South County Politics

Democrats sweep south Snohomish County legislative races

By Evan Smith Democrats swept Tuesday elections in the 1st, 21st and 32nd legislative districts after a tumultuous election season. The Democrats held on to… Continue reading

Lawmakers praise court ruling on two-thirds requirement for tax increases

Democratic state Reps. Ruth Kagi, Cindy Ryu and Derek Stanford all say that they are happy that the state Supreme Court has ruled on the… Continue reading

Civic Center proposal mirrors last one

The civic-center proposal on April 23 ballots in Mountlake Terrace will look just like the one that missed passing by 124 votes in the August… Continue reading

Bills sponsored by state Rep. Ruth Kagi and state Rep. Mary Helen Roberts that passed the House Wednesday both aim to help children. Both bills… Continue reading

Moscoso praises supreme court ruling

Democratic state Rep. Luis Moscoso says that the state Supreme Court decision overturning the requirement that tax increases require a two-thirds vote in both houses… Continue reading

Edmonds council meetings to be aired live

Edmonds City Council meetings will soon appear live on the city cable television channel. Council President Lora Petso said Thursday that the live telecasts would… Continue reading

State Senate passes Shin bill to help developmentally disabled students start college

A bill sponsored by Democratic 21st District state Sen. Paull Shin that passed the Senate last week aims to help developmentally disabled students make the… Continue reading

Change swept through politics in south Snohomish County in 2012

Significant redistricting, re-election of all legislative and congressional incumbents and reinforcement of local city councils with appointments of new members marked south Snohomish County politics… Continue reading

Larsen to talk economic development with Mountlake Terrace officials

Congressman Rick Larsen will meet Monday with Mountlake Terrace officials to discuss economic development in the city. City Manager John Caulfield said Friday that the… Continue reading

Election Day to be ho-hum for south Snohomish County

Feb. 12 will be Election Day in many places around Washington but not in Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway or anywhere else in south… Continue reading

Edmonds Council selects Petso as president

Lora Petso is the new president of the Edmonds City Council. The council elected Petso as president and Councilwoman Adrienne Fraley-Monillas as president-pro-tem… Continue reading

McAuliffe still hopes for a hearing on bill for State support for basic education

Democratic state Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe still hopes for a hearing on her bill to move Washington toward meeting the state Supreme Court’s order to provide… Continue reading

Mountlake Terrace civic center will be only South County item on April ballot

The Mountlake Terrace civic center bond measure will be the only item on April 23 ballots in south Snohomish County. Residents of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood,… Continue reading

Edmonds Councilwoman registers intent to seek re-election

Edmonds City Councilwoman Adrienne Fraley-Monillas has indicated her intent to seek re-election. Fraley-Monillas registered as a candidate with the state Public Disclosure Commission last week,… Continue reading

3 mayoral jobs at stake on south county ballots

Voters in south Snohomish County will elect three mayors, 19 city council members and a County Council member on their 2013 ballots. Brier, Lynnwood and… Continue reading

Roberts decries end of sentencing bill

After the Legislature passed its deadline for bills to pass the House or Senate, House Judiciary Committee member Mary Helen Roberts decried the death of… Continue reading

McAuliffe applauds education proposal in Inslee’s budget plan

State Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe has applauded the education proposals in Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget plan. McAuliffe, the ranking Democratic member of the State Senate Committee… Continue reading

Ballots for Mountlake Terrace special election to be mailed next week

Ballots for the April 23 Mountlake Terrace special election will be mailed to registered voters Thursday. Ballot drop boxes are open 24 hours a day… Continue reading

Statement from opponents of Terrace Prop. 1

Below is a statement from the group “Citizens Against Prop. 1” opposing Mountlake Terrace’s $25 million bond proposal to build a new Civic Center on… Continue reading

Mountlake Terrace to stay in Regional Fire planning group

The city of Mountlake Terrace will stay in the planning group for a south Snohomish County regional fire authority. The City Council voted at its… Continue reading