Politics

[7/9/19] Long Runs Again

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Democrat Carolyn Long has announced that she will once again seek to unseat incumbent Republican U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler. Yesterday, Long held three kickoff events across Washington’s 3rd Congressional District – which covers the southernmost portion of western and central Washington. Long was a political newcomer in her 2018 race, but the Washington State […]

[7/5/19] Initiative Deadline Nears

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The signature deadline is today for an initiative that would require tax increases approved by the Washington state Legislature to expire after one year unless voters also approved the increases through ballot measures. Critics of I-1648 say it could wreck the state budget, which targets 11 tax increases passed by lawmakers this year. The initiative […]

[6/27/19] New Voter Registration In WA

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Washington state intends to move ahead with a new voter-registration system ahead of the Aug. 6 primary despite concerns from election officials in a handful of counties about problems they’ve encountered. Concerns stem from the transition from the previous system to the new $9.5 million project, called VoteWA. In addition to shutting down the state’s […]

[6/18/19] Senator Fined

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The Legislative Ethics Board has fined Democratic Sen. Sam Hunt $1,000 because his legislative assistant booked a room on the Capitol campus for a campaign-related event. The board issued its finding Friday and released it publicly on Monday. The order notes that $500 of the fine will be suspended provided Hunt has no further ethics […]

[3/13/19] Cougar Control Bill Stuck in Legislature

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A bill to allow cougar hunting with dogs doesn’t appear to be getting out of the Legislature this session.

[3/13/19] H2A Bill Passes Senate

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The State House is considering a bill to enhance the temporary worker, or H2A, program.

[3/8/19] Commissioner Supports Letter on Japan Apple Exports

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Chelan County Commissioner Doug England approves of a letter sent to the U.S. Trade Representative about apple exports to Japan.