Politics http://www.kplu.org en Gregoire appoints daughter to board http://www.kplu.org/post/gregoire-appoints-daughter-board <p>Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed her daughter, Courtney Gregoire, to the board of trustees for Seattle Community Colleges.</p><p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 16:28:34 +0000 The Associated Press 7180 at http://www.kplu.org Solar power advocate likely violated state ethics law http://www.kplu.org/post/solar-power-advocate-likely-violated-state-ethics-law OLYMPIA, Wash. – One of the Northwest’s leading solar power advocates likely used his state position to help a company he was working for get an unfair tax designation. That’s the conclusion of a state Ethics Board investigation released Friday.<p>In Northwest solar power circles, Mike Nelson is a bit of a celebrity. Now, the Washington Ethics Board has concluded that just before Nelson formally retired from Washington State University, two years ago, he took a job with a company called Silicon Energy. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:51:21 +0000 6360 at http://www.kplu.org Solar power advocate likely violated state ethics law Did Washington almost elect a high court justice because of race? http://www.kplu.org/post/did-washington-almost-elect-high-court-justice-because-race <p>The latest election results from Washington&rsquo;s primary shows that more than 43 percent of Washington voters cast their ballots for a state supreme court justice candidate with no judicial experience, who raised no campaign funds and was a public no-show.</p><p>The biggest factor in the race appears to have been one candidate&#39;s last name - Gonzalez.</p><p><a href="http://vote.wa.gov/results/current/Supreme-Court-Justice-Position-8_ByCounty.html">Election results published </a>by the Washington Secretary of State&rsquo;s office this afternoon showed Bruce O. Danielson pulled in 276,142 votes for, so far, 43.1 percent of voters.</p><p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 22:01:26 +0000 Jake Ellison 5932 at http://www.kplu.org Did Washington almost elect a high court justice because of race? Live Blog: Wisconsin decides governor's fate in recall vote http://www.kplu.org/post/live-blog-wisconsin-decides-governors-fate-recall-vote Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, just the third governor in U.S. history to face a recall effort, is now the first to successfully defeat such an attempt. The Associated Press projected that Walker would defeat Milwaukee's Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett in what was a rematch of the 2010 gubernatorial election.<p>The race was closely watched nationwide because it became a proxy of sorts for national politics. At the macro level, it was about different visions for the role of government. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 02:09:16 +0000 5204 at http://www.kplu.org Live Blog: Wisconsin decides governor's fate in recall vote