Local Politics

Washington issues emergency rule change for ballots

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman on Wednesday issued an emergency rule change requiring ballot packets to be sent to voters as first-class mail. The ballots are to be sent at least 15 days before Election Day.…

AP: Culp advances to face Inslee in November

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Republican police chief Loren Culp edged out other Republicans to advance to the November ballot along with Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. Culp is the police chief of the town of Republic and author of the book…

Oregon governor resists using National Guard in active role

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Monday she won’t send National Guard troops to actively help quell violent protests in Portland over the killing of George Floyd because they aren’t needed and that “is exactly what President…

Don't forget: the 2020 Census is underway right now

SUITLAND-SILVER HILL, Md. -- An endeavor that only happens once a decade is being overshadowed by national pandemic. The 2020 Census officially kicked off in April. Census results determine how congressional seats are designated along with leadership at the local…

Biden wins Washington state Primary

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden won the statewide vote in Washington’s vote-by-mail Democratic presidential primary, maintaining the narrow lead he’s held over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders since last week as additional results were counted Monday. Biden’s…

WATCH: Washington officials give COVID-19 update

https://vimeo.com/397518720 KING COUNTY, Wash . - Washington officials are expected to update the public on the COVID-19 situation at a press conference Monday morning at 11 a.m. You can watch the press conference live above. For more on the coronavirus…