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.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With their playbook for pushing government boundaries as a guide, some Silicon Valley investors are nudging election officials toward an innovation that prominent coders and cryptographers warn is downright dangerous for democracy.

Corrected version: An earlier version of this story excluded a candidate who withdrew, but whose name was removed from the Secretary of State's Office list without a note about withdrawal.

OLYMPIA — A fundraising organization that made the largest donations to the 2018 Grant County Public Utility District elections has been assessed a $10,000 fine for failing to register as a political committee, failing to disclose donors and failing to disclose financial information.

WENATCHEE — Before a packed courtroom, Travis Brandt, after his third attempt at the bench, was sworn in Tuesday as Chelan County’s newest superior court judge.