House OKs bill on nonpartisan election vote rules

The House has unanimously approved a measure that requires the…


Eyman turns in petitions as opposition forms

Tim Eyman of Mukilteo today turned in signatures for Initiative 517, a…


Eyman’s latest would also aid other initiative drives

The kingpin of Washington initiatives is out to defend and expand the…


House re-elects John Boehner speaker

WASHINGTON — The House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday, re-electing embattled Republican John Boehner speaker and hailing one of its own senators… Continue reading

Obama 1st since ‘56 to win 51% of vote twice

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama is the first president in more than five decades to win at least 51 percent of the national popular vote twice,… Continue reading

Measure would require labels for genetically modified food

Any food sold in Washington state and made with genetically engineered crops would have to be labeled under a ballot initiative submitted Thursday.… Continue reading

Political changes ahead for County Council

A major political shift looms for the Snohomish County Council in November, with two of the five seats opening up because of term… Continue reading

Mountlake Terrace to try again for Civic Center bond

The proposal is the same, but Mountlake Terrace officials are banking on the outcome being different. Voters in the city will see another $25 million… Continue reading

Monroe levy would hike taxes to aid police

People who live in Monroe likely will be asked to approve a sales tax increase to support police services. The city council on… Continue reading

Mukilteo councilwoman to run for mayor

Mukilteo City Councilwoman Jennifer Gregerson has announced she will run for mayor this coming fall. Joe Marine, who was first elected in 2005 and returned… Continue reading

Oregon bill would let teens register to vote at 16

The Oregon House on Tuesday approved a measure backed by Democrats that would allow teenagers to register to vote when they turn… Continue reading

Panel hears bill to help minority candidates

A Washington state Senate committee heard testimony Tuesday on legislation to make it easier for minorities to get elected to local government posts.… Continue reading

Former Arlington official joins race for Koster’s seat

Enter another name in the fast-growing field of candidates hoping to join the Snohomish County Council. Former Arlington City Councilman Ryan Larsen announced… Continue reading

Gov. Christie to doctor: ‘Shut up’ on weight

Gov. Chris Christie lashed out Wednesday at a former White House doctor who said she worries about him dying in office… Continue reading

Ending Saturday mail affects ballot returns in state

With Saturday mail delivery ending this summer, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman says voters should think about getting their ballots in the… Continue reading

Seattle schools will be bigger, more expensive

If voters approve a levy proposal Tuesday, the Seattle School District plans to build some of the biggest, most expensive elementary schools in… Continue reading

Ballots due Tuesday for Stanwood voters on tax increase

Ballots are due Tuesday from Stanwood voters, who will decide whether the sales tax should be raised within the city limits in order… Continue reading

Officials suspect fraud in initiative signatures

OLYMPIA — Three paid signature gatherers apparently committed extensive fraud while collecting support for two Washington initiatives, elections officials said Wednesday. The secretary of state’s… Continue reading

County residents awed by experience of inauguration

There were many moments of wonder and awe for Snohomish County residents who attended the second inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama. Edmonds native Heidi… Continue reading

Feb. 12 special elections in most of state

There are special elections ending Feb. 12 in 32 of Washington’s 39 counties. The secretary of state’s office says 95 measures are going… Continue reading