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VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Washington
Oct. 27, 2014, 10:27 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to VoteEasy at, giving Washington voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best political match November 4th. Twenty-three of the congressional and state legislative candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.


Elections Aren't Just for Even Numbered Years
Nov. 5, 2013, 6:22 p.m.

It's Election Day! Well, for many of you it is.

Legislative Wrap-Up: Religious Objections to Birth Control
Jan. 24, 2013, 9:28 a.m.

In August 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an interim final rule concerning contraception.


VoteEasy Tool Launched in Washington
Sept. 19, 2012, 11:29 a.m.

Washington legislature legalizes same-sex marriage
Feb. 28, 2012, 8:38 a.m.

Legislators describe the difficulties of choosing sides in contentious and emotionally-charged debate. 


Response from major parties following 'SuperCommittee' failure
Nov. 29, 2011, 1:52 p.m.

The inability of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or 'Supercommittee', to come to an agreement to reduce the United States' government debt by over one trillion dollars has prompted a significant response by both Democrats and Republicans. 

'Supercommittee' misses deadline
Nov. 22, 2011, 1:19 p.m.

The U.S. Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction was established with the goal of improving both the short and long term financial outlook of the US and reducing the deficit “ at least $1,500,000,000 over the period of fiscal years 2012 to 2021” But they missed their deadline...


Same-Sex Unions 2009-- Follow-Up
Nov. 5, 2009, 11:49 p.m.

Results of the 2009 General Election
Nov. 4, 2009, 11:59 p.m.

Same-Sex Unions in 2009
Oct. 29, 2009, 4:30 p.m.

Great Pig Crisis
July 21, 2009, 5:24 p.m.

Sleepless in Seattle
July 14, 2009, 8:49 p.m.

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