State Elections HEADLINES
Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee both vow major changes in state-government culture if elected governor Nov. 6.
Democrat Denny Heck often says the biggest issue driving his campaign in Washington’s newest congressional district is jobs. Rival Republican Dick Muri says jobs are a top worry nationally and a problem locally, but he also is worried about deficits and taxes.
A company that sued state Rep. Troy Kelley is willing to disclose the amount Kelley paid to settle the dispute, but the Tacoma lawmaker is declining the offer, saying another company would have to agree.
A company that sued Troy Kelley has offered to reveal the amount the Tacoma Democrat paid to settle the lawsuit if Kelley will agree.
Two political committees have emerged as the major outside spenders supporting Washington’s gubernatorial candidates, but a third organization is hoping to make a splash, and political insiders say more groups could enter the fray.
When it comes to incentives and regulations to help green-energy producers, the two main candidates for Washington governor see things differently.
The two races in the 2nd Legislative District have a common theme, with well-funded Republicans fending off Democratic challengers who have far less money to overcome the district’s libertarian leanings.
An unexpected rise in Washingtons unemployment rate last month puts extra weight on a key question in this years gubernatorial race: What can the next governor do to get people back to work?
Jennifer Ducummon supports Referendum 74. Bob Higley opposes it. But the two have at least one thing in common: Neither thinks the legal recognition of same-sex marriage is as purely symbolic as it seems.
26th District incumbents look to thwart challengers; Position 2 Seaquist-Richards contest has been testy at times
Political newcomers one a Democrat, the other a Republican are looking to unseat the state House members representing the Gig Harbor and Key peninsulas this year.
Jay Inslee supports Washington’s process for licensing drivers who haven’t proved their legal residency, while Rob McKenna wants to change it.
It might not quite be the full-fledged gubernatorial debate that Tacoma had hoped to land, but the candidates for governor will appear together at the Tacoma Dome during the Asian Pacific Islander Coalitions summit on Friday.
The drumbeat of national party money arriving in Washington for the governors race continues.
For several months, Democrat Jim McIntire appeared to have a free ride to re-election to a second term as state treasurer this year, because no one filed against him.
Yakima attorney Blaine Tamaki and his wife gave $7,200 to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee the maximum allowed by law and then donated another $80,000 to the state party to help out the candidate.
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