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Waldref cruises to Bloomsday win 

Congratulations to Councilwoman Amber Waldref, this year's top Bloomsday finisher among elected leaders (at least among those whose time we checked). She easily beat out the rest of her City Council cohorts, though in defense of the others, she is the youngest elected official we...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012

Debates will feature county commission candidates, Biviano 

Candidates for Spokane County Commission will face off Wednesday evening in student-led debates hosted by the Central Valley High School’s Government Club. The club also has invited the candidates in the hotly-contest Spokane Valley race for state House between incumbent Republican Matt Shea and Democrat...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012

Two Democrats consider bids for county commission 

Former City Councilman Bob Apple and former KREM-TV weatherman Daryl Romeyn are contemplating bids for Spokane County Commission. Both would run for the seat held by Republican Commissioner Mark Richard. He announced last weekthat he would not seek a third term. Republican Shelly O'Quinn, who...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25, 2010


Ahern makes lunch plans with O'Quinn 

Former Republican state Rep. John Ahern said today that his former Republican opponent, Shelly O'Quinn, called him on Monday to congratulate him on his second-place finish.Ahern said he's grateful O'Quinn, who finished third, ran for the seat and that she made him a better candidate.O'Quinn...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 19, 2010

Shenanigans in the 6th? Numbers suggest no 

Shelly O'Quinn's legislative race, like nearly every political race worth a darn, may be leaving some supporters with hard feelings, nagging questions and what ifs. Wednesday's ballot count showed O'Quinn has no real hope of moving out of third place, which is no doubt vexing...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18, 2010

State Rep. John Driscoll, D-Spokane, celebrates his first-place primary victory with his girlfriend, Ann Price, Tuesday, August 17, 2010, at the Democratic Party primary party at Hamilton Studios in West Central Spokane.

O'Quinn not saying if she will back Ahern

After last night, it looks like it will be round two for John Driscoll and John Ahern as they appear likely to advance to the November election.At the Democratic Party celebration last night, Driscoll said he would start today reaching out to supporters of the...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 17, 2010

Elections worker Mike McLaughlin removes ballots from the drop box outside the South Hill Library on Monday. For a list of drop boxes in Spokane County and resources for other counties, see Page A12. (The Spokesman-Review)

Last minute election details and tidbits 

Spokane County Elections Manager Mike McLaughlin said he expects to post election results around 8:15 p.m. and doesn't expect further counting until Wednesday.Check spokesman.com for election updates. We'll get them posted as soon as we get them.One-third of ballots have been returnedThe county received more...

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MONDAY, AUG. 2, 2010

FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010

O'Quinn video on YouTube causes stir in GOP 17 

It's the case of the unknown videographer, and it highlights the tension between the campaigns of John Ahern and Shelly O'Quinn.A low-tech video of O'Quinn speaking to the Friday Morning Republican Breakfast Club was posted on YouTube on May 4. O'Quinn said she was unaware...

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THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010

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