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u 2017 Washington General Election, Nov. 7



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Three candidates enter the running for Spokane County Superior Court judge

When Superior Court Judge Sam Cozza died unexpectedly this year, several members of Spokane’s legal community threw their hat in the ring to fill the vacancy left by the longtime and well-respected presiding judge. In May, then-deputy prosecutor Tony Hazel rose above the rest of the applicants after being selected by Governor Jay Inslee as Cozza’s replacement. Many expected the ensuing election later this year to feature only one name on the ballot.


With complicated, potentially contentious decisions on horizon, four vie for Spokane schools board seat

Spokane’s newest board member will inherit a slough of thorny and potentially contentious decisions in November.


Control of Washington Senate could come down to King County race

Control of the state Senate next year is likely to be decided by a special election race in King County suburbs between two novice candidates.


Council races in Spokane, Spokane Valley draw primary challenges

All three Spokane City Council races will be on the August primary ballot, as will two council positions in the Spokane Valley and two in Medical Lake


Candidate filing week ends Friday afternoon

With only one day left for candidates to file for local office, only a few races have enough candidates to be on the August primary ballot.


Three candidates seek open seat in northeast Spokane council district

Voters in Spokane’s northeast council district will have a contested primary, choosing between at least three potential replacements for Amber Waldref, who cannot run for re-election because of the city’s term limit ordinance.


Candidates file to challenge Spokane City Council incumbents in 2017 elections

Candidates start filling up August primary ballot.


Local candidates: On your mark, get set, file

Filing week for candidates seeking many local offices this year starts Monday morning and ends Friday afternoon.


Spin Control: Our 8 simple rules for running for office

Filing for office this week? Spin Control offers its eight simple rules for surviving as a candidate.


Voters approve tax boost to fund fire services in southwestern Spokane County

Voters in Spokane County’s largest fire district approved a property tax increase that officials say will be used to replace aging trucks and equipment and respond to increasing call volumes.


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