Primary Ballot Due by 8pm Tuesday!

Primary Ballot Due by 8pm Tuesday!

Haven’t voted yet? You have less than a week to get your completed primary ballot back to the county auditor.

If you (or your friends & family) need more information on your choices before you vote, check out our 2019 Primary Voter’s Guide. We even include links to our Candidates Night primary forum recordings.

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2019 Election: Who’s Running For Office?

2019 Election: Who’s Running For Office?

There are 65 positions to be decided this fall and 87 candidates.

Make no mistake, running for elected office is a big deal. In many cases, the elected position confers no monetary reward even though it demands a sacrifice of time, dedication, goodwill, and integrity.

Let’s look first at the uncontested races. (Click here to view all filed candidates and positions -excluding write-in candidates). If you are looking for the 2019 Voter’s Guide, click here.

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2019 Legislative Wrap: Forests and Rivers

2019 Legislative Wrap: Forests and Rivers

Measures preparing for and preventing wildfires made great progress this session.

Combined with bills from the 2018 session, there has been strong progress towards wildfire preparation in integrated training and deployment among the various Department of Natural Resources (DNR) firefighters, National Guard members and Correctional Department prisoners. More DNR firefighters, helicopters and other equipment have been secured, and on the ground pre-planning included.

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2019 Legislative Wrap: Climate Change and Energy

2019 Legislative Wrap: Climate Change and Energy

League Goal: reduce greenhouse gas emissions, put a price on carbon, and enact measures to promote climate resiliency.

Climate change is having a significant effect on Washington State’s natural and economic landscape. Addressing climate change impacts will require a sustained commitment to integrating climate information into legislation and government programs and services.

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2019 Legislative Wrap: Education

2019 Legislative Wrap: Education

Education bills came down to the wire!

SB 5091, which increases funding for Special Education, but not fully – according to most school districts – passed on the last day. A last-minute bill, HB 2163, which transfers money from the Budget Stabilization Act for K-12 hold-harmless payments in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years, passed on the final day. 

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