Local Politics

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…

Special election first results for Benton, Franklin, Yakima, Kittitas and Walla Walla counties

UPDATE: Below are links to the first round of results for each county's special election: Benton County https://results.votewa.gov/ResultsSW.aspx?type=CTYALL&cty=03&map=CTY Kittitas County https://results.votewa.gov/ResultsSW.aspx?type=CTYALL&cty=19&map=CTY Walla Walla County https://results.votewa.gov/ResultsSW.aspx?type=CTYALL&cty=36&map=CTY Yakima County https://results.votewa.gov/ResultsSW.aspx?type=CTYALL&cty=39&map=CTY Franklin County https://results.votewa.gov/ResultsSW.aspx?type=CTYALL&cty=11&map=CTY -- Tuesday is a special election day for Benton,…

Washington state Senate tackles list of gun bills

SEATTLE (AP) — A grieving mother, a frightened student, prosecutors and law enforcement officers told a Senate panel that setting certain limits on firearms will save lives, while a home-invasion victim, gun store owners and a tribal chairman argued that…