Candidates filed for office last week in the race for Tacoma’s mayor, plus for the City Council and state Legislature. Dozens of other mayoral and city council positions are up in Pierce County as well.
Early returns from Tuesday’s special election showed voters in the Dieringer School District approving a $9.5 million bond measure, while a $41 million bond package in Orting trailed in early returns. More ballots will be counted Friday.
While the Clintons debate whether they will attend and George W. Bush weighs a possible appearance, according to media reports, Carter is the only former U.S. president who has RSVP’d yes to the ceremony.
As of Thursday, a 16-year-old reality show contestant, a church choir and an iconic musical dance group are the only confirmed performers come Jan. 20. A slew of artists, however, have said they will not perform.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Philadelphia Inquirer, citing one Pennsylvania elector, report that some members of the electoral college will have police protection before their vote Monday as their receive enormous pressure to not vote for President-elect Donald Trump
According to a Washington Post/Qualtrics poll, 52 percent of Republicans and 29 percent of the population believes the Republican won the popular vote in addition to his electoral college victory, despite the fact that Democrat Hillary Clinton actually won the popular vote by more than 2.5 million votes.
During a rally Friday night in Orlando, Florida, President-elect Donald Trump derisively referred to former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin as “Evan McMuffin.” The nickname briefly trended on Twitter, and the conservative former CIA officer fired back with an aggressive comeback.
President-elect Donald Trump said Friday that his supporters were “vicious” and “violent” during the presidential campaign, seemingly contradicting claims he made before the election that the “the safest place on Earth is at a Trump rally.”
While some lawmakers have suggested that the FBI and CIA disagree over the intentions and role of Russia’s hacking in the U.S. presidential election, FBI director James Comey agreed with the CIA’s assesment that Russia intervened to help Republican Donald Trump.
Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, according to U.S. officials.
There’s a disconnect between economic data suggesting a good and growing economy, and a groundswell of voters who think those numbers are rigged. Interviews with several dozen voters in Western Pennsylvania who support Republican Donald Trump reveal a deeply held distrust of government statistics and programs, a fear that their own relative prosperity is threatened and the strong sense that change is critical in the White House.
In attempting to stop Jill Stein's recount effort in Michigan, the Republican's campaign claimed "all available evidence suggests that the 2016 general election was not tainted by fraud or mistake." Trump has claimed without evidence that millions voted illegally.
An upbeat and party-like mood fills the room at the Pierce County Republican party Tuesday at the Sharon McGavick Conference Center in Lakewood as early national election results point to a likely Donald Trump presidential victory.
Dean J. Koepflerdkoepfler@thenewstribune.com
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