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 By David Ammons, Communications Director    News    January 7, 2010

9th Circuit appeals bench would allow prison inmates to vote

OLYMPIA – Washington’s longtime constitutional ban on voting by felons has been tossed out by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The state is expected to appeal. The surprise ruling contradicts holdings in three other circuits, with cases...

 By David Ammons Communications Director    News    October 26, 2009

GOVERNING’ honors Reed as a national public official of the year

Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed, whose public-service career spans more than 30 years in a county and state government, has been selected by GOVERNING magazine and online service as one of America’s top officials of the year. Reed’s...

 By David Ammons Communications Director    News    September 24, 2009

Former Washington first lady Evans latest oral history subject

OLYMPIA -- Nancy Evans, Washington’s first lady for 12 years and a civic and cultural activist for all seasons, is the latest extraordinary citizen to be spotlighted by The Legacy Project, the oral history program formed in 2008 by the Office of th...

 By David Ammons, Communications Director Office Of Secretary Of State    News    September 10, 2009

Thurston County hearing set for Tuesday afternoon

Challengers who hope to block a statewide vote on the state’s new “everything but marriage” law have been given a court date in Thurston County Superior Court for the day after Labor Day. The hearing of the lawsuit brought by Washington...

 By David Ammons Communications Director    News    September 3, 2009

R-71 lawsuit update: WAFST Thurston County filing

FYI: Washington Families Standing Together, the coalition supporting a newly adopted “everything but marriage” expansion of rights for state-registered domestic partners, has filed a fresh lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court to try to...

 By David Ammons, Communications Director    News    July 16, 2009

Election ’09: Eyman’s Initiative 1033 cleared for November ballot

Secretary of State Sam Reed announced Wednesday that Initiative 1033, Tim Eyman’s measure dealing with revenue limits and property tax relief, has enough valid signatures to qualify for a spot on the statewide ballot in November. According to...