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  • THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012

    School reform ad’s donors undisclosed

    BOISE – Idaho’s campaign finance disclosure deadline came and went Wednesday without any word on who funded a statewide TV ad campaign in favor of controversial school reform measures – …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 21, 2012

    GOP chief asks Shea to pull photo

    It may have started as a joke, but the controversial photo of state Rep. Matt Shea standing on his Democratic challenger’s property has become a political hot potato for Republicans. …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 2010

    Mager concedes race to French

    Spokane County Commissioner Bonnie Mager conceded defeat Wednesday in her bid for a second term. The election is to be certified Friday, and the latest results show challenger Al French …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2010

    Vestal: In judicial elections, judgment often lacking

    I have a confession: I’m not 100 percent sure who I voted for in the Supreme Court race. I’m pretty sure. Almost positive. Odds are 5-to-1 or better that I …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 14, 2010

    Spin Control: Pace of ballot counting sure gets the dander up

    One sure sign that fall is easing into winter is that political types are complaining about how long it takes to count ballots in Washington state. This rant usually starts …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 2010

    Latest vote count still favors Wiggins

    Voters in King County have helped Charlie Wiggins hang onto the lead in his bid to oust incumbent Justice Richard Sanders.


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10, 2010

    Chilberg concedes treasurer race to Chase

    Spokane County Treasurer Skip Chilberg conceded defeat Tuesday to his general election challenger, Rob Chase. Chilberg said he called Chase to offer his congratulations.


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10, 2010

    Wiggins takes lead in court race

    Former Appeals Court Judge Charlie Wiggins took a narrow lead over incumbent Justice Richard Sanders in Washington’s tight Supreme Court race Tuesday afternoon. An analysis of voting patterns suggests Wiggins …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010, 5:41 P.M.

    Challenger Wiggins pulls closer to Justice Sanders

    Challenger Charlie Wiggins is cutting into Justice Richard Sanders’ lead in the contest for a state Supreme Court seat.


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 7, 2010

    GOP gains mean more of the same at Idaho Statehouse

    BOISE – While much of the nation endorsed a sharp change in political direction Tuesday, Idaho went its own way – the same way it’s headed for the past four …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 7, 2010

    Election season had smears, jeers, memorable moments

    With the 2010 election all over but the counting – admittedly the counting still is important in a few races – it seems appropriate to look back over the campaign. …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 7, 2010

    State leaders see tighter coffer, bipartisan tilt

    OLYMPIA – Washington politicians who had any doubt the public is in no mood for more taxes should have had that cleared up Tuesday. For the budget struggles ahead next …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 7, 2010

    Eye on Boise: Complicated or not, Idaho backs amendments

    BOISE – Here’s why it’s not surprising that all four constitutional amendments on this year’s Idaho ballot passed, and passed fairly easily: That’s our history. All 11 previous constitutional amendments …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 7, 2010

    Incumbent Larsen’s lead over challenger grows

    Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen continues to expand his lead over Republican challenger John Koster.


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2010, 2:39 P.M.

    Washington election turnout may top 70 percent

    Washington elections officials say a late surge in ballots will likely push the turnout for Tuesday’s election to 70 percent or higher.


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2010

    Murray secures Senate victory

    Democrat Patty Murray won a fourth term in the U.S. Senate, building a lead of nearly 50,000 votes over Republican rival Dino Rossi as counting continued Thursday. Faced with a …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2010

    State Senate control hinges on tight races

    SEATTLE – Democrats were holding onto slim leads in three races in King and Snohomish counties that will decide which party controls the state Senate next year, Thursday’s ballot returns …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2010

    Challenger gains on justice

    SEATTLE – Bainbridge Island attorney Charlie Wiggins is cutting into the slim lead held by Justice Richard Sanders as Sanders tries to retain his seat on the Washington state Supreme …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010, 12:05 P.M.

    Candy, pop and water taxes gone Dec. 1

    Higher taxes on candy, gum, bottled water and pop will soon be gone.


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010, 8:13 A.M.

    Incumbent Murray expands lead in Senate race

    Democratic incumbent Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi headed into a third day of vote tallies today with no clear winner in Washington state’s U.S. Senate race.


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010

    State takes blame for election website crashes

    Washington has killer election websites when they work. “There is no state in the country that has this sophisticated an election-night reporting system,” state Elections Director Nick Handy said.


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010

    Voters vent frustrations with GOP gains in county, state

    Democrat Chris Marr conceded defeat Wednesday night in the record-breaking million-dollar battle for a Spokane County state Senate seat. Marr made up some ground in the second day of ballot …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010

    Labrador says win sends message

    BOISE – Idaho elected its first Hispanic to represent the state in Congress on Tuesday, as Raul Labrador upset freshman Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick with a decisive 51 percent to …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010

    Clark: Parties get wild, wilted Election Day

    Doug’s Election Night Diary. 7:40 – I drive first to Spokane’s Lincoln Center where the Democrats are hanging out. If the early returns hold up, it looks like their evening …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010

    State Supreme Court race still close

    SEATTLE – Justice Richard Sanders maintained a narrow lead in his bid for a fourth term on the state Supreme Court as more votes were counted Wednesday, but challenger Charlie …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010

    Last Democratic official in Kootenai County loses job

    Kootenai County, already among the most conservative regions of the country, is about to lose its sole surviving Democratic elected county official. Longtime Kootenai County Clerk Dan English was defeated …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3, 2010, 7:03 P.M.

    Idaho elects its first Hispanic congressman

    Idaho elected its first Hispanic to represent the state in Congress on Tuesday, as Raul Labrador upset freshman Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick with a decisive 51 percent to 41.3 percent …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3, 2010, 3:59 P.M.

    GOP tide sweeps out longtime Idaho state rep

    The Republican sweep of Idaho’s elections on Tuesday carried off one of North Idaho’s longest-serving lawmakers, a Democrat who often voted with the Republicans and whose campaign slogan was “as …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3, 2010, 10:16 A.M.

    Obama takes responsibility for voter frustration

    A chastened President Barack Obama signaled a willingness to compromise with Republicans on tax cuts and energy policy today, one day after his party lost control of the House and …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3, 2010

    Breaking down the vote in key races in Inland Northwest

    For 11-03-2010


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