Judge Thomas Rice granted the American Civil Liberties Union's request for summary judgment in the case. Rice said the ACLU had shown evidence that the way Yakima elects city council members unfairly dilutes Latino votes.
Michael Scott Brumback received more than 3 percent of the vote in the Aug. 5 primary as a write-in candidate. That is well above the 1 percent needed for a write-in candidate to qualify for the general election.
Primary election results for Yakima and Kittitas Counties.
Straight Talk: George Cicotte
Sarah Matheny was disciplined for using her position as a municipal court clerk to access the driving records of opponent Steve Driscoll. Now the state is investigating as well.
Straight Talk: Gordon Allen Pross
The pastor of the oldest church in Seattle is now coming to the rescue of the Pennsylvania pastor just convicted by the United Methodist Church of officiating his son's gay wedding.
Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced changes to his health care law to give insurance companies the option to keep offering consumers plans that would otherwise be canceled.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday honored former House Speaker Tom Foley as a model of civility in government, someone who put problem-solving ahead of politics and never lost his sense of wonder about serving in Congress.
Based on a new opinion from Oregon’s Department of Justice, a same-sex couple's marriage outside of Oregon is now being recognized in Oregon.