Elections 2016

Elections 2016

Trump voters say they’re doing fine but government is lying about economy’s health

There’s a disconnect between economic data suggesting a good and growing economy, and a groundswell of voters who think those numbers are rigged. Interviews with several dozen voters in Western Pennsylvania who support Republican Donald Trump reveal a deeply held distrust of government statistics and programs, a fear that their own relative prosperity is threatened and the strong sense that change is critical in the White House.

Elections 2016

Are Trump towers and hotels across globe now terror risks?

Donald Trump’s name has long been a marketing dream, splashed across skylines at home and abroad in letters sometimes larger than three grown men. Now it may become something else: a target. Already a symbol of American wealth, that big Trump sign soon will be an icon of the American government and its leader. And it will be emblazoned on buildings that could be easier targets than well-guarded U.S. embassies, often in cities with a history of terrorism, experts say.

Elections 2016

Trump said gay marriage is settled law. Opponents hope he’s wrong

Opponents of gay marriage want President-elect Donald Trump to appoint conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the landmark decision that legalized same-sex marriages. But for starters, they want Trump to help pass a bill sponsored by Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador that would give new federal protections to those who say they oppose gay marriage on moral grounds.

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Thurston County election night party in Olympia

Independent candidates for Thurston County Commissioner Gary Edwards and John Hutchings speak at an election night party at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club.
Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com
Thurston County election night party in Olympia 1:45

Thurston County election night party in Olympia

County Auditor reminds public of Oct. 31 voter registration deadline 0:51

County Auditor reminds public of Oct. 31 voter registration deadline

Democrats threaten to sue Pierce County over ballot date notice 2:18

Democrats threaten to sue Pierce County over ballot date notice

Citizens rally at Capitol in protest of police brutality 1:16

Citizens rally at Capitol in protest of police brutality