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Initiative 591

111
Option Pct
No 55.27%
Yes 44.73%

Initiative 594

110
Option Pct
Yes 59.27%
No 40.73%

Spokane Riverfront Park Bond, Proposition 2

113
Option Pct
Approved 68.58%
Rejcted 31.42%


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McMorris Rodgers challengers find hope in Cantor loss

The day after the House’s No. 2 Republican fell to a primary challenger, Eastern Washington congressional candidates were hoping Wednesday for a boost to knock off the No. 4 Republican. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faces three challengers in the August primary – one Republican, one…


Nethercutt: Cantor loss is warning to GOP leaders

Former Rep. George Nethercutt, who pulled off his own dramatic unlikely Congressional victory 20 years ago unseating Speaker of the House Tom Foley, of Spokane, said Tuesday he could see parallels between his experience and that of David Brat. “It’s a message, as I look…


State chooses Voter Pamphlet art

OLYMPIA — Talia Anderson, a Port Angeles fifth grader, got a bit of a surprise when Secretary of State Kim Wyman showed up at school. She knew Wyman was going to speak to students Anderson didn’t know Wyman was going to announce her artwork had…


4th Congressional District has long ballot

An even dozen candidates are running for an open seat in Central Washington’s 4th Congressional District, making it the most crowded race in the state’s Aug. 5 primary. The district trends heavily Republican, and so did the candidate filings. Eight are Republicans, with two Democrats…


Party time

The top-two primary continues to give candidates a chance to show creativity to dream up political parties. Under the old law, a candidate claiming to be a member of a minor party with a clever name had to take the rudimentary steps of forming it,…


Bring on the Zamboni

Judicial races in Washington usually are notable for having very little notable to report. Candidates compare resumes, look for people to place in long lists of endorsements in their newspaper ads and generally avoid controversy in an effort to seem judicious. One state Supreme Court…


McMorris Rodgers draws 3rd opponent as filing week closes

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers drew a third challenger and several other political races filled out Friday on the last day for candidates to file for office in Washington. Tom Horne of Nine Mile Falls filed as a Republican against McMorris Rodgers, who is seeking a…


4th Cong District: Holmquist Newbry makes 8

In a sign that politics abhors a vacuum almost as much as nature, an open seat in Central Washington’s 4th Congressional District has drawn eight candidates with two days left in the state’s filing week. State Sen. Janéa Holmquist Newbry, R-Moses Lake, on Wednesday afternoon…


4th Congressional District filling up

Central Washington’s 4th Congressional District continues to attract candidates Tuesday with seven would-be representatives filing for the seat being vacated by Doc Hastings… To read the rest of this item, or to comment, click to continue inside the blog.


Day 1 of filing week

A noon-time campaign event by state Sen. Michael Baumgartner brought several Republicans into the Spokane County Elections Office on the first day of filing week. State Reps. Jeff Holy of Cheney and Leonard Christian of Spokane Valley joined Baumgartner in filing their paperwork and paying…





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