E.J. Zita, who sits on the Port of Olympia commission, is supporting Tye Menser, a Democrat running for Thurston County commissioner. But a mailer went out to voters recently telling people to write in Zita’s name in the commission race.
The Coalition for Integrity’s S.W.A.M.P. Index found that Washington is setting the national standard for strong anti-corruption laws. The state’s ethics agencies cannot remove offenders from office, but are still able to impose fines.
Voters in Washington state can expect an onslaught of campaign ads in the coming days, as deep-pocket organizations spend money on proposals to charge a fee on carbon pollution and block local taxes on soda and groceries.
In Washington state’s closest House race, Republican Dino Rossi is attempting to tar his Democratic opponent Kim Schrier as a supporter of steep gasoline taxes, because of her support for a carbon fee initiative.
26th Legislative District Democrats chairman John Patrick Kelly plans to resign as party members vote to begin the process of removing him from his position. Kelly is under fire for comments aimed at women.
Democrats running for office this fall are coming to the defense of the Affordable Care Act, a marked contrast with previous election cycles. In Washington, ACA premiums are expected to spike next year.
The Army Corps of Engineers has revived an environmental review of a controversial coal-export project along the Columbia River nearly a year after Washington state regulators denied the project a key permit.
The latest campaign finance report for eastern Washington's U.S. House seat shows that Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Lisa Brown have raised more than $9 million between them.
About 2,000 Central American migrants who circumvented Mexican police at a border bridge and crossed a river from Guatemala have decided to re-form their mass caravan and continue their trek northward toward the United States.