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Spin Control: Weighing candidates’, voters’ return on election investment

How much should a reasonable person spend to secure a $42,000-a-year job? A job with pretty good benefits, like a strong health care plan, generous expenses for food and lodging, …


Hundreds protest new background check law

OLYMPIA — Hundreds of gun-rights advocates, some dressed in camouflage and some wearing Santa hats, gathered on the Capitol grounds to denounce the background-check law voters approved last month.


Spin Control: Slim majorities require focus on party discipline

OLYMPIA – The most ephemeral thing in politics might be big majorities. This should be particularly obvious to Democrats as they look to next year’s Legislature. Six years ago, Democrats …


Gun rights activists plan I-594 protest at Capitol

OLYMPIA – Gun rights activists plan to bring their firearms to the Capitol next month to engage in civil disobedience by violating the new background check law that they despise. …


Passage of Riverfront Park bond puts new ice rink on front burner

With the approval of a tax by voters in last week’s election, the future of the Riverfront Park’s Ice Palace is short. But many skaters gliding on the ice last …


Airway Heights fire levy fails

The Airway Heights Fire Department’s proposed levy to fund emergency medical service has been rejected by voters.


Spin Control: What was the 2014 election all about?

OLYMPIA – A paragraph in the political correspondents’ code requires us to tell voters “what it all means” on the Sunday after an election. Personally, I’ve always believed that by …


Newhouse wins seat in 4th District

After the fourth day of ballot counting on Friday, it became certain that Republican Dan Newhouse would be Washington’s newest congressman. Newhouse beat fellow GOP candidate Clint Didier in Washington’s …


Maurer expands lead over Brandt for county judge

Attorney Aimee Maurer almost certainly will be Spokane County’s newest judge.


Washington lower-class-size initiative, I-1351, tips to Yes

Yes votes for the initiative to lower class sizes took the lead for the first time Thursday evening. Initiative 1351, which would require smaller class sizes and more teachers, was …


Education initiative takes the lead, Mauer expands lead for judge in newest ballot counts

Ballots are still being counted across Washington State, but the yes votes for I-1351 took the lead for the first time Thursday evening.


Doug Clark: Turn ‘County Crank’ sign prank into cash for food bank

I have a hundred – do I hear $200? Yes. That’s two hundred.


Analysis: Election results suggest redder future for Spokane County

There was a point Tuesday night when Spokane-area Democrats gathered to watch the election returns had little to cheer about except the likely passage of a statewide initiative requiring broader …


Incumbent Judge Randy Brandt looks likely to lose race

A District Court judge is on the verge of being the first Spokane County judge rejected for re-election in nearly 25 years. After Wednesday’s counting of ballots, Judge Randy Brandt …


Spokane County voters favor GOP candidates

The Spokane County Board of Commissioners will retain its all-Republican tilt after incumbent Al French beat down a tough challenge from political newcomer Mary Lou Johnson with 53 percent of …


Shawn Vestal: Dave Wilson still believes in voice of independence

The most intriguing candidacy in our region came from someone who didn’t make it to Tuesday’s main event. Dave Wilson ran as an independent for Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ seat – …


Expanded gun background checks passing

Washington voters clearly want more extensive background checks for gun purchases but they aren’t sure whether they want to mandate smaller class sizes in their public schools. In a duel …


Republicans win majority in U.S. Senate

Republicans claimed the Senate majority Tuesday for the first time in eight years, riding President Barack Obama’s unpopularity to victories in every part of the country.


French, GOP have big night

Spokane County Commissioner Al French took a comfortable lead over Democratic challenger Mary Lou Johnson tonight as voters across Eastern Washington appeared to again be giving Republicans the edge.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 4, 2014, 9:31 p.m.

Parks, streets wins will shape Spokane for decades to come

Spokane city leaders scored two big wins tonight with passage of a park bond that will revitalize Riverfront Park and a levy that will continue the street reconstruction program it …


Doug Clark: If elected, I will grumpily serve

Today’s that special day when we – the “mad as hell and won’t take it anymore” electorate – will ensure our continued discontent by voting along the same old party …


Low voter turnout expected in Washington, Idaho, despite high stakes

Control of the U.S. Senate may be the chief concern of national political experts Tuesday, but Washington voters won’t play any part in that decision. Because of that, many may …


Didier-Newhouse race a GOP face-off

Of Washington’s 10 congressional races this year, nine are relatively tame affairs with incumbents holding significant leads in campaign cash and comfortable cushions in the polls. And then there’s Central …


McMorris Rodgers, Pakootas square off in final face-to-face

In his final attempt to fire barbs before Election Day, 5th Congressional District hopeful Joe Pakootas went on the offensive against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Spokane on Thursday, calling …


Haskell, Beggs share mixed view of Tucker

Candidates for Spokane County prosecutor in a debate this week gave current prosecutor Steve Tucker a mixed report card on his charging decisions and professional conduct in several recent, high-profile …


Pakootas presses McMorris Rodgers in final debate

In his final attempt to fire barbs before Election Day, 5th Congressional District hopeful Joe Pakootas went on the offensive against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Spokane on Thursday, calling …


Police investigating after alleged confrontation involving sheriff

A former Spokane County deputy undersheriff said he was chest bumped by Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich earlier this month outside a candidate forum in Northeast Spokane.


Front Porch: ‘Natural born’ needs more clarification

In five days America will have its say in the midterm elections. And the very next day the pontificating regulars will grab the mics again and issue forth with their …


Washington election: Campaigns spending heavily as deadline nears

OLYMPIA – With control of the Washington Senate in the balance, legislative candidates could pull in record amounts of money, and some ballot measure campaigns are spending heavily as the …


Brandt, Maurer stress experience in district judge race

The most expensive race for judge in Washington this year pits incumbent Spokane County District Court Judge Randy Brandt against local attorney Aimee Maurer. Although incumbent judges usually fare well …