A coalition has filed a complaint with the state’s Public Disclosure Commission over campaign mailers sent to voters in Thurston County and elsewhere in recent days, calling the mailers a “blatant attempt to mislead voters.”
Thurston Public Utility District, one of the smallest local governments in the county, finds itself in the center of a testy political race between challenger Andrew Saturn and incumbent Linda Oosterman, who holds the District 1 seat.
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.
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.
Special prosecutor who helped investigate allegations that Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers is planning an announcement on that investigation.
Mexican authorities are rushing to evacuate low-lying areas and set up shelters as an "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Willa heads toward landfall along a stretch of Pacific coast dotted with high-rise resorts, surfing beaches and fishing villages.