Sanders campaign propels delegate into political life

West Richland delegate looks beyond Bernie at convention

Two days into the Democratic National Convention, some Bernie Sanders delegates are still refusing to compromise within the Democratic party. “Bernie or Bust,” they say. But Kate Moran, a Tri-City delegate from West Richland, is not among them. In fact, she was so moved by Sanders, she is ready to enter the game of politics herself.

Christina Klos is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for Tri-City Herald.

Smile: Spokane, Washington Clinton delegate wants accessible oral health care

By Christina Klos

Yvette Joseph wants you to have a healthy smile. And she’s willing to battle politicians for it.

Joseph is a Spokane delegate representing Washington’s 5th Congressional District — including Walla Walla, Adams and Whitman Counties — at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

She hopes to ensure that at the convention Democratic platform’s health care plank increases access to affordable oral health care. Specifically, Joseph promotes the licensing of mid-level dental providers, also known as dental therapists. A delegate for Hillary Clinton, Joseph believes Clinton can lead the party in “making significant changes in this area.”

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Sanders supporters protest Clinton nom with DNC walkout

Bellingham delegate one of Sanders backers who walked out after Clinton nomination

Richard May of Bellingham was one of about 100 delegates to the Democratic National Convention pledged to Sen. Bernie Sanders who walked out of the hall July 26, 2016, in protest of Hillary Clinton’s nomination for president. Other Whatcom County delegates did not participate in the walkout.

Michaela Winberg is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for The Bellingham Herald.

Wash. Governor proud of progressive Democratic Party platform at DNC

Gov. Inslee says Clinton ‘is a strong and experienced leader’

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said he is proud of what has come out of the DNC so far – including both the Washington state Democratic Party platform and the national party platform draft. In particular, he is most proud of the progressive stance the party has taken on minimum wage laws, gun legislation, climate change and health care.

Michaela Winberg is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for The Bellingham Herald.

Bellingham delegates oppose Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton

Sanders met with disappointment from Bellingham delegates

Bernie Sanders, who already has tossed his support to presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, realized his chances of winning the Democratic nomination for president in the coming days are next to none. But he emphasized he is proud of his campaign and his supporters, saying he is excited that his supporters contributed to “the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic committee.”

Michaela Winberg is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for The Bellingham Herald.

Whatcom County delegates offer up issues at DNC

Which top issues in Whatcom County will Democrats debate?

From climate change to tribal rights to student loan debt, many of the issues championed by county Democrats and offered up to state and national leaders appear to be reflected in proposed language to be debated in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention, which starts Monday, July 25.

Michaela Winberg is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for The Bellingham Herald.

Democratic Party makes history again, naming three black women to leadership posts

The DNC just made history again, but the news media isn’t paying attention

Donna Brazile, Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, and Rev. Leah Daughtry are leading one of the most important Democratic Party conventions ever. But you wouldn’t know that going by news reports The Democratic Party is making history again. It just named three black women to the top leadership posts of any major political party in history.

Jon Dowding is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for All Digitocracy.

Washington state progressives not happy with Clinton’s VP pick

Some Washington delegates still support Sanders despite his call for unity

When Hillary Clinton introduced Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate last week, many Washington state progressives were not happy. And Monday, on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention, they still weren’t. “(Kaine) may not have been the best choice if Clinton wants to include progressives,” said Jake Egloff, a delegate from Wenatchee who supports Sen.

Talore McBride is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for The News Tribune.

Gov. Jay Inslee singles out Democrats from eastern Washington at delegate breakfast

Gov. Inslee gives Eastern Washington shout-out at national convention

Democrats from Eastern Washington have long felt like second-class citizens in their own party. So they were delighted when Gov. Jay Inslee singled them out for attention Monday at the state party’s delegate breakfast at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Christina Klos is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for Tri-City Herald.

Hillary Clinton’s complicated relationship with the press

The complicated relationship between the news media and Hillary Clinton

Journalists have a love/hate relationship with Hillary Clinton that often involves sexist coverage that has only worsened during the 2016 presidential campaign season On the day that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton performed one of the most important tasks of her campaign – naming a vice presidential running mate – New York Times columnist and PBS Newshour analyst David Brooks and commentator Mark Shields spent time talking about what they believe to be Clinton’s “lack of warmth.”

Jon Dowding is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for All Digitocracy.