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Graham narrowly leads Wilson in 6th Legislative District race

Republican Jenny Graham is ahead of her Democrat opponent Dave Wilson by a mere 250 votes in the 6th Legislative District position two race. Graham has earned 50.32 percent of …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

I-1634, a ban on local soda and grocery taxes, approved

Local governments looking for more tax money will have to look somewhere else than soda.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

Michael Baumgartner will be next Spokane County treasurer

State Sen. Michael Baumgartner has emerged as frontrunner for Spokane County Treasurer, securing 57 percent of the vote over challenger David Green in Tuesday’s general election.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: At long last, a great race in the 5th District

In almost every way, the hotly contested race between Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and challenger Lisa Brown has been a more positive, more passionate and less cynical electoral exercise than …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 8:49 a.m.

Al French wins third term on Spokane County Commission

Incumbent Republican Al French is leading in the race against Democratic opponent Robbi Katherine Anthony to retain his seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:47 p.m.

Schmick, Dye win new terms in southeast Washington’s 9th Legislative District

Republican state Reps. Joe Schmick and Mary Dye have defended their seats representing southeast Washington’s 9th Legislative District.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Short, Maycumber defeat challengers in northeast Washington’s 7th Legislative District

Republican state Sen. Shelly Short and state Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber have defended their seats representing northeast Washington’s 7th Legislative District.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Kuney defeats Chase for seat on Spokane County Commission

Incumbent Republican Mary Kuney is likely to retain her seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners against challenger Rob Chase.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

I-1639, which creates restrictions on semiautomatic rifles, passes

Washington residents will face more scrutiny on the purchase of semiautomatic rifles.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Voters reject carbon fee in I-1631

Washington isn’t likely to levying a fee on crude oil and other fossil fuels to help fight climate change.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Cantwell wins fourth Senate term

Democrat Maria Cantwell is heading back to Washington, D.C., for another term in the U.S. Senate.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

$77 million Spokane library bond poised to pass

A bond to improve and expand Spokane’s library system was on track to pass Tuesday evening.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

Tim Fitzgerald wins new term as Spokane County clerk

Incumbent Republican Tim Fitzgerald is likely to retain his seat as Spokane County Clerk against Democratic challenger Michael Kirk.


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

Knezovich earns 85 percent of vote to remain Spokane County sheriff

Ozzie Knezovich will retain his position as Spokane County Sheriff.


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.