Political News

Republican Jumps Into Race Against Sen. Patty MurrayFormer Washington state Republican Party Chairman Chris Vance says he's running against Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, who is seeking her fifth six-year term.
Bernie Sanders Brings Campaign To West Coast
Lawsuit Over Lease For Shell Arctic Drilling Fleet RejectedA Washington state judge has rejected a lawsuit challenging the Port of Seattle's decision
Anti-tax Measure Qualifies For November ballotInitiative promoter Tim Eyman's latest attempt to limit the Legislature's ability to raise taxes has qualified for the November ballot.
Trump Reads Sen. Graham's Personal Phone NumberDonald Trump disclosed an opponent's cell number in a fiery speech
Gov. Inslee Blames GOP For Climate FailuresWashington Gov. Jay Inslee has gained national attention for rolling out some of the most ambitious climate initiatives in the country, signing pacts with other Western states and speaking at an international summit.
Oregon Is First State To Adopt Automatic Voter RegistrationGov. Kate Brown signed a bill that puts the burden of registration on the state instead of voters
Washington House Passes Bill To Outlaw Spying Via DroneIt would become a crime to spy on people with a drone under a bill passed by the Washington House of Representatives
Senate Passes $15 Billion Transportation PackageThe 16-year plan includes a gas tax
Country's First Bisexual Governor, Kate Brown, Officially Sworn InBrown assumed Oregon's highest office during a ceremony at the state Capitol
Murray, Cantwell Face Changes In Next CongressNow that Republicans will control the U.S. Senate, Washington's two Democratic senators will see their roles change in the nation's capital
Rival Gun Measures To Be Decided In WashingtonVoters decide Tuesday whether to increase the number of background checks on gun sales and transfers conducted in Washington state