WENATCHEE — A Link Transit proposal to raise taxes to fund more services is passing with a combined 56% of the vote in Chelan and Douglas counties.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A conservative group is increasing pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put election security legislation up for a vote in the Senate by airing ads that target the Kentucky Republican and four other Republican senators in their home states.

SEATTLE — Seattle City Councilmember M. Lorena González is launching a campaign for Washington state attorney general, joining a growing field of Democrats eyeing Bob Ferguson's job in 2020.

WENATCHEE — A RiverCom Dispatch proposal to extend its current sales tax is passing by a large margin in early Chelan and Douglas county vote counts.

OLYMPIA — As Washington’s Republicans cast about for someone to break their three-decade-plus losing streak for the governor’s office, Phil Fortunato, a brash GOP state senator from Auburn, has announced his bid for the job.

With a new work schedule, since January I haven’t been working weekends with fellow photographer Mike Bonnicksen picking up those duties. But when Mike took a vacation day last Saturday, I headed to Lake Chelan to photograph the annual ChelanMan triathlon for both the news and sports sections.

This August, voters from Chelan and Douglas counties will vote whether to renew a sales tax that benefits RiverCom, the region’s emergency call dispatch service.

WENATCHEE — The public can meet candidates for local mayoral, council and sewer district races at a free event the North Central Washington Association of Realtors is hosting next week.

ENTIAT — Mayor John Alt II faces competition from Sarah Tulla-Marie Stenberg and Michael A. Buckingham this year.

DALLAS — H. Ross Perot, the feisty Texas technology billionaire who rattled U.S. politics with two independent presidential campaigns in the 1990s that struck a chord with disgruntled voters, died on Tuesday at the age of 89, his family said.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — California billionaire and liberal activist Tom Steyer will announce this week that he plans to enter the already crowded field of candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a person close to him.

WATERLOO, Iowa — Joe Biden returned to the campaign trail with a new drive to contrast his views with those of other Democratic presidential hopefuls after a rough debate performance last week highlighted his tenuous grasp on front-runner status.

With virtually the entire adult U.S. population seeking the Democratic presidential nomination — or so it seems — the party faces some knotty questions.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two of the leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, will be inching toward their 80th birthdays come Election Day.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed Republican legislators in Virginia a defeat, leaving in place a ruling that invalidated state electoral districts they drew because they weakened the clout of black voters in violation of the U.S. Constitution.