Politics

Plastic bag ban passes state Senate again

The Washington Senate has once again approved a measure to ban single-use plastic bags. The chamber voted 30-19 Wednesday to re-pass the measure… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2020
House Speaker Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, second from right, is sworn in by former Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst, second from left, Monday, on the first day of the 2020 session of the Washington legislature at the Capitol in Olympia. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

First female speaker of state House sworn in Monday

Laurie Jinkins also the first gay lawmaker to take this role

  • Jan 15, 2020
House Speaker Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, second from right, is sworn in by former Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst, second from left, Monday, on the first day of the 2020 session of the Washington legislature at the Capitol in Olympia. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

Inslee: Homelessness state’s top issue

‘Too many people are one financial crisis away from being homeless’

  • Jan 15, 2020

Port commissioner announces run for state senate

Connie Beauvais decides to run against Kevin Van De Wege

Van De Wege plans bill to force judicial branch to comply with Open Records Act

Area lawmakers also say they will focus on gaps left by Initiative 976

List of firearms bills to be proposed at Legislature

When lawmakers return to Olympia on Monday for the 2020 legislative session, they’ll take up a list… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2020

Port Townsend City Council swears in new members

MickHager, Rowe join municipal body

State’s March presidential primary ballot: 13 Democrats and Trump

No other choice for Republicans

  • Jan 8, 2020

Supreme Court rules state lawmakers subject to records act

The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that state lawmakers are subject to the same public disclosure… Continue reading

$300 million to help homeless in Gov. Inslee’s spending plan

Legislature to consider proposal for reserve spending

  • Dec 19, 2019

First Native American justice appointed to state Supreme Court

Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis named

  • Dec 5, 2019

Recount in PA council race to begin Wednesday

A manual recount to decide the results of the general election race for the Position 6 seat on the Port Angeles City… Continue reading

Councilman who did not run for re-election eyes vacant seat

Michael Merideth says he will remain in town for two more years, but not four

Election outcomes unchanged after certification

Jefferson County sees almost 60 percent voter turnout

Manual recount planned for Port Angeles City Council race

Navarra Carr three votes ahead of Nina Napiontek

PDC discusses searchable digital archive of campaign ads

Campaign finance officials are discussing the idea of building a searchable digital archive that collects campaign ads and information related… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2019

Initiative promoter formally announces gubernatorial run

Tim Eyman, a career anti-tax initiative promoter, formally announced his entry into Washington’s 2020 governor’s race.… Continue reading

Outcomes unchanged after final tally of votes in Jefferson County

Joe Baisch surpassed Jolen Elkins by 12 votes for a seat on the Brinnon School Board after the final count of general… Continue reading