Politics

Idaho Attorney General Wasden announces run for sixth term

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will seek a sixth term as the state’s chief legal officer, he announced Monday. Wasden is seeking to extend his run as the longest-serving attorney general in the state’s history.…

Washington gets another positive state revenue forecast

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As Washington lawmakers prepare for a new legislative session to craft and pass a supplemental budget, they’ll have more money to work with thanks to a steady increase of state revenues over the past year. Updated…

Idaho Senate panel kills three COVID-19 vaccine bills

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Legislature appeared ready on Wednesday to wrap up the extended 2021 session after a Senate committee killed three bills having to do with COVID-19 vaccine legislation. The Senate State Affairs Committee held all three…

Justices say Gov. Jay Inslee overstepped veto authority

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee overstepped his veto authority when he cut a sentence that appeared seven times in the 2019 transportation budget, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The sentence in question would have prevented the Department of…

2 Democrats seek to unseat McMorris Rodgers in WA-05

SPOKANE, Wash. -- An attorney and a marketing professional have announced their candidacies to represent Washington’s fifth Congressional district.  Natasha Hill and Ann Marie Danimus, both democrats, are seeking to replace incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who has held the seat…

WA Senate considers plan that includes COVID-19 testing

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Under a plan being considered by the Washington Senate, lawmakers in that chamber would conduct their work through a mix of virtual committee meetings and on-site votes, and senators and staff would have to provide proof…

McGeachin meets with former President Trump in Florida

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin said Thursday she met earlier this week with former President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. McGeachin in a statement said she spoke with Trump on…

Moderate candidates leading liberals in Seattle's top races

SEATTLE (AP) - Moderate candidates were leading in early Seattle election returns following a months-long debate about how to address the city's problems of homelessness, policing and racial and economic injustice. In the mayor's race Tuesday, Bruce Harrell, a former…