Stories tagged: 2009 election
Sat., Oct. 10, 2009
Our primary picks stand for Nov. 3 general vote
The commentaries below summarize endorsement positions taken by The Spokesman-Review’s editorial board before the Aug. 18 primary that remain applicable for the Nov. 3 general election. The full editorials can …
Wed., Oct. 7, 2009
Nonprofits oppose I-1033
Nonprofit agencies that work on housing and children’s issues are putting out a call for volunteers to work against a Washington initiative to limit government spending. Recent polls show Initiative …
Tue., Oct. 6, 2009
Council says I-1033’s outcome would be grim
The Spokane City Council made grave warnings Monday about a proposed state initiative that would limit future increases in local government spending. Council President Joe Shogan warned of heading “back …
Sat., Oct. 3, 2009
Valley council candidates Wilhite, Grassel answer questions
Here is the second in a series of reports in which Spokane Valley City Council candidates address issues in their own words. All the candidates were asked the same questions. …
Thu., Oct. 1, 2009
Council candidates Munson, McCaslin share views
Here is the first in a series of reports in which Spokane Valley City Council candidates address issues in their own words. All the candidates were asked the same questions. …
Fri., Sept. 25, 2009, 1:30 p.m.
Audio: City Council candidates Mike Fagan, Amber Waldref debate
Spokane City Council candidates for the northeast district Mike Fagan and Amber Waldref joined reporter Jonathan Brunt in The Spokesman-Review newsroom Sept. 25 for an informal debate.
Thu., Sept. 24, 2009
Races heat up at candidates forum
Judging by the attendance at last week’s Liberty Lake candidates forum, there’s a fair amount of interest in the upcoming City Council and sewer district board elections in November. The …
Tue., Sept. 22, 2009, 1:04 p.m.
Appeals court to hear R-71 disclosure case
OLYMPIA — State lawyers will travel to California to argue that petitions for Referendum 71 should be made public.
Tue., Sept. 22, 2009, 12:43 p.m.
Audio: City Council candidates Nancy McLaughlin, Karen Kearney debate
Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin and her challenger in the 2009 election, Karen Kearney, joined reporter Jonathan Brunt in The Spokesman-Review newsroom Sept. 22 for an informal debate.
Fri., Sept. 11, 2009, 2:48 p.m.
Wash. to appeal judge’s decision on R-71 signers
The state attorney general said Friday he is appealing a federal judge’s decision to keep secret the names of people who signed petitions supporting Referendum 71, which calls for a …
Fri., Sept. 11, 2009
R-71 supporter signatures remain shielded
OLYMPIA – A federal judge Thursday ordered the state of Washington to keep shielding the identities of people who signed petitions to force a vote on expanded benefits for gay …
Thu., Sept. 10, 2009, 5:07 p.m.
Judge blocks release of petitions for R-71
OLYMPIA — A federal judge in Tacoma is shielding the identities of people who signed petitions to force a statewide vote on expanded benefits for gay couples.
Thu., Sept. 10, 2009, 9:37 a.m.
Tacoma judge may release names of R-71 signers
A federal judge in Tacoma may decide today whether the public can see the names of people who signed Referendum 71. That’s the measure on the November ballot that could …
Thu., Sept. 10, 2009
West Plains races set for November
The results of the primary election were declared official on Sept. 2. In the West Plains, three races for mayor and City Council are headed to the general election. Cheney
Wed., Sept. 9, 2009
Partner benefits closer to vote
OLYMPIA – A judge on Tuesday refused to block a public vote on expanded domestic partnership benefits for gay couples in Washington state. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Thomas McPhee …
Tue., Sept. 8, 2009, 12:58 p.m.
Audio: City Council candidates Mike Allen, Jon Snyder debate
Spokane City Councilman Mike Allen and his challenger in the 2009 election, Out There Monthly publisher Jon Snyder, joined reporter Jonathan Brunt in The Spokesman-Review newsroom Sept. 8 for an …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2009
Judge rejects R-71 lawsuit
SEATTLE – Secretary of State Sam Reed may have accepted tens of thousands of invalid signatures before he certified a November referendum on expanding domestic partnership benefits, a King County …
Wed., Sept. 2, 2009, 9:46 a.m.
King County judge rejects challenge to R-71
SEATTLE — Secretary of State Sam Reed may have accepted tens of thousands of invalid signatures before he certified a November referendum on expanding domestic partnership benefits, a King County …
Tue., Sept. 1, 2009
Partner rights headed to ballot
OLYMPIA – Expanded domestic partnerships for same-sex couples could face a public vote after Washington officials ruled that referendum sponsors have enough voter support to force a referendum on the …
Fri., Aug. 21, 2009
Region in brief: All-GOP House race likely as votes mount
The lone Democrat in the race for the open legislative seat representing southeastern Washington is losing ground in the fight to run in the November election. The third day of …
Thu., Aug. 20, 2009
Primary election results
Results from the Aug. 18, 2009, primary election.
Thu., Aug. 20, 2009
Even primary election serves up political hash
I’m always relieved to get past a primary. The only point of a primary election is to weed out those less-popular candidates who, if elected, might actually do the public …
Thu., Aug. 20, 2009
District 4 fire levy falls
Voters in Spokane County Fire Protection District No. 4 may have been confused by a ballot title when they rejected a levy measure in the sprawling northern district Tuesday, the …
Wed., Aug. 19, 2009, 11:16 a.m.
Fire levy in north Spokane County failing
Voters in Spokane County Fire Protection District No. 4 may have been confused by a ballot title when they rejected a levy measure in the sprawling north county district on …
Wed., Aug. 19, 2009
Voters decisive on council race, tax
Tuesday’s two Spokane City Council primary races yielded one landslide and one battle too close to call. Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin easily topped a list of five challengers for her seat …
Wed., Aug. 19, 2009
Spokane County tax extension passes with ease
Spokane County residents overwhelmingly agreed to continue contributing an extra penny on each $10 purchase to help pay for law enforcement. A ballot measure to extend a sales tax collected …
Tue., Aug. 18, 2009, 9:43 p.m.
Snyder, McLaughlin lead in Spokane council races
Incumbent City Councilman Mike Allen may have some work to do if to keep retain the south-side seat he was appointed to almost 20 months ago.
Tue., Aug. 18, 2009, 8:56 p.m.
Seattle voters reject 20-cent grocery bag fee
SEATTLE — Seattle voters rejected a 20-cent fee for every paper or plastic bag they get from supermarkets, drug stores and convienence stores.
Tue., Aug. 18, 2009, 8:47 p.m.
Fagan, Hailey, Stockwell in close 9th District race
The five-way race in Southeastern Washington’s 9th Legislative District has three candidates knotted near the top, with the top two shifting as the different counties report their results.
Tue., Aug. 18, 2009, 8:23 p.m.
Spokane County sales tax renewal passes
Spokane County residents overwhelmingly agreed to continue paying an extra penny on each $10 purchase to help pay for law enforcement costs. Also: results for Cheney, Medical Lake, Fairfield, Rockford, …