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Spokane County, Measure 1

44
Option Pct
Rejected 56.40%
Approved 43.60%

Initiative Measure 1125

39
Option Pct
No 52.44%
Yes 47.56%

Initiative Measure 1183

41
Option Pct
Yes 58.99%
No 41.01%


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Why Verner lost: Part 1. Water rates

Condon correctly predicted outrage was coming on water rates. Even before summer bills were mailed, he began attacking the water rate restructuring. When the bills were opened, he already had defined himself as the candidate who opposed them. On its face, focusing on sewer rate…


Allen-Rush contest now within recount margin

The race between incumbent Councilman Richard Rush and former Councilman Mike Allen for Rush’s south Spokane City Council seat was sent within recount margins by counting on Tuesday. Only 92 votes now separate the two, and if the race remains within a half percentage point,…


Allen and Rush headed for recount? Prop 1 headed for defeat

A race for Spokane City Council inched closer to an automatic recount on Monday in the fourth day of ballot counting from the Nov. 8 election. Former Councilman Mike Allen’s lead over incumbent Richard Rush for a seat representing south Spokane fell by 17 votes…


Verner needs all 2,777 remaining ballots … to tie

Mayor-elect David Condon’s lead over Spokane Mayor Mary Verner grew slightly in counting on Monday. He now leads by 2,777 votes. Coincidentally, that’s the same number of votes left to count in the race.


Verner tells KXLY radio that Zehm, water rate campaign issues ‘don’t have a lot of substance’

Mayor Mary Verner’s interview last night with Mike Fitzsimmons on KXLY 920 AM has been making the rounds on Twitter today. And it’s worth a listen. Here’s some of what was said. The entire interview is in the link above. Verner: …I do know that…


Verner remains hopeful, but her chances are dim

Here’s are Verner’s statements to her supporters and repoters last night. The Spokane County Elections Office has reported that it received nearly 23,000 ballots in the mail today. There are 22,200 ballots left to count in the City of Spokane. For Verner to make a…


Mapping the election: Why Condon’s ahead

A look at the precinct breakdown for the City of Spokane Mayor’s race shows that incumbent Mary Verner carried the city’s central core, but challenger David Condon is leading her in precincts all around that center. And he’s winning big in some heavy voting precincts…


Washington votes to expand caregiver training again

Long-term care workers will get more training and face stiffer background checks under an initiative approved by voters.


Liquor initiative passes with widespread support

Washington voters have approved a plan to privatize liquor sales, siding with Costco in the costliest initiative campaign in state history.


Maybe they should go to all-mail elections

This just in from the AP: CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio election board says an employee bit a voter’s nose during an argument over a campaign sign. Cuyahoga County elections board director Jane Platten says the board identified the worker for Cleveland police trying to…





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