Local Politics

Politics Another candidate to run for Yakima County Clerk
Steve Driscoll, an employee at the Yakima County Juvenile Justice Center, announced his run for clerk Tuesday. The Republican will join Janelle Riddle and Kathleen Clark in the race.
Politics Another candidate announces run for State House
Gina McCabe, a Republican from Goldendale, will launch her campaign Thursday at Franklin Park in Yakima. McCabe will join Ben Shoval and Adam Yoest in the race to replace Rep. Charles Ross.

National Politics

Politics In reversal, Obama to allow canceled health plans
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.
Politics Obama: Wash. state's Foley represented civility in Congress
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.


Politics Washington governor