Lawmakers get a jump start on session

Abortion, marijuana among issues in early bill filings

As the 105-day session of the 2017 Washington Legislature began Monday, several contentious issues loomed in addition to the biggest agenda item of all: funding basic education.

Bill would tighten police seizure of assets

Rep. Taylor co-sponsors new legislation

A Yakima Valley lawmaker wants to change how law enforcement seizes assets.

Legislators agree: Basic education to dominate 2017 session

Finding the dollars to meet the Supreme Court’s mandate to fully fund basic education as required by the state constitution is the dominant issue facing legislators in the 2017 session.

Senate selects Honeyford

A Sunnyside man was elected to a leadership post yesterday during the first day of the legislative session.

Jenkin takes oath of office

Former School Board member begins term

A Prosser man is now serving his district as a state legislator.

Jenkin excited about session

Prosser man takes seat in state House

A Prosser businessman is excited about his first session in the state legislature.

Newhouse sworn in for 115th Congress

A Sunnyside native is set for his second term in Congress.

Electoral College upholds results, minus a few votes

Four defect from Clinton in state results

Four of the state’s 12 electors defected yesterday, costing Hillary Clinton additional votes in the Electoral College.

Electoral college met today

U.S. founders decided on the Electoral process

The 32nd Washington Electoral College convened at the state Capitol at high noon today, taking part in a time-honored ritual of awarding the state’s electoral votes for president and vice president.

McMorris Rodgers on Interior list?

Representative may oversee Interior agency

An Eastern Washington congresswoman could be the next head of the federal Department of the Interior.

Sunnyside man trails in judicial race

Federspiel has double-digit lead for seat

A local attorney’s bid to unseat a Yakima County Superior Court judge appears headed for defeat.

Leita, Anderson take leads in commissioner races

An incumbent seeking a final term and a candidate seeking his first were both successful in County Commissioner contests last night.

Dan Newhouse clear winner in House race

Former football player trails

In the Congressional campaign between two Republicans, it appears incumbent Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside will defeat Eltopia rancher Clint Didier.

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Trevino appointed Granger mayor

City Council seat now vacant

The city has its third mayor in two weeks.

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Mabton school levy passing

Voters ready to spend $2.5 million to remodel school

Voters are approving a $2.5 million levy to remodel the elementary school.