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  • GOP incumbents finding easy wins in Idaho

    A tumultuous election in Idaho led to high turnout and strong feelings, but the most-Republican-voting state in the nation was left little changed. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter rallied to win …


  • Voters favor Republicans locally and nationally

    Washington Republicans were lifted by a national tide in Tuesday’s elections, one that cost Democrats at least one of the state’s congressional seats and left a key U.S. Senate seat …


  • Results from other contested races in Inland Northwest

    Here are initial results from contested races elsewhere across the Inland Northwest. • Assessor


  • Supermajority in, some taxes out

    Washington voters removed some taxes and made it tougher for the Legislature to create new ones, but seemed to turn down plans to privatize some state services. Idaho voters passed …


  • Vestal: Sometimes indecision is ignorance in disguise

    The Sasquatch of politics has come and gone again. And we’re left to consider whether the Undecided Voter really exists, and if so, what natural phenomena provide an explanation.


  • Washington and Idaho ballot measures

    Washington • Initiative 1053


  • Washington Election Night updates

    Running election updates for Spokane County and Eastern Washington.


  • Idaho Election Night updates

    Running election updates for Kootenai County and North Idaho.


  • Republican Herrera elected to Wash. 3rd District

    Jaime Herrera was elected to Washington state’s open 3rd Congressional District seat tonight, becoming the first Republican to represent the district in a dozen years.


  • Americans vote to fill record 37 governorships

    Voters today select governors in more than two-thirds of the states, the largest-ever number of gubernatorial races on the ballot. Republicans seek large statehouse gains to match a hoped-for sweep …


  • Voters out before dawn for Election Day 2010

    WASHINGTON — The fate of the Democratic Congress was put before voters today in midterm elections that drew Americans to balloting stations starting before dawn, some clamoring for change, others …


  • Clark: Losing an election is no reason to stop slinging mud

    We did it, my friends. We have somehow reached the finish line of Campaign 2010. Tonight the votes will be counted, the winners will be declared, and the country will …


  • Election trends likely to emerge early

    WASHINGTON – How early will America know if it’s a Republican romp or if Democrats somehow minimized their damage? There should be plenty of clues this evening – and long …


  • Murray, Rossi hit road in final push for votes

    Democratic incumbent Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi wrapped up their road trips today as volunteers on both sides lit up phone lines and knocked on doors — even …


  • Early clues: What to watch in Tuesday’s elections

    How early will America know if it’s a Republican romp or if Democrats somehow minimized their damage? There should be plenty of clues Tuesday evening — and long before bedtime.


  • What’s at stake in Tuesday’s election

    A look at the congressional seats, governorships, state legislatures and some of the ballot measures that will be on ballots around the country on Nov. 2.


  • Costumed canvassers try to scare up voters

    Most trick-or-treaters ask for candy. But on Sunday, several dozen in Spokane requested civic engagement. About 80 people in costumes canvassed city neighborhoods Sunday encouraging younger adults to mail in …


  • Washington voters seeking new path

    Washington voters stagger to Tuesday’s election bombarded by television commercials designed to convince them their incumbent senator is a spendthrift changeling and her would-be replacement is a sleazy grifter. The …


  • Rally’s message in Riverfront Park: Keep sanity alive

    After being bombarded by political attack ads from both sides in one of the most contentious elections in years, some Spokane-area residents are fed up with all the “insanity.” Some …


  • Forcing transparency of PACs would be sound step forward

    Here’s a modest proposal on campaign finance reform that might meet constitutional muster with the U.S. Supreme Court: Let’s have a truth-in-labeling law that requires political committees to say what …


  • Allred plans campaign stops

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred and some of his supporters will roll through North Idaho on Monday for a series of “mini-rallies.” Allred, a former citizen activist and founder of …


  • Eye on Boise: Large voter turnout predicted at Idaho polls

    BOISE – It’s election time – grab your ID and head to the polls on Tuesday. This is the first general election at which Idaho’s new requirement for voters to …


  • Truths, half-truths and other campaign claims

    More than a million dollars has been spent fighting for one Spokane seat in the state Senate – and the election season isn’t even over. The milestone was reached this …


  • Democratic strategist faces sanctions

    A Democratic political strategist active in shadowy independent ads in a Spokane legislative campaign faces court sanctions for campaign violations in an Everett primary race. Lisa MacLean’s tactics to hide …


  • Budget at issue in final governor debate

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter defended his cuts to education and his track record as governor Thursday night, as he met four rivals in the final debate before Tuesday’s …


  • E-mail, signs accuse Mager falsely

    An anonymous e-mail that began circulating this week falsely accuses Spokane County Commissioner Bonnie Mager of cheating on her taxes. Her election opponent, former Spokane City Councilman Al French, denied …


  • Vestal: All the mud a million bucks can sling

    Chris Marr really opposes negative ads. He says he’s been the victim of “hit pieces” by his opponent. He says that his political campaign for the state Senate ought to …


  • House rivals squabble over wilderness, campaign funds

    BOISE – With the latest independent poll showing Idaho’s 1st District congressional race narrowing to a dead heat, congressman Walt Minnick and GOP rival Raul Labrador clashed in a debate …


  • Idaho Gov. Otter faces rivals in final debate

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter defended his cuts to education and his track record as governor Thursday night, as he met four rivals in the final debate before Tuesday’s election.


  • Minnick, Labrador clash at debate

    With the latest independent poll showing Idaho’s 1st District congressional race narrowing to a dead heat, Congressman Walt Minnick and GOP rival Raul Labrador clashed in a debate Thursday on …


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