Spin Control archive for Nov. 2009

MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2009

TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2009

Incumbent mayor behind by 2

The results of this month’s Spokane County election were certified on Tuesday, but the counting isn’t over.Elections officials next week will recount by hand votes in the race for Airway Heights mayor.City Councilman Patrick Rushing’s lead over incumbent Mayor Matthew Pederson grew in the latest...

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Light blogging ahead

Spin Control will be on Thanksgiving hiatus, which is really just a fancy way of saying it's taking the week off.We'll be counting all the things we're thankful for (from family and friends to work we enjoy, and even the ability to end a phrase...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 2009

Turnout map for 11-3-09 election in city of Spokane.

What's up in northeast Spokane? Not turnout 

Northeast Spokane has an electoral problem that needs to be examined after the 2010 Census is complete. The problem isn’t who gets elected, but how few people do the electing.Results from this year’s general election follow a pattern evident in council elections since districts were...

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MONDAY, NOV. 16, 2009

SUNDAY, NOV. 15, 2009

Women rock Spokane vote

A swath of central Spokane – roughly from the river to Wellesley Avenue – may have more women representing it in elective office than any place else in the country.Eastern Washington in general is unique in the country for having women in top offices. No...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 14, 2009

FRIDAY, NOV. 13, 2009

Voter breakdown of Spokane School Board District 81 Position 4 race between Rocky Treppiedi and Laura Carder as of Nov. 13.

A new map for: Dist 81 school board 

Rocky Treppiedi kept his District 81 School Board seat on the strength of his vote margins in the south and northwest parts of the district, which extends outside the city limits. Laura Carder did well in northeast Spokane, where she's run previously as a legislative...

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Map of the Spokane City Fire Bond vote as of 11-13.

A new map for: Spokane Fire Bond

Late vote counts didn't really change the landscape for the City of Spokane's Fire Bond proposal. It did well in some of the vote rich regions of south and northwest Spokane, but did poorly on the north side and East Central. There aren't enough votes...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2009

Get a cake with 120 candles

Everyone join in, please:Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dearWashington Staaaate.Happy Birthday to you.Washington as a state turns 120 today. Don't feel bad if you forgot to send a card. Once you get passed 100, birthdays aren't that big a deal...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 2009

Palin headed for CdA book signing 

Former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is expected to be autographing copies of her new book next month at the Coeur d'Alene Fred Meyer store.Palin, who already has a best-seller before her book is even released next week, is tentatively scheduled...

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MONDAY, NOV. 9, 2009

Gregoire names Sturdevant to head DoE

Ted Sturdevant was named this morning the new director of the state Department of Ecology.Gov. Chris Gregoire announced the appointment to replace Jay Manning, who moved from head of DoE to be her chief of staff.Sturdevant has been with DoE for 7 years as director...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 7, 2009

One Ref 71 impact lives on 

By late last week one question surrounding Referendum 71 was settled: The measure passed and the “everything but marriage” statutes go into effect for the whole state, after it was approved handily in most Puget Sound counties and hammered pretty badly elsewhere. That’s really just...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 5, 2009

Billig to run for 3rd Dist. House seat 10 

Andy Billig, the president of the Spokane Indians baseball, wants to play in a different league. He’s running for the state Legislature in central Spokane’s 3rd District.As ballots were being cast and counted this week for the 2009 election, Billig filed papers with the state...

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 (The Spokesman-Review)

Here's a new map for that Fire Bond

Spokane City Proposition 1, aka the Fire Bond Issue, inched a bit toward the supermajority it needs for passage in Wednesday evening's count. As the map shows, its support varied around the city. The ballot measure currently has a 58.85 percent approval; it needs 60...

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How Spokane voted on Proposition 4, the community bill of rights proposal. (The Spokesman-Review)

Where Prop 4 fared less awfully 

There are few, if any, bright spots supporters of Envision Spokane's Community Bill of Rights will find in last night's count.As a whole, Proposition 4 only garnered 25 percent support. It failed in all of the city's nearly 125 precincts.The measure won 40 percent support...

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