Stories tagged: 2018 Washington election
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
Theft and defacement of campaign signs may be at an all-time high in the 5th Congressional District.
Sun., Nov. 4, 2018
Time running out on your ballot choices? Here’s where to turn for information.
Sun., Nov. 4, 2018
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.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
Ballot returns continue heavy in Spokane and some other Eastern Washington counties.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
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 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 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.
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. …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
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 …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
Cost of the proposed carbon fee in Initiative 1631 is subject to debate and dispute.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 6:09 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 31, 2018
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.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 8:18 p.m.
A Republican voter guide in Stevens County draws complaints from state Democrats, but Washington elections officials say it doesn’t look enough like the state guide to run afoul of the …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 7:21 p.m.
Record ballot returns in Spokane County continue.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 7:24 p.m.
The president tweeted his support Monday night, part of a series of endorsements for eight GOP lawmakers in the run-up to the first midterm of Trump’s administration.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 6:41 p.m.
Oil refiners invest millions to fight carbon-fee initiative – and would see big payoff if their campaign wins
Four oil companies that operate Washington refineries have invested more than $23 million to defeat Initiative 1631, the carbon fee on the fall ballot.
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 4:15 a.m.
Here are Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ recent bills that became law and her votes on high-profile legislation
The fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives is touting a historically proficient record in this Congress, pointing to six legislative actions she’s worked to get signed into law at …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 12:47 p.m.
Lisa Brown joined the Washington Legislature in 1993 and rose to the highest level of power in the state Senate. Many of her legislative accomplishments came as the leader of …
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
Avista Corp. gives a lot of money to local candidates. If it leans in any political direction, it is toward incumbency – toward those already in power. But Avista’s recent …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 9:03 a.m.
For many years, Spokane’s 6th Legislative District could be counted on for two things.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
The Spokane County Bar Association has released its ratings for four candidates running for county judge positions.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
Spokane County Elections Office seeing record returns of ballots in early voting.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
At the fourth and final debate between Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her Democratic opponent, Lisa Brown, two different descriptions of 2018 emerged.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 10:34 p.m.
Spokane Valley Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin debate Democratic challengers Ted Cummings and Mary May
Candidates for the two House positions representing the 4th Legislative District shared vastly different views on health care, organized labor, immigration and other issues during a pair of debates Tuesday …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:36 p.m.
It’s the final public debate between the two candidates for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress. Those wishing to watch in Spokane will need to find a computer with Internet access, …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 7:02 a.m.
The first Monday after ballots were sent out for the November election brought thousands of returns, including one with a bite out of it.
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
Groups supporting Jessa Lewis and other Democratic candidates targeted with ads urging write-in votes for people who aren’t seeking that office filed a complaint with the Public Disclosure Commission. The …
Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 4:45 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers voted for a narrowly unsuccessful Republican plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system. She says it was in an effort to give states and patients …
Sun., Oct. 21, 2018
With ballots in the mail, expect campaigning to ramp up and stay there for a couple of weeks.