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Republican U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings is giving up the seat after 20 years (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hastings’ Seat To Be Highly Contested In Primary Election

The most closely watched race has been for Washington’s 4th Congressional District, which includes Yakima and the Tri-Cities. Republican U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings is giving up the seat after 20 years, and a dozen candidates are seeking a slot in the two-person runoff.

08/04/2014

File photo of voting booths. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Primary Turnout ‘Dismal’ 23 Percent

The Washington secretary of state’s office says the turnout in Tuesday’s primary election was “dismal,” but in line with similar off-year elections.

CBS Seattle–08/08/2013

File photo of a marijuana cigarette. (credit: Getty Images)

Marijuana Legalization Measure Certified

A measure to legalize the recreational use of marijuana is likely to be on the November ballot, after the secretary of the state’s office certified the initiative Friday, saying the campaign had turned in enough valid petition signatures.

01/27/2012

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