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Members of the House convene on the first day of the legislative session at the Washington state Capitol, Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Olympia.

Washington voters favor anti-tax initiatives — for now

Members of the House convene on the first day of the legislative session at the Washington state Capitol, Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Olympia.

May 23, 2024, 2:21pm Election

The three tax initiatives destined for Washington’s November ballot are popular with voters, according to the results of a new Cascade PBS/Elway Poll. Read story

Smart phones and state funding: Candidates for state superintendent answer questions of high schoolers in candidate forum

May 23, 2024, 8:10am Election

Candidates for state superintendent discussed their perspectives on various topics, including school funding, sex education, mental health and parents rights at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Washington at Ridgeline High School Monday night. Read story

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Capital gains tax receipts in Washington tumble

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

May 22, 2024, 2:48pm Editor's Choice

Capital gains tax collections in Washington have plummeted in their second year, creating potential challenges for the next governor and legislative budget writers in 2025. Read story

Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Joe Kent speaks at a Tuesday town hall at the Camas Community Center.

‘The economy is destroying people’: 3rd District candidate Joe Kent hosts town hall in Camasvideo icon

Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Joe Kent speaks at a Tuesday town hall at the Camas Community Center.

May 21, 2024, 5:58pm Clark County News

At a town hall event Tuesday morning, Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Joe Kent declared that inflation, immigration and parental rights are the biggest issues facing the United States today. Read story

State Sen. Mark Mullet, left, and Attorney General Bob Ferguson, right, are both running as Democrats for governor in 2024.

Did Bob Ferguson go too far responding to fellow Fergusons?

State Sen. Mark Mullet, left, and Attorney General Bob Ferguson, right, are both running as Democrats for governor in 2024.

May 21, 2024, 2:23pm Election

Democratic candidate Bob Ferguson pursued various hardball political and legal tactics to get two opponents who share his name out of the governor’s race — including an option the secretary of state said Washington election law doesn’t allow. Read story

A car drives by a ballot drop box on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, in Sherwood, Ore. In Oregon&rsquo;s Multnomah County, home to Portland, the progressive district attorney who took office during the historical social justice movement of 2020 is being challenged by a more centrist candidate vowing to be tough on crime, highlighting the growing pressure on liberal prosecutors across the U.S. amid voter concerns over public drug use and disorder.

Progressive prosecutor in Portland seeks to fend off tough-on-crime challenger in DA race

A car drives by a ballot drop box on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, in Sherwood, Ore. In Oregon&rsquo;s Multnomah County, home to Portland, the progressive district attorney who took office during the historical social justice movement of 2020 is being challenged by a more centrist candidate vowing to be tough on crime, highlighting the growing pressure on liberal prosecutors across the U.S. amid voter concerns over public drug use and disorder.

May 21, 2024, 7:24am Election

In Oregon’s Multnomah County, home to Portland, the progressive district attorney who took office during the social justice movement of 2020 is being challenged by a candidate vowing to be tough on crime, highlighting the growing pressure on liberal prosecutors across the U.S. amid voter concerns over public drug use… Read story

FILE - Vote-by-mail ballots for the presidential primary election are seen on March 12, 2024, at the Clark County Elections Office in Vancouver, Wash.

After blaming his 2020 loss on mail balloting, Trump tries to make GOP voters believe it’s OK now

FILE - Vote-by-mail ballots for the presidential primary election are seen on March 12, 2024, at the Clark County Elections Office in Vancouver, Wash.

May 17, 2024, 2:04pm Election

Marta Moehring voted the way she prefers in Nebraska’s Republican primary Tuesday — in person, at her west Omaha polling place. Read story

Reform Clark County signature gatherers hoped to get the Restore Election Confidence initiative on November's ballot.

Clark County election security petition pushes for 27,702 signatures; WinCo says not at our stores

Reform Clark County signature gatherers hoped to get the Restore Election Confidence initiative on November's ballot.

May 14, 2024, 6:09am Clark County News

Perhaps you have seen signs across Clark County urging, “Save your vote,” or noticed people with clipboards outside local businesses. Read story

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

Two of three people who filed to run for governor under name Bob Ferguson withdraw from race

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

May 13, 2024, 5:41pm Election

Washington's candidate filing week ended in chaos — and more than a few jokes on social media — when the field of candidates for governor increased by two more Bob Fergusons. Read story

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, right, looks on before the signing of several bills aimed at protecting reproductive health and gender-affirming care in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the University of Washington's Hans Rosling Center for Population Health in Seattle.

Three Bob Fergusons now running for governor as race takes turn for the weird

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, right, looks on before the signing of several bills aimed at protecting reproductive health and gender-affirming care in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the University of Washington's Hans Rosling Center for Population Health in Seattle.

May 13, 2024, 11:20am Election

The number of Bob Fergusons running to be Washington’s next governor grew to three on Friday. Read story