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The cheering over Trump’s tax brag is truly chilling
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:16:35 -0700
I asked some Trump supporters what they thought of him bragging about possibly not paying any income tax. Not only were they fine with it — it’s a key selling point for why he should be president.
How your U.S. lawmakers voted
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:50:45 -0700
WASHINGTON — Here’s how Washington state’s members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Sept. 30. The House and Senate are now in recess until the week of Nov. 14. House Corps of Engineers projects By a vote of 399 for and 25 against, the House on Sept. 28 passed a bill […]
Proposal would allow citizenship check to vote in Washington
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:31:20 -0700
Washington’s secretary of state has proposed legislation requiring residents to prove U.S. citizenship or legal residency to get state driver’s licenses so elections officials can ensure noncitizens are not trying to vote.
4 tips for surviving the Clinton vs. Trump presidential election
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:03 -0700
Can’t see eye to eye with a loved one or friend this campaign season? Seattle-based sociologist and relationship expert Pepper Schwartz weighs in on how to navigate the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton divide: • The election cycle will eventually end. “The question is if you want your relationship to end with it or not.” Realize that you […]
Race for Washington lieutenant governor a study in contrasts
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:25:07 -0700
The race for lieutenant governor in Washington state pits a progressive Democratic legislator and law professor against a conservative Republican pastor and talk-show host with no experience in elected office.
Mayor’s group rejects commercial rent control
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:05:36 -0700
A committee convened by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray recommended several steps that could help small businesses find affordable space in the city, but it opposed the idea of commercial rent control floated by some on the City Council.