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Brad Manke leads Mike Berry in divisive Stevens County sheriff’s race; Tveit wins new term as judge

A divisive race to replace retiring Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen seemed too close to call on Tuesday evening, though early results showed one candidate leading the other by more than three percentage points.


Graham narrowly leads Wilson in 6th Legislative District race

Republican Jenny Graham is ahead of her Democrat opponent Dave Wilson by a mere 250 votes in the 6th Legislative District position two race. Graham has earned 50.32 percent of the votes, while Wilson holds 49.68 percent of the 39,094 votes.


Republican Brad Little wins Idaho governor’s race

Longtime Republican lawmaker Brad Little defeated Democratic challenger Paulette Jordan on Tuesday to become Idaho’s next governor.


I-1634, a ban on local soda and grocery taxes, approved

Local governments looking for more tax money will have to look somewhere else than soda.


Michael Baumgartner will be next Spokane County treasurer

State Sen. Michael Baumgartner has emerged as frontrunner for Spokane County Treasurer, securing 57 percent of the vote over challenger David Green in Tuesday’s general election.


Shawn Vestal: At long last, a great race in the 5th District

In almost every way, the hotly contested race between Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and challenger Lisa Brown has been a more positive, more passionate and less cynical electoral exercise than our current moment would give us the right to expect.


Al French wins third term on Spokane County Commission

Incumbent Republican Al French is leading in the race against Democratic opponent Robbi Katherine Anthony to retain his seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners.


Schmick, Dye win new terms in southeast Washington’s 9th Legislative District

Republican state Reps. Joe Schmick and Mary Dye have defended their seats representing southeast Washington’s 9th Legislative District.


Short, Maycumber defeat challengers in northeast Washington’s 7th Legislative District

Republican state Sen. Shelly Short and state Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber have defended their seats representing northeast Washington’s 7th Legislative District.


Kuney defeats Chase for seat on Spokane County Commission

Incumbent Republican Mary Kuney is likely to retain her seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners against challenger Rob Chase.


I-1639, which creates restrictions on semiautomatic rifles, passes

Washington residents will face more scrutiny on the purchase of semiautomatic rifles.


Voters reject carbon fee in I-1631

Washington isn’t likely to levying a fee on crude oil and other fossil fuels to help fight climate change.


Cantwell wins fourth Senate term

Democrat Maria Cantwell is heading back to Washington, D.C., for another term in the U.S. Senate.


$77 million Spokane library bond poised to pass

A bond to improve and expand Spokane’s library system was on track to pass Tuesday evening.


Tim Fitzgerald wins new term as Spokane County clerk

Incumbent Republican Tim Fitzgerald is likely to retain his seat as Spokane County Clerk against Democratic challenger Michael Kirk.


Knezovich earns 85 percent of vote to remain Spokane County sheriff

Ozzie Knezovich will retain his position as Spokane County Sheriff.


Christian leading Konis in Spokane County assessor race

Leonard Christian takes slight lead over Tom Konis in the race for Spokane County Assessor


Jeff Holy defeats Jessa Lewis for state Senate seat

Republican Jeff Holy will move on to the state Senate.


Voters, by 2-to-1 margin, say build new outdoor stadium on Albi site

The vision for a new downtown stadium did not win over Spokane voters, and Mayor David Condon said he foresees a “beautiful comlex that will be a regional draw” at the Albi site.


Mike Volz has solid lead in race against Kay Murano for 6th District House

Republican Mike Volz is holding a solid 6.5 percentage point lead in the race for a Spokane Legislative seat against Democrat Kay Murano.