If you’re interested in the upcoming election, check out our new politics site, watchsonomacounty.com.

Watchsonomacounty.com will include news stories, blogs (including this one), forums and other material related to state and local politics, especially the June 8 primary election. The filing deadline is Wednesday, so spring training is over and the campaign season is getting underway.

The moderator is business editor Ted Appel, who covered politics in Sacramento and worked as government and politics editor for The Press Democrat.

— Jim Sweeney