Snohomish County

New text alerts let Washington voters track when their ballots are counted

BY: - August 21, 2023

Did you get a text when election workers opened your primary ballot? And another when it had been accepted for counting, or if it wasn’t and you needed to act? The August primary was Washington’s first election in which voters statewide could sign up for text updates as their ballots were received and accepted by […]

Robert Sutherland, a candidate for Snohomish County Auditor, is pictured speaking at a gun rights rally in Seattle in 2018.

Ex-lawmaker and election denier trailing in Snohomish County auditor contest

BY: - August 2, 2023

A former state lawmaker who fanned false claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election is losing his bid to oversee elections in Snohomish County. Republican Robert Sutherland remained third in the contest for Snohomish County auditor following a second day of ballot counting Wednesday. Incumbent Auditor Garth Fell is leading with 40.7% followed […]

WA counties to distribute hundreds of kits to stop emergency bleeding

BY: - June 27, 2023

Local governments in the Puget Sound region plan to distribute around 1,700 kits to control bleeding from people’s injuries to schools and other sites. The kits, which include gauze, tourniquets and other medical supplies, are intended to give bystanders a way to slow a wounded person’s blood loss before first responders arrive to help. The […]

Former state Sen. John McCoy dies at 79

BY: - June 7, 2023

Former Washington state Sen. John McCoy, remembered as an advocate for tribal issues, the underprivileged, and the environment, and for leaving an imprint on his local community and policy statewide, died of natural causes on Tuesday. He was 79. McCoy, a Tulalip tribal member, spent 17 years as a member of the Legislature, where he […]