Politics

Lawmaker, teaching coach vie for state superintendent post

Lawmaker, teaching coach vie for state superintendent post

The post’s salary is $132,000 a year and is responsible for $9 billion in education spending.

Lawmaker, teaching coach vie for state superintendent post
State attorney general to speak at Democrats’ dinner in Port Angeles

State attorney general to speak at Democrats’ dinner in Port Angeles

Tickets are $55 per person if purchased by this coming Saturday. They will be $60 per person after that.

State attorney general to speak at Democrats’ dinner in Port Angeles
Ted S. Warren (2)/The Associated Press                                U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is being challenged by Republican Chris Vance, a former state GOP chairman and King County councilman, in the November election.

Challenger aims at longtime senator as ‘establishment’

As Chris Vance enters the final weeks of his race against Patty Murray, he hopes the controversies surrounding Donald Trump don’t drown out his message.

  • Sep 25, 2016
Ted S. Warren (2)/The Associated Press                                U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is being challenged by Republican Chris Vance, a former state GOP chairman and King County councilman, in the November election.
Cherie Kidd on Feb. 2 council meeting: ‘I have learned from this experience’

Cherie Kidd on Feb. 2 council meeting: ‘I have learned from this experience’

The Port Angeles City Council will consider admonishment Oct. 4.

Cherie Kidd on Feb. 2 council meeting: ‘I have learned from this experience’
Washington voters face question of campaign finance reform

Washington voters face question of campaign finance reform

Initiative 1464’s voucher system would give voters three $50 “democracy credits” that they can use in state races every two years.

Washington voters face question of campaign finance reform
Lower Elwha tribal members stand with Standing Rock Sioux

Lower Elwha tribal members stand with Standing Rock Sioux

Delegation part of a larger group of Salish and Washington tribes.

Lower Elwha tribal members stand with Standing Rock Sioux

Federal government halts work on North Dakota part of pipeline project

The order came minutes after a judge rejected a request by the Standing RockSioux to halt construction of the pipeline.

  • Sep 12, 2016

Clallam County League of Women Voters presents forums

The three candidate forums and an educational event on initiatives are free and open to the public.

State back in court over education funding case

State back in court over education funding case

The state and the group that’s suing it are grappling over whether the state has complied with the McCleary decision.

State back in court over education funding case

Washington attorney general seeks legislation banning assault weapons

Bob Ferguson said Wednesday he’ll ask lawmakers to introduce a bill next year to prohibit the sale of semi-automatic weapons with certain military-style features.

State Supreme Court to hear school funding debate starting Wednesday

The hearing marks the latest development in the McCleary case — a 2012 ruling that said the Legislature has failed to fully fund education.

Donald Trump visits Mexico, defends United States’ right to build border wall

Republican presidential nominee praises Mexicans as “amazing people” after meeting with the country’s president, Enrique Pena Nieto.

Trump to Everett crowd: ‘We’re gonna win’

Trump to Everett crowd: ‘We’re gonna win’

The Republican presidential candidate’s visit to Everett is marked by both supporters and protesters.

Trump to Everett crowd: ‘We’re gonna win’
Clallam commissioner candidates differ on carbon tax

Clallam commissioner candidates differ on carbon tax

Randy Johnson and Ron Richards outline their positions on Initiative 732 at an election forum.

Clallam commissioner candidates differ on carbon tax
Clallam County judge hopefuls at odds over veterans court

Clallam County judge hopefuls at odds over veterans court

Brian Coughenour and Dave Neupert come down on different sides of idea that would direct veterans toward treatment.

Clallam County judge hopefuls at odds over veterans court

Port Angeles city attorney struggles with definition of profanity

Bill Bloor is preparing guiding principles for City Council members on a ban against use of profanity that they imposed on themselves.

Inslee, Bryant differ on minimum wage

Inslee, Bryant differ on minimum wage

Inslee said increases should be spread across the state, while Bryant countered they should vary by region.

Inslee, Bryant differ on minimum wage
Tharinger, Alger opposed on capital gains tax, minimum wage

Tharinger, Alger opposed on capital gains tax, minimum wage

Position 2 state Rep. Steve Tharinger, 67, the longtime incumbent Democrat, said he’s for the increases, while John Alger, 62, who filed as an “independent-GOP party” candidate, said he’s opposed.

Tharinger, Alger opposed on capital gains tax, minimum wage
State Supreme Court justices decry tactics

State Supreme Court justices decry tactics

Justice Mary Yu and Chief Justice Barbara Madsen say opponents focus on the McCleary and other decisions.

State Supreme Court justices decry tactics
Richards, Johnson to face off for Clallam County commissioner race in November

Richards, Johnson to face off for Clallam County commissioner race in November

In a third count of ballots Tuesday, Johnson edged Gabe Rygaard by 192 votes in the top-two primary for a spot on the ballot.

Richards, Johnson to face off for Clallam County commissioner race in November