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Money starts to flow in for Washington gun initiatives

While Washington state voters won’t vote on two competing gun-related ballot measures for months, money is already pouring into the campaigns in advance of the November election. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Why Democrats won't win back the House

Democrats and Republicans are locked in a competitive struggle over who will control the U.S. Senate next year. But barring a seismic political event between now and Election Day, the GOP’s control of the U.S. House is not in question. Here’s why. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Prop. 1 Seattle park district leading, other primary election results

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Obama and Congress hit new poll lows

The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll gives the president an approval rating of 40%, a record low; Congress has a rating of only 14%, also a low. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Washington state voters weigh in on primary

Ten congressional races and dozens of legislative contests across Washington state will be decided by voters this week, though many of the races don’t offer much competition. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Prop 1 sparks fierce debate among park lovers

A fierce debate has developed between people who usually get along: park lovers. Proposition 1 on Tuesday’s ballot would create a Seattle Park District. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Mukilteo mayor denies hire was political payback

When the mayor of Mukilteo hired a state senator who happens to be a close friend, her policy analysts and critics cried foul. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell dies

Schell served one term as Seattle’s mayor from 1998 to 2002 before losing a re-election bid to Greg Nickels. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Is Obama a lame duck before his time?

The woes of a second term are nothing new, but for President Obama they seem to have started sooner and struck harder than for his predecessors. Former aides and analysts see some lessons from their experiences that Obama might want to consider. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Medina to bill former Costco CEO for Obama visit

President Obama arrived in Seattle Tuesday to raise money for his party, but the festivities for the Democratic National Convention are costing taxpayers a bundle. Now, one city hosting the president says the party is over. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites