Stories tagged: 2009 election
Tue., Aug. 18, 2009
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 …
Mon., Aug. 17, 2009, 5:30 p.m.
Primary election ballots due Tuesday
Tuesday is the last day for Washington voters to cast their ballots in local primary elections.
Mon., Aug. 17, 2009
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, …
Tue., Aug. 11, 2009, 2:38 p.m.
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.
Tue., Aug. 11, 2009
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 …
Tue., Aug. 11, 2009
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 …
Tue., Aug. 4, 2009
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 …
Tue., July 28, 2009, 5:42 p.m.
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 …
Sun., July 26, 2009, 1 a.m.
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 …
Sat., July 25, 2009, 1 a.m.
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 …
Fri., July 24, 2009
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 …
Wed., July 22, 2009
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, …
Tue., July 21, 2009
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 …
Sat., June 13, 2009
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 …
Sat., June 6, 2009
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 …
Mon., June 1, 2009, 6:47 p.m.
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 …