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Spokane County, Measure 1

Option Pct
Rejected 56.40%
Approved 43.60%

Initiative Measure 1125

Option Pct
No 52.40%
Yes 47.60%

Initiative Measure 1183

Option Pct
Yes 59%
No 41%

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Stuckart missed deadline; former treasurer says PDC lost form

Spokane City Council president candidate Ben Stuckart missed a state deadline for filing a campaign finance report by more than two months. The mistake was quickly fixed once the Public Disclosure Commission informed Stuckart that he was late, and a penalty is unlikely, said Lori…

Filing week shocker: Hession enters race for Spokane City Council president

Former Spokane Mayor Dennis Hession on Thursday filed to run for Spokane City Council president. His decision is the big surprise so far this week among candidates entering Spokane races. Hession was City Council president in 2005 when Mayor Jim West was recalled from office….

Two more file for Spokane City Council

Two candidates who previously said they would run for Spokane City Council formally took the plunge on Thursday morning. Donna McKereghan, former chairwoman of the Logan Neighborhood Council, and Steve Salvatori, owner of the Spokane Entrepreneurial Center, filed paperwork to officially become candidates. McKereghan joins…

Luke Tolley joins race for Spokane City Council

The chairman of the Hillyard Neighborhood Council added himself late Wednesday to the growing list of people who want to represent Northeast Spokane on the City Council. Luke Tolley, 32, also ran four years ago, but lost in the primary. He is the outreach and…

Mike Fagan files to run for Spokane City Council

A co-worker of Tim Eyman, the prominent anti-tax initiative guru of Washington, has joined the race for Spokane City Council. Mike Fagan, co-director of Eyman’s Voters Want More Choices, filed on Wednesday to run for a seat representing Northeast Spokane. The seat currently is held…

Fifth Spokane mayor hopeful pledges not to debate opponents or talk to media

Spokane voters on Wednesday got a fifth choice in the race for Spokane mayor. Robert Kroboth, 77, filed paperwork to place his name on the Aug. 16. He joins incumbent Mayor Mary Verner; David Condon, former district director for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers; Mike…

Condon’s a candidate

David Condon officially became a candidate for Spokane mayor on Wednesday, joining three others, including incumbent Mary Verner. The bigger news about Condon’s campaign is his recent reporting of campaign contributions. Only a month into his campaign, he’s already leading Verner in fundraising, having raised…

School board candidate not sure why he’s running

At the end of the second day of candidate filing, the race that’s still drawing the most interest remains an open seat on the Spokane School Board. Late Monday, Shawn Siggson, became the fifth candidate in the race. Asked why he decided to run, Siggson…

Karen Kearney will make second run for Northwest council seat

Karen Kearney will return to ballot in August in hopes of landing a seat representing Northwest Spokane on City Council. Kearney pledges to be more visible in the district than the current council members who serve Northwest Spokane, Nancy McLaughlin and Steve Corker. “When I…

Latest candidate for Spokane mayor, Barbara Lampert, calls for deep budget cuts, but increase in police officers

Barbara Lampert wants to balance the city fo Spokane’s budget while at the same time hiring an additional 100 police officers. The perennial candidate, who filed to run for Spokane mayor on Tuesday, said she would do that by cutting city administration, forcing pay cuts…

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