Elections

The Mormons are coming!

A book on America's "first civil war" looks at the so-called Mormon Rebellion, an event that spread fear throughout the Pacific Northwest as people worried about a new, independent theocratic state rising in the far West. The struggle has lessons for today.

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Sex ads make strange bedfellows

The crisis in repairing pavement of our streets has been getting worse for 25 years. In the next few days, the Seattle City Council must decide on a November ballot measure that would raise car tab fees to address a little of this acute problem. Here's new data on how bad the pothole plague has become.

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David Horsey: Chevron's bold plan to buy a city council

Richmond, California tried to deal with the safety and pollution issues at a big refinery. Thanks to the Supreme Court, the company is free to finance huge campaign warchests to get a new council.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Legislative candidate probed for use of Everett school resources

A teacher admits he used his district computer in responding to a few emails at the start of the campaign, and there are questions about campaign literature being handed out by cross-country runners.

HERALD (EVERETT)

This year's election: All about the chaos?

The nation's sense of anxiety is strong, and overconfidence and poor management at the top haven't helped.

POLITICO

Frank Chopp and Jess Spear debate

Sitting speaker of the house Frank Chopp and socialist challenger Jess Spear debate on The Seattle Channel.

SEATTLE WEEKLY

Gail Collins: GOP's strange ways of getting women's votes

As one writer has noted, some of the ads assume that you can best communicate to women in terms of ... bridal wear.

NEW YORK TIMES

Joel Connelly: State legislative races in Whatcom County are ones to watch

Candidates are a bit all over the map but offer what could be some telling choices.

SEATTLEPI.COM
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