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The week's passages

William L. Armstrong, 79, a Colorado media executive who became a major conservative voice in the U.S. Senate from 1978 to 1991, died Tuesday after...

He stood up to Trump. So why is everyone hating on Chris Vance?

... folks in his own party. Some Republican donors to his campaign, such as Electroimpact CEO Peter Zieve of Mukilteo, have demanded their money back.

Obama court choice a deft navigator of D.C.'s legal circles

Several people used similar, somewhat surprising, language to describe the tough-minded legal advocate: “A sweet spirit,” Frank Keating, a former Oklahoma governor and a Republican,...

The votes are there: Legislature can end the death penalty

A big obstacle to repeal is Senate Law and Justice Committee Chair Mike Padden, a conservative Republican from Spokane Valley who you can imagine wearing...

Carolina rolls past Arizona, 49-15, into Super Bowl

Ginn had a 32-yard punt return to set up his weaving 22-yard TD run, and chased down All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson to prevent a second-quarter...

Jim McDermott: The liberal icon regularly worked across the aisle

While this image was true — remember when he went on to star as George W. Bush's nemesis in a Michael Moore movie? — it...

More than a name change at stake in Group Health-Kaiser deal

Two years ago, Group Health CEO Scott Armstrong initiated serious cost cutting, including layoffs, to improve the cooperative's balance sheet. Revenues rose modestly in 2014...

City Council races made unpredictable by sheer number of candidates | The ...

“People who live in the north end, particularly, sometimes feel like their needs aren't understood or recognized by elected officials and people passing through,” former...

Texas in a state of confusion over same-sex marriage

The New Yorker“Most of the calls we're getting, employees didn't know about these laws and they're really confused,” said Liberty Institute president and CEO Kelly...

Homegrown radicals more deadly than jihadis in U.S.

In another case, in June 2014, Jerad and Amanda Miller, a married couple with radical anti-government and neo-Nazi views, entered a Las Vegas pizza restaurant...

Delta's unorthodox fix-it man is feuding with rivals once again

Richard Anderson has taken Delta Air Lines from bankruptcy to record profits, while ruffling feathers at home and abroad. Some admirers see Anderson growing into...

Photos of the Day: May 25, 2015

Spain could be set for a political upheaval in key local elections on May 24, with strong signs that voters fed up with economic crisis...

Remade home (now contemporary) opens to Lake Sammamish

“This is totally different for us: Our style is a little bit more conservative.” The terrace expands living spaces outdoors. The boathouse at lake's edge...

Photos of the Day: May 1, 2015

(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) ... Former television journalist David Prescott is fighting his first election for the seat of Gainsborough which has been held by conservative...

Indian Americans on rise in local, national politics

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, the Indian-born former computer engineer and community-college instructor who knocked off incumbent Richard Conlin in 2013 under the banner of...

King County Council sets aside further bus cuts

For example, Kubly suggested stretching the C Line, which goes from West Seattle to Third Avenue, to reach South Lake Union. Mayor Ed Murray, who...

Bellevue latest target of push for $15 minimum wage

While the prospects for a $15 minimum wage in Bellevue aren't known, the city is generally considered more conservative and business-friendly than Seattle. And even...

In enthralling 'Great Society,' LBJ's victory lap is cut short

And in his election to the post he inherited in 1963 from his assassinated predecessor, John F. Kennedy, the liberal Johnson has crushed conservative Republican...

Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

Obama finds it plausible that 20 hard drives of all top IRS employees involved in harassing conservative groups can... (July 22, 2014) ... "You can...

Less lecturing, more doing: New approach for AP classes

Kent educators combed through transcripts and discovered 2,600 young people in their district without any kind of diploma or credential. Enter iGrad, a program linking...