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    November 2, 2010
The Olympian   [Thurston] Senior counsel in AG's office to replace Judge Hicks
    October 27, 2010
The Enterprise   Our strange judicial ballot
    October 26, 2010
Spokesman-Review   [Spokane] Triplet named to Superior Court
Tacoma Daily Record   Pierce County Judge Steiner to retire Feb. 1
    October 21, 2010
Seattle Times   Two state Supreme Court justices stun some listeners with race comments
    October 20, 2010
Longview Daily News   [Cowlitz] Bar poll backs Evans, Bashor for Superior Court seats
    August 25, 2010
Tacoma News Tribune   [Editorial] Campaign cash and justice make a poor mix
Longview Daily News   [Cowlitz] Two seats opening up on Superior Court bench
    August 18, 2010
Seattle Times   Johnson re-elected to Supreme Court
    August 16, 2010
Tacoma News Tribune   7 of 16 Washington Supreme Court and state appeals court candidates sign ethics pledge
7 of 16 Washington Supreme Court and state appeals court candidates sign ethics pledge

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Seattle P-I   Report: Judicial spending doubles in last decade
    August 15, 2010
Yakima Herald   [Editorial] Confused about election ballot? You're not alone
    August 12, 2010
Seattle Times   [Editorial] There's nothing fair about FairPAC's ads attacking Justice Jim Johnson
    August 10, 2010
Tacoma News Tribune   State Supreme Court bans Hecht from bench
    August 9, 2010
Seattle P-I   [Column] Right-thinking, activist judges need replacing
    August 4, 2010
Vancouver Columbian   [Editorial] In Our View: Choosing Judges
    August 3, 2010
Seattle Times   [Column] Pick best judges, not best policy advocates
    July 25, 2010
Seattle Times   3 Wash. Supreme Court justices seek re-election
    July 11, 2010
Longview Daily News   Judge Who?
    June 15, 2010
Bellingham Herald   Judges: Why some go on ballot, some don't
    June 12, 2010
Longview Daily News   [Division II] Illness prevents Bridgewater from seeking Court of Appeals re-election; Johanson, Daggy seek post
    June 10, 2010
Tacoma News Tribune   Justice seat draws challenger
    May 4, 2010
Seattle Times   Seattle Municipal Court out 1 judge
    April 28, 2010
Yakima Herald   Bainbridge Island attorney to challenge for high court seat
    April 27, 2010
Tacoma News Tribune   [Division II] Pierce County judge named to state bench
    April 26, 2010
Taoma News Tribune   Gregoire seeks to fill bench jobs
    March 26, 2010
Seattle Times   [Division I] Former King Co. Superior Court Judge Michael Spearman named to appeals court
    March 25, 2010
Spokesman-Review   [Division III] Siddoway chosen to fill Court of Appeals vacancy
    March 23, 2010
Vancouver Columbian   [Clark District] Commissioners choose Osler for judge post
    March 18, 2010
Vancouver Columbian   [Clark District] Osler the clear choice for judge, poll says
    March 10, 2010
The Olympian   Justice Jim Johnson running for re-election
    March 9, 2010
Vancouver Columbian   [Clark District] Judge field narrowed to 3 finalists
    March 6, 2010
Wenatchee World   [Okanogan] Two to vie for seat of retiring Okanogan County judge
    March 4, 2010
Tacoma News Tribune   [Pierce] Pierce County Council might restore judicial post Hecht held
    March 2, 2010
Tacoma News Tribune   Sanders to stand for re-election to court
Seattle P-I   [San Juan] Gov. Gregoire appoints Eaton San Juan County Superior Court judge
    February 20, 2010
Seattle Times   Bainbridge attorney to run against Justice Sanders
    January 8, 2010
The Olympian   Barbara Madsen moves up Monday to chief justice
    January 4, 2010
Spokesman-Review   [Division III] John Schultheis retires
    January 1, 2010
Vancouver Columbian   [Clark] Gregoire yet to name new judge
    December 20, 2009
San Juan Islander   [San Juan] Wickham candidate for Superior Court judge
    December 9, 2009
Seattle P-I   [San Juan] Hancock will serve on interim basis as Superior Court judge
    October 25, 2009
Seattle P-I   Most state judges in the US must retire in 70s
    October 8, 2008
The Olympian   [Opinion] Alexander has been outstanding public servant
    October 1, 2009
Spokesman-Review   [Editorial] Age limit for justices could use a review
Federal Way Mirror   [Federal Way Muni] PDC hearing will determine whether Federal Way judge violated campaign law
    September 20,2009
The Olympian   Gerry Alexander stepping down as Chief Justice   [Clark] Poll endorses court commissioner to become judge
    September 28, 2009
Vancouver Columbian   [Opinion] In our view: Elections preferred
    September 27, 2009
Seattle Times   [Column] Time to change how Washington selects its judges
Seattle Times   [Column] Judicial elections continue to serve Washington state citizens well
Kitsap Sun   [Bremerton Muni] Kitsap attorneys' bar poll: 'popularity contest' or useful voter tool?
    September 25, 2009
Bellingham Herald   Appeals Court judge, attorney debate electing judges at forum
    September 20, 2009
Longview Daily News   [Editorial] Choosing judges on merit, not popularity
    September 17, 2009
Walla Walla
  [Editorial] Appointing judges to state's high court would be a positive step
Seattle Times   [Column] Washington state should change the way it selects judges
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] Politics shouldn’t skew judicial selection
Yakima Herald   [Editorial] Let's not rush to change judicial elections
    September 15, 2009
Seattle Times   Sandra Day O'Connor: End judge elections in Washington
    September 13, 2009
Seattle Times   [Column] Heckling has its place
    September 9, 2009
Tri-City Herald   [Benton District] 2 new Benton District Court judges appointed
    September 2, 2009
San Juan Journal   Supreme Court Justice Sanders: 'The court must protect all the legal rights of all the citizens who come before it'
    August 16, 2009
Everett Herald   [Snohomish] Drama in a slow election season
    August 8, 2009
Seattle Times   [Seattle Muni] Judge Ron Mamiya is censured for having affair, but gets to keep job
    August 6, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Federal Way to keep court
    August 1, 2009
Seattle Times   [Column] Endorsements are a vibrant contribution to community deliberation at election time
    July 20, 2009
Vancouver Columbian   [Clark] [Opinion] Skills suffocated
    July 15, 2009
Everett Herald   [Snohomish] Judge position will stay open until election
    July 11, 2009
Everett Herald   [Snohomish] Battling cancer, Snohomish County judge won't return to the bench
The Columbian   [Clark] Long-serving Superior Court judge to hang up robe at year's end
    July 2, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Pierce] Trial of judge to remain in county
    June 30, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Federal Way judges plead their case before council
    June 18, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Time to shut down FWay's snakebit court?
    June 17, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Federal Way studies court options
    June 16, 2009
Seattle P-I   State Supreme Court withdraws landmark ruling in public-records case
Seattle P-I   Big money and the courts: When should judges step aside?
Longview Daily News   [Editorial] West Virginia case should lead to changes in election financing for judges
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] [Opinion] Sunlight reaches FWay’s municipal court
Seattle Times   Supreme Court withdraws landmark ruling in public-records case
    June 15, 2009
Federal Way Mirror   [Federal Way Muni] [Editorial] Court report: The real cost of public drama in Federal Way
    June 13, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Report cites Federal Way judge's 'inappropriate behaviors'
    June 12, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Supreme Court orders release of Federal Way judge report to TNT
    June 11, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] [Opinion] FWay court probe should be public
    June 10, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] Striking a blow for judicial integrity
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] State high court weighs records arguments
    June 9, 2009
Seattle Times   Court: Judges shouldn't hear cases involving campaign donors
Spokesman-Review   Court mandates recusal in major donors' cases
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Federal Way judge goes to Supreme Court today
    June 6, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Federal Way judges both face opposition
    June 3, 3009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Federal Way court employee seeks damages for firing
    June 2, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Despite reprimand, Federal Way judge seeks re-election
    May 31, 2009
Spokesman-Review   [Spokane Muni] High court weighing Spokane courts
    May 25, 2009
Federal Way Mirror   [Federal Way Muni] City considers terminating Federal Way Municipal Court
Federal Way Mirror   [Federal Way Muni] [Column] Can the Federal Way court objectively investigate itself?
Federal Way Mirror   [Federal Way Muni] [Column] Judge Larson responds to FW court scenario
    May 15, 2009
Seattle P-I   Supreme Court: State need not defend Justice Sanders in ethics probe
    May 5, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] [Opinion] Report leaves FWay court in healthier light
    May 3, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Investigation by Federal Way judge finds threat allegations 'puzzling'
    April 20, 2009
Tri-City Herald   [King] [Opinion] Some judges drawn to floodlights, not justice
    April 7, 2009
Seattle Weekly   A judge's opinion could aid his own case
    March 26, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Column] TNT erred in connecting cases
    March 24, 2009
Seattle Times   [Opinion] Justice Sanders, pay your own bills
    March 21, 2009
Tri-City Herald   [Benton] District Court judge post gets new applicant
Tri-City Herald   [Benton] Benton County judge following a higher calling
    March 19, 2009
Seattle Times   Appeals court won't touch Justice Sanders' case
    March 17, 2009
Seattle P-I   [Column] Justice Sanders responds
Tri-City Herald   [Benton] District Court judge selection set Monday
    March 11, 2009
Bellingham Herald   State justice: Constitution should be interpreted literally on property rights
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] A thumb on the scale of high court justice?
Seattle P-I   [Opinion] Judicial conduct: On the edge
    March 10, 2009
Seattle P-I   Justice stands to gain from ruling
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] Needed: A faster way to suspend judges
    March 9, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   Who judges the state's judges?
    March 5, 2009
Kitsap Sun   [Bremerton Muni] Wolfe to run for Bremerton municipal judge
    March 3, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Pierce] [Opinion] Hecht must step aside until charges are settled
    March 2, 2009
Spokesman-Review   [Spokane Muni] Council rejects residency requirement for judges
    February 24, 2009
Tri-City Herald   [Benton] House OKs new judges for Benton District Court
    February 22, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] [Column] Truth must prevail in investigation of Federal Way judge
    February 18, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] Federal Way court hobbled by charges
    February 17, 2009
Spokesman-Review   [Spokane Muni] Residency requirement proposed for judges
    February 14, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Federal Way judge focus of concern
    February 12, 2009
Seattle Weekly   Legislators aim for publicly funded supremes
    February 5, 2009
Kitsap Sun   [Bremerton Muni] Bremerton Judge Docter to run for re-election
    February 2, 2009
The Olympian   Bill looks at judicial race funding
    January 23, 2009
Tri-City Herald   [Benton District] Bill would provide 2 extra district court judges
    January 21, 2009
Kitsap Sun   [Kitsap] Prosecutor to fill district court vacancy
    January 19, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune   [Pierce] Lakewood, University Place consider sharing court, expenses
    January 12, 2009
The Olympian   State Supreme Court welcomes three re-elected members to new terms
    January 3, 2009
Spokesman-Review   [Spokane Muni] Municipal Court judges confirmed, sworn in
Tri-City Herald   [Benton District] Judge Pratt to retire from Benton County bench
    December 30, 2008
Spokesman-Review   [Spokane Muni] [Opinion] Court positions will require informed electorate
    December 23, 2008
Spokesman-Review   [Spokane Muni] Verner selects three for court
    December 21, 2008
Spokesman-Review   [Spokane Muni] Eight judge finalists selected
    December 9, 2008
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] [Opinion] Judge should give up the fight
    December 6, 2008
Tacoma News Tribune   Federal Way judge cited
    December 4, 2008
Tri-City Herald   [Opinion] The shout heard 'round the world
Wenatchee World   [Opinion] There is still value in manners
    December 3, 2008
Spokesman-Review   [Spokane Muni] City to set up municipal court system
    December 1, 2008
Seattle P-I   [Opinion] Justice Richard Sanders flaunts flamboyance again
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] Justice Sanders' outburst was hardly judicious
Seattle Times   [Column] Saluting a shout-out for justice
    November 30, 2008
The Olympian   [Opinion] Punishment in order for Justice Sanders
    November 26, 2008
The Olympian   Justice admits to taunting Mukasey
    November 24, 2008
The Olympian   Judicial race funding scrutinized
    November 21, 2008
The Olympian   Backers of public-financed judicial campaigns have new proposal
    November 19, 2008
King 5 News   [King] Judge accused of being rude, undignified
    November 7, 2008
Seattle Times   Alexander to remain state Supreme Court chief justice
    October 28
Kitsap Sun   [Kitsap] District Court Judge to retire
    October 15, 2008
Seattle Weekly   [Opinion] The way we elect judges is a sham
    September 22, 2008
Longview Daily News   [Cowlitz] Public to have say on District Court judge selection process
    September 15, 2008
Yakima Herald   [Benton] Staples drops off signatures for Benton County seat move
    September 3, 2008
Tri-City Herald   [Benton-Franklin] [Opinion] Thanks, Judge Yule; timing is good for voters
    August 27, 2008
Longview Daily News   [Cowlitz] Seven candidates for new District Court judge position
    August 15, 2008
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] Art of judging fair play isn’t always pretty
    August 12, 2008
Yakima Herald   [Opinion] Judicial 'elections' need to to be overhauled
    August 8, 2008
The Olympian   [Division II] Ford should reject ad, claims group
The Olympian   [Thurston] PAC pumps money into judicial race
    August 6, 2008
Aberdeen Daily World   [Division II] Judicial candidates spar over mailing
    August 4, 2008
The Olympian   It's still a race for 2 spots on top court
    August 3, 2008
Everett Herald   Unlike 2006, state Supreme Court primary gets little attention from interest groups
    August 2, 2008
Tacoma News Tribune   [Pierce] County judge reprimanded
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Ex-Federal Way judge censured over sexual encounter
    July 31, 2008
Vancouver Columbian   [Clark] Collier fills 10th position as Clark County Superior Court judge
    July 27, 2008
Tri-City Herald   Where to learn about 2008 judicial races
Yakima Herald   [Opinion] After observing RI, electing judges seems like a sound idea
    July 22, 2008
Tri-City Herald   Attorney aims to unseat incumbent justice
    July 20, 2008
Kitsap Sun   [Division II] Bainbridge judge fights to keep state appellate court seat
Yakima Herald   [Guest column] Impartiality key when picking judges
    July 18, 2008
Spokesman-Review   [Spokane] Superior, appeals court judgeships on line in vote
    July 12, 2008
Seattle P-I   Group releases judicial ratings
    July 11, 2008
The Olympian   [Thurston] 12 candidates will vie for empty court seat
The Olympian   [Thurston] Candidates on the ballot for county district judge seat
    July 10, 2008
The Olympian   [Thurston] Six lawyers vie for vacated judgeship
    July 9, 2008
Vancouver Columbian   [Clark] 2005 investigation targeted judicial candidate
    July 5, 2008
The Olympian   [Thurston] Three vie to replace judge
    July 3, 2008
Port Orchard
  [Kitsap] Judge candidate Danielson eschews attorney donations
    July 2, 2008
The Olympian   [Thurston] Two lawyers file to run for empty judgeship
    June 25, 2008
Sequim Gazettte   [Division II] Candidates contend for Court of Appeals judge spot
    June 22, 2008
Peninsula Daily News   [Division II] Candidates vie for grueling job; Ford challenges Hunt for Court of Appeals
    June 21, 2008
Seattle Times   [King] Judge again faces discipline by commission
Tacoma News Tribune   [King] Judge on the hot seat again
    June 17, 2008
The Columbian   [Opinion] Pledge to behave?
    June 13, 2008
The Olympian   Justice Stephens’ opponent drops out; more drop out in other races
Tacoma News Tribune   Former chief public defender won’t run for Supreme Court
    June 12, 2008
Tri-City Herald   Challenger for rookie Supreme Court justice drops out
The Olympian   Candidates for judge should sign pledge
The Olympian   [Thurston] Holm faces party scrutiny
The Olympian   [Thurston] Six Thurston judges 're-elected' without going on ballot
    June 11, 2008
Seattle P-I   Court contenders vow fair fight
    June 10, 2008
Port Orchard
  [Kitsap] Judge candidates make their case to Kitsap Bar
    June 9, 2008
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] Clean judicial campaigns? Take the pledge, please
    June 7, 2008
Tri-City Herald   [Benton-Franklin] Richland attorney files to run against VanderSchoor
The Columbian   [Clark] Nine judges file for re-election; Wulle, Harris will be opposed
The Olympian   [Thurston] County prosecutor Holm files for judge post
Tacoma News Tribune   [Puyallup Muni] Judge will spend his hours in Puyallup, not Sumner
    June 6, 2008
Everett Herald   [Snohomish] Local NAACP chief quits to seek re-election
    June 5, 2008
The Olympian   Surprise filing in Supreme Court race vs. Stephens
The Olympian   Ad pact's effects worry some
    June 4, 2008
The Columbian   [Opinion] We all win in Supreme Court ruling
Yakima Herald   [Opinion] Court supports public disclosure of campaign donors
Sequim Gazette   [Division II] Appeals judge seeks re-election
    June 3, 2008
The Olympian   Two state justices plan fair re-runs
Seattle P-I   High court declines political ads case
Tacoma News Tribune   [Pierce] [Opinion] Bar’s judicial ratings will aid the voters
The Olympian   [Thurston] Carol Murphy joins Charles Williams in local court race
    June 2, 2008
Seattle P-I   [Editorial] Election season: A capable judiciary
    June 1, 2008
Seattle Times   [Editorial] Judicial races: Cut the blarney
Tacoma News Tribune   [Pierce] Judging the judges: Bar Association survey rates Pierce County judiciary
Tacoma News Tribune   [Pierce] Jurors rate judges favorably on 14 criteria
Tacoma News Tribune   [Pierce] WSU professor gathered information from attorneys and jurors
Tacoma News Tribune   [Pierce] The judges respond
    May 31, 2008
Columbia Basin Herald   [Grant] Knodell announces candidacy for judge
    May 28, 2008
Kitsap Sun   [Kitsap] Three lawyers now vying for Superior Court seat
The Olympian   [Thurston] [Opinion] Judge Stilz will be missed
    May 25, 2008
Tacoma News Tribune   Growing rancor a chilling effect on court races
    May 24, 2008
The Olympian   Group targets judicial races
    May 22, 2008
Everett Herald   [Editorial] Trying to keep judicial elections on high road
    May 17, 2008
The Olympian   [Thurston] Longtime judge to retire in August
    May 9, 2008
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Newspaper asks state Supreme Court for ruling in Federal Way judge’s case
    May 7, 2008
Tri-City Herald   [Benton-Franklin] Attorney throws hat in ring for judge seat
    May 2, 2008
Tri-City Herald   [Benton-Franklin] Kennewick woman enters race for judicial seat
    April 22, 2008
Spokesman-Review   [Spokane] Judgeship races start to take shape
    April 19, 2008
Yakima Herald   [Yakima] Yakima attorney to run for vacating judge's post
Yakima Herald   [Yakima] Fairness, respect priorities for judge appointee
    April 17, 2008
Tri-City Herald   [Benton-Franklin] Lawyer announces run for Superior Court race
    April 16, 2008
Tri-City Herald   [Benton-Franklin] Video: Mendoza running for judge position
Federal Way Mirror   [Federal Way Muni] Judge continues fight to seal court report
    April 14, 2008
The Olympian   [Thurston] Lawyer kicks off Superior Court campaign
    April 12, 2008
Columbia Basin Herald   State Supreme Court justice addresses Rotary
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Appeals commissioner to decide by Tuesday on release of report
    April 10, 2008
Tri-City Herald   [Benton-Franklin] After 22 years on bench, Benton-Franklin Superior Court judge to retire
    April 9, 2008
Spokesman-Review   [Spokane Muni] Verner seeks delay on court setup
    April 7, 2008
Seattle Times   WA Justice Fairhurst seeks another high court term
The Olympian   Few step up to challenge seated justices
    April 5, 2008
The Olympian   [Division II] Lawyer vies to replace judge
    April 4, 2008
Yakima Herald   [Yakima] District court judge finalists picked
    April 3 2008
Centralia Chronicle   [Lewis] Complaints from 2007 judicial election dismissed
    April 2, 2008
Spokesman-Review   [Spokane Muni] Municipal court review bid challenged
    March 30, 2008
Seattle Times   [Editorial] The highest court merits a deep field
    March 26, 2008
The Olympian   [Thurston] Judge retiring after 25 years
    March 20, 2008
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Report investigating hostile workplace allegations at Federal Way court can go public
    March 17, 2008
The Olympian   WA Justice Charles Johnson seeks another high court term
    March 14, 2008
Spokesman-Review   [Spokane] Long-time judge to leave bench
    March 13, 2008
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] [Opinion] FWay dispute imperils public’s right to know
    March 12, 2008
Tacoma News Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Federal Way judge tries to stop release of report investigating hostile workplace claims
    March 10, 2008
The Olympian   [Division II] Ex-builders' lawyer Tim Ford running for judge
    March 4, 2008
Kitsap Sun   [Kitsap] Costello to step down from Superior Court bench
    February 25, 2008
Yakima Herald   [Yakima] Character, knowledge sought for District Court seat
    February 14, 2008
Vancouver Columbian   [Clark] Appeals court rebukes local judge, prosecutor
    February 12, 2008
Vancouver Columbian   [Clark] County Superior Court to add another judge
    February 11, 2008
Island Guardian   [San Juan] A historical day
    February 9, 2008
Yakima Herald   [Yakima] McCarthy appointed to Superior Court
    February 1, 2008
Spokesman-Review   [Division III] Deputy prosecutor appointed to appeals court
    January 31, 2008
Seattle P-I   [Division III] Gregoire appoints Kevin Korsmo to Spokane appeals court panel
The Governor's Office   [Division III] Gov. Gregoire appoints Kevin M. Korsmo to Division III Court of Appeals
    January 30, 2008
Tacoma News Tribune   [Pierce] Appeals court orders Pierce County judge Fleming off attempted murder retrial
    January 29, 2008
Yakima Herald   [Yakima] Three Superior Court judge candidates earn high marks
    January 26, 2008
Tacoma News-Tribune   [Federal Way Muni] Judge v. judge
    January 25, 2008
The Governor's Office   [King] Gov. Gregoire appoints Monica Benton to King County Superior Court
    January 24, 2008
Everett Herald   [Division I] Everett lawyer tapped for appeals court
    January 23, 2008
The Governor's Office   [Division I] Gov. Gregoire appoints J. Robert Leach to Division I Court of Appeals
    January 17, 2008
Longview Daily News   [Cowlitz] Local leaders pitch plan for another district judge
    January 14, 2008
Yakima Herald   [Editorial] New justice brings diversity, prowess to state's high court
    January 12, 2008
Seattle Times   [King] King County judges get high marks
    January 9, 2008
Sequim Gazette   [Clallam] Taylor dons judicial robe for first time
    January 8, 2008
Spokesman-Review   Stephens sworn in to high court
The Olympian   Ex-trial lawyer Stephens joins state Supreme Court
    January 7, 2008
Spokesman-Review   Middle road to the high court
    January 3, 2008
Peninsula Daily News   [Clallam] Clallam's historic third Superior Court judge sworn in
Aberdeen Daily World   [Grays Harbor] Edwards takes the oath
    December 28, 2007
Seattle Times   [King] Longtime Superior Court judge says it's time to retire
Seattle P-I   [King] Judge makes plea to voters in retirement announcement
    December 19, 2007
The Governor's Office   [Grays Harbor] Gov. Gregoire appoints David Edwards
The Governor's Office   [San Juan] Gov. Gregoire appoints John O. Linde
    December 17, 2007
Yakima Herald   [Yakima] Six candidates vie for vacant Yakima County judge seat
    December 13, 2007
Yakima Herald   [Clark] [Opinion] Clark County deserves better than this judge
    December 10, 2007
Tacoma News-Tribune   [Column] What's wrong with calling it diversity?
    December 8, 2007
Seattle P-I   Gregoire's high court pick: Smooth sailing?
Vancouver Columbian   [Clark] Judge Wulle censured by commission
    December 5, 2007
Seattle Times   Spokane native appointed to state's top court
Seattle P-I   [Editorial] State Supreme Court: A plus for justice
The Olympian   Gregoire makes first pick for court
Spokesman-Review   Gregoire elevates Spokane judge
Spokesman-Review   [Editorial] Our View: Geographical justice
Vancouver Columbian   [Clark] [Opinion] Judge Wulle has served with honor
    December 4, 2007
The Olympian   WA gov picks Spokane jurist for high court
Spokesman-Review   Local judge named to state's high court
Tri-City Herald   Spokane woman appointed to state Supreme Court
    November 29, 2007
Vancouver Columbian   [Clark] [Opinion] Wulle responds
    November 27, 2007
The Governor's Office   [Division I] Governor Gregoire appoints King County Superior Court Judge Lau to Division I District 1 Court of Appeals
Seattle P-I   [Division I] Gregoire appoints Linda Lau to Court of Appeals
    November 26, 2007
The Olympian   [Snohomish] Gregoire appoints Bruce Weiss to Snohomish County Superior Court
The Governor's Office   [Snohomish] Governor Gregoire appoints Commissioner Weiss to Snohomish County Superior Court
    November 17,2007
Everett Herald   [Division I] Attorneys prefer 2 veterans for appeals bench
    November 7, 2007
Centralia Chronicle   [Lewis] Lawler grabs big lead
    October 31, 2007
Tacoma News Tribune   [Pierce] After ruling, has justice been done?
Centralia Chronical   [Lewis] Accusations continue
    October 24, 2007
Yakima Herald   [Yakima] Plenty of applicants expected for Superior Court appointment
The Governor's Office   [King] Governor Gregoire appoints Commissioner Kimberley Prochnau to King County Superior Court
    October 21, 2007
The Olympian   [Lewis] Ethics a topic in race for judge
    October 20, 2007
Centralia Chronicle   [Lewis] [Opinion] Lawler best qualified to be new Superior Court judge in county
Centralia Chronicle   [Lewis] Would-be judges offer different experiences, qualifications
    October 19, 2007
The Olympian   PDC wants court to clarify ruling
    October 15, 2007
Everett Herald   [Snohomish] Lawyers' pick for new judge clear in poll
    October 12, 2007
Centralia Chronicle   [Lewis] Forum informs crowd at Centralia College
    October 11, 2007
Seattle Times   [Opinion] Let voters punish candidates for lying
Centralia Chronicle   [Lewis] Lawler responds to bar complaint
    October 10, 2007
The Olympian   [Opinion] Court ruling not a license to lie
    October 9, 2007
Seattle Times   [Opinion] Candidates lie - What else is new?
    October 7, 2007
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] Spinners, sinners and campaign lies
Tacoma News Tribune   [Column] Lies, foul lies – but they’re protected speech
New York Times   Law on lies by politicians is found unconstitutional
    October 6, 2007
Vancouver Columbian   [Opinion] Free Speech Lives
    October 5, 2007
Seattle P-I   State court backs lying in politics
Seattle Times   Split court says candidates can lie
Tacoma News Tribune   Honestly: Candidates may lie
The Olympian   State court backs speech — true or not
    October 4, 2007
Everett Herald   [Snohomish] Aspiring judge Weiss given highest rating
    October 3, 2007
Centralia Chronicle   [Lewis] [Opinion] Bar group should stop questionable polls on candidates
    September 20, 2007
The Olympian   [Opinion] Decision means groups can't hide behind ads
    September 16, 2007
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] Voters must be told who wants to buy their votes
    September 14, 2007
Tacoma News Tribune   Campaign donors must be ID’d
Seattle P-I   Political group must reveal donors to anti-Senn ads
Seattle Times   State high court: Anti-Senn campaign from 2004 was required to reveal donors
The Olympian   Court tightens campaign rules
The Governor's Office   [King] Governor Gregoire appoints Susan J. Craighead to King County Superior Court
    August 26, 2007
Peninsula Daily News   [Clallam] Taylor wins judgeship outright in Clallam County
    August 22, 2007
Peninsula Daily News   [Clallam] Taylor takes huge lead, may win Clallam judge outright
    August 21, 2007
Peninsula Daily News   [Clallam] All-mail primary elections end in Clallam, Jefferson counties today
    August 18, 2007
Seattle Times   [Editorial] Silver gavel, swell site
    July 10, 2007
Seattle P-I   [Column] State needs a more diverse judiciary
    June 10, 2007
Peninsula Daily News   [Clallam] Who's running in Clallam County elections
    June 9, 2007
Seattle Times   [Editorial] Watch carefully as Justice is named
    June 7, 2007
Yakima Herald   [Editorial] Worthy candidates for state high court abound on east side
    June 5, 2007
Peninsula Daily News   [Clallam] Fourth candidate for new Superior Court bench announces
    May 27, 2007
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] BIAW beats the rap, but donor tactic misled
    May 24, 2007
Seattle P-I   Complaint over state Supreme Court spending dismissed
    May 22, 2007
Peninsula Daily News   [Clallam] Candidate emerges for newly approved third court bench
    May 17, 2007
Tacoma News Tribune   High court races here set U.S. mark
Houston Chronicle   States weigh financing judges' elections
    May 15, 2007
Seattle Times   [Editorial] New primary date worth the hassle
    April 24, 2007
Spokesman-Review   [Division III] Gov. selects Judge Kato's replacement
The Governor's Office   [Division III] Governor Gregoire appoints Debra L. Stephens to Division III Court of Appeals
    March 20, 2007
Seattle P-I   [Column] Publicly finance judicial elections
    March 12, 2007
Seattle Times   [Column] Ensure an impartial judiciary with public funding of elections
    March 9, 2007
Kitsap Sun   [Column] We need public financing of judicialelections
    February 24, 2007
Seattle P-I   Wash. effort to provide public funding of judicial races may fail
    February 21, 2007
Seattle Times   [Column] Court campaign-fund debate is a fight for political power
    February 4, 2007
Seattle Times   [Editorial] Handpick your judge, or get one picked for you
    January 29, 2007
Vancouver Columbian   Foes clash over judicial campaign bill
    January 18, 2007
Seattle P-I   State to weigh public financing of court races
Seattle P-I   Democrats unveil Wash state election reform measures
    December 20, 2006
Seattle Times   Gregoire wants public to pay for court races
    December 7, 2006
The Olympian   [Opinion] PDC targets campaigns
    December 1, 2006
Seattle Times   PDC wants lawmakers to limit role of third-party campaign money
Seattle P-I   PAC ads out of control, PDC says
The Olympian   PDC backs fund limits
    November 19, 2006
Yakima Herald   [Opinion] It's time to stem flood of money into court campaigns
    November 16, 2006
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] Follow the money to clean up court races
    November 14, 2006
Seattle Times   [Column] Cleaning up judicial elections
    November 11, 2006
Seattle P-I   Supreme Court races over, but future may bring campaign changes
    November 3, 2006
Seattle P-I   [Column] Electing judges keeps them accountable
The Olympian   Spending limits debated at campaign finance hearing
    October 28, 2006
Seattle P-I   Supreme Court race gets political
    October 25, 2006
Seattle Times   Nearly $700,000 flows into court race
    October 18, 2006
Seattle P-I   Election 2006: Money is surging through campaigns
Seattle Times   [Column] Imagine selecting judges without big money's stain
    October 11, 2006
The Olympian   [Opinion] Justice cannot be up for sale
Everett Herald   [Commentary] Voters can sort through free speech
Seattle P-I   [Commentary] Appoint judges to protect system from political interests
    October 10, 2006
Tri-City Herald   [Opinion] State judicial races get down and dirty
    October 8, 2006
Seattle P-I   [Opinion] Judicial selection: Cautionary tale
    October 6, 2006
Walla Walla
  [Opinion] Reform is needed for state's judicial elections
Seattle Times   Alexander seeks limits on election influence
    October 4, 2006
Everett Herald   [Opinion] Free speech works fine in elections, thank you
Vancouver Columbian   [Opinion] If it ain't broke ...
    October 3, 2006
The Olympian   Gregoire: Money, judges don't mix
Wenatchee World   [Column] Politics is nothing new for the judiciary
Seattle Times   [Opinion] The slime campaigns reach Washington state   [Opinion] Are judgeships for sale?
    September 29, 2006
The Olympian   PDC sets eye on ads' funding
Spokesman-Review   Spending worries campaign watchdog
Tacoma News Tribune   Panel looks to limit PAC donors
Seattle P-I   State PDC wants to stem flow of third party spending
Seattle Times   Interest groups have taken over elections, panel fears
    September 26, 2006
The Olympian   [Opinion] Voters reject BIAW attempt to buy seat
    September 22, 2006
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] Dirty campaigning defiles state judiciary
Port Townsend Leader   [Jefferson] Landes, Suryan advance for District Court judge
    September 21, 2006
Everett Herald   Money may have bugged voters
    September 18, 2006
Tri-City Herald   Supreme Court money you might have missed
    September 17, 2006
Tacoma News Tribune   Voting in this primary is not for the lazy
The Olympian   This isn't your usual race for Supreme Court
Vancouver Columbian   [Opinion] Campaigns get ugly
Seattle Times   [Opinion] Odious ads smell up Supreme Court race
Seattle Times   [Column] High court seat shouldn't go to high bidder
Seattle P-I   [Opinion] Judicial elections: Down and dirty
Seattle P-I   Money gushes into Supreme Court, state Senate primaries
    September 15, 2006
Seattle P-I   Special-interest money fueling judicial races
Seattle P-I   Campaign funds law violations alleged
Everett Herald   Outside money pours into Supreme Court race
Tacoma News Tribune   State to look at five PACS in court races
The Olympian   [Opinion] Judicial ads target judge
The Olympian   Justice gets late funding infusion
Seattle Times   You know how system works: $$$
    September 14, 2006
The Olympian   Special-interest money targets Alexander
The Olympian   Groups for high court challengers face inquiry
Seattle Times   State Supreme Court contests spark "fundraising arms race"
Seattle P-I   [Opinion] Don't let others decide your future
    September 13, 2006
Spokesman-Review   Supreme cash flows
    September 11, 2006
Seattle P-I   [Column] Attack ads on judges paid for by fake PACs
Spokesman-Review   Attack ads offer, receive criticism
    September 10, 2006
Vancouver Columbian   Voters lack guidance on statewide races
    September 9, 2006
Seattle Times   National group pumps funds into state court campaign
    September 8, 2006
Seattle P-I   National PAC brings big money to Wash. high court race
The Olympian   Groen gets building industry funding (scroll down)
National Law Journal   Judicial surveys vex the bench
    September 7, 2006
Seattle Times   Building-industry ads hammer judge
Aberdeen Daily World   Partisanship irks Supreme Court candidate
    September 6, 2006
Seattle Times   [Opinion] Don't let interest groups influence judicial choices
Seattle Times   Radio ads attack Justice Chambers
King County Journal   [Opinion] State Supreme Court in need of changes this election
Seattle P-I   [Opinion] Judges ignore obligation to impartiality
    September 5, 2006
Seattle Times   [Opinion] Hands off the courts, governor
Seattle P-I   [Opinion] Fundraising benefits court races
The Olympian   Money pours into court races
The Olympian   State Supreme Court race offers choice on range of issues (Position 9)
    September 3, 2006
The Olympian   Judicial race heats up over finances (Position 2)
Spokesman-Review   High court races get dirty
    September 2, 2006
Seattle P-I   Money pours for three seats on Washington Supreme Court
    September 1, 2006
Vancouver Columbian   [Opinion] In our view: Judging the judges
    August 31, 2006
Kitsap Sun   Cash pours in for state high court races
    August 30, 2006
Spokesman-Review   [Opinion] Judicious decisions
Wenatchee World   This election season, some help for voters
    August 29, 2006
Seattle Times   [Opinion] How to pick judges
    August 27, 2006
Kitsap Sun   [Opinion] Vote carefully in state's Supreme Court elections
King County Journal   Deciding on judges now easier for voters: History, evaluations now made available on new legal Web site
    August 25, 2006
Yakima Herald   Information on judges a click away
Seattle Times   Groups prep their arsenals
Spokesman-Review   [Opinion] Supreme Court, Gregoire don't mix
    August 24, 2006
Everett Herald   Site aids voters picking judges
    August 23, 2006   Chief justices sound alarm on judicial elections
    August 22, 2006
Seattle P-I   [Opinion] Reshaping state law in their own image is the goal of some PACs
The Olympian   Money stirs up high court races
    August 16, 2006
Seattle P-I   Outside interests influencing court races
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] Campaign spending caps do disservice to cause of independent judiciary
    August 13, 2006
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] Justice in the balance
    August 6, 2006
King County Journal   [Opinion] Why state Supreme Court judge elections matter to you
    August 4, 2006
Longview Daily News   State chief judge criticizes opponent for funds accepted
    August 1, 2006
Seattle Times   [Editorial] Know your judges
    July 24, 2006
Seattle Times   [Opinion] Judging the judges
    July 20, 2006
KPLU/NPR   Independent judiciary (audio capability required)
Seattle Times   Incumbent justices spar with better-financed rivals over judicial independence
    July 13, 2006
The Olympian   Chief justice opponent far ahead in money race
    July 12, 2006
Seattle P-I   Candidate for state high court rakes in $300,000
Seattle Times   Court candidate amasses $300,000
    July 11, 2006
Seattle Times   [Opinion] Preserving an independent judiciary
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