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Shawn Vestal: School Board should be leery of ignoring a loud, clear vote on the downtown stadium

The Spokane Public Schools board should heed the wishes of voters who rejected building an outdoor stadium in downtown Spokane.


Gun-rights supporters sue to block I-1639

Spokane gun dealer, others challenge Initiative 1639 in federal court.


Petition asks Trump to block I-1639

A former congressional candidate wants President Donald Trump to keep Initiative 1639 from becoming law.


Spokane’s Andy Billig to be Senate majority leader in 2019

Spokane Democrat Andy Billig was named majority leader of the state Senate Monday as members of the caucus gathered to select new leaders for the 2019 session.


Lisa Brown reflects on Congressional campaign, says she won’t run for Spokane mayor

The one bright spot for Lisa Brown in a decisive defeat by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday was the City of Spokane, where she earned a double-digit victory. Still, Brown says she’s going to take a break to examine her options and said the future of the Democratic Party looks bright in Eastern Washington.


Spokane County ballot returns slacking off before hitting all-time record

Spokane County ballot counts beat all previous midterm elections, but might not beat all-time record.


Democrats still looking at gains in Washington Legislature

Democrats will pick up seats in the Washington state Legislature after Tuesday’s election but the exact number remains unclear with a handful of races still too close to call.


Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers rode Eastern Washington’s red tide to victory

It wasn’t a wave, it was the tide. The regular, recurrent tide.


Only a few close races remain in Spokane County

Two days after polls closed, only a few local races in the November 2018 election cycle remain too close to call.


Cathy McMorris Rodgers won’t run for House Republican leadership position

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced Tuesday that she will not run for a party leadership position in House.


Washington Legislature getting bluer in 2019

Democrats make gains in the Washington Legislature.


Analysis: Why ‘a real race’ in Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown contest offered familiar November result

Democrats said they couldn’t match the fervor from energized Republicans in Eastern Washington that led to a comfortable GOP win in the district, despite rumors of a “blue wave.” Republicans credited an exhaustive ground game after a close primary night and increased attention after the Supreme Court hearings this fall.


6 election maps that reveal the desires of Spokane voters

During the 2018 election cycle, voters in the region appear to be split along geographic, as well as party, lines. We depict that split in 6 races.


Graham maintains lead in close state House race; general obligation bond still on-track to pass; other updates

Jenny Graham remains ahead of Dave Wilson for a 6th District legislative seat.


Despite poor showing in North Idaho, Democrats gain a few seats in the Legislature

Democrats did poorly throughout North Idaho, but managed to pickup a few seats in southern Idaho.


Idaho Superintendent of Instruction Sherri Ybarra re-elected

Republican Sherri Ybarra has narrowly won a second term as Idaho’s superintendent of public instruction, defeating Democratic challenger Cindy Wilson.


2018 was a wave election, but the size and color are up for debate

For voters and most candidates, the wave election of 2018 has washed over them and passed.


Simpson wins 11th term in House; Fulcher wins 1st District

BOISE – Republican Congressman Mike Simpson has won an 11th term representing Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District. And the GOP’s Russ Fulcher has won Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, defeating Democrat Cristina McNeil and six other candidates.


Idaho voters approve Medicaid expansion

Idaho voters have approved the expansion of Medicaid coverage to potentially more than 60,000 low-income adults across the state.


2018 was a wave election, but the size and color are up for debate

For voters and most candidates, the wave election of 2018 has washed over them and passed.