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  • Judge upholds CdA election result

    The city of Coeur d’Alene and an incumbent councilman emerged victorious Tuesday in a lawsuit that challenged the legality of the November 2009 City Council election and accused Kootenai County’s …


  • Lawyers eliminate three votes in trial

    The vote count from the Coeur d’Alene City Council election last November changed Wednesday after attorneys in an election challenge lawsuit agreed to eliminate three votes deemed illegal due to …


  • Trial starts in contested CdA race

    The losing candidate in last year’s Coeur d’Alene City Council election on Monday took the city and the councilman who defeated him to court. On Nov. 3, City Councilman Mike …


  • Region in brief: Recount confirms mayor’s ouster

    A hand recount of ballots from Airway Heights on Wednesday settled a lingering question of the 2009 general election, confirming City Councilman Patrick Rushing defeated incumbent Mayor Matthew Pederson by …


  • Mayoral race undecided

    The results of this month’s Spokane County election were certified on Tuesday, but the counting isn’t over. Elections officials next week will recount by hand the votes cast in the …


  • Freeman, Liberty school board races appear decided

    Freeman School Board election results came down to the wire as two challengers waged a campaign for an empty seat and an incumbent was unseated in the Liberty School District. …


  • LL incumbents keeping their seats

    Incumbents triumphed in the November elections in Liberty Lake, with Odin Langford keeping his seat on the City Council and Frank Boyle staying on as a Liberty Lake Sewer and …


  • Trulove up for second tour

    Cheney will have a new mayor at the start of 2010. Tom Trulove will take the office after a 1,167 to 573 victory over Mayor Allan Gainer in the Nov. …


  • Fire bond falls short

    Spokane’s $33 million fire bond appears to have failed. Tuesday’s tally of remaining ballots from last week’s general election shows the proposed property tax increase fell just short of the …


  • Spokane City Council shift seems likely

    The results of Tuesday’s election signal a shift on the Spokane City Council and the possible creation of a new voting bloc that will put more emphasis on the environment …


  • Snyder clinches seat on council

    Mike Allen conceded his Spokane City Council seat Thursday to magazine publisher Jon Snyder. Because Allen was appointed to his seat to fill a vacancy, Snyder will take office as …


  • Allen concedes council race to challenger

    Incumbent Spokane City Councilman Mike Allen conceded Thursday in his reelection bid to magazine publisher Jon Snyder.


  • Domestic partnership measure approved by voters

    Washington voters have approved the state’s new “everything but marriage” law, expanding rights for domestic partners and marking the first time any state’s voters have approved a gay equality measure …


  • Snyder extends lead; fire bond still trailing

    A fresh batch of election results Wednesday inched incumbent Spokane City Councilman Mike Allen closer to defeat. With about 70 percent of what is expected to be the final number …


  • As jail plan dies at polls, leaders mull next steps

    Kootenai County will continue to ship inmates to other jails – to the tune of about $52 million over the next decade – following the failure Tuesday of two ballot …


  • Recount expected in 5-vote CdA race

    The losing candidate in a tight Coeur d’Alene City Council race formally asked the city clerk for a recount Wednesday. Jim Brannon lost to incumbent councilman Mike Kennedy by five …


  • Brannon seeks recount in CdA council race

    The losing candidate in a tight Coeur d’Alene City Council race formally asked the city clerk for a recount on Wednesday.


  • Jail vote failures will cost Kootenai County

    Kootenai County will continue to ship inmates to other jails — to the tune of about $52 million over the next decade — following the failure Tuesday of two ballot …


  • Council newcomers may join McLaughlin

    Voters in two of Spokane’s three City Council districts appear to want change. The first results of Tuesday’s election showed Jon Snyder, publisher of Out There Monthly, with a 4 …


  • McGinn takes lead for Seattle mayor

    SEATTLE – Sierra Club activist Mike McGinn led T-Mobile executive Joe Mallahan by 910 votes Tuesday in the race for Seattle’s next mayor. McGinn took the early lead after Election …


  • GOP takes gubernatorial races

    WASHINGTON – Independents who swept Barack Obama to a historic 2008 victory broke big for Republicans on Tuesday as the GOP wrested political control from Democrats in Virginia and New …


  • Slate of ‘positive change’ candidates overwhelm at polls

    Five candidates promising “positive change” for Spokane Valley’s 6-year-old city government swept into power Tuesday. “We changed it,” said retired school administrator Chuck Hafner, who led the Positive Change committee. …


  • Bill of rights, I-1033 dead; R-71 ahead

    Voters seemed wary Tuesday of ballot measures that would cost them money or mandate too much change. In Washington, they turned thumbs down to Initiative 1033, which would have imposed …


  • Jail sales tax, I-1033 fail; R-71 favored

    Voters seemed wary Tuesday of ballot measures that would cost them money or mandate too much more change. Kootenai County voters shot down a pair of ballot measures that would …


  • Voters wary of ballot measures

    Voters seemed wary Tuesday of ballot measures that would cost them money or mandate too much more change.


  • ‘Positive change’ bloc sweeps to power in Spokane Valley

    Five candidates promising “positive change” for Spokane Valley’s 6-year-old government swept into power Tuesday.


  • Spokane voters lean toward change in 2 council districts

    Voters in two of Spokane’s three City Council districts appear to want change.


  • 2009 election results for Kootenai County

    Results from the Nov. 3, 2009, general election in Idaho. Last updated at 10:45 p.m. Nov. 3, 2009.


  • 2009 election results for Washington

    Results from the Nov. 3, 2009, general election in Washington state. Last updated at 5:00 p.m. Nov. 10, 2009, for all races and measures.


  • Today’s postmark a must on mail-ins

    It’s Election Day in Washington and Idaho. Although the 2009 elections may not have as many momentous decisions as last year, voters are being asked to decide a range of …

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