South County Politics

Moscoso Sponsors Washington Voting Rights Act

State Rep. Luis Moscoso is sponsoring a bill to allow groups that are unrepresented in local government to sue in Washington courts. For example, in… Continue reading

Edmonds Councilman Strom Peterson announces bid for re-election

Edmonds City Councilman Strom Peterson announced Friday that he plans to seek re-election in November. Peterson is the longest-serving current member of the council. He… Continue reading

Moscoso voting rights bill goes to state House

Democratic State Rep. Luis Moscoso’s Washington Voting Rights Act goes to the full House of Representatives after a committee approved it along with four other… Continue reading

Snohomish County auditor weighs in on election bills

Snohomish County Auditor Carolyn Weikel gave her opinion on to five elections bills now before the state House of Representatives. She said that many of… Continue reading

Rep. Roberts bill in legislature aimed at protecting adopted children from abuse

A bill sponsored by Democratic state Rep. Mary Helen Roberts is aimed at protecting adopted children from abuse and neglect. The House Judiciary committee, on… Continue reading

Voter support for tax increases still critical, McAuliffe says

despite Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling. In a suit… Continue reading

McAuliffe’s hopes education funding bill gets airing

Democratic state Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe hopes that her bill to meet the state Supreme Court’s order to provide full state support for basic education within… Continue reading

Deadline set for south Snohomish County fire authority

South Snohomish County officials have agreed to decide by Feb. 6 whether to proceed with plans for a regional fire authority and who would be… Continue reading

Roberts appointed vice chair of public safety committee

Democratic state Rep. Mary Helen Roberts will be vice chairwoman of the state House Committee on Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness in the new Legislature,… Continue reading

Lynnwood City Council to pick president

The Lynnwood City Council is scheduled to pick a new council president tonight. Current Council President Loren Simmonds said Sunday that the council also will… Continue reading

Edmonds Councilwoman protests committee assignment

Edmonds City Councilwoman Diane Buckshnis has protested not being reappointed to head the council’s Finance Committee, but new Council President Lora Petso defends the decision.… Continue reading

State senators have changed committee assignments

The Democratic state senators from the 1st, 21st and 32nd legislative districts all expected to have committee chairmanships or vice chairmanships in the new Legislature… Continue reading

Lynnwood takes up fire authority issue Monday

The Lynnwood City Council will vote Monday on whether to continue in the planning process for formation of a regional fire authority for south Snohomish… Continue reading

Former Mill Creek Councilman and Mayor Terry Ryan to seek County Council position

Former Mill Creek City Councilman and Mayor Terry Ryan says he will seek the Snohomish County Council seat now held by Dave Gossett. Gossett, like… Continue reading

Lawmaker pushes for continuing education of engineers

Democratic state Rep. Derek Stanford says he is encouraged about the prospects for a bill he has introduced to require continuing education for engineers. Stanford’s… Continue reading

Edmonds councilman wants gun control on city’s legislative agenda

Edmonds City Councilman Strom Peterson wants gun control on the city’s legislative agenda. Peterson said last week that he would introduce a resolution at Tuesday’s… Continue reading

Lynnwood withdraws from planning for Regional Fire Authority

The city of Lynnwood has withdrawn from active participation in the group planning a regional fire authority for south Snohomish County. Lynnwood joins Mill Creek,… Continue reading

Lynnwood Council re-elects Simmonds as Council president

The Lynnwood City Council re-elected Councilman Loren Simmonds as council president Monday. The council also named Councilman Sid Roberts as council vice president for the… Continue reading

MLT seeking ways to get word out about Civic Center vote

Mountlake Terrace officials have invited neighborhood groups and civic organizations to be hosts to presentations about the April 23 bond measure for construction of a… Continue reading

Smith looking to run for Lynnwood mayor

Lynnwood City Councilman Mark Smith plans to announce soon that he will run for mayor. Smith said Sunday that he plans to announce his candidacy… Continue reading