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u 2017 Washington General Election, Nov. 7



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KHQ Election Night 2017 coverage

KHQ Local News 2017 Election Night coverage, including reporting from Spokesman-Review reporters Kip Hill and Jim Camden.


Election Day has arrived but most voters have yet to cast ballots

Only about 17 percent of ballots across the state, and a slightly better though still dismal 22 percent of ballots in Spokane County, had been turned in.


No one wanted to serve on the Latah Town Council in May; now 5 percent of the town is on the ballot

A few months ago, it seemed no one wanted to be the mayor of Latah or a member of the Town Council.


Wrapping up the races: Tuesday’s off-year election to decide city council contests

The general election ballot full of candidates for city offices as well as some school board and a few legislative positions.


In November election, former Fairfield public works director challenges mayor who fired him

Derek Knecht has said he wants to be the mayor of Fairfield to “bring back honesty, integrity, accountability and transparency.” Anonymously, others have insinuated that he’s running with “vengeance in mind.”


Spin Control: Holding on to that ballot to get more info on candidates? We’ve got places you can look

For voters who haven’t cast ballots – which is to say, most of them – here’s some help in finding information about the candidates and issues in the 2017 general election.


Fundraising, outside spending reach historic highs in Spokane City Council races

For the first time in at least a decade, spending by outside groups in this year’s City Council races reached all corners of the city. Through Friday, more than $372,000 had been raised for the three of the contests that will be decided next week, with 1 in 4 of those dollars coming from a group working independently of the candidates.


Incumbent East Valley School Board member challenged by man with minor criminal record

Incumbent East Valley School Board member Justin Voelker says his experience on the board, as a hospital executive and as a parent makes him the best choice in the November election.


Council candidate Kate Burke’s story of sexual harassment prompts apology from political ally Ben Stuckart

The candidate for Spokane’s City Council seat in the northeast said she accepts the council president’s invitation to work on sexual harassment policies at City Hall, after she was critical of his response to her own story of harassment by former City Councilman Richard Rush. Burke said she’s having to unfairly answer questions about the timing of her story, given the approaching election.


East Valley School Board candidate supports laptop initiative that incumbent opposed

Of the several differences between the two candidates for the East Valley School Board, district 4, the most apparent is age. Incumbent school board member Fred Helms is 77 years old, but his challenger, Emily Provencio, is 18 years old.


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