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u 2016 Washington General Election, Nov. 8

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Initiative 1433, minimum wage and labor rules

152
Option Pct
Yes 57.66%
No 42.34%

Initiative 732, carbon emission tax

155
Option Pct
No 59.26%
Yes 40.74%

Spokane Transit Authority Proposition 1

158
Option Pct
Approved 55.54%
Rejected 44.46%


Latest news

Sunday Spin marks the highlights and low-lifes of Politics 2016

Happy New Year. But before we stick a fork in the overstuffed and overdone turkey that was 2016, it’s traditional to give out awards for the political year past. The envelopes, please…


Sunday Spin 2: We’re No. 8

The state, too, had a record number of ballots cast.


Record number of ballots didn’t mean record turnout

Spokane voters cast more ballots than ever. So why didn’t the county have record turnout?


Washington rejects carbon tax, but backers are undeterred

Washington’s carbon tax initiative was billed as a bipartisan approach to curbing carbon emissions. But voters in this progressive state roundly rejected the measure that drew opposition from the fossil fuel industry and, more surprisingly, many major environmental groups.


Wyman defends meeting with DC lobbying groups

Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman on Friday defended her closed-door meetings with lobbying groups earlier this year after a report was published about her attendance, and she dismissed criticism from her Democratic opponent that she was susceptible to special interest influence on Washington state’s ballot initiative process.


WA ballot turn-in tops 1.2 million

State officials say ballots received with one week to go in the election hit 1,235,614. Secretary of State Kim Wyman hopes to beat 2008 record, but Spokane is still off that pace.


Got info about voter fraud? Call federal office

Eastern Washington residents with information about actual voter fraud are encouraged to report it.


Washington ballots top 1 million

Washington voters have sent back more than 1 million ballots. In Spokane County, the trend is slightly behind 2012, and way off from 2008


Sunday Spin 3: Monday was final voter registration deadline

When the county elections offices close at the end of the business day Monday, your chance to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election is gone.


Sunday Spin 2: Where’d my ballot go?

Yes, you can track your ballot after you send it in.


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Latest news

Sunday Spin marks the highlights and low-lifes of Politics 2016

Happy New Year. But before we stick a fork in the overstuffed and overdone turkey that was 2016, it’s traditional to give out awards for the political year past. The envelopes, please…


Sunday Spin 2: We’re No. 8

The state, too, had a record number of ballots cast.


Record number of ballots didn’t mean record turnout

Spokane voters cast more ballots than ever. So why didn’t the county have record turnout?


Washington rejects carbon tax, but backers are undeterred

Washington’s carbon tax initiative was billed as a bipartisan approach to curbing carbon emissions. But voters in this progressive state roundly rejected the measure that drew opposition from the fossil fuel industry and, more surprisingly, many major environmental groups.


Wyman defends meeting with DC lobbying groups

Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman on Friday defended her closed-door meetings with lobbying groups earlier this year after a report was published about her attendance, and she dismissed criticism from her Democratic opponent that she was susceptible to special interest influence on Washington state’s ballot initiative process.


WA ballot turn-in tops 1.2 million

State officials say ballots received with one week to go in the election hit 1,235,614. Secretary of State Kim Wyman hopes to beat 2008 record, but Spokane is still off that pace.


Got info about voter fraud? Call federal office

Eastern Washington residents with information about actual voter fraud are encouraged to report it.


Washington ballots top 1 million

Washington voters have sent back more than 1 million ballots. In Spokane County, the trend is slightly behind 2012, and way off from 2008


Sunday Spin 3: Monday was final voter registration deadline

When the county elections offices close at the end of the business day Monday, your chance to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election is gone.


Sunday Spin 2: Where’d my ballot go?

Yes, you can track your ballot after you send it in.