Elections

Elections

Dems struggle to vet candidates in fast-moving #MeToo moment

The early exit on Friday of Andrea Ramsey, a leading Democratic candidate in a key congressional race – a woman backed by the deep pockets of liberal Emily’s List – underscores both how unprepared these new candidates are for the unforgiving political scrutiny of a battleground campaign and the difficulty of fully vetting so many recruits.

Elections

Dems’ new plan for 2018: New candidates, more ambition

Democratic leaders say this week’s shock victories, headlined by gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam’s attention-grabbing nine-point win in Virginia, are making them reconsider the 2018 midterm elections, convinced the party should grow more ambitious amid a backlash to President Donald Trump.

Elections

Republicans suddenly fear disastrous 2018

For Republicans, Tuesday’s results across the country were a reminder that Democrats are capable of translating liberal anti-Trump energy into actual votes. It was evidence of the environmental perils that often await a president’s party in the midterm elections—especially when that president has historically low approval ratings.

Local Election

Election '17: County Council candidates Buchanan, Robinson talk about Hirst decision

Whatcom County Council at-large seat candidates Barry Buchanan and Mary Kay Robinson discuss their approaches to water rights in light of the Hirst decision. That decision by the state Supreme Court clarified that Washington's Growth Management Act requires counties to protect ground and surface waters by ensuring there is enough water available to accommodate growth before more development is authorized. The candidates spoke Oct. 23 at Mount Baker High School at a forum presented by the Bellingham/Whatcom League of Women Voters and the City of Bellingham. The Bellingham Herald was the media partner for the event.

More Videos

Car narrowly misses hitting Michigan tow truck driver on icy freeway 0:29

Car narrowly misses hitting Michigan tow truck driver on icy freeway

Tim Ballew talks to Whatcom council about goals, potential conflicts 4:51

Tim Ballew talks to Whatcom council about goals, potential conflicts

Olympian Jordyn Wieber: 'Nobody was protecting us' from gymnastics doctor's abuse 0:57

Olympian Jordyn Wieber: "Nobody was protecting us" from gymnastics doctor's abuse

Thousands of people flood downtown streets in Women's March on Bellingham 1:36

Thousands of people flood downtown streets in Women's March on Bellingham

Here is what caused that backup on I-5 on Jan. 8 0:50

Here is what caused that backup on I-5 on Jan. 8

Parents need a place to stay? 1:02

Parents need a place to stay?

Whether you're in a car, on a bike or walking in Bellingham, you have to obey the rules of the road 4:13

Whether you're in a car, on a bike or walking in Bellingham, you have to obey the rules of the road

Russell Wilson: 'This isn't the end of an era. It's a beginning' 4:42

Russell Wilson: 'This isn't the end of an era. It's a beginning'

'Somebody died ... because of a fight they had with you. You're the one who has to live with that.' 3:17

'Somebody died ... because of a fight they had with you. You're the one who has to live with that.'

Watch as huge waves crash on Washington coast during off-shore storm 1:45

Watch as huge waves crash on Washington coast during off-shore storm

Election '17: County Council candidates Buchanan, Robinson talk about Hirst decision

Whatcom County Council at-large seat candidates Barry Buchanan and Mary Kay Robinson discuss their approaches to water rights in light of the Hirst decision. That decision by the state Supreme Court clarified that Washington's Growth Management Act requires counties to protect ground and surface waters by ensuring there is enough water available to accommodate growth before more development is authorized. The candidates spoke Oct. 23 at Mount Baker High School at a forum presented by the Bellingham/Whatcom League of Women Voters and the City of Bellingham. The Bellingham Herald was the media partner for the event.
Julie Shirley The Bellingham Herald
Election '17: County Council candidates Buchanan, Robinson talk about Hirst decision 3:12

Election '17: County Council candidates Buchanan, Robinson talk about Hirst decision

Election '17: County Council candidates Byrd, Boonstra make their case to voters 1:35

Election '17: County Council candidates Byrd, Boonstra make their case to voters

How to fill out your Whatcom County general election ballot 1:28

How to fill out your Whatcom County general election ballot

How to fill out your Whatcom County ballot 1:28

How to fill out your Whatcom County ballot