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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%


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Final list of candidates in the August primary

All the candidates who filed last week.


Presidential primary returns: 1 in 5 back

The Secretary of State’s office says more than 832,000 of the presidential primary ballots have been returned.


Candidate Vance town hall meeting moved

Republican Senate candidate Chris Vance has moved the location of Monday evening’s Spokane Valley town hall meeting to the New Live Church.


Andrew Biviano takes on Shelly O’Quinn for Spokane County commissioner

The 40-year-old private practice attorney said the three-member commission needs a strong, progressive voice that has been absent for the past few years.


GOP Senate candidate says he won’t vote for Trump

Chris Vance, the chief Republican challenger for Washington’s U.S. Senate seat, says he won’t vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming primary or the general election.


Podlodowski wants Wyman to cancel primary

Tina Podlodowski, Democratic candidate for Washington secretary of state, said incumbent Kim Wyman should cancel the presidential primary to save money. Problem is, Wyman doesn’t have the authority to do that, and many of the ballots are already in the mail.


Field to run for Parker’s seat

Ian Field, the recently resigned press secretary for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, is running for the Legislature.


Parker won’t seek re-election

Rep. Kevin Parker is retiring after eight years in the House.


What has to be on initiative petitions, and what doesn’t

When someone hits you up for your name on an initiative petition, how much of it do you read before deciding whether to sign? Some people probably read almost nothing, and sign just to get away from the signature gatherer. Others may read just the ballot title, or the first few lines or check out the signatures to see if there’s anyone they know.


Candidates take note: Electorates in WA, ID different from US

Washington’s electorate is whiter and richer than the nation as a whole. Idaho’s is even whiter, but poorer.


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