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  • Editorial: Submit your vote today to influence tomorrow

    All over the country, Americans are in full voice about health care. If not health care, then greenhouse gases. Or stimulus spending. They are demanding accountability of their elected political …


  • Primary election ballots due Tuesday

    Tuesday is the last day for Washington voters to cast their ballots in local primary elections.


  • County’s top elections official discusses the vote-by-mail process

    Voters around Washington have until Tuesday to get their ballots in the mail or into the drop box for a primary that whittles down choices for city and town councils, …


  • Washington PDC rejects request to seal donor names

    OLYMPIA — The state Public Disclosure Commission on Tuesday rejected a request to seal the names of donors to a campaign to overturn Washington state’s newly expanded domestic partnership law.


  • Campaigns note contributors

    With one week until the primary, Spokane city races are mostly low-budget affairs, with half the candidates for City Council planning to spend so little they don’t have to make …


  • Opponents’ fundraising exceeds that of bill of rights supporters

    The fight over a proposed Spokane city charter amendment may dwarf the campaign spending of candidates who will share the November general election with the ballot issue. Opponents of a …


  • Council OKs fire bond for November ballot

    Spokane voters will decide in November if they want to continue paying extra property taxes to buy fire equipment and build new fire stations. But residents may cast their votes …


  • Major parties mum in Idaho governor’s race

    BOISE – Idaho has a half dozen lesser-known candidates out stumping for governor, but no word yet from the two major parties – including that of incumbent Gov. Butch Otter …


  • Primary election roundup

    Public safety tax Voters throughout the county – cities and towns as well as unincorporated areas – will be asked to renew a one-tenth of 1 percent addition to state …


  • Six vie for two seats on school board

    Math curriculum, all-day kindergarten and tight budgets are a few of the issues facing the Spokane School Board in upcoming months. Two board incumbents – Rocky Treppiedi and Jeff Bierman …


  • Five-way primary in 9th District

    How Republican is Washington’s 9th Legislative District? It’s so Republican that a five-way primary for a rare midterm election features four Republicans and one Democrat who ran three years ago …


  • Union contracts contentious issue in six-way council race

    It’s not easy to goad Nancy McLaughlin into a fight. Even during the most passionate Spokane City Council debates, she’s among the least likely of the seven members to shout, …


  • Six candidates, one City Council seat

    Mike Allen was the surprise choice of a divided City Council when he was picked to fill an empty seat 18 months ago. At the time, Allen said he didn’t …


  • Four vie for vacant EV School Board post

    The East Valley school board seems to be the hot ticket for the November elections, with four people filing for the seat being vacated by longtime board member June Sine …


  • Array of candidates file for City Council

    David Elton is under a court order not to attend Spokane City Council meetings. That didn’t stop him from becoming a candidate for the council’s open seat representing south Spokane …


  • 56 candidates filed to run for office

    About a dozen candidates for local offices waited Monday morning for the door of the Spokane County Election’s Office to open to officially launch their campaigns. By the end of …

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