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‘Sanctuary city’ opponents in Spokane receiving legal, financial support from national anti-immigration groups

The political advocacy group Respect Washington has received thousands of dollars and legal advice from organizations tied to John Tanton, a Michigan-based activist who has been criticized for holding staunchly anti-immigrant views some have said rise to the level of white nationalism. The group will make the argument Spokane voters should have a say in whether the city’s nonbiased policing policy, which they say makes the city a sanctuary for illegal immigrants, should remain in place.


Battle lines drawn in political fight over coal, oil train fines in downtown Spokane

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich repeated his promise Thursday to seek a legal injunction if the measure on the November ballot passes, and said he’s in talks with railroads about joining him. Supporters are preparing for a vigorous campaign that has drawn interest beyond Spokane’s borders.


Spin control: First woman mayor in Seattle in 91 years? Ho hum.

Good for Seattle, which soon will have its second woman mayor, and the first in 91 years. Spokane had three in its last 32.


Durkan takes lead in race for new Seattle mayor

Seattle voters took the first step in choosing a new mayor with early returns in Tuesday’s primary showing former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan clearly in first in the race to replace current Mayor Ed Murray


Democrat Dhingra leads Republican Englund in race that likely will decide if GOP keeps control of state Senate

With control of the state Senate at stake, Democrat Manka Dhingra is ahead of Republican Jinyoung Lee Englund in the race for an expensive legislative race.


Rod Higgins, Pamela Haley top challengers in Spokane Valley City Council races

Chris Jackson and Angie Beem move on to the general election in Spokane Valley


Liberty Lake turns down community center

Liberty Lake residents not getting a community center.


Tony Hazel finishes first in primary for Spokane County Superior Court judge

Tony Hazel finished first in the primary to hold his Spokane County Superior Court seat, but he’ll likely have to face Jocelyn Cook to keep it.


Beggs and Mumm post strong showings in Spokane City Council primaries, Burke and Benn face off in northeast

The two incumbents on the primary ballots for Spokane City Council earned the majority of votes counted Tuesday in their districts. Kate Burke will square off against Tim Benn in northeast Spokane.


Spin Control: Washington group checks candidate backgrounds for voters

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