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    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
    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
    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
    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] Supreme Court race gets political
    October 25, 2006
Seattle Times   [Supreme] 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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