Elections 2016

Elections 2016

Charter-school backers spending $116,000 to try to unseat state Supreme Court justice

Stand for Children, a major proponent of charter schools in Washington, has spent $116,000 to help a candidate who is looking to unseat state Supreme Court Justice Barbara Madsen. Madsen, the court’s chief justice, wrote last year’s majority opinion striking down Washington’s system of charter schools, which voters approved in 2012. Together, the independent expenditures supporting Greg Zempel, Madsen’s opponent, are the largest seen in a judicial race in Washington since 2010.

Elections 2016

Washington state delegates mostly realists

The Washington State delegates to the Democratic National Convention got a breakfast visit Wednesday from former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who urged them to work hard to beat Republican Donald Trump in November. Sanders’ comments were well-received by the delegation, which is heavily made up of Sanders supporters after he easily won the state Democratic caucuses in March.

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Washington state delegates reflect on Democratic National Convention

Delegates from the state of Washington speak about their experiences at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Talore McBride Contributing writer
Washington state delegates reflect on Democratic National Convention 1:23

Washington state delegates reflect on Democratic National Convention

Donald Trump protesters get rowdy in Fresno 1:00

Donald Trump protesters get rowdy in Fresno

The best and worst things about a President Trump 1:25

The best and worst things about a President Trump

VIDEO: Pub staff weighs in on Tacoma minimum wage hike 1:27

VIDEO: Pub staff weighs in on Tacoma minimum wage hike