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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Christian leading Konis in Spokane County assessor race

Leonard Christian takes slight lead over Tom Konis in the race for Spokane County Assessor


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Jeff Holy defeats Jessa Lewis for state Senate seat

Republican Jeff Holy will move on to the state Senate.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

Voters, by 2-to-1 margin, say build new outdoor stadium on Albi site

The vision for a new downtown stadium did not win over Spokane voters, and Mayor David Condon said he foresees a “beautiful comlex that will be a regional draw” at …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Mike Volz has solid lead in race against Kay Murano for 6th District House

Republican Mike Volz is holding a solid 6.5 percentage point lead in the race for a Spokane Legislative seat against Democrat Kay Murano.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Shelley Szambelan keeps seat on Spokane County Superior Court; Patrick Johnson elected District Court judge

Shelley Szambelan will remain a judge on the Spokane County Superior Court, having won nearly 60 percent of votes in her race against attorney Dennis Cronin, early ballot returns show. …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:18 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers wins eighth term with decisive victory over Democrat Lisa Brown

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown have been battling unofficially for more than a year in one of several contests nationwide that Democrats hope will shift control of Congress.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

Spokane voters supporting $495 million school bond with 67 percent approval

A landmark $495 million construction bond for Spokane Public Schools appeared to be on its way to passage Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Ormsby, Riccelli keep seats representing Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District

Democratic state Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli have won new terms representing Washington’s 3rd Legislative District, which covers the city of Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Matt Shea, Bob McCaslin sweep Democratic hopefuls in Spokane Valley’s 4th Legislative District

Republican state Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin have fended off Democratic challengers in Eastern Washington’s 4th Legislative District.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 3:43 p.m.

2018 Midterm Election Blog: Voters give thumbs up to schools, thumbs down to downtown stadium

After a long election season it all came down to Election Day Tuesday, where the Republicans maintained control of the Senate, Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives, and …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Watch Now: KHQ coverage of 2018 Mid-Term Election

KHQ has you covered throughout Election Day 2018 with live video updates on local, state and federal races.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Half of Spokane County ballots already in

With a day left to cast ballots in the 2018 election, more than half of Spokane County voters had returned theirs to the elections office, almost assuring a record turnout …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 7 p.m.

Podcast: S-R’s politics team on Brown vs. McMorris Rodgers, French vs. Anthony and much more; Congressional battle winding down

Final votes will be cast Tuesday as Democrats hope a blue wave will switch leadership in the House of Representatives and Republicans hope to continue the momentum they built with …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Further Review: A lighthearted look at Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown stances on food, coffee and pop culture

We’ve asked them about guns, immigration, health care and the national debt. Now Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown tell us how they feel about the best sauce to …


Further Review: A deeper look at the finances behind the Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown race

Fifth Congressional District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and challenger Lisa Brown have raised more than $10.5 million and spent nearly all of it in what has become the most expensive …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Analysis: The paths to victory for Brown and McMorris Rodgers

We’ve spent months writing about the issues, examining the ads and interviewing the candidates on your ballot for Tuesday’s election.


On the campaign trail: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown urge supporters to get out the vote

The candidates trained their focus on voters likely already in their column ahead of Election Day over the past several weeks, with the congresswoman touring rural communities in an RV …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Campaign sign theft, vandalism reach new levels in 5th District race

Theft and defacement of campaign signs may be at an all-time high in the 5th Congressional District.


Spin Control: Help for voters who can’t decide how to mark their ballot

Time running out on your ballot choices? Here’s where to turn for information.


Shawn Vestal: Another election year, another record high for corporate spending on Washington’s initiatives

Corporations are “speaking” louder than any other entity in this election by spending tens of millions of dollars on statewide initiatives.


Spokane County ballot returns continue at record pace

Ballot returns continue heavy in Spokane and some other Eastern Washington counties.


Officials: Handful of Spokane County ballots wrongly marked return to sender due to equipment error

Eight ballots were scanned incorrectly and marked to return to their point of origin by postal service equipment in Spokane County, according to officials. Six of those have already been …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Control of Washington Legislature could hinge on late ballot counts

Control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Washington Legislature might not be known for days, or even weeks until all the state’s bhallots are counted.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Avista, BNSF join list of donors seeking refunds from Shea campaign

Avista Corp. and the BNSF Railway Co. on Friday joined the list of organizations requesting refunds from state Rep. Matt Shea’s re-election campaign. Both companies this year donated $2,000 to …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7:08 a.m.

Trump effect? Supporters of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown weigh in on president’s role in midterm contest

The party of the president rarely performs well in its first midterm after the election. With Republicans running behind President Donald Trump, supporters of both Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 11:18 a.m.

AT&T, Washington Realtors seek Shea campaign refunds over ‘Biblical Basis for War’ manifesto

Two more organizations demanded money back from state Rep. Matt Shea’s re-election campaign on Thursday, while others denounced his rhetoric and said they would not support him in future elections. …


Costs of I-1631 carbon fee up for debate

Cost of the proposed carbon fee in Initiative 1631 is subject to debate and dispute.


Major projects at stake as Spokane school bond heads to ballot next week

To everyone who will listen, Spokane Public Schools officials have spent the last few months talking about their hopes for the future. Those hopes are wrapped up in a $495 …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 6:09 p.m.

At least one of Rep. Matt Shea’s campaign donors wants money back

The political arm of the Northwest Credit Union Association, which represents 180 credit unions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, gave $1,000 to Shea’s campaign this year but recently asked the …


Vestal: McMorris Rodgers’ record shows she didn’t vote to protect people with pre-existing conditions

Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ voting record shows clearly where she has stood on protecting those who have pre-existing conditions. But it doesn’t seem to be the record she thinks she has.