WALLA WALLA — Final results for the Nov. 6 general election were certified Tuesday, producing no surprises in any local races.
If there was any doubt, Election 2012 has confirmed it: Washington is the slowest vote-counting state in the country.
Buoyed by unprecedented victories at the ballot box, an energized gay-rights movement is looking ahead — building a state-by-state strategy for winning marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples across the country.
SEATTLE — Thousands more votes were counted in Washington state on Thursday, but the decision on charter schools remains murky.
TACOMA -- Call this one: Why modern political campaigns are bad for good government.
OLYMPIA (AP) — Supporters of gay marriage in Washington state declared victory Wednesday, saying they don’t see a way for their opponents to prevail as votes continue to trickle in on Referendum 74.
A political GPS is not necessary to realize Washington state took a hard left at the Cascades.
The Evergreen State was dark blue on Tuesday as voters heavily favored Democrats in most statewide offices while also approving gay marriage and legalizing marijuana.
Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational use of marijuana.
SEATTLE — U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is likely to clinch her third term in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, while the race for one of Washington’s redrawn congressional districts remains a toss-up.
OLYMPIA — Washington state’s race for governor hung on late ballots Wednesday, with election officials estimating hundreds of thousands of votes were left to count.
OLYMPIA — Supporters of gay marriage in Washington state said they were in a “very strong position” Tuesday night, with early returns showing voters narrowly approving same-sex marriage in the state after residents gave similar measures the go-ahead in Maryland and Maine.
PORTLAND (AP) — Democrats were on track to pick up seats in the Oregon House and maintain their edge in the state Senate, taking firm control of the legislative agenda next year in tandem with the Democratic governor.
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