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What the fight for a Latino voting district means for Central WA politics

Have Latino candidates ever been elected in Yakima County at the state level?While no Latino candidate has been elected at the state level in the 15th Legislative District, a few have been...

Ukraine invasion severs decades of WA business ties with Russia

But doing business with that country grew increasingly difficult as Vladimir Putin’s Russian government pushed its political ambitions. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is expected to further deteriorate any remaining economic ties.  Washington’s iconic...

Rural WA nurses seek support for sexual assault examiner training

Paying for the training However, that progress could be stifled by a lack of money to pay for it.  State funding that has enabled Harborview to offer training free of charge this year...

Kshama Sawant says failed recall attempt emboldened her

Sawant, the city’s longest-standing council member and its only socialist, credits her base of working-class supporters for keeping her in office, despite strong opposition from business groups. She said those supporters expect...

Latino voters file lawsuit over Washington redistricting plan

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Washington in Seattle on behalf of several Yakima Valley residents and the Southcentral Coalition of People of Color for...

The Sawant recall election is relatively small but its audience is huge

Since the summer, Sawant supporters have registered more than 1,000 new voters in the 3rd District. The Kshama Solidarity Campaign aims to gain 2,000 new voters by Dec. 7.Meanwhile, the Recall Sawant...

In Eastern WA, vaccine messaging matters for political candidates

Ben Wick, who is seeking re-election to the Spokane Valley City Council, posts about a recent forum, where he highlighted several issues. (via Facebook)Issues outside of COVID-19  Wick is not the only...

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