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Last Build Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:11:30 -0700


Green Party candidate Jill Stein to visit Seattle, Olympia on Monday

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:24:46 -0700

Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, will hold events in Seattle and Olympia on Monday.

Climate change was a presidential debate no-show

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:37:30 -0700

Climate change was the issue not to be named through three presidential debates.

Thirsty for an ‘I Never Said That’ IPA? ‘Hillary’s Krooked’ Kolsch? Brewery gets creative during debate

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:12:38 -0700

The Ballard brewery and tap house held a debate viewing party during the third showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

At college campuses, state’s youngest voters remain a great unknown

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0700

As the election approaches, Washington college students talk about who they support for president, and why. Many will vote for Hillary Clinton, but not always enthusiastically.

More than $220,000 spent to defeat Steve McLaughlin, GOP candidate for Commissioner of Public Lands

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:03:28 -0700

Washington Conservation Voters has singled out a local candidate as one of the “dirty dozen” running for state office across the U.S. Meanwhile, the GOP accuses Democrat Hilary Franz of failing to file as a lobbyist.

Kemper Freeman Jr. joins wealthy state donors to Trump campaign

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:59:53 -0700

Some big Washington GOP donors, including Bellevue developer Kemper Freeman Jr., have opened their wallets in recent months to help elect Donald Trump.

Ballots in state being mailed this week

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:41:22 -0700

Counties across Washington have begun to send out ballots to the state’s more than 4.2 million registered voters. King County mailed its ballots Wednesday.

Blow-by-blow reporting and analysis from the final 2016 presidential debate

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:29:24 -0700

At debate watching parties across the city, Seattle Times staffers provided live reporting and analysis on the final showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Sound Transit won’t face legal action from Attorney General’s Office over release of email addresses

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:50:59 -0700

The state Attorney General’s Office said Wednesday it won’t pursue legal action against Sound Transit for the agency’s improper release of ORCA cardholders’ email addresses to the campaign promoting a ballot measure to expand regional light rail.

Jay Inslee and Bill Bryant spar in final governor debate

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:02:27 -0700

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and his GOP challenger, former Port of Seattle Commissioner Bill Bryant, met Wednesday in their third and final debate.

O, Canada! Thanks for the kind words

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:29:54 -0700

Canadians put together a social media campaign, #tellamericaitsgreat, to help Americans get through this presidential election.

Writer to share field notes from life among Trump’s core base

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:14:23 -0700

Wondering how in the world Trump ever happened? A sociologist spent five years immersed in Trump’s white, working-class base, and she’s coming to Seattle to talk about what she found.

Speaking truth in ‘Power’ at Langston Hughes

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:51:12 -0700

In “Power: From the Mouths of the Occupied,” local African Americans work with LA-based director — and Black Lives Matter co-founder — Patrisse Khan-Cullors to tell stories about traumatic encounters with law enforcement.

Prosecutor asks wildlife-refuge standoff jury to use common sense

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:32:02 -0700

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The trial of a man who led a standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge has raised many complicated issues, some of them political. But federal prosecutor Ethan Knight told a jury Tuesday during closing arguments that the case comes down to common sense and one simple fact: “They made a choice […]

Pro-Inslee PAC spends $700K on ads bashing Bill Bryant

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:37:45 -0700

Gov. Jay Inslee has raised a lot of money for his re-election campaign. But Democratic groups are still spending on his behalf in an effort to defeat GOP challenger Bill Bryant.

Howard Schultz, Bill and Melinda Gates were considered as Clinton’s running mate

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:28:25 -0700

The Clinton campaign considered the trio of Seattle luminaries for the vice presidency, according to hacked campaign emails released by WikiLeaks.

WA’s Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman calls Trump rigged-election claim ‘irresponsible’

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:42:27 -0700

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman says fellow Republican Donald Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud and a rigged election are “irresponsible.”

Dems call foul on Litzow’s GOP ads in race that could change control of Senate

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:09:42 -0700

Democrats are howling over new ads by Republican State Sen. Steve Litzow that used images of Gov. Jay Inslee and two Democratic House members without their knowledge or permission.

State pouring billions into schools, but are they ‘fully funded’? Districts say no

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:07:31 -0700

Trying to comply with the McCleary ruling, Washington state has poured billions of dollars into fully funding basic K-12 education. But school districts are still spending millions of dollars in local property-tax money for costs like transportation and building maintenance.

ICYMI: 5 good and useful reads from the weekend

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:19:16 -0700

Traffic, weather, politics and more. Here are five stories you might have missed on over the weekend (Oct. 14-16).