WATERVILLE — Increasing community participation in Waterville town council decisions — that’s what Position 3 candidates Cody Preugschat and Joanne Fragner say their priority will be if elected. They’re vying to fill the seat of Jill Thompson, who’s running for Waterville mayor.

ENTIAT — Candidates for mayor and council discussed growth and accountability at a Thursday forum sponsored by the Entiat Valley Chamber of Commerce.

LEAVENWORTH — When Mayor Cheri Farivar announced she would not seek a third term this year, two candidates stepped up to replace her.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The sprawling Democratic primary field has been headed toward a three-person race, and despite strenuous efforts by the trailing candidates, Thursday’s debate seems unlikely to have significantly changed that.

WENATCHEE — A month before voting starts for the fall election, YWCA North Central Washington will host a forum on women casting ballots, running for office and leading.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An LGBTQ-focused town hall featuring 2020 Democratic presidential candidates will be held in downtown Los Angeles next month, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation announced Thursday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joe Walsh, a conservative former U.S. congressman turned talk show host, said on Thursday he was leaning toward a Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump, calling him a liar and a bully who is unfit for office.

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.