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    September 18
Tri-Cities Herald   Supreme Court money you might have missed
The Olympian   It's your vote
    September 17
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   [Opinion] The Times endorses ...
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 16
Aberdeen Daily World   Groen, Alexander spar over experience, court role
Tacoma News Tribune   Challenger brings up 1989 case
    September 15
Seattle P-I   Special-interest money fueling judicial races
Seattle P-I   Campaign funds law violations alleged
Seattle P-I   Washington State Supreme Court candidates (chart)
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
Aberdeen Daily World   [Opinion] Alexander is a judicious judge
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
Spokesman-Review   Supreme cash flows
    September 12
Tri-City Herald   [Opinion] State Supreme Court: Alexander, Chambers
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] BIAW judicial ads strike low blows
Seattle P-I   [Opinion] Debate over policy preferences has no place in judicial elections
KPLU/NPR   Washington Supreme Court races turn nasty (audio capability required)
Oregon Public Broadcasting   Washington Supreme Court races turn nasty (transcript)
Vancouver Columbian   [Opinion] If you want it, get it
    September 11
Seattle P-I   [Column] Attack ads on judges paid for by fake PACs
Spokesman-Review   Attack ads offer, receive criticism
    September 10
Vancouver Columbian   Voters lack guidance on statewide races
    September 9
Seattle Times   National group pumps funds into state court campaign
Kitsap Sun   Election 2006: Who's got the biggest heart for justice?
    September 8
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
Seattle Times   Building-industry ads hammer judge
Tacoma News Tribune   Voters get to be judge, jury in race for Appeals Court
Aberdeen Daily World   Partisanship irks Supreme Court candidate
    September 6
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
Seattle Times   [Opinion] Three important seats on state Supreme Court
Seattle Times   Is state's high court dominated by "activist judges"?
Seattle Times   [Opinion] Hands off the courts, governor
Seattle Times   Key cases by state Supreme Court
Spokesman-Review   [Opinion] Alexander, Chambers and Stephen Johnson best
Walla Walla
  [Opinion] Alexander, Chambers easy picks for high court
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)
Bellingham Herald   Primaries could decide state judicial races
Bellingham Herald   Court of Appeals race on in county
    September 4
The Olympian   Court race highlights contrasts (Position 8)
    September 3
The Olympian   Judicial race heats up over finances (Position 2)
Spokesman-Review   High court races get dirty
    September 2
Bellingham Herald   [Opinion] Mary Kay Becker has proved her qualifications as judge
Seattle P-I   Money pours for three seats on Washington Supreme Court
Seattle P-I   A look at Supreme Court candidates
Vancouver Columbian   Appeals court race turns partisan
    September 1
Seattle P-I   A move to push our courts to the right
Vancouver Columbian   [Opinion] In our view: Judging the judges
Everett Herald   [Opinion] Chambers, Alexander should remain on
    August 31
The Olympian   [Opinion] Incumbents best choice for justices
Longview Daily News   [Opinion] For appeals court judge, keep Penoyar
Kitsap Sun   Cash pours in for state high court races
    August 30
Spokesman-Review   [Opinion] Judicious decisions
Longview Daily News   [Opinion] High court picks: Stephen Johnson, Gerry Alexander, Tom Chambers
Longview Daily News   Washington election ballots mailed out today
Wenatchee World   This election season, some help for voters
    August 29
Seattle Times   [Opinion] How to pick judges
Yakima Herald   [Opinion] Wapato's Chambers qualified for return to Supreme Court
Centralia Chronicle   [Opinion] Burrage, Boger our picks for court posts
Longview Daily News   Judicial candidate's supporters accuse opponents of running as spoilers
The Olympian   Court race over after primary
Everett Herald   [Opinion] A ballot is coming to a mailbox near you
    August 28
Yakima Herald   [Opinion] Alexander's experience merits final term on court
Centralia Chronicle   [Opinion] Johnson, Alexander win endorsements
The Olympian   Capitol Chat transcript: State Supreme Court candidates Gerry Alexander and John Groen
Longview Daily News   Primary features Supreme Court races
    August 27
Seattle P-I   [Opinion] P-I Endorsements: Retain justices
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] For high court: Owens, Alexander, Chambers
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
Tri-City Herald   Justice, opponent to attend Benton City event
    August 26
The Olympian   Court candidate breaks silence
    August 25
Yakima Herald   Information on judges a click away
Yakima Herald   [Opinion] Would-be voter guide is a troubling litmus test
Seattle Times   Groups prep their arsenals
Spokesman-Review   [Opinion] Supreme Court, Gregoire don't mix
    August 24
Everett Herald   Site aids voters picking judges
    August 23   Chief justices sound alarm on judicial elections
    August 22
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
Spokesman-Review   Supreme Court slots at stake in vote
    August 19
Tacoma News Tribune   High court races heat up at Tacoma forum
The Olympian   Judges, challengers spar at forum
    August 18
The Olympian   Justice failed to report wreck
Tri-City Herald   Religious group offers judicial voter's guide
The Olympian   Justice failed to report wreck (and) Rating the judges (scroll down)
    August 17
Seattle Times   Justice failed to report crash
Tri-City Herald   Chambers: DOMA decision "a close call"
    August 16
Seattle P-I   Outside interests influencing court races
Seattle P-I   State justices defend rulings in forum
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] Campaign spending caps do disservice to cause of independent judiciary
Longview Daily News   Appeals judge's challenger says his model is Justice Scalia   The battle of the Johnsons
    August 15
Washington Courts   Judicial voter pamphlet in daily newspapers, August 28
The Olympian   Judicial candidates to appear at forum
    August 14
Tacoma News Tribune   Court races add sparks to primary   Race for Washington State Supreme Court Justice Position 9
    August 13
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] Justice in the balance
Peninsula Daily News   Supreme Court justice, former Forks judge, returns to Clallam Bench
    August 11
Aberdeen Daily World   An old-fashioned political potboiler
    August 9
Longview Daily News   Supreme Court hopeful lashes out at incumbent
    August 8
Seattle P-I   More candidate information on ballot
    August 6
King County Journal   [Opinion] Why state Supreme Court judge elections matter to you
    August 4
Longview Daily News   State chief judge criticizes opponent for funds accepted
The Olympian   Olympia judge joins race for top court seat
Vancouver Columbian   Vancouver lawyer loses ballot spot in appellate race
    August 1
Seattle Times   [Editorial] Know your judges
Tacoma News Tribune   Forums offer voters chance to learn more (scroll down)
    July 29
Seattle Times   4 to challenge Supreme Court justice
Vancouver Columbian   Election matchups, including high court flap, now complete
The Olympian   Business association endorses Alexander (scroll down)
    July 28
Seattle Times   Upholding gay-marriage ban may put new spin on court races
Seattle P-I   [Opinion] Order in the court? Hardly
    July 27
Tacoma News Tribune   Justices could feel fallout of ruling during election
    July 26
KOMO 4 TV   Ruling could rock Supreme Court races
    July 24
Seattle Times   [Opinion] Judging the judges
    July 20
KPLU/NPR   Independent judiciary (audio capability required)
KPLU/NPR   Supreme court candidates (audio capability required)
Seattle Times   Incumbent justices spar with better-financed rivals over judicial independence
Seattle P-I   Lawyers hear from top-court candidates
Seattle P-I   [Opinion] Election 2006: Courting trouble
Everett Herald   Supreme Court hopefuls debate
    July 18
Seattle Times   [Opinion] State Supreme Court justices must answer for their actions
    July 13
The Olympian   Chief justice opponent far ahead in money race
    July 12
Seattle P-I   Candidate for state high court rakes in $300,000
Seattle Times   Court candidate amasses $300,000
    July 11
Seattle Times   [Opinion] Preserving an independent judiciary
Seattle Times   State justice gets achievement award
    July 9
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] High court contest turns ideological
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