Posted by Melissa Santos on September 26, 2014
State Rep. Tami Green, D-Lakewood, hasn’t kept pace with her opponent, Republican state Sen. Steve O’Ban, when it comes to fundraising and campaign spending.
That may change soon, though, since this week Green gained the support of a environmental political action committee backed by California billionaire Tom Steyer.
O’Ban, of University Place, isn’t happy about the news. In a Facebook post Friday, the O’Ban campaign said, “It’s quite clear Tami Green has been angling for Steyer’s money.”
Posted by Kate Martin on September 22, 2014
A city-sponsored gun safety education campaign will not allow “no questions asked” gun surrender. The campaign encourages people to store guns safely and surrender unwanted guns to police.
Posted by Kate Martin on September 18, 2014
Three council members and the mayor are sponsoring a resolution that would support state Initiative 594, which requires background checks for all firearm sales. The council will weigh in on the issue at its Tuesday meeting.
Posted by Brad Shannon on September 16, 2014
The Pierce County Council member who grew up in Scotland and says the divisive issue has divided her own family still living in the highland nation. But she’d vote yes.
Posted by Melissa Santos on September 12, 2014
Allegations of impropriety continue to swirl in a right-leaning legislative district that straddles the Pierce and King county line. But as far as formal complaints go, there are now fewer to worry about.
Posted by Melissa Santos on September 9, 2014
Some political action committees in Washington pour big money into local elections this time of year. Then there are those other PACs – the ones that don’t make big donations or expenditures, but still aim to make a statement. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Hipster Political Action Committee of Washington falls into the latter category. Its slogan: “We wanted a better tomorrow before you did.”
Posted by Kate Martin on September 4, 2014
Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will appear with two other mayors this Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”