy losses

Marysville schools expect to see layoffs after voters turned down an education levy a second time.

 

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, center, reacts after he signed a bill into law in Tukwila, Wash., Tuesday, May 4, 2021, that levies a new capital gains tax on high profit stocks, bonds and other assets for some residents of Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Judge clears way for initiative to repeal capital gains tax

I-1929 sponsors are silent on when, or if, they will gather signatures. Opponents are gearing up for a ballot battle.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, center, reacts after he signed a bill into law in Tukwila, Wash., Tuesday, May 4, 2021, that levies a new capital gains tax on high profit stocks, bonds and other assets for some residents of Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Clockwise from top left: Mill Creek Fire Station 76 (Mill Creek Fire Department); Liberty Elementary School (Marysville School District); Sultan schools Superintendent Dan Chaplik (right) and mechanic Dan Erdman in the bus barn (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Cascade Elementary School (Marysville School District); Lakewood High School locker room (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Granite Falls High School (Granite Falls School District).

School levies failing in Marysville, Stanwood-Camano, Lakewood

Granite Falls and Sultan were passing their levies. And in Mill Creek, voters approved joining South County Fire.

Clockwise from top left: Mill Creek Fire Station 76 (Mill Creek Fire Department); Liberty Elementary School (Marysville School District); Sultan schools Superintendent Dan Chaplik (right) and mechanic Dan Erdman in the bus barn (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Cascade Elementary School (Marysville School District); Lakewood High School locker room (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Granite Falls High School (Granite Falls School District).
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Special election Tuesday in 5 school districts and 1 city

Voters are considering critical school funding measures. In Mill Creek, they are pondering a new partner for fire services.

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Liberty Elementary School. (Marysville School District)

$16M in cuts loom if Marysville school funding measures fail

Two levies saw support of less than 45% of voters in February. Now, with proposed taxes decreased, the district is asking again.

Liberty Elementary School. (Marysville School District)
Mill Creek Fire Station 76. (Mill Creek Fire Department)

Mill Creek to vote on annexation into South County Fire

Voting “yes” on the April 26 ballot is the best deal, the city says, citing rising costs either way.

Mill Creek Fire Station 76. (Mill Creek Fire Department)
Sam Low (left) and Robert Sutherland.

Republicans choose sides with dollars in Low-Sutherland House race

Sam Low, who is also a County Council member, has racked up early money and endorsements in a bid to oust Rep. Robert Sutherland.

Sam Low (left) and Robert Sutherland.
A large puddle of water forms on the floor of the Lakewood field locker rooms on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Schools eye fixes to leaky roofs, aging boilers, old tech

The Lakewood and Stanwood-Camano districts are seeking voter approval for capital projects and technology needs.

A large puddle of water forms on the floor of the Lakewood field locker rooms on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sultan School District Superintendent Dan Chapik, right, and lead mechanic Dan Erdman look up at a large missing piece of wall that was taken out to fit the busses inside as they got taller on Wednesday in Sultan. Voter approval of a capital levy would fund a new transportation facility and give the district access to nearly $4 million in state funding. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Sultan, Granite Falls face cuts if school levies fail again

After-school activities and dozens of jobs could be on the chopping block. Voters will decide April 26.

Sultan School District Superintendent Dan Chapik, right, and lead mechanic Dan Erdman look up at a large missing piece of wall that was taken out to fit the busses inside as they got taller on Wednesday in Sultan. Voter approval of a capital levy would fund a new transportation facility and give the district access to nearly $4 million in state funding. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Voters to act on school funding measures, fire district annexation

Granite Falls, Marysville, Stanwood and Sultan all suffered levy defeats in February. They’ll try again April 26.

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Snohomish County Jail. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Locked up, but not locked out of the ballot box

Thousands of eligible voters are in jails. Washington counties are looking at ways to get more of them to vote.

Snohomish County Jail. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
Emily Wicks

Political shakeup underway as another Everett lawmaker makes exit

With Reps. Emily Wicks and Mike Sells leaving at end of the year, GOP looks to make gains in Democrat stronghold

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Granite Falls High School (Granite Falls School District)

4 districts hope to change voters’ minds on school funding

Granite Falls, Marysville, Stanwood and Sultan all suffered levy defeats in this month’s special election. They’ll try again in April.

Granite Falls High School (Granite Falls School District)
FILE - A person walks near the Legislative Building, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington's redistricting commission failed to meet its deadline and on Tuesday, Nov. 16, kicked the job of creating new political maps to the state Supreme Court. The bipartisan commission had a deadline of 11:59 p.m. Monday to approve new boundaries for congressional and legislative districts following the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Reform, penalties settle lawsuits over state redistricting

The Redistricting Commission’s secret negotiations over maps violated the open meeting law, according to a consent decree.

FILE - A person walks near the Legislative Building, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington's redistricting commission failed to meet its deadline and on Tuesday, Nov. 16, kicked the job of creating new political maps to the state Supreme Court. The bipartisan commission had a deadline of 11:59 p.m. Monday to approve new boundaries for congressional and legislative districts following the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
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School funding measures now passing in Snohomish, Northshore

After Wednesday’s election update, a capital projects levy was still failing in the Stanwood-Camano School District, but support had grown.

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Approved Congressional (left) and Legislative (right) District maps. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

New political mapping concludes with revisions by lawmakers

Barring a successful legal challenge, the legislative and congressional boundaries will be in place for this year’s elections and beyond.

Approved Congressional (left) and Legislative (right) District maps. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
(Karina Andrew / Whidbey News-Times)

Oak Harbor votes down school bond measure

The early count shows Coupeville and South Whidbey levies are passing.

(Karina Andrew / Whidbey News-Times)
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School funding measures failing in 7 county districts

A dozen districts sought passage of four-year property tax levies that pay for staff and programs not covered by the state.

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