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Nov 6, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Early election results are flooding in, and the call on buses is awfully close. Out of roughly 100 thousand votes cast for Pierce Transit Special Election Prop. 1, 50.85 percent of voters rejected the measure to impose an additional 0.3 percent...
Oct 23, 2012 at 4:11 PM
A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit of Appeals has rejected a challenge to Washington state's policy on releasing signature petitions on initiatives and referendums.
Jun 17, 2012 at 4:07 PM
With Washington state's new law permitting gay marriage officially headed to the ballot, more than $1 million has been raised so far to support the measure compared with only $120,000 to defeat it, state records show.
May 29, 2012 at 9:17 AM
The debt crisis that has ravaged Europe for the best part of three years has exposed a dislike of the single currency but little desire to abandon it, a wide-ranging survey of public opinion found Tuesday.
Mar 9, 2012 at 8:15 AM
Paul Thomasson is writing and sending personal emails to hundreds of people in Washington in the hope that by telling his personal story he can convince them to change their mind and support same-sex marriage.
Mar 7, 2012 at 1:27 PM
Paul Thomasson is on a one man letter writing campaign. Thomasson, a Boeing employee and military veteran who lives in the Seattle area, is writing and sending personal emails to hundreds of people in Washington in the hope that by telling his...
Feb 2, 2012 at 1:44 PM
Washington state is likely to become the seventh state to legalize same-sex within the next two weeks, but opponents have already promised a ballot challenge that would halt any summer weddings.
Jan 9, 2012 at 2:57 PM

An Everett attorney has filed an initiative with the state Secretary of State's office to for a vote on what constitutes marriage in Washington.
Stephen Pidgeon filed the initiative, which he calls the "Marriage is Between One Man and One...
Oct 21, 2011 at 10:33 AM
Washington officials have stopped releasing copies signature petitions that forced a vote on a 2009 domestic partnership law.
Oct 17, 2011 at 12:18 PM
State officials on Monday released copies of signature petitions that forced a vote on a 2009 domestic partnership law, disclosing the names of signers after a judge rejected arguments that supporters could be harassed.
Oct 3, 2011 at 10:37 AM

On one side -- fears of harassment. On the other -- a push for open state records.

That sets the stage for a key hearing today over names tied to R-71.

You probably remember Referendum 71 back in 2009 -- and the fierce debate...
Oct 3, 2011 at 3:35 PM
A federal judge is considering whether Washington officials should disclose the names of people who sought a vote on a domestic partnership law.
Apr 5, 2011 at 3:07 PM
Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed into a law a bill to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages with all the rights and protections given to registered domestic partnerships in Washington.
Nov 19, 2010 at 12:47 PM
One lawsuit challenging the public release of ballot petitions has ended, but a separate federal case is heading to trial next spring. The legal actions were sparked by the 2009 campaign for Referendum 71, which sought to overturn gay couples'...
Nov 19, 2010 at 12:34 PM
One lawsuit challenging the public release of ballot petitions has ended, but a separate federal case is heading to trial next spring.

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