Ballots will begin arriving in the mail at the end of next week, so we've published our annual elections guide today. There's a special section in today's paper that includes every contested race in Spokane County and North Idaho as well as information on the state and local ballot issues. If you haven't had a chance to grab a paper yet, click here for all our election coverage.
Putting out the elections guide doesn't mean the end of our coverage, however. We'll continue to write stories and next week we plan to have some question and answer format stories for the Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake races. Reporter Lisa Leinberger will also have a story in Thursday's Valley Voice on last night's debate among Liberty Lake candidates. In the Spokane Valley races, only the challangers showed up so there was no debate. All three of the current city council members seeking to serve a new term failed to show up, though councilman Dean Grafos did submit a written statement.