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Elections watchdog investigates complaint that Sound Transit’s email release was no accident

A Tacoma political consultant filed a complaint last week with the state’s Public Disclosure Commission after reading a Seattle Times story about Sound Transit’s disclosure of ORCA cardholders’ email addresses to the Mass Transit Now! campaign.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Aug.

Trump to visit state Tuesday

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will visit Washington on Tuesday for a fundraiser and public rally, the director of his state campaign confirmed. Updated