u 2017 Washington Primary, Aug. 1
The proposal to roll back a Spokane policy prohibiting officers from asking about immigration status will not be before voters following an order from Spokane County Superior Court Judge Julie McKay. An appeal is possible, but unlikely before the Sept. 5 deadline for the question to appear on November’s ballot.
A $12,000 contribution-supported ad campaign airing on local broadcast and cable channels argues the Republican Party is pushing equality and the issues most important to women.
Spokane lawmakers are looking for 12 people to serve on committees that will draft statements supporting and opposing the two ballot questions scheduled to be decided on this year’s ballot. The deadline to submit the statements is Sept. 8.
‘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.
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.
Good for Seattle, which soon will have its second woman mayor, and the first in 91 years. Spokane had three in its last 32.
Some primary races remain in doubt in Wednesday’s ballot count.
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.
Chris Jackson and Angie Beem move on to the general election in Spokane Valley
- Spokane Superior Court Judge Position 6
- Medical Lake mayor
- Spokane City Council, northeast council district
- Spokane City Council, northwest council district
- Spokane City Council, south council district
- Spokane Valley City Council Position 1
- Spokane Valley City Council Position 5
- Spokane School Board, Position 5
- Liberty Lake Proposition 1
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