Steve Hobbs

Washington State Library cuts hours and leaves jobs unfilled as its budget takes a hit

BY: - October 3, 2023

With a housing market slowdown choking off a key source of its funding, the Washington State Library is shaving hours and pausing virtual inquiries to librarians. Effective this week, the library in Tumwater will be closed on Mondays and the online chat feature of its Ask A Librarian program halted indefinitely to deal with the […]

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

He cast doubt on the 2020 election, now he wants a lead job tallying votes

BY: - May 9, 2023

A former state lawmaker who has fanned false claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election is vying for the job that oversees elections in Washington’s third most populous county. Republican Robert Sutherland is running for Snohomish County auditor in a contest expected to train a spotlight on the integrity of ballot counting and […]