Stories tagged: 2011 Washington Elections
Sat., Nov. 12, 2011
Baxter will keep seat warm an extra day
Because of a quirk in state law, Spokane’s 4th Legislative District will have one senator for the first day of the upcoming special session and a different senator for the …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2011, 10:03 a.m.
King County opposition dooms tolling proposal
OLYMPIA — A state ballot measure to place new restrictions on projects involving toll roads and bridges has failed.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2011
State must close all of its liquor operations by June
Sometime after the first of next year, the impact of the successful initiative ending Washington’s 78-year control of liquor sales will become more apparent. That’s when state liquor stores, which …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2011
Doug Clark: Thank Mayor Bair for the one-term curse
Now comes that post-election moment for rationally minded pundits to scientifically pick apart how David Condon, a political upstart, made up a Goliath-size disadvantage to knock off a sitting Spokane …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2011, 7:14 p.m.
Liquor initiative puts contract businesses in peril
Sometime after the first of next year, the impacts of the successful initiative ending Washington’s 78-year control of liquor sales will become more apparent. That’s when state liquor stores, which …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2011, 5:43 p.m.
Condon’s lead holds in second ballot count
Challenger David Condon’s lead over incumbent Spokane Mayor Mary Verner is holding in the latest ballot count released this evening.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2011, 8:40 p.m.
Sprague will stay one-way in the Valley
The first numbers are in for Spokane Valley. Proposition 1, which would have changed Sprague and Appleway back to two-way streets, is losing with an overwhelming 82 percent no vote.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 8, 2011, 9 p.m.
Liquor initiative passes with widespread support
Washington voters have approved a plan to privatize liquor sales, siding with Costco in the costliest initiative campaign in state history.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2011
Millions spent for initiatives in final push
OLYMPIA – Led by a multimillion dollar battle over liquor sales in Washington, initiatives and candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot have spent more than $18 million to sway voters …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2011
Panel rejects liquor plans
OLYMPIA – It’s apparently all in or all out for Washington state’s involvement in the liquor business. After studying two proposals to take over the state’s liquor distribution system, the …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2011
The battle over booze
The multimillion- dollar fight over state-run liquor sales is flooding the airwaves and stuffing mailboxes across the state as both sides in the Initiative 1183 debate try to empty their …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2011
Cash rolls in for, against liquor sales initiative
OLYMPIA – This year’s ballot measure to get state government out of the liquor business is shaping up to be another multimillion-dollar fight that will pit one of Washington’s largest …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2011
Doug Clark: Mayor race yields losers, worse losers
The primary is past tense. The shocking election results are (mostly) in. In capturing a whopping 59.9 percent of the vote Tuesday night, incumbent Mary Verner is making the most …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2011
Mixed fiscal outlook on initiatives
OLYMPIA – Washington would collect more revenue if an initiative to privatize liquor sales passes, but could pay more for road projects if another ballot measure on toll roads succeeds. …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2011, 8:18 p.m.
Verner takes commanding lead in re-election bid
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner took a commanding lead in early results Tuesday, capturing 16,290 of the ballots cast. Challenger David Condon laid claim to the second spot in the five-way …
Sun., Aug. 14, 2011
Spin Control: Palin movie elicits stiff-arms, light turnout
Sarah Palin may not be much of a draw in Spokane. That’s one conclusion – and a charitable one, at that – to draw from an event a little more …
Sat., July 9, 2011
Liquor, tolls, care staff initiatives likely qualify for November ballot
OLYMPIA – Washington voters will likely face proposals on tolls, liquor and home health care workers on the November ballot. But not on chickens or marijuana.
Sat., July 9, 2011
Funds growing in race for Spokane mayor
With about six weeks to go before the August primary, one challenger for the job of Spokane mayor has raised almost twice as much as incumbent Mary Verner. The other …
Sat., July 2, 2011
Time to sign up or shut up as initiative deadline nears
OLYMPIA – As Washington residents hit the parks, the malls and the supermarkets this holiday weekend, they may get a chance to take part in one bit of democracy central …
Sun., June 19, 2011
Spin Control: 2012 campaigns threaten to overrun ‘11 elections
Turning on the television Monday evening created a sudden moment of panic. Had I slept, Rip Van Winkle-like, for months and awoke in January 2012? Seven Republican presidential candidates were …