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Let the counting begin

Staff from the Secretary of State’s elections office begins counting petitions for Initiative 1100 brought in Wednesay afternoon. (see post below) Staff photo by Jim Camden


I-1100 turns in petitions to change liquor rules

Glenn Avery of Modernize Washington wheels boxes of signed petitions into the Secretary of State’s office. Staff photo by Jim CamdenOLYMPIA — Supporters of Initiative 1100 turned in what they estimate are 390,000 signatures on their petitions for a ballot measure to privatize liquor sales….


Soda initiative expected on Washington ballot

Another initiative campaign expects to have enough signatures to likely make the fall ballot.


Apple’s campaign for state House may have violated campaign rules

Two years after paying a hefty fine for breaking campaign law, City Councilman Bob Apple appears to have violated another campaign rule.As of Tuesday, Apple, who is running for a state House seat representing the 3rd Legislative District, listed on his campaign website his City…


One liquor initiative has signatures; second expects to

OLYMPIA – Washington state’s 77-year control of liquor sales may be in doubt.Sponsors of one ballot measure to turn the sale of all liquor over to private stores, Initiative 1100, say they will turn in nearly 350,000 signatures today cqWEDS, a number that practically guarantees…


How McKenzie made the ballot for assessor

Gina McKenzie, an independent candidate for assessor, has a whole campaign season to prove to voters she can do the job of running the office that figures out what property is worth.But she’s already proved adept at getting voters to sign a petition to get…


County assessor race loses conspiracy theorist

The race for county assessor has become less crowded, and perhaps, less interesting.A real estate agent working for the city of Spokane and apocalyptic author who announced he would run for county assessor dropped out of the race earlier this month and never filed.Terry L….


County GOP backing Baker, White

The Spokanke County Republican Party endorsed Assessor Ralph Baker and legislative candidate Dave White over the weekend.Ordinarily, one might think that the county party endorsing an elected GOP official, as Baker is, is something of a gimme. But not always this year. The County GOP…


Romeyn running for Congress

Candidate filing surprise of the day — or at least so far — in the 5th Congressional District: Former TV weathercaster Daryl Romeyn filed as a Democrat to run against Cathy McMorris Rodgers.Romeyn’s filing, which apparently arrived via the Internet, went up late this morning….


R-52 gets new ballot language: “job creation” out, tax mention in

OLYMPIA — A Thurston County Superior Court judge approved new ballot language for Referendum 52, a proposal to sell bonds to pay for environmental upgrades of schools and colleges.Democrats in the Legislature approved the concept for the bonds, often called Hans bonds because they’d been…





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