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u 2014 Nov. 4 Washington General Election

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Initiative 591

111
Option Pct
No 55.30%
Yes 44.70%

Initiative 594

110
Option Pct
Yes 59.30%
No 40.70%

Spokane Riverfront Park Bond, Proposition 2

113
Option Pct
Approved 68.60%
Rejcted 31.40%


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WA Elex Congress: McMorris Rodger v. Pakootas; Didier v. Newhouse

Congress may be unpopular, but in Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District, five-term incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was not with voters casting ballots in Tuesday’s primary. McMorris Rodgers, a member of the GOP leadership in the House, finished the evening with more than half the…


Clock ticking down to primary deadline

The deadline for getting a primary ballot in is 8 p.m. tonight. If your ballot is still sitting on your counter or coffee table, you might want to consider marking it, putting it in the envelope and taking it to a drop box, because it…


Help for procrastinating voters

So you found that ballot on the counter and had one of those “Oops” moments. As in “Oops, I meant to figure out who deserves my vote in that legislative/county/congressional race. But I forgot.” Not too late. One of the advantages of all mail voting…


Time running out on those ballots

If you still have your primary ballot somewhere around the house, well you’re pretty much like most people in Washington. Less than a fourth of all ballots in Spokane County had been returned as of Monday morning, and elections officials’ optimistic scenario has a turnout…


Nazi comments continue to provide ammo to I-594 debate

A suggestion by an NRA spokesman that Jews should oppose gun control because of what happened in Nazi Germany has added new ammunition to the debate over two competing measures on the November ballot. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and others on Tuesday called…


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 You’ll have to be 18 by Aug. 5, an American citizen, and not someone whose voting rights have been revoked…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.





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