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February 9, 2015 at 3:40 PM

Lawmakers air their own beefs with ethics investigations

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen took his grievances¬†with the state’s ethics-investigations process to a Senate panel Monday, where he¬†got a sympathetic hearing from some state senators who’ve faced their own ethics complaints. As we wrote for Monday’s paper, Owen remains steamed at a $15,000 fine he received last year as part of a settlement with the…

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Comments | More in Attorney General, Politics Northwest, State government, State Legislature | Topics: Executive Ethics Board, Lt. Governor Brad Owen, State Sen. Don Benton

January 12, 2015 at 3:58 PM

In twist, Democrats elevate GOP state Sen. Pam Roach to leadership

Update: post updated with comments from Sen. Roach and Sen. Chase. Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, is applauded after being elected as president pro tempore in the Senate at the start of the legislative session. (Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press) OLYMPIA – A leadership squabble put a twist into the opening day of the Legislature Monday,…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State government, State Legislature | Topics: Majority Coalition Caucus, State Sen. Pam Roach, state Sen. Tim Sheldon

November 6, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Sen. Pam Roach survives again, with some union help

She’s the state’s longest-serving state senator, and at times the most controversial. But Auburn Republican Pam Roach has shown once again she’s a political survivor, winning a seventh term this week by beating back a challenge from a fellow Republican, two-term state Rep. Cathy Dahlquist of Enumclaw. State. Sen. Pam Roach (Ken Lambert/ The…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, State legislative races | Topics: 31st Legislative District, Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, State Sen. Pam Roach

July 26, 2014 at 6:31 PM

State Sen. Pam Roach refunds $4,500 to state for improper mileage charges

State Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, agreed Saturday to pay back more than $4,500 to the state for improperly charging taxpayers for mileage to pick up mail at a post office box where she received both official and campaign mail. Roach agreed to the reimbursement — $4,515.91 — after the improper charges were publicized by her…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, State legislative races | Topics: ethics, refund, State Sen. Pam Roach

May 21, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Pam Roach’s ‘Democratic’ opponent: conservative who’s called for Obama impeachment

Filing week is barely over, and charges of dirty tricks already are flying in the 31st Legislative District, where controversial state Sen. Pam Roach is running for reelection. Roach’s most serious competition comes from a fellow Republican: state Rep. Cathy Dahlquist of Enumclaw, who is channeling long-simmering uneasiness among some Republican leaders with Roach’s volatile…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, State legislative races | Topics: 31st Legislative District, Lynn Messner, State Rep Cathy Dahlquist