South County Politics

Sen. Shin introduces bills to improve access to higher ed

Democratic State Sen. Paull Shin has introduced two bills to improve access to higher education, one to allow military members serving at Washington bases to… Continue reading

Edmonds, Woodway opt out of regional fire planning group

Edmonds and Woodway have withdrawn from the South County regional fire authority planning process, leaving only the cities of Mountlake Terrace and Brier, and Snohomish… Continue reading

Monday deadline to register for Mountlake Terrace special election

Monday, March 25, is the last day for voters to register by mail or online for the April 23 Mountlake Terrace special election, or for… Continue reading

Bill would require covered loads for sand and gravel trucks

A bill sponsored by Democratic state Rep. Ruth Kagi to help improve safety on roads and highways by requiring vehicles hauling sand, rock, gravel or… Continue reading

Appointed councilman readies for run

Appointed City Councilman Bryan Wahl has registered his intent to run for the last two years of the four-year term that former… Continue reading

Candidate workshop to be held in Everett Thursday

Potential candidates for local offices can attend a forum Thursday sponsored by the Snohomish County auditor’s office on the county courthouse campus in Everett. The… Continue reading

Opponents of failed MLT civic campus campaign say City wasn’t honest with citizens; officials defend information

Opponents of a measure to build a new civic center that fell short of the required 60 percent majority in the April… Continue reading

State Rep. Ryu says she’s concentrating on special session

Democratic 32nd District State Rep. Cindy Ryu says that she’s been using the time since the end of the regular legislative session to prepare for… Continue reading

Three Edmonds Council members get familiar opponents as filing opens

The three Edmonds City Council members whose terms expire this year all had filed to run in the coming election, as online and in-person filing… Continue reading

McAuliffe bill to increase number of STEM degrees becomes law

A bill sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe that became law as the regular session of the Legislature ended is designed to increase the… Continue reading

Two Lynnwood councilmen running for mayor

Two Lynnwood councilmen had filed for mayor by the fourth day of filing week and two former council members had filed to return to the… Continue reading

Lynnwood mayor files for re-election, faces crowded field

Lynnwood Mayor Don Gough ended a mystery about his re-election plans when he filed on Friday, the final day of the filing period. He will… Continue reading

Lawmakers expected to handle budget, drunk driving laws

Democratic state Rep. Mary Helen Roberts says that she expects the special session of the Legislature to focus on drunk driving as well as the… Continue reading

Lynnwood Councilwoman Lonergan-Dreke explains reasons for not seeking re-election

Lynnwood City Councilwoman Kerri Lonergan-Dreke says that her decision against seeking re-election was hard but made easier by Douglas Lovitt’s entry into the race for… Continue reading

Shin bill to help disabled students becomes law

A bill sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Paull Shin aimed at increasing accessibility for developmentally disabled students entering higher education became law when Gov. Jay… Continue reading

Introductory statements from candidates for a short term on the Fire District 1 Board

Four candidates are running in the Aug. 6 primary election for a short term on the Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners. The top two… Continue reading

Congressman Larsen in Brier Saturday

Congressman Rick Larsen plans to host a community coffee in Brier Saturday. Larsen will meet citizens from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Brier… Continue reading

Accessible voting unit for April election open in Everett

People may vote in person for the April 23 Mountlake Terrace special election at an accessible voting unit at the county auditor’s office in Everett… Continue reading

New Washington voters can register for April election through Monday

Monday is the deadline to register to vote and still cast a ballot in the April 23 special election. But people must register in person… Continue reading

Proponents, opponents argue over costs and necessity of proposed MLT civic campus

Proponents of the April 23 ballot measure for a Mountlake Terrace civic campus say that the proposal is a bargain for city voters, while opponents… Continue reading