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u 2019 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 6

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Spin Control: Running for office? Great. Now listen up.

Spin Control reprises its eight rules for running for office for the 2019 crop of candidates.


Crowded Spokane City Hall field leads filings for August primaries

All of the races for political positions in the city of Spokane will have competitive primaries, with four races attracting 25 candidates at the filing deadline Friday afternoon. Incumbents in Spokane Valley have also drawn challengers.


Incumbents, new candidates file for office in Spokane and Spokane Valley

One incumbent and several new candidates have filed to run for office on the second day of filing week.


Seven candidates file for the city’s two top positions on the first day of filing week

Seven candidates have filed for the City of Spokane’s two top positions on the first day of filing.


Spin Control: Campaign season is about to start, officially

The candidates are in the starting blocks, waiting for the gun to sound.


Lawmakers may vote on I-1000 before session ends

Legislature may vote on affirmative action initiative in the final days of the session.


Democratic group teaches political skills to emerging women leaders

Spokane Valley’s Mary May might have lost her bid to be a state representative last November, but she didn’t throw her signs away.


Andy Rathbun drops out of mayor’s race to run for Spokane City Council, but there are still 8 people running for mayor

One of the most vocal critics of his opponents, Andy Rathbun, has withdrawn from the mayor’s race to run for City Council, saying he may not have the name recognition to win the city’s top position.


Spokane County Library District hopes for almost $2 million from increased property tax

The Spokane County Library District will soon ask voters to approve an almost $2 million property tax increase to pay for maintenance, security and increasing the library’s digital resources.


Shawn Vestal: The ‘Not Nadines’ have a point about lack of coverage of their Spokane mayoral campaigns

When Nadine Woodward announced she was running for mayor, local media covered it as a capital-B capital-D Big Deal. When most other candidates announced, not so much.



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Latest news

Spin Control: Running for office? Great. Now listen up.

Spin Control reprises its eight rules for running for office for the 2019 crop of candidates.


Crowded Spokane City Hall field leads filings for August primaries

All of the races for political positions in the city of Spokane will have competitive primaries, with four races attracting 25 candidates at the filing deadline Friday afternoon. Incumbents in Spokane Valley have also drawn challengers.


Incumbents, new candidates file for office in Spokane and Spokane Valley

One incumbent and several new candidates have filed to run for office on the second day of filing week.


Seven candidates file for the city’s two top positions on the first day of filing week

Seven candidates have filed for the City of Spokane’s two top positions on the first day of filing.


Spin Control: Campaign season is about to start, officially

The candidates are in the starting blocks, waiting for the gun to sound.


Lawmakers may vote on I-1000 before session ends

Legislature may vote on affirmative action initiative in the final days of the session.


Democratic group teaches political skills to emerging women leaders

Spokane Valley’s Mary May might have lost her bid to be a state representative last November, but she didn’t throw her signs away.


Andy Rathbun drops out of mayor’s race to run for Spokane City Council, but there are still 8 people running for mayor

One of the most vocal critics of his opponents, Andy Rathbun, has withdrawn from the mayor’s race to run for City Council, saying he may not have the name recognition to win the city’s top position.


Spokane County Library District hopes for almost $2 million from increased property tax

The Spokane County Library District will soon ask voters to approve an almost $2 million property tax increase to pay for maintenance, security and increasing the library’s digital resources.


Shawn Vestal: The ‘Not Nadines’ have a point about lack of coverage of their Spokane mayoral campaigns

When Nadine Woodward announced she was running for mayor, local media covered it as a capital-B capital-D Big Deal. When most other candidates announced, not so much.