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Last call for voter registration

Today (July 28) is the last day to sign up to vote in the primary for eligible Washington residents who aren’t yet registered. Who’s eligible? You’ll have to be 18 by Aug. 5, an American citizen, and not someone whose voting rights have been revoked…


Sunday Spin: What will primary turnout be?

OLYMPIA – With Washington’s primary a mere 10 days away, the big question – after who’ll survive and go to the general election, of course – is how many voters will bother to cast ballots. It’s a common question around the country, as a recent…


Spokane County turnout nudges past 10%

Slightly more than 30,000 ballots for the Aug. 5 primary have been returned to the Spokane County elections office. That pushes turnout — or turn in, to be more precise — to about 10.5 percent countywide. County Elections Manager Mike McLaughlin said the county is…


Used practice targets left at League office

The League of Women Voters of Washington wants supporters of a gun-rights initiative to denounce the unknown group that left used targets at or near their office. But supporters of Initiative 591 called the incidents a “propaganda stunt” the good government group is milking to…


Editorial: Wilson best positioned to challenge McMorris Rodgers in 5th District

Cathy McMorris Rodgers is seeking her sixth term representing the 5th Congressional District. Although we are endorsing her candidacy in the Aug. 5 primary, we also recommend voters choose Independent Dave Wilson from among three challengers, one of whom will advance to the general election.


Editorial: GOP’s Kuney best-qualified for Spokane County treasurer

Four years ago, Rob Chase was a write-in candidate who finished second in the primary and then knocked off incumbent Spokane County Treasurer Skip Chilberg in the fall. Now, it’s Chase who is being pursued, and his challengers are both better qualified for the position. Oddly, treasurer is a partisan position, though all of the candidates agree it should not be treated that way.


Ballots start to go in mail tomorrow

County elections offices around the state will begin mailing out ballots Wednesday to the state’s voters. Spokane County elections officials say they will be mailing out more than 275,000 in two batches, Wednesday and Thursday. If you are registered to vote and don’t get a…


Today’s fun video: A candidate, a shotgun and an elephant pinata

Firearms may be a great accessory for campaign ads, but apparently not if you are a Democrat running for Congress in Central Washington’s 4th Congressional District. Estakio Beltran, one of two Democrats and 12 candidates overall running for the open seat in the 4th, announced…


Sunday Spin: Checking out claims on a dog day afternoon

OLYMPIA – In these dog days of summer, things that would not get a second-look the rest of the year are tested for news viability under much lower July vacation standards in an effort to fill the paper. Any other time, a press release from…


No Eyman initiative this year

OLYMPIA — Initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman will not have a measure on this fall’s ballot. Eyman informed supporters today that he and his associates, Spokanites Mike and Jack Fagan, will not be turning in signatures for Initiative 1325, an effort to force the Legislature into…





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