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u 2017 Washington General Election, Nov. 7



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Maps show Valley voters rough on incumbents; Higgins edges ahead of Jackson

Voters throughout the Valley pulled support from most incumbents.


Opposition to Proposition 2 grew in precincts farthest from downtown rail lines

Map of vote split in Spokane city precincts shows voters closest to downtown core and its rail line supported Proposition 2, those farthest away strongly opposed.


Spokane Valley Fire Commission candidates locked in close races

The races for two Spokane Valley Fire Commission Board seats are too close to call. Stan Chalich, 73, is leading incumbent Patrick Burch with 49.8 percent of the vote for Spokane Valley Fire Commissioner Position 1. Burch was appointed to the fire board of commissioners in 2016.


How Democrats win to take control of Washington Senate will affect 7 issues

Some things that could change now that control of the state Senate will switch from Republican to Democrat in this year’s election.


In two East Valley School Board races incumbents lead, but 18-year-old challenger is close

In East Valley School district’s two contested board races incumbents lead, however 18-year-old newcomer is within striking distance


Spokane Valley voters toss incumbents on City Council; Munch, Collier and Pace lose seats

Voters on Tuesday rejected conservatives on the Spokane Valley Council on Tuesday, voting out incumbents Mike Munch, Ed Pace and J. Caleb Collier, and putting a fourth conservative in danger of losing in a race too close to call.


Spokane voters reject fines for coal, oil trains traveling through downtown

Proposition 2 was failing with only 41 percent of votes cast in favor of the measure, which had been criticized as illegal and potentially embroiling the city in costly legal battles.


Breean Beggs, Kate Burke, Candace Mumm coast to victories in Spokane City Council races

Early ballot returns indicate the Spokane City Council will retain its progressive-leaning majority, as voters gave comfortable leads to a slate of candidates endorsed by Ben Stuckart in what became a costly and sometimes bitter campaign in the final few weeks.


Incumbent Mike Wiser beats out challenger in Spokane Public Schools only contested board race

Incumbent school board member Mike Wiser beat challenger Jennifer Thomas in Spokane’s only contested board race.


Democrats take control of Washington State Senate

Control of Senate switches to Democrats with Manka Dhingra’s win in a suburban King County district.


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