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u 2017 Washington Primary, Aug. 1



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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.


Spokane County voters overwhelmingly approve sales tax for 911 services

Spokane County residents voted to renew a one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax that’s used to fund upgrades to emergency communication technology used by firefighters and law enforcement.


Spokane’s greatest election that never was: Baumgartner vs. Knezovich vs. Shea vs. Stuckart vs. Parker vs. Brown

And so the most fascinating campaign in years to hit Spokane ended before a ballot is cast, or even, an election scheduled.





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