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u 2016 Washington General Election, Nov. 8

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Top measures to watch

Initiative 1433, minimum wage and labor rules

152
Option Pct
Yes 57.70%
No 42.30%

Initiative 732, carbon emission tax

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Option Pct
No 59.30%
Yes 40.70%

Spokane Transit Authority Proposition 1

158
Option Pct
Approved 55.50%
Rejected 44.50%


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Two more initiatives turn in signatures, likely will make ballot

I-1501 and I-1464 turn in petitions before the Friday afternoon deadline with enough signatures they are likely to make the November ballot.


Transgender bathroom initiative dead

Initiative 1515 does not have enough signatures to make the November ballot, sponsors tell state elections officials.


Gun control measure has 330,000 signatures, supporters say

Supporters of Initiative 1491 turned in their first batch of signed petitions Thursday, saying that by Friday afternoon they will submit a total of 330,000 signatures.


Editorial: McLaughlin and Mumm for County Commission

Mumm and McLaughlin are more experienced and pragmatic than Kerns. We would like to see them advance to the general election.


Minimum wage, gun control and transgender bathroom rules among initiatives that could make ballot

From wages to guns to restroom access, ballot measure topics for voter cover a wide spectrum of issues in Washington this year. To have a chance of making the ballot, signatures on petitions must be turned in by week’s end.


Verner, Upthegrove top lands commissioner field

Community outreach and internal communication were not Goldmark’s strengths. DNR has been beat up over the recent wildfire seasons, and morale is low. Fresh leadership is on the way, but shoring up the agency won’t be easy.


Hobbs is best choice for lieutenant governor

Hobbs has a record of leadership and impartiality, and he has the most balanced support, with labor and business backing. He has earned our endorsement.


Editorial: Vehrs for legislative District 6

In a relatively conservative district, she won’t survive as lockstep liberal, so our hope is that she gravitates to the center. Nonetheless, she is the most pragmatic, knowledgable candidate and gets our endorsement


Owen, Habib trade letters, jabs over lt. gov. race

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen says Sen. Cyrus Habib may be too partisan to replace him. Habib says he wants to office to be more active.


Timm Ormsby the easy pick in 3rd District

This district, one of the poorest in the state, has been a longtime Democratic stronghold, and Republicans have struggled to field a strong candidate. This year is no different, with incumbent Rep. Timm Ormsby facing weak opposition.


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