Stories tagged: 2017 Washington election
Thu., March 22, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Spokane Firefighters Local 29 made a $2,000 payment to the group Spokane for Honest Government in February, four months after pledging to no longer have any financial relationship with the …
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Cambridge Analytica was paid $50,000 for work in Spokane City Council races last year against Beggs, Mumm
Breean Beggs remembers the call: a pollster asking questions about Spokane City Council races – including his own. “They said, ‘This is Cambridge Analytica,’ ” Beggs said.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Father of Spokane Valley councilwoman loses Spokane City Hall job following investigation into unfair campaigning
Bob West, father of Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Brandi Peetz, said he wasn’t using his public computer at City Hall to campaign on her behalf against Caleb Collier. He was …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 5 a.m.
Final reports filed with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission show November’s contests for three seats on the Spokane City Council cost a total of nearly $420,000, based on the amount …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Spokane’s newest city councilwoman takes the seat that will be vacated by longtime Councilwoman Amber Waldref, representing Spokane’s northeast district. A gathering of friends, family and local lawmakers observed her …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017
The results of the 2017 election hold a lesson for Spokane-area candidates to study if they want to maximize their chances in 2018.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 6:21 a.m.
Rod Higgins is poised to retain his seat as Spokane Valley mayor against challenger Chris Jackson in a race that’s been close since initial ballots were counted Nov. 7.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Municipal Court candidate who lost election bid after DUI charge back at work as assistant city prosecutor
It’s been five months since Municipal Court judicial candidate Adam Papini worked as a lawyer. Today, that changed.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
Incumbent Rod Higgins increased his lead over challenger Chris Jackson in the Spokane Valley Council Position 1 race.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
Let’s not paint the Spokane Valley blue just yet. Maybe just a lighter shade of red. A nice pink, say.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
Defeat of Spokane Valley incumbents may limit city council’s debate of issues in state, federal jurisdiction
When Spokane Valley council members Ed Pace, J. Caleb Collier and Mike Munch were ousted from their seats in Tuesday’s election, it sent a message from Spokane Valley voters that …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
Voters advise lawmakers to repeal the taxes they enacted earlier this year, but Legislature isn’t required to do it.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Voters throughout the Valley pulled support from most incumbents.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Map of vote split in Spokane city precincts shows voters closest to downtown core and its rail line supported Proposition 2, those farthest away strongly opposed.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
The races for two Spokane Valley Fire Commission Board seats are too close to call. Stan Chalich, 73, is leading incumbent Patrick Burch with 49.8 percent of the vote for …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Some things that could change now that control of the state Senate will switch from Republican to Democrat in this year’s election.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
In East Valley School district’s two contested board races incumbents lead, however 18-year-old newcomer is within striking distance
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Voters on Tuesday rejected conservatives on the Spokane Valley Council on Tuesday, voting out incumbents Mike Munch, Ed Pace and J. Caleb Collier, and putting a fourth conservative in danger …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Proposition 2 was failing with only 41 percent of votes cast in favor of the measure, which had been criticized as illegal and potentially embroiling the city in costly legal …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Early ballot returns indicate the Spokane City Council will retain its progressive-leaning majority, as voters gave comfortable leads to a slate of candidates endorsed by Ben Stuckart in what became …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Incumbent school board member Mike Wiser beat challenger Jennifer Thomas in Spokane’s only contested board race.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Control of Senate switches to Democrats with Manka Dhingra’s win in a suburban King County district.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Only about 17 percent of ballots across the state, and a slightly better though still dismal 22 percent of ballots in Spokane County, had been turned in.
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
A few months ago, it seemed no one wanted to be the mayor of Latah or a member of the Town Council.
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017
Derek Knecht has said he wants to be the mayor of Fairfield to “bring back honesty, integrity, accountability and transparency.” Anonymously, others have insinuated that he’s running with “vengeance in …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017
Spin Control: Holding on to that ballot to get more info on candidates? We’ve got places you can look
For voters who haven’t cast ballots – which is to say, most of them – here’s some help in finding information about the candidates and issues in the 2017 general …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017
The general election ballot full of candidates for city offices as well as some school board and a few legislative positions.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
For the first time in at least a decade, spending by outside groups in this year’s City Council races reached all corners of the city. Through Friday, more than $372,000 …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017
Incumbent East Valley School Board member Justin Voelker says his experience on the board, as a hospital executive and as a parent makes him the best choice in the November …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017
Council candidate Kate Burke’s story of sexual harassment prompts apology from political ally Ben Stuckart
The candidate for Spokane’s City Council seat in the northeast said she accepts the council president’s invitation to work on sexual harassment policies at City Hall, after she was critical …