Stories tagged: 2018 Washington election
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 11:21 a.m.
More than 100 protestors are highlighting a fund-raising lunch benefiting the re-election campaign of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
Sun., July 29, 2018
For all the talk about a blue wave of voters that might wash over the 2018 elections, it seems appropriate to mention that turnout in this year’s primary is lagging …
Sat., July 28, 2018
As primary election night approaches, Spokane County 6th District House candidate Dave Wilson has raised several thousand dollars more than his opponents. None of the candidates, Wilson included, thinks that …
UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
The measure, which passed as part of a larger spending package approved by the House of Representatives, prohibits the federal agency from enforcing its new water quality standards in Washington …
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Initiative 1639, a gun control measure, has enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, but faces a new lawsuit.
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 10:34 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the state Republican Party are stepping up attacks on Democratic challenger Lisa Brown with a mailer that suggests the former state legislator is soft on …
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:47 p.m.
A public hearing on planned November bond measures will be held Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Elected officials are expected …
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 11:46 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes – one of President Donald Trump’s strongest supporters in Congress and a sometime lightning rod for criticism for the House investigation into Russian meddling in the …
Sun., July 22, 2018
Some groups spend big to get signatures for ballot initiatives.
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
The Lisa Brown campaign accused U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of desperation and “scare tactics” in a new attack ad questioning the Democrat’s record in the state House of Representatives …
Thu., July 19, 2018, 4 a.m.
A candidate running for district court judge may be in violation of state judicial conduct rules by advertising possibly misleading information to voters.
Thu., July 19, 2018
Rick Romero offered Spokane School Board members a way out of a thorny decision over whether they’d ask voters to pay for a downtown sports stadium Wednesday night. The inclusion …
Thu., July 19, 2018
Two Democrats and one Independent are challenging 7th District Rep. Joel Kretz for his seat in the state House of Representatives. The Republican incumbent has gone largely unchallenged for more …
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 5:50 p.m.
Primary ballots going out by mail this week.
UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 6:46 p.m.
Ferry County primary voters will have postage on the envelopes to mail their ballots.
Tue., July 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
Ferry County auditor says primary ballots won’t have postage paid, as a way to save money.
UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 12:22 p.m.
Television advertisements and campaign mailers are already finding their way to Eastern Washington voters from the two presumptive candidates for the region’s seat in Congress. What’s true, and what isn’t, …
Sun., July 15, 2018
A wide array of personalities and philosophies want Washington to send them to the U.S. Senate.
Sat., July 14, 2018, 4 a.m.
The four dams on the Lower Snake River are in no danger of going away. At least not at the hands of congressional candidates for Eastern Washington.
UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown both report big gains in campaign dollars.
Tue., July 10, 2018, 5 a.m.
Supporters of an anti-tax initiative say they fear a local tax on food would hurt working families, even though they concede that no city or county in Washington has such …
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 8:52 p.m.
Republicans praised Kavanaugh’s deference to the Constitution, while Democrats warned the pick would reverse important judicial decisions involving health care and women’s reproductive rights.
Sun., July 8, 2018
The initiatives likely to make the ballot are a small sample of those that won’t.
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
Three initiatives submit far more signatures than they need to qualify for the ballot, but Secretary of State Kim Wyman says one proposal’s petitions raise legal concerns.
Fri., July 6, 2018
Voters likely to be asked whether to prevent new local taxes on soda and other groceries.
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 2:10 p.m.
Supporters of gun control initiative turn in more than 267,000 signatures.
UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
An effort to get the Washington Supreme Court to block a proposed gun-control initiative was dismissed.
UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 10:30 p.m.
Congress is preparing to reconcile two versions of the farm bill, a sweeping piece of legislation renewed every five years that governs an array of agricultural and food assistance programs, …
UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 10:19 p.m.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue sought to assure Eastern Washington agriculture and forestry leaders on Monday that American farmers will not bear the brunt of an international trade war. But …
UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 9:08 p.m.
When a red sign appears in a yard right next door to a lawn sporting a blue sign, I like to imagine how those neighbors get along in these polarized …